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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2011, 03:36:23 AM »
I'm assuming you must have combined all varieties of Tea. I voted for Green Tea and Black Tea separately. I drink both. Black Tea tastes better (IMO), but Green Tea is better for you. Black Tea is basically Green Tea that's "gone bad". In other words, the leaves have been removed from the plant without being treated, and allowed to oxidize. Black Tea is what most Americans are familiar with. There's also Oolong Tea, and White Tea, but they're all just different preparations of the same plant.

Tea, especially Green Tea, contains a unique amino acid called Theanine (which you can also buy in capsule form at some health food stores). It's a Glutamate (an excitatory, and pain, neurotransmitter) blocker. It's calming effect counteracts the the effect of the caffeine. Which is why tea, despite containing caffeine, tends to calm you down rather than rev you up.   


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #106 on: September 28, 2011, 05:00:48 AM »
Ah Louis XIII, fan-fecking-tastic stuff, wish I could afford a bottle.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #107 on: September 28, 2011, 05:56:04 AM »
I'm assuming you must have combined all varieties of Tea. I voted for Green Tea and Black Tea separately. I drink both. Black Tea tastes better (IMO), but Green Tea is better for you. Black Tea is basically Green Tea that's "gone bad". In other words, the leaves have been removed from the plant without being treated, and allowed to oxidize. Black Tea is what most Americans are familiar with. There's also Oolong Tea, and White Tea, but they're all just different preparations of the same plant.

Tea, especially Green Tea, contains a unique amino acid called Theanine (which you can also buy in capsule form at some health food stores). It's a Glutamate (an excitatory, and pain, neurotransmitter) blocker. It's calming effect counteracts the the effect of the caffeine. Which is why tea, despite containing caffeine, tends to calm you down rather than rev you up.   

Black Tea was not put in with Tea.  I just counted the votes that simply said "tea".


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #108 on: September 28, 2011, 07:47:30 AM »
Ah Louis XIII, fan-fecking-tastic stuff, wish I could afford a bottle.

I would LOVE to agree with you, but i have not ever had any.  I am sure that price would make it impossible for me.  Have you actually got to try it?


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #109 on: September 28, 2011, 07:53:11 AM »
Yep, it helps to have, er, how to put this, relatives with means.

I think to buy it in a bar (and here are a few that have it) it's around $100, at least according to xe.com.

It's like Remy turned up to about 15.

I know part of the price of the bottle was a promise of a few refills.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #110 on: September 28, 2011, 08:03:48 AM »
 
30 – Cuba Libre

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The Cuba Libre ("Free Cuba") is a highball made of cola, lime, and white rum. This highball is often referred to as a Rum and Coke in the United States and Canada, where the lime juice is optional.

Accounts of the invention of the Cuba Libre vary. One account claims that the drink (Spanish for Free Cuba) was invented in Havana, Cuba around 1901/1902. Patriots aiding Cuba during the Spanish-American War — and, later, expatriates avoiding Prohibition — regularly mixed rum and cola as a highball and a toast to this West Indies island.
 
   According to Bacardi:
The world's second most popular drink was born in a collision between the United States and Spain. It happened during the Spanish-American War at the turn of the century when Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Americans in large numbers arrived in Cuba. One afternoon, a group of off-duty soldiers from the U.S. Signal Corps were gathered in a bar in Old Havana. Fausto Rodriguez, a young messenger, later recalled that Captain Russell came in and ordered Bacardi (Gold) rum and Coca-Cola on ice with a wedge of lime. The captain drank the concoction with such pleasure that it sparked the interest of the soldiers around him. They had the bartender prepare a round of the captain's drink for them. The Bacardi rum and Coke was an instant hit. As it does to this day, the drink united the crowd in a spirit of fun and good fellowship. When they ordered another round, one soldier suggested that they toast ¡Por Cuba Libre! in celebration of the newly freed Cuba. The captain raised his glass and sang out the battle cry that had inspired Cuba's victorious soldiers in the War of Independence.

However, there are some problems with Bacardi's account, as the Spanish-American war was fought in 1898, Cuba's liberation was in 1898, and the Rough Riders left Cuba in September 1898, but Coca-Cola was not available in Cuba until 1900. According to a 1965 deposition by Fausto Rodriguez, the Cuba Libre was first mixed at a Cuban bar in August 1900 by a member of the U.S. Signal Corps, referred to as "John Doe".

   According to Havana Club:
Along with the Mojito and the Daiquiri, the Cuba Libre shares the mystery of its exact origin. The only certainty is that this cocktail was first sipped in Cuba. The year? 1900. 1900 is generally said to be the year that cola first came to Cuba, introduced to the island by American troops. But “Cuba Libre!” was the battle cry of the Cuba Liberation Army during the war of independence that ended in 1898.

    
Drink Recipe – Cuba Libre

2 oz light rum
juice of 1/2 limes
Coca-Cola®

Pour lime juice into a highball glass over ice cubes. Add rum, fill with cola, stir, and serve.

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2011, 08:21:34 AM »
Yep, it helps to have, er, how to put this, relatives with means.

I think to buy it in a bar (and here are a few that have it) it's around $100, at least according to xe.com.

It's like Remy turned up to about 15.

I know part of the price of the bottle was a promise of a few refills.

Want to hear an abomination?  Too bad.  My buddy worked for the disney hotel food and beverage.  One year they were hosting the Xgames.  He was working in the bar (as a server or bartender i dont remember) well during this time he said it was pretty common for these skateboarders and other people involved to come down and order a Louie and coke.  It was a $200 drink then (or because it was at disney hard to tell).  But sheesh i am not paying 200 bucks for a top shelf liquor of that nature just to bury it some sugar water with carbonation. 


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #112 on: September 28, 2011, 08:29:36 AM »
Why in Pan's name would anyone pollute it with fecking coke? Blech.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #113 on: September 28, 2011, 08:31:07 AM »
Cause i assume they are dumb ass kids with too much money and not enough supervision


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #114 on: September 28, 2011, 08:38:35 AM »
I'd take the money and give them Mohawk and Coke, I doubt they'd notice.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #115 on: September 28, 2011, 08:50:50 AM »
I'd take the money and give them Mohawk and Coke, I doubt they'd notice.

I wouldnt.  I would pour a henny and coke or something of that nature and ring up a louie.  Then after my shift was up i would be enjoying a good amount of louie afterward.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #116 on: September 28, 2011, 08:55:29 AM »
Mohawk is a cheaper brand than Henny....


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #117 on: September 28, 2011, 09:51:50 AM »
I just wouldnt imagine disney would have it but we are in the same mind in principle. 


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #118 on: September 28, 2011, 09:59:18 AM »
Alcoholic beverages are so diverse.  Rum, gin, wine, beer, cognac, brandy, whiskey, vodka, just to name a few of the base drinks without getting into cocktails.  I want to like them, but every time I try any, the taste alone makes me retch.  It tastes like bug spray to me.  The exception is beer, which is sorta bitter and I can sorta enjoy, but not too much because I prefer my drinks be sweet.

Speaking of which, I once drank a liter of watermelon schnapps and eventually started throwing up a chunky red substance.  The experience made my mouth and nose feel like they were on fire.


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #119 on: September 28, 2011, 10:25:49 AM »
With cognac/brandy its not a bug spray taste (although it is harsh) its a wine taste.  The problem i see with most people is they want to chug these thing.  They are things you sip. You want just enough that you can get the taste.  I also find a snifter helps a bit.  Its potent, but flavorful.