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November 2008

Imbibers 100

Originally posted by Darcy O’Neil, Art of Drink, this is the top 100 liquid items you should consume before kicking the bucket. I say items, because some of these cannot really be classified as beverages in the traditional sense of the word. If you want to participate, please do. It’s great fun.


1) Copy this list into your blog, with instructions.
2) Bold all the drinks you’ve imbibed.
3) Cross out any items that you won’t touch
4) Post a comment at Art of Drink, and link to your results.


If you don’t have a blog, just count the ones you’ve tried and post the number in the comments section.

List of Drinks You Must Try Before You Expire

1. Manhattan Cocktail
2. Kopi Luwak (Weasle Coffee)
3. French / Swiss Absinthe
4. Rootbeer
5. Gin Martini
6. Sauternes
7. Whole Milk
8. Tequila (100% Agave)
9. XO Cognac
10. Espresso
11. Spring Water (directly from the spring)
12. Gin & Tonic
13. Mead
14. Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Trappist Ale
15. Chateau d’Yquem
16. Budwieser
17. Maraschino Liqueur
18. Mojito
19. Orgeat
20. Grand Marnier
21. Mai Tai (original)
22. Ice Wine (Canadian)
23. Red Bull
24. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
25. Bubble Tea
26. Tokaji
27. Chicory
28. Islay Scotch
29. Pusser’s Navy Rum
30. Fernet Branca
31. Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
32. Bourbon
33. Australian Shiraz
34. Buckley’s Cough Syrup (unfortunately I have had the pleasure of this unique Canadian product)
35. Orange Bitters
36. Margarita (classic recipe)
37. Molasses & Milk
38. Chimay Blue
39. Wine of Pines (Tepache)
40. Green Tea
41. Daiginjo Sake
42. Chai Tea
43. Vodka (chilled, straight)
44. Coca-Cola
45. Zombie (Beachcomber recipe)
46. Barley Wine
47. Brewed Choclate (Xocolatl)
48. Pisco Sour
49. Lemonade
50. Speyside Single Malt
51. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
52. Champagne (Vintage)
53. Rosé (French)
54. Bellini
55. Caipirinha
56. White Zinfandel (Blush)
57. Coconut Water
58. Cerveza
59. Cafe au Lait
60. Ice Tea
61. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
62. Vintage Port
63. Hot Chocolate (about eight cups a day for the last week)
64. German Riesling
65. Pina Colada
66. El Dorado 15 Year Rum
67. Chartreuse
68. Greek Wine
69. Negroni
70. Jägermeister
71. Chicha
72. Guiness
73. Rhum Agricole
74. Palm Wine
75. Soju
76. Ceylon Tea (High Grown)
77. Belgian Lambic
78. Mongolian Airag
79. Doogh, Lassi or Ayran
80. Sugarcane Juice
81. Ramos Gin Fizz
82. Singapore Sling
83. Mint Julep
84. Old Fashioned
85. Perique
86. Jenever (Holland Gin)
87. Chocolate Milkshake
88. Traditional Italian Barolo
89. Pulque
90. Natural Sparkling Water
91. Cuban Rum
92. Asti Spumante
93. Irish Whiskey
94. Château Margaux
95. Two Buck Chuck
96. Screech
97. Akvavit
98. Rye Whisky
99. German Weissbier
100. Daiquiri (classic)

I’m at a healthy 68 of 100.  Since I still have at least 2/3 of my life to look forward to, I think I’m well on my way to completing the list.  Thanks to Darcy for posting this up, and giving us all the challenge.

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MxMo: Made From Scratch

mxmologo Made from scratch. This is an excellent topic, as it gives me a nudge to stock up on homemade ingredients for the holiday season. Winter is fast approaching, and what better way to welcome the winter months than with some beverages made to ward off the cold, and improve the holiday spirit.

One of my favorite winter drinks is the Hot Buttered Rum. Warm, spicy, sweet, and full of rum, that’s how I like it. Now since this is a made from scratch event, better make sure that your drink is freshly made and full of all the right stuff.

Hot Buttered Rum
2oz dark or spiced rum (I like Sailor Jerry’s or Myers Dark)
4oz hot water, or hot cider
2 heaping barspoons compound butter
Cinnamon Stick

Mix rum, butter, and half the water/cider in an irish coffee glass.
Mix well and fill with water/cider
Grate fresh nutmeg on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.

This drink will taste the best made with fresh apple cider, but if you don’t have a cider press in your basement, store bought will do.

Compound Butter
1lb butter
2tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup french vanilla ice cream

Mix well and place in container in the freezer. Use as needed.

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