What Is It About Alcohol???

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  1. Flashy

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    I do not know about the rest of you, but i hate the taste of alcohol...absolutely hate it.

    I have never had a problem with alcohol, although i do drink socially, but there was one time in my life when i did not touch alcohol for close to four years, for no other reason then i did not care about it...

    I have drank vodka and tequila "straight" before, and i find it to be like drinking poison...

    the only time i can drink vodka is if it is drowned in orange or cranberry juice.

    these days, the only thing i drink is red wine, champagne if the situation arises, and beer.

    Red wine is now my drink of choice though and i am able to enjoy it when i drink, if not the taste, which is easiest on me (along with beer) then merely the buzz...

    i think in my whole life of 37 years, i have gotten *REALLY* drunk, to the point of vomiting and spinning etc....about 5 times...and each time it was horrible and i could not imagine drinking the way some folks do, in college or when they are older, where the object seems to be to get as drunk as possible.


    for those of you that enjoy drinking (or had problems with it in the past), do you drink to get hammered, or do you drink to have a good "time" and stop before you get to the point of no return at night?

    whenever i drink, based on those 5 awful experiences, and a few that were bad but not awful (spins, but no puking, thank goodness) i always seem to have a good awareness of the line that i should not cross...the line when it stops being a heavy buzz, and you are just drinking to continue drinking...i always stop at a certain point, and begin drinking water, or ginger ale instead, to "come down", in a way

    Do you actually like the taste of alcohol? many of my friends say they love the taste of really ice cold vodka on the rocks or Scotch on the rocks...i just don't get it...it tastes like poison to me :frown1:

    thoughts? I know for those who have had alcohol problems it is typically a very traumatic experience...

    for those of you who drink but don't have problem, do you like the taste? Do you actually like drinking alcohol, or is it the means to an end?
    How often do you go "overboard"?

    for those of you have had drinking problems, would you say you liked the taste? Liked the routine? Like the "feeling" of drunkenness?(the fun kind)? What about the feeling of having gone too far, and not being able to control in terms of amount...i.e. once you started drinking, there was only one outcome...puking and blacking out?

    please share your thoughts about it if you want to
     
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    I don't really like the taste, but yet I do drink it casually with friends. However, I do absolutely hate getting very drunk and nauseous from it...I've never blacked out, and have only thrown up once, and i intend to never do either again, it's just miserable at that point. Tipsy to me is fine/makes things fun, but beyond that it's not fun anymore. The one thing I do like about it is I am usually a shy person, and even just tipsy will make me not shy and be able to talk to others more easily, people I don't know I mean.

    I always, always have mixed drinks...shots are just painful to me. Beer I used to hate as well, but I have grown accustomed to the taste. Even beer I will only have 1 or 2 at a time in one sitting. The other night I took a shot of goldshclager for the first time, and nearly threw up immediately. It burned for like 20 minutes even with drinking regular liquids afterwards. It's alcohol like that that I never, ever enjoy drinking.
     
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    I agree with you virtually 100%...plus i was similar at your age, when i was in college...i just drank at all the functions etc. and never went past the point of no return, except once...on my 20th birthday, when all my friends were buying me drinks cause of my birthday, one friend "made" me do a shot of Sambuca...it was utterly horrible...i hate hard alcohol anyway, plus i absolutely hate black licorice, and here is a huge shot of hard alcohol, straight up, i was tasting it alll night, when i vomited later that was all i tasted...i tasted it in my sleep and the whole of the next day...horrible, horrible stuff :frown1:
     
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    I've never been much of a drinker. I contribute that to many things that happened in my childhood, but I don't really know for sure why I'm that way. Even as a teenager, when all my friends were partying, I'd have maybe one or two beers and be done. I'm not a huge fan of the way alcohol tastes, either. Usually, if I do drink, I'll have something fruity so that I can't taste the alcohol. I'm a huge fan of amaretto sours... mmm... I can drink those like water.

    One thing I've noticed about me... my friends all let me sample their drinks and say things like, "You can't even taste the alcohol in it!" But I always can. Doesn't matter what else is in it, I can taste the alcohol. Not sure why, maybe it's just because I very very rarely drink.

    I've only been drunk twice in my life that I can recall. I've never thrown up or had a hangover. I want to keep it that way. :biggrin:
     
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    I'll admit that I'm underage in terms of drinking, but I have done it a few times (I'm certainly not a party person) but one thing I can say is - alcohol is gross. Yes, I enjoy a lot of it, but I certainly am NOT doing it for the flavor.

    Whenever I drink, I tend to have mixed drinks or something similar. Usually a vodka and then mixed with something like Sprite (sometimes Mt. Dew) just to get some of the bite away. I've never understood why people like the taste of it.

    When I do drink, the point is to get tipsy/almost drunk. I wouldn't want to get nasty sick and forget where I am and whatever. I've thrown up once and that's enough to show me that I need to remember that I have limits (and those limits include NEVER having whisky sours). So to me, the reason to get drunk is to get together with friends and do what we do - essentially lock ourselves in someone's house, leaving keys and cell phones away, and just let loose and have fun. I'm a naturally shy person, who it's great when we have music cranked and I'm tipsy and singing along and doing some ridiculous dance and just enjoying my time with other people.
     
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    Why is this surprising? Ethanol has an octane rating of 129, which is more than gasoline. It is an alternative fuel for crying out loud. That's all I've got to add since I don't drink, and this thread seems geared towards them. And I guess I should say I've tried, beer, hard liqour, and wines, none of them taste good, ever.
     
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    I like drinking on rare occasions but not to the point of drunkenness. I HATE being drunk. I hate it with a passion. Three drinks is my limit under just about any circumstance. I've learned (the hard way) exactly when to stop and do NOT exceed it. Once I hit that limit then I drink soft drinks the rest of the time. On very rare occasions, such as day-long parties, I may extend my drink limit over a long period of time but even then I don't like going to bed buzzed so stop in time to get sober again before sleep.

    I'm not big on white wine. I prefer reds. Pretty much any alcohol is OK with me depending on what's done with it. What I never do is drink alcohol when it's very hot out. It just makes me sweat like a naked woman running through the streets of Mecca.
     
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    I do not care for alcohol at all, except the rare sip of wine (has been well more than year since I last had any). I have never been anywhere near even slightly tipsy, and that includes not ever partaking in any of the so-called recreational drugs.

    What is it about alcohol, i.e. the attraction to getting oneself intoxicated? I have no idea. I don't understand what's the benefit in it.
     
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    I drink because I enjoy getting completely plastered rather than the alcohol itself...
     
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    Much the same here.

    Over the years I've developed a taste for beers, wines, and some rum but hard liquors are not appealing to me. Even then, my weekly consumption of alcohol is declining decade by decade and I feel the healthier for it.
     
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    I love alcohol.

    I hate getting really plastered as a rule and everything about the culture that says drinking until you puke on cheap or sugary high strength tasteless shite, then getting up and drinking some more is big or clever.

    I love the sheer variety of flavours of wine, cider, beer, whisky and brandy. I know what kinds of cheap nasty bottom-line led chemical brews give me horrible hangovers through poor experiences.

    I like variety and assertive, powerful flavours/smells or subtle nuanced ones in all types of food and drink and am a paid up member of the Slow Food movement. I'm a gourmand and will travel to places purely to sample the local food and drink, produced for flavour but coupled with reasons of passion and pride and regional identity rather than corporate bottom line. I'm sure there are many more that must share this passion in LPSG land.

    The history and regional definition of various drinks is a matter of national pride for many countries. Why do you think Budvar has made such a determined effort to retain the right to use the name Budweiser on it's beer, resisting the threats and takeover bids by the mighty Anheuser Busch and keeping the old production methods? Champagne jealously guarding the right to use that denomination?

    No, I love to drink, find traditional pubs and bars great places to socialise and always have done. I avoid town centre "vertical drinking" bars with music so loud you can't talk to anyone - they exist for people to just go and get hammered - I find them horrible places and avoid them at all costs.
     
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    When school is in session im a heavy drinker. I love the taste of beer, jager. I think drinking is more of a perception thing if u want to get drunk you will if not you will be more mindful of how much u drink.
     
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    I love good wine and the occasional Cosmopolitan.

    Nothing ... but nothing... in my opinion... is better than a good chardonnay with just the right fish dish.

    When I was in school in England there was a pub called The Blue Boar. It was there I realized I truly disliked beer and lager.. or are they the same thing? I forget. But the company was fantastic and the building was 17th century ... so who am I to bitch?
     
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    I liked drinking a lot just for the feeling of being drunk. Every night almost a few of my friends and i would get together and drink and just play games, watch tv or just walk around. Drinking made everything like 10x more fun. It got to the point though to where I was unable to sleep without it, which of course became a problem. I realized that the smell would follow me around the next day no matter how long i showered, and I'd start sleeping through my alarm clock. I don't really like the taste of it, no matter how good you can get it to taste, its still not as good as a soda, what makes it good is that you can get drunk faster. I've been able to stop though for a few months now and I really don't see my self to going back to drinking every night anytime soon.(hopefully ever)
     
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    Well because as I've said in another thread that in my youth I've had to explain...blood, mud and vomit to my dry cleaner and on top of that I never want to feel like this again. Cocktails are great, but in moderation.
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    I'll drink vodka based 'alcopop' style drinks to relax at home on rare occasions and i'll drink lager if i'm out cos it works faster getting me drunk but not spirits cos i end up unconscious in the hallway when i get home, funnily i'll have a pee before i pass out tho.
     
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    I rarely drink alcohol. there aren't much drinks I like. And I also don't drink it because of the effects lol. But there are drinks i like, like mojito, beers and so. But occasionaly
     
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