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Best pro-tips for managing a five day drink-a-thon

I'm home for the holidays and seeing many friends after years apart. I have five days, each consisting of brunch, lunch and dinner with others, and am looking forward to unimaginable quantities of free alcohol. I am a seasoned (pickled?) drinker that does not normally get hangovers but never have I been on such a social whirlwind with so many opportunities to celebrate. Does anyone have advice for overcoming the potential weaknesses of the flesh to rise to this challenge? Or, how to pace myself when offered so much free deliciousness? Details below [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Nov 24, 2014 - 23 answers

Help me identify this 1930's liquor.

I'm trying to make a cocktail from a 1935 recipe book, and I can't for the life of me figure out what "cesoriac" is. [more inside]
posted by Alexandra Michelle on Nov 2, 2014 - 24 answers

What are the weirdest alcoholic spirits you know of?

I'd like to give someone a bottle of strange/rare/gross booze (it will be appreciated, I promise!). Do you have any suggestions? I'm NOT looking for unusual versions of standard spirits, like rare vintages of bourbon or gross-flavored vodkas, but rather liquors or liqueurs that are themselves weird or unusual. The recipient is very well-versed in booze, so things like genever and Fernet are not quite weird enough. I'm in a major US city and willing to go through some effort for this, so don't hold back!
posted by rhiannonstone on Oct 14, 2014 - 118 answers

Gin without orris root?

Can you find/recommend a brand or type of gin that is definitely made without any orris root? Browsing online thus far has indicated that gin is "often" made with orris, which makes me think there must be some without, but I haven't found any yet. I need it to help test a friend's incipient gin allergy, to try and figure out which botanical is the culprit. [more inside]
posted by theatro on Sep 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Babies in bars in Indiana

My family just moved to Tippecanoe County in Indiana, and we're baffled by the seemingly arbitrary rules that dictate when babies are and are not allowed in bars and restaurants. [more inside]
posted by parkin on Sep 21, 2014 - 15 answers

How to order liquor online to deliver to Vancouver BC?

Is it possible for me in Australia to order a bottle of vodka online to be delivered to someone in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by fever-trees on Aug 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Last minute parent gift question - liquor edition

Last minute help needed for a birthday and mother's day gift for my mom and dad - fancy alcohol advice needed. [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on May 8, 2014 - 13 answers

What is this Chinese booze?

Gong Hei Fat Choi! My beloved was given this bottle of booze but has no idea what it is - can anyone ID this bad boy? Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3. Thanks!
posted by Carravanquelo on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

Chest pains after vodka

I recently discovered that the morning after drinking vodka (I'm not getting drunk and this wasn't on an empty stomach), I get mild chest pains. I'm not looking for what to do: obviously I've stopped drinking vodka and will see a doctor ASAP. What I'd like to know is: have you experienced this and did you ever figure out the cause?
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2013 - 7 answers

How is distillery formed?

How do newcomers enter the spirits business when distilling without a permit and or without paying excise taxes is a federal crime? Home distilling is not a viable gateway hobby like home brewing. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 18, 2013 - 20 answers

In Issue 214 of Action Comics, Clark Kent is seen ordering bourbon

Is there a comic book character with a signature alcoholic beverage? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Oct 8, 2013 - 17 answers

Seeking a Chinese booze (preferably near Louisville, KY)

Inspired by this question, I have a Chinese mystery-spirit question of my own. I got this potable years ago at a Ranch 99 Supermarket, and find it pretty interesting, but I'm running out. Does it have a more conventional name than "ng-ka-py", and can I get it here, in the middle of the country? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Aug 14, 2013 - 6 answers

What's in the mysterious (Chinese) bottle?

A Chinese colleague gave me a bottle of some kind of alcohol - photo. It's one of the most... err... distinctive things I've ever tasted. What on earth is it? (And are you supposed to drink it neat? Down it or sip it?)
posted by Luddite on Aug 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Making The Best Home Bar With A Small Space

For the first time ever I have a space in my house just for cocktail preparation. Awesome. I have some great old glass bottles to go on top of this bar. Also Awesome. What do I put in these bottles to become the envy of cocktail-makers-and-consumers everywhere? How do I best use this space (close up) both in terms of keeping stuff on hand and visual appeal, base liquors, mixers, tools, garnishes, etc. Assume we'll drink anything, but the fussier and old fashioned, the better. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Stock our $100 liquor cabinet with booze and mixers -- no refrigeration

We've got no more than $100 to spend on booze and mixers to bring to Burning Man. At a minimum, this should keep two of us lightly intoxicated for eight days. In a more perfect world, we'll maintain a nice buzz AND have enough to spare that we can share generously with our neighbors. Oh, and we'll have *no* refrigeration or coolers and no fancy mixologist gear. What should we bring? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 5, 2013 - 36 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

I'm no supertaster

I'm looking for very, very unsubtle: 1) malt vinegar; 2) sake; and 3) beer that tastes yeasty (like bread, and not like estery Belgian beer). I'm not sure there are mass-market products that meet my needs, so if you have similar cravings and an alternative, I'd be grateful, too. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 2, 2013 - 22 answers

How can I get a bottle of baijiu in Madison, WI?

A friend and I are cooking a big Chinese meal for some friends, and ideally we'd like to have a bottle of baijiu to share (even more ideally, it would be something other than Moutai (most perfect would be a bottle of Fenjiu from Xinhuacun in Shanxi, but we recognize that that's unlikely)). Are there online liquor stores we could order from? Or a brick-and-mortar store reasonably close to Madison, WI?
posted by Vibrissa on Mar 10, 2013 - 5 answers

How difficult is it to open a liquor store in an ABC controlled state?

I recently moved to an affluent, food obsessed city and am surprised by the lack of a well-stocked liquor store downtown. There's a growing microdistillery movement throughout the state and many well established local craft beers. Appealing to tourists would be a hook, but with more than 150,000 residents (many of whom work in high-end restaurants) there is a sizable community to serve.
posted by wensink on Feb 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Best available bourbon in Atlanta

I am flying to an event out of state in September. I am morally obligated to bring the best bottle of bourbon that I can. It must be bourbon and it must be top shelf. What excellent bourbon can I be assured of getting in the Atlanta area between now and then? Cost is really no object. If I thought I could score a bottle of 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle, I would.
posted by donpardo on Feb 18, 2013 - 10 answers

The Greek equivalent of a drink called a John Doe?

Is there any familial or other relationship between Ioannis Metaxas (the Greek dictator) and the maker of Metaxa, a Greek liquor used in sidecars? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Applejack Cocktails

Applejack cocktail ideas? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Four thousand two hundred and twenty five

Help me find a consumable from 1987 in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. [more inside]
posted by Slackermagee on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Recipe incorporating preserved cumquats?

I preserved a lot of cumquats in liquor. The liquor is nice, but the cumquats themselves too are sour and bitter to eat. Is there a recipe I could use them in? I'm thinking something like a fruitcake, but I don't know how to incorporate them.
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Good whiskey selection in Seattle?

Are there any liquor stores in Seattle that have a decent bourbon whiskey selection (since the law changed)? [more inside]
posted by uleekunkel on Jun 26, 2012 - 10 answers

I like my *insert alcohol here* old and my women young.

Does a liquor exist that meets the following [read: personal] criteria? What about a cigar to go with it? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on May 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Ginja / Ginjinha recipes?

Ginja drink / recipe recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Feb 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Green Line, Green Fairy?

I'm looking for a small-ish bottle of good absinthe, in DC, somewhere metro-accessible. By Friday. Oh, and I don't want to spend more than $30 or $40. Please hope me? (I don't care for it myself, this will be a gift.)
posted by JoanArkham on Jan 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Booze before noon

Before noon booze. Tomato juice gives me heartburn and I don't really want to open a bottle of champagne for two drinks. So, what are the alternative brunch cocktails. NO VODKA DRINKS. Preference for drinks which are not simply an ounce of alcohol added to a glass of juice/cup of hot coffee or chocolate. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jan 22, 2012 - 41 answers

What did people drink in 1968?

What hard liquor was popular to drink in 1968? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Jan 4, 2012 - 25 answers

Please save my Christmas!

Long shot: Does anyone know where I can find some OP Anderson Aquavit in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Dec 16, 2011 - 6 answers

How could I make rose-infused bourbon?

What's a good way to make rose-infused bourbon? Other liquor infusion recipes also welcome. [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Indian Whiskey NYC?

Where can I buy Indian whisky in or around NYC? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Say it's 1860, and I'm nauseous in a well-stocked bar

Calling all enthusiasts of bitters and historians of spirits! Do bitters actually have practical value in dealing with a weak appetite, nausea, or other digestive upsets? Do digestifs and aperitifs actually work? If so, which ones are especially effective? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Oct 6, 2011 - 15 answers

After - Dinner Brandy n00b

Liquor Question - The boyfriend and I want to get into after-dinner brandy. We are complete noobs. Any tips on what kind of (affordable) brandy to get and any tips on the best way to drink it (mixers, etc) would be greatly appreciated.
posted by AngryLlama on Aug 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Specialty Cocktail for the Fall

Cocktail suggestions? If you are normally a manhattan/old fashioned drinker in the winter (and a gin and tonic/gimlet drinker in the summer), and you needed to pick a specialty cocktail to be served in your honor at an autumn cocktail hour, but it could not be a manhattan or old fashioned, what would you pick? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Aug 19, 2011 - 55 answers

Breweries and distilleries in Portland, OR?

Please recommend some breweries and distilleries that we could visit in Portland OR, with a focus on those that give tours. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Aug 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Time to booze-jockey in another state.

I want to bartend/serve alcohol in Arizona. What licenses or permits do I need to have to do this? I'm out of state, currently. [more inside]
posted by efalk on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

I want to know everything about cocktails: making, history, science, and theory.

I want to learn how to make truly excellent, craft-quality cocktails. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Is my bottle of Rhum still drinkable ?

There are some floating solids in my small bottle of Rhum. Is it still drinkable ? I received the complimentary bottle of Rhum in early 2010 from an Air France flight. [more inside]
posted by lahersedor on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Aged coffee syrup, anyone?

Is our bottle of Kahlua still good? We opened it four years ago (on St. Patrick's Day, actually) and promptly forgot about it. It's sat on a high shelf at a fairly constant temperature. It's about 80 percent full. It still smells OK. Wasn't going to taste it without input from the hive.
posted by Happydaz on Mar 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Micro-distilled goodness in PA?

What great small batch, artisinal liqours are available in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Feb 26, 2011 - 14 answers

What's an amazing cocktail to serve with pho?

I need the perfect cocktail recipe and and beer to serve with phở! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 16 answers

21 means 21 + 1 day?

I was refused alcohol on my 21st birthday at my local liquor store. How is this legal? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Jan 5, 2011 - 33 answers

Warm Brown Liquor

Looking for your favorite recipes for warm liquor beverages. [more inside]
posted by ericost on Dec 27, 2010 - 28 answers

Obviously I Am Not an Alcoholic

How old is too old, with regards to my dusty liquor cabinet? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Dec 17, 2010 - 17 answers

What is the font used in the Peychaud's Bitters label?

What font is used for the "Aromatic Cocktail Bitters" text in the Peychaud's Bitters label? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Like I need another reason to get out of Michigan

Can I buy genever (or jenever) in Toledo or Windsor? Because I apparently can't in Michigan. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Oct 16, 2010 - 2 answers

yec'hed mat!

Where can I buy chouchenn (Breton mead) in Boston or online? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 3, 2010 - 1 answer

free liquor

How do you get liquor companies to sponsor an event? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Jul 30, 2010 - 6 answers

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