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Comfort Drinks

Post by Dear Booze » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:41 pm

I was thinking about something today... "Comfort food" is a pretty subjective term. It's not something that is necessarily good for you, and it might not be enjoyed by the masses. Perhaps it's not a particular dish but, instead, the way a dish is prepared. Eating that food has the ability to transport you to a simpler, safer, and happy time in your life. That's why it's called "comfort food".

Music does the same thing to you. If you can't figure out why you like something that's considered shitty (by most people), think about the first time you heard it. You'll probably find the spot marked with an X.

Do drinks do the same thing? Do you have a type of beer or wine, or cocktail that you (maybe secretly) love? Do you know why you love it? Can you trace your love for that drink back to a certain time or place in your life?

Mine are berry-flavored bottled wine coolers, greyhounds, and micky's big mouth beers.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Patchez » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:10 pm

Hamms, Evan Williams, White Russians, and Golden Sunrise.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by scream ale » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:19 pm

Genesee and Jim Beam.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by mistah willies » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 am

Warm Finlandia vodka in a steel flask at the Fresno State Fair.

Night Train Express/ Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill in a midnight cemetery in Barstow.

Michelob in its weirdly-shaped brown bottle, long with a blue eyed/black haired Co-worker from the Flaky Jake's burger stand in Clovis.

1983, all of these.

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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Badfellow » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:31 am

A mixed drink on ice that's almost completely vodka with just a little bit of fruit juice thrown in. It's the burn that's comforting and invokes youthful memories of drunken abandon.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Nausea » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:59 pm

For me, it's Lagavulin and Caol Ila.

Brings back fond memories of drinking the scotches at my own discretion, without school, work, or financial worries.

Just me and the bottle.

I remember sitting in the tub in complete darkness, drinking Caol Ila straight from the bottle, thinking about whatever -- that's comfort boozing. It's a space that I need to get back to at a special time.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Rye and Coke » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm

The now discontinued Pikesville Rye, white label. It was an old Maryland-style recipe (supposedly) that was still kept in stock in Maryland stores and a few Baltimore bars.

It was a perfect doorway rye for newbies and the unfamiliar. Light, floral and great for Manhattans. And Christ the cost was incredible. I held a great affection for the stuff and drank it by the liter.

Slowly but surely I saw bottles begin to vanish from the stores around my way. Pretty soon they were all gone. Sure enough, I read an article some time afterward saying the brand had gone the way of the do-do. So far, nothing's been able to take it's place in my bar.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Casual Binger » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:38 am

Drinking beer from a 750ml. In NZ, a wooden crate of a dozen longnecks used to be one of the most common ways to buy beer. As a student, standing around sipping from one outside on a sunny day was part of the scenery. Also, while I was single living in Sydney, buying and drinking a longneck while I walked home from work was always good. Hmmm. I feel like one now.

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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Stendhal » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:36 am

Guiness

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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Artful Drunktective » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:39 pm

Seasonal holiday inspired drinks that you would envision enjoying next to the hearth like hot cocoa with Baileys, hot buttered rum, or egg nog and brandy. Stuff I wouldn't normally have except for special occasions for celebrating.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by oettinger » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:41 pm

There are very few drinks that make me feel uncomfortable.

But everything that contains vodka and has a cheap western german pils on the side screams relax, more please
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by scream ale » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:59 pm

Rye and Coke wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
The now discontinued Pikesville Rye, white label.
White label, green writing? 100-something proof? I saw a couple of bottles like that at the liquor store this past weekend.
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Re: Comfort Drinks

Post by Rye and Coke » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:11 pm

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Nah, it's white label, black writing. I saw someone trying to sell a bottle of it for close to 60 dollars online. It used to go for 11 dollars, but because it's discontinued he was able to bump up the price. Half of me wants to take him up on it for nostalgia's sake.
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