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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2011, 03:07:32 PM »
Grapefruit juice, and grapefruit in general, is a potent inhibitor of the cytochrome P450 CYP3A4 enzyme, which can impact the metabolism of a variety of drugs, increasing their bioavailability. In some cases, this can lead to a fatal interaction with drugs like astemizole or terfenadine. The effect of grapefruit juice with regard to drug absorption was originally discovered in 1989. However, the effect became well-publicized after being responsible for a number of deaths due to overdosing on medication. However, the first published report on grapefruit drug interactions was in 1991 in the Lancet entitled "Interactions of Citrus Juices with Felodipine and Nifedipine." and was the first reported food-drug interaction clinically.

Recently some researchers have shown that furanocoumarins rather than flavonoids are the ingredients causing the various drug interactions.

Drugs that may be affected include oxycodone, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, midazolam, carbamazepine (Tegretol), ciclosporin, lovastatin, methadone, dextromethorphan,simvastatin, pravastatin, felodipine, ketamine, sildenafil(Viagra), and caffeine, as well as a number of antihistamines including astemizole and terfenadine.

Grapefruit juice has also been reported to increase both the bioavailability of some benzodiazepines, (such as diazepam) and greatly slow the rate of metabolisation. An easy way to tell if a medication may be affected by grapefruit juice is by researching whether another known CYP3A4 inhibitor drug is already contraindicated with the active drug of the medication in question. Examples of such known CYP3A4 inhibitors include cisapride (Propulsid), erythromycin, itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and mibefradil(Posicor)

Holy crap, I didn't know that. I take Temazepam, a Benzodiazipine, but my doctor refuses to give me enough of it to sleep more than a few hours a night. Maybe I should try drinking this. Then again, the afore mentioned deaths make me nervous...

And I'd like to try Captain Morgan Private Stock but it's way too expensive for me.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2011, 03:09:17 PM »
Its like 20-30 bucks.  I drink it straight up, has a very vanilla type of flavor but not over powering. 


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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2011, 11:45:43 PM »
50 – Margarita

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Used to drink tons of these back in the day. A blender, mix, and Tequila never made a better match for a party in my opinion. I guess why I didn't include it was the negative memories of heart burn from the lime mixer. I much preferred the strawberry or even peach. Much less acidic an alcoholic delivery system.

Sorry Anais, I should've more properly had your back on this one.
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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2011, 12:25:26 AM »
50 – Old-Fashioned

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I've heard of it. Never had it. I'm sure I'd be a fan of it. Sounds tasty.
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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2011, 12:30:50 AM »
50 – Orange Crush

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Yeah, this is problematic. But it is what it is. There are quite a few gradations (or what just feels best on your tongue) of it, so we will get the best of the best. Have faith in the list.
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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2011, 01:03:21 AM »
48 – Grapefruit Juice

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Drugs that may be affected include oxycodone, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, midazolam, carbamazepine (Tegretol), ciclosporin, lovastatin, methadone, dextromethorphan,simvastatin, pravastatin, felodipine, ketamine, sildenafil(Viagra), and caffeine, as well as a number of antihistamines including astemizole and terfenadine.

Grapefruit juice has also been reported to increase both the bioavailability of some benzodiazepines, (such as diazepam) and greatly slow the rate of metabolisation. An easy way to tell if a medication may be affected by grapefruit juice is by researching whether another known CYP3A4 inhibitor drug is already contraindicated with the active drug of the medication in question. Examples of such known CYP3A4 inhibitors include cisapride (Propulsid), erythromycin, itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and mibefradil(Posicor).

No shit?  :D

Had good ol' Grapefruit Juice at #16.

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2011, 01:17:14 AM »
grape fruit juice is one of those things that i hated for a long time, then one day i just woke up and decided i liked it.  it was kinda weird cranberry juice was a similar revelation for me. 
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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2011, 01:18:22 AM »
47 – Tequila

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Tequila is a spirit made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.

The red volcanic soil in the surrounding region is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave tequila grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor.

Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán,Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Mexico has claimed the exclusive international right to the word "tequila", threatening legal actions against manufacturers in other countries.

Tequila is most often made at a 38–40% alcohol content (76–80 proof), but can be produced between 35–55% alcohol content (70–110 proof). Though most tequilas are 80 proof, many distillers will distill to 100 proof and then dilute it with water to reduce its harshness. Some of the more well respected brands distill the alcohol to 80 proof without using additional water as a dilutant.

Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1656. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli (later, and more popularly called pulque), long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce North America's first indigenous distilled spirit.

Some 80 years later, around 1600, Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle, the Marquis of Altamira, began mass-producing tequila at the first factory in the territory of modern-day Jalisco. By 1608, the colonial governor of Nueva Galicia had begun to tax his products.

The tequila that is popular today was first mass-produced in the early 19th century in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Don Cenobio Sauza, founder of Sauza Tequila and Municipal President of the Village of Tequila from 1884–1885, was the first to export tequila to the United States,[6] and shortened the name from "Tequila Extract" to just "Tequila" for the American markets. Don Cenobio's grandson Don Francisco Javier gained international attention for insisting that "there cannot be tequila where there are no agaves!" His efforts led to the practice that real tequila can only come from the State of Jalisco.

Since the late 1990s, the spirit's worldwide popularity has led to some important developments:
   The purchase of Herradura by Brown-Forman for $776 million in September 2006.
   A new NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana) for tequila (NOM-006-SCFI-2005) was issued in 2006, and among other changes, introduced a category of tequila called "extra añejo" or "ultra-aged" which must be aged a minimum of 3 years.
   The purchase of the Sauza and El Tesoro brands by massive holding company Fortune Brands.
Although some tequilas have remained as family owned brands, most well-known tequila brands are owned by large multinational corporations. However, there are over 100 distilleries making over nine hundred brands of tequila in Mexico and over 2,000 brand names have been registered (2009 Statistics). Due to this, each bottle of tequila contains a serial number (NOM) depicting which distillery the tequila was produced in. Because there are only so many distilleries, multiple brands of tequila come from the same location.

The Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico originally did not permit flavored tequila to carry the tequila name. In 2004, the Council decided to allow flavored tequila to be called tequila, with the exception of pure agave tequila, which still could not be flavored.

A one-liter bottle of limited-edition premium tequila was sold for $225,000 in July 2006 in Tequila, Jalisco, by the company Tequila Ley .925. The bottle which contains the tequila is a two-kilo display of platinum and gold. The manufacturer has received the Certificate from Guinness World Records for the most expensive bottle of spirit ever sold.

In 2009, Mexican scientists discovered a method to produce tiny, nanometric size, synthetic diamonds from 80-proof (40% alcohol) tequila. This process involves heating the tequila to over 800 degrees C (1,400 degrees F) to break its molecular structure and be vaporised. The tequila particles are then settled upon steel or silicon trays to form a thin and pure uniform layer. Extremely cheap to produce and far too small for jewels, the results are hoped to have numerous commercial and industrial applications such as in computer chips or cutting instruments.

 
Drink Recipe – Tequila Feugo

Traditional Mexican flavors highlight your favorite premium tequila in this spicy shot. Serves one.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Ingredients:
•   1 1/2 oz premium tequila
•   1 teaspoon hot chile sauce
•   1 teaspoon lime juice
•   1 dash onion powder
•   1 lime wedge
•   kosher salt
•   1 jalapeno ring
Preparation:
Use lime wedge to moisten 1/2 the brim of the shooter glass. Dip the moistened brim in salt. In a shaker or a glass, mix the lime juice, tequila, onion powder and hot chile sauce. Blend well. Pour the mixture into the shot glass and garnish the edge with a jalapeno ring.
Follow the shot with the lime wedge.

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2011, 01:21:11 AM »
47 – Surly Darkness

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The Surly Brewing Company is a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota-based craft brewery. Surly has a projected production of over 15,000 barrels in 2010. As of June 2010, Surly is only available in and around the Minneapolis – Saint Paul metropolitan area.

Surly's brewing system is a 30 beer barrel (BBL) Sprinkman, one of four identical systems produced by Sprinkman of Wisconsin.

Surly Brewing Co. founder Omar Ansari had been homebrewing since 1994. After apprenticing at New Holland Brewing Company in Michigan and enlisting Todd Haug of Minneapolis's Rock Bottom Brewery, Surly Brewing began brewing in Brooklyn Center.

In February 2011, Surly announced that it intended to open a restaurant and beer garden, which was expected to cost US$20 million. The new facility would also increase its brewing capacity to approximately 100,000 barrels. This type of installation was not in line with Minnesota's liquor laws, however. With the help of the Surly Nation, dedicated fans of the brewery's beer, some members of the Minnesota Legislature were convinced to propose changes in order to allow it. Minnesota's three-tier liquor sales system, would not allow breweries to distribute their beer for retail sale and sell on the brewery's premises, as a brewpub does. After just a few months, changes to Minnesota's liquor laws that would dismantle this three-tier system, and allow Surly to open their facility, were passed in an omnibus liquor bill introduced by Rep. Jenifer Loon (R - Eden Prairie) and Sen. Linda Scheid (DFL - Brooklyn Park). Known as the Surly Bill, this bill was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on May 25, 2011.

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STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout/American Double Stout
MALT: Pale Ale, Golden Promise , Crystal, Dark Crystal, Oats, Black, Chocolate, Roast
SUGAR: Belgian Dark Candi Sugar
HOPS: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe
YEAST: English Ale

 
Drink Recipe – ???

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2011, 01:22:35 AM »
47 – Gentleman Jack

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Gentleman Jack is a brand of Tennessee whiskey produced by the Jack Daniel Distillery. It was introduced to the American market in 1988 as a "superpremium" brand, a step above the company's regular Jack Daniel's, which is a premium brand.

The Gentleman Jack brand was introduced to strengthen the company's share among consumers, who were drinking less liquor overall but had moved to more upscale brands, a development noted by many liquor manufacturers in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is twice filtered through charcoal, as opposed to a single filtering for normal Jack Daniel's. A celebration unveiling Gentleman Jack was held on 30 September 1988 when 1,000 guests were invited to the company's headquarters in Lynchburg, Tennessee. They could not actually partake of the new product because Lynchburg is in a dry county.

Gentleman Jack is the drink of preference of such celebrities as Marcella Hazan.
 
Drink Recipe – The Perfect Gentleman

The Perfect Gentleman
2 oz of Gentleman Jack® Rare Tennessee Whiskey
¼ oz dry vermouth
½ oz of sweet vermouth
Dash of bitters
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a Manhattan glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or lemon twist.

For a dry version; delete the sweet vermouth
For a sweet version; delete the dry vermouth

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2011, 01:24:54 AM »
47 – Tomato Juice

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Tomato juice is a juice made from tomatoes. It is usually used as a beverage, either plain or in cocktails such as a Bloody Mary or Michelada.

Tomato juice was first served as a beverage in 1917 by Edgar Berman at the French Lick Springs Hotel in southern Indiana, when he ran out of orange juice and needed a quick substitute. His combination of squeezed tomatoes, sugar and his special sauce became an instant success as Chicago businessmen spread the word about the tomato juice cocktail.

A recent small scale study has indicated that tomato juice contains a factor (dubbed P3) that inhibits platelets in blood from clumping together and forming blood clots. The authors suggest this might be beneficial to diabetes sufferers. The actual effect of increased intake of tomato juice by diabetics has never been studied.

Tomato juice also contains the antioxidant lycopene. Scientific studies have suggested that lycopene consumption may protect against prostate cancer, breast cancer, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. Epidemiological research has also shown that lycopene may protect against breast cancer and myocardial infarction (heart attack).

 
Drink Recipe – Vegetable-Tomato Cocktail
 

Ingredients:
•   2 bowls juice of tomato
•   1 leafy celery, chopped
•   2-3 parsley
•   2 slices lemon
•   1 slice green chili
•   1 slice onion
•   1/4 tsp low fat dressing
•   1/2 tsp honey
Directions:
•   Blend all the ingredients until evenly mixed.
•   For 3-4 serving

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011, 01:26:57 AM »
47 – Irish Breakfast Tea

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Irish breakfast tea is a blend of several black teas, most often Assam teas and, less often, other types of black tea. Many tea producers make Irish breakfast tea blends specifically for the US market. In Ireland, it is not referred to as "Irish breakfast tea", but simply as "tea", being the popular regional style. It is consumed throughout the day and evening. The Irish brands, such as Lyon's, Nambarrie's and Barry's, are heavily weighted toward Assam. Due to its strength, Irish breakfast tea is commonly served with milk, but some prefer to drink it straight or with lemon or sugar. In Ireland, most people drink tea with milk.
 
Drink Recipe – Irish Breakfast Tea Latte

8-oz good Irish breakfast tea, hot
3 tbsp honey
4-oz milk

Pour very hot tea over orange zest into a large mug or measuring cup. Allow to steep for 1-2 minutes, then stir in vanilla syrup and strain out orange zest.

Steam milk, or heat it in the microwave and whisk until very frothy, and pour it into the sweetened tea.

Serve immediately.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2011, 07:29:35 AM »
Drink Recipe – ???[/b][/u]
Any ideas BBQ?

Not really, no.  I'm not really a beer snob.  I waited in line for it pretty much on the advice of my roommate.  Neither of us had anything better to do that day.  Totally worth it, though.
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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2011, 07:33:01 AM »
My list was greatly influenced by being in Mexico. BEfore I got here Rum was my only hard liqour of choice


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2011, 07:35:51 AM »
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Drink Recipe – ???[/b][/u]
Any ideas BBQ?
Not really, no.  I'm not really a beer snob.  I waited in line for it pretty much on the advice of my roommate.  Neither of us had anything better to do that day.  Totally worth it, though.
Find a nice and powerful cider and make a kind of snake bite out of it?
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