YankeeTarheel wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:28 pmThere are also white rums (primarily from Martinique) known as "grappe"--similar to Italian grappa. Italians also make a liqueur called "Amaro" which vary widely according to each brand's secret recipe. Some are quite weird, others very sweet. I prefer Ramazzotti which tastes like sweet burnt orange peels, to me. Slivovitz is a name from my childhood, but I'm not sure I ever tasted it.highdesert wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:10 pmYankeeTarheel wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:40 pm"Never understood the coffee addiction"highdesert wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:20 am Never understood the coffee addiction, but to each his own. It's below freezing here so I'm sipping brandy in hot water which warms me up. Here's to everyone enjoying their legal addictions !
Well, it's how it smells and how it tastes, and how the caffeine helps you wake up. Simple. Either you like it or you don't. I drink my coffee black, no milk or sugar. That's how I like it. My wife likes Coffeemate and Sweet 'n' Low.
I suppose a toddy is good, but I like Cirroc and Cardinal Mendoza brandies neat. Cognac's only OK. but I love Armagnac.
I like the smell of coffee, just never got used to the taste. But taste is an individual thing, I'm a minority. Cirroc and Cardenal Mendoza are good brandies. The Italians are known for their grappa. A German couple introduced me to Slivovitz which is Eastern European plum brandy, an acquired taste.
When I spent a semester in Bruges, at the College of Europe, all the students put on parties with the food and drink from their respective countries. The most fun was the Irish/Danish party with Guinness and Aqva Vit...never saw a room get SO drunk so fast doing shots of the latter! Naturally, I have NO memory of the food........... One French prof, a M. Lory, became hilarious. He was the nicest man, but his English was atrocious and his teaching style worse.
Back to coffee...if you don't like the taste, you don't like the taste. I don't drink tea unless I'm sick or in an Asian restaurant. I used to be fond of Matte and Lapsang Souchong, but I can live without them if there's decent coffee. I cannot STAND Starbuck's coffee in any form whatsoever. People who love Starbuck's? When they recommend restaurants, I won't go to them!
Lapsang Souchong is not my thing, a smoky tasting tea. Not the same as scotch whisky with it's smoky taste.
I've known people who so adulterate their coffee with cream and sugar or flavored "Coffee Creamers" that it's no longer coffee. Don't waste money on quality coffee when the cheap stuff works just as well when adulterated. I like the smell of coffee and McConnell's Turkish Coffee Ice Cream is divine.
Had plenty of employees who were Starbuck's devotees, especially in the mornings on the way to work or before meetings. I never got hooked, always the odd one.