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June 24, 2009 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #908446
A600KiloBear – Your 96% joke brings to mind the story of the elderly Yid who drank a “zecks & neintziger” every morning after Davening….. When he went to to the doctor & found out he had water on his lungs, he exlaimed,” I always knew that 4% would do me in!!”June 24, 2009 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #908447anonymisssParticipant
mepal, you can buy alcohol in Israel when you’re tall enough to see over the counter.
~a~June 24, 2009 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #908448
cholentkugelkishke: ha! good one.
mepal: & A600KiloBear:
They never carded us in Israel in the…… erm.. Kiddeishim & Simcha halls
located in Yerushalayim, Tel Aviv, Netanya, & another
(undisclosed 4 shidduch purposes) location.June 24, 2009 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #908449
Cholent, that elderly Yid was a real person, Reb Meir Itkin AH, who lived to be – 96. He passed away 2 summers ago in Crown Heights and had been known to drink 96 even during the war years in the Soviet Union.
I once had quite a few shots of it at a simcha and for some reason my face turned red. I went out to get some air and surprisingly returned, looking and feeling much better. My explanation – that 4% of water is not filtered and my skin is very sensitive :).
Here in Ukraine it is sold only at the pharmacy, to make sure proper tax is collected. The amounts that the pharmacies keep on hand make it so obvious that it is being sold for drinking purposes. Due to its small red bottle cap, ‘Pharmasept’ is known as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Sadly because of the economic situation here I see more and more bottles of it discarded as litter.June 24, 2009 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #908450
Hey anonymisss, don’t make fun of me and my height! 😉
cholentkugel, so we’re not the only ones that call it “zecks & neintziger”! How cute. I didn’t think it was a popular term.June 24, 2009 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #908451
That is the standard term for it – I only write 96 to save time and because there are those on this thread who have no connection with Yiddish. Russian Chassidim also call it spirt, which is the standard Russian word for the stuff.
For instance, at times someone has pointed to me and said: “Er macht kiddush mit spirt”. Usually I do it only during Tishrei, on parshas Tzav due to the gematriya, and on the Shabbos before my bday.June 24, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #908452
I don’t wanna hijack this thread, but can we discuss boubon? I’m not so into mixed drinks. Give me a Geshmake Wild Turkey Rare Breed & I’m set. Who needs these fancy shmancy colorful drinks with little straws??? I also like Booker’s, Baker’s, & Basil Haydens.June 24, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #908453
anonymisss, stealing my lines again?June 24, 2009 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #908454
mepal – sure, everyone calls it “zecks & neintziger”! That stuff is like a spaceship – it takes you to the place no man has ever gone before.June 24, 2009 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm #908455
I’m a fan Booker’s myself. have one on standby.June 24, 2009 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #908456youngbutnotstupidMember
My grandmother s/t drinks choclote liquor from starbucks, we once got her half drunk and she started talking about the first time she visited her inlaws..it was realy funny, but a/o from my family could figure out who i am and i wouldn’t want that! then i couldn’t say “nice” things about my brother.June 25, 2009 12:16 am at 12:16 am #908457
I have tried:
Wild Turkey 101
Pratt and Lambert
All are quite good.June 25, 2009 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #908458
How about beer? I wanted to have something with my seuda for Gimmel Tammuz, and it is too hot for wine or hard stuff so I bought and drank a pint bottle of a local beer with a 10% alcohol content, more than some of the kiddush wines out there these days. Let’s put it this way – I am in no condition to walk, let alone to drive, right now but a few glasses of water and it will pass.
Usually if I really want to enjoy beer I buy Guinness stout, with or without the widget. 100% kosher, I think supervised by the Federation but I am not sure. As far as anything else is concerned, the non-alcoholic beers taste better and that is what I drink if I just want a beer to cool off in the summer. I think we have Staropramen and Tuborg at kiddush in shul and both are OK but nothing special.June 25, 2009 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #908459
Rowan’s Creek – very creamy. Noah’s Mills – also an excellent bourbon. The gadlus of bourbon is that for 40-50 bucks – you can buy a very respectable bottle. For even 25-30 – you still can buy a geshmake bottle: Old Weller or Corner’s Creek.June 25, 2009 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #908460
Bartenure Moscato is my fave. Lady’s stuff.June 25, 2009 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #908461
A600KiloBear – you sound like a serious “mumcha” in drinking. I’m surprised that you are drinking beer on Gimmel Tammuz, and not harder stuff. But, I will say that even the beers you mentioned sound pretty strong.
We haven’t discussed vodka – what do you hold ofGrey Goose?June 25, 2009 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #908462areivimzehlazehParticipant
where is Charlie Brown??
Probably laying on the floor stone drunk…. 😉June 25, 2009 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #908463NobodyMember
My tipple is a freezing cold vodka on the rocks but I have yet to find one that’s really smooth and believe me I’ve tried a lot.
Also like Gin & Tonic with lemon and ice and a good cognac all served in the appropriate glasses of course!
That said, I do enjoy a beer such a St Miguel and I have no idea why it tastes better fom the bottle or in a tall glass
Of course all drinks ‘taste’ different depending on where and with whom you’re drinking such a bar, a simcha, the californian sunshine, Israel, Europe or wherever
This thread is beginning to sound like Alcoholics Annonymous and my (until now) immaculate reputation is fast going down the drain.June 25, 2009 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #908464yossi z.Member
a600kilobear: you’re lubavitch?June 25, 2009 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #908465
Good morning America 😉 -yossi!June 25, 2009 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #908466areivimzehlazehParticipant
Nobody- who woulda thunk you have this weakness… 😉June 25, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #908467
Grey Goose is overpriced for what it is. We drink Russkiy Standard here :)!June 26, 2009 2:26 am at 2:26 am #908468
A600KiloBear _ have you ever had Auchentoshen? I usually only drink bourbon, but I bought a bottle for guests who like scotch because there’s less Kashrus problems, as it’s bottled in bourbon casks. But, I took a few shots & must admit that it is very Geshmak. It’s a “dovor hashuveh l’chol nefesh” – both scotch & bourbon drinkers can enjoy it!!June 26, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am #908469
Yes, Cholent, I did – and another maala is that Auchentoshen is reasonably priced for a Single Malt scotch. Lechaim!June 26, 2009 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #908470
A600KiloBear – this Shabbos – I’ll IY”H be having 1792 bourbon with my matjas herring. The gadlus of it is that after a few shots, you start asking people to pass you the 1777777792!!!June 26, 2009 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #908471
2 good ones:
If you wanna be m’kayem “shnaiy goyim b’bitnaych” – drink Johnnie Walker & Jack Daniel’s!
If you wanna know if the Wild Turkey is working – see if the wings start flapping!!June 26, 2009 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #908472
areivim, weakness?June 28, 2009 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #908473
Business Week online edition has a rating of vodkas. Am reading it now :).
Is any Ukrainian vodka (horilka) sold in the US or UK or EY? Nemiroff is certified OU; I don’t know which varieties are sold abroad but their semi-premium line is quite good, better than the far more costly Russkiy Standard. Their Lex premium brand has an unusual taste (from mint or something) which I do not like, and their lower priced black label horilka is fine when kept in the freezer. Their pepper and honey flavored (OU as well) horilka is a high sugar content, easy to drink elixir best consumed on Purim.June 28, 2009 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #908474
A600KiloBear – what’s your wine preference?June 28, 2009 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #908475NobodyMember
A600KiloBear and cholentkugelkishke have you both thought of starting a Coffee Room AA meeting point?June 28, 2009 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #908476
Nobody – A600KiloBear and I have no need to start a Coffee Room AA. We’re just regular Yiddin who enjoy a few L’chayims!June 28, 2009 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #908477
And I drink only on Shabbos and Yom Tov :). I rarely even drink beer or wine during the week unless it is a seudas mitzvah.June 28, 2009 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #908478
Speaking of which – though it may need a thread of its own – what is everyone’s favorite wine?
Non mevushal – just about any vintage of Yarden Merlot or Dalton Merlot or Dalton Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mevushal – Kindzmarauli from Georgia. Witnesses have seen me make kiddush on a three liter vase of same on Shmini Atzeres night :). I drink down about 1.75 l and give out the rest. Eating and dancing allow me to sober up very quickly.June 28, 2009 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #908479
A600KiloBear- You make kiddush on a three liter vase of wine& drink “rov kos”!! Wow!
The Black Muskat by Herzog has become my recent favorite. I think even a novice drinker can enjoy it.June 28, 2009 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #908480
LOL that was an error. My vase, jokingly referred to as an aquarium, holds three bottles (2.25L), not three litres, so what I drink amounts to 1.2 litres and not 1.75 litres. Not much harder than drinking down the largest size fountain soda sold at any 13th Ave fast food place :).June 29, 2009 1:50 am at 1:50 am #908481
A600KiloBear – that’s still pretty impressive if you drink it at one shot!
An eitza tovah that can’t be stressed enough is that when you drink on Purim or Simchas Torah – always match each cup of wine or shot of “bronfin” with a cup of water. Most people who get sick or naseous – are dehydrated. If you drink water, you’ll feel much better & won’t get sick.June 30, 2009 12:47 am at 12:47 am #908483
A600KiloBear – I have an interesting question for you. You have mentioned earlier that you are a Lubavitcher Chossid. I was always curious what vodka Lubavitcher Chassidim prefer at farbrengens?June 30, 2009 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #908484jewishfeminist02Member
We are a sweet wine family. I particularly like the Rashi Cream Pink Concord. I happen to also like semi-dry wines, but as my mother is not a fan of them and my brother is too young for alcohol, we only have the sweet kind unless a Shabbos guest brings a bottle.July 1, 2009 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #908486
I forgot mention another favorite of mine – Gentleman’s Jack. Very geshmak. Also, there’s a Silver Select by Jack Daniel’s which I have only found at Duty Free shops which is excellent. A600KiloBear – have you ever had it?July 1, 2009 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #908487
Traditionally Lubavitchers use Smirnoff red label because that was what was around when the Rebbe was with us.
However, because of so many young people going to Russia on shlichus, Russkiy Standart is seen in Crown Heights and Kfar Chabad now, and Grey Goose has its fans, mostly in trendy Chabad House communities such as those in California.July 1, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm #908488
I’m getting drunk just reading this stuff.July 2, 2009 12:45 am at 12:45 am #908489
mepal – then, please don’t drive… No drunk driving on our cheshbon…..
A600KiloBear – as someone who isn’t familiar with Minhagei Chabad, I was curious – what do you usually drink out of at frabrengins – shnapps glezlach or full-sized koisos?July 6, 2009 1:15 am at 1:15 am #908490
A600KiloBear – there’s an old machlokes that has been going on for years & I wanted to hear your opinion: when you pour a beer – do you pour it against the side of the mug to avoid getting a “head” or does the beer have a better “taam” with the “head”?July 6, 2009 5:18 am at 5:18 am #908491oomisParticipant
What use is a beer with no head????? GRRRRR! (and I barely can bear to drink the beer).July 7, 2009 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #908492
A beer is supposed to have a head, but of a controlled size. The correct way to pour a beer is against the glass for the first 75% of the way up and then directly for the next 10%-15%, giving a slight head. Adjust based on personal preference.July 7, 2009 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #908493
My personal favorite beer is Labaat Ice. Highly recommended.July 8, 2009 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #908494
99 bottles of posts on the thread, 99 bottles of posts…July 8, 2009 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #908495
We made it to 100 posts! This is a very important topic & I’m glad to see that it’s going strong. When everyone is busy fighting about unimportant issues, we are busy discussing a very important thing.
At this point – we should also not forget ryes. Some people do enjoy it.July 16, 2009 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm #908496
Here’s a new alchoholic mix… My chaver told me that he pours a shot of bourbon into his coffee every morning!! Now, that’s the way to start the day on the right foot….July 16, 2009 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #908497
Favorite beer: Corona eg, samuel adams not bad, I also like dark lagers,
worst beer: budweiser: I can’t stand any lite beer.
Heineken isnt bad if its ice cold.
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