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scrivener
January 24th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Hey. Drinks are on me. What are you having?

I'll start off with a shot of Dewars, neat.
You?

kimo55
January 24th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Hey. Drinks are on me. What do you normally order?

I'll start off with a shot of Dewars, neat.
You?


Hinano

maitai at Chuck's or Buzzes waikiki or at La Mariana
(no where else; others are not worthy)

Pitcher of da beer du jour at magoo's.

Bombay Blue Sapphire and tonic.


very dry ketel one martini

merlot
(most any will do.)


dry white.



(yes, these are the usual. in rotation of course as per the mood, company and accompanying comestibles.)

1stwahine
January 25th, 2005, 02:10 AM
:D Crown Royal or Royal Salute over ice & water in an frosted wine glass... :D Mahalo!

Miulang
January 25th, 2005, 05:25 AM
Any decent single malt scotch on the rocks (Bunahaben, Laphfroaig, etc).
Mixed drinks: Kir royale, peach bellinis
Apperitif: campari and soda on the rocks with a twist
Wine: my vineyard's chardonnay, fume blanc, merlot or syrah (Silver Lake Winery), depending on what I'm eating.
Champagne (the real stuff from France)

(Hic!) :D

Miulang

pzarquon
January 25th, 2005, 05:34 AM
I don't drink, but if I did, I'd like to think I'd stick with something dry, strong, and clear, taken on the rocks but otherwise straight. Realistically, it'd probably just be a bottle of Corona.

AbsolutChaos
January 25th, 2005, 08:10 AM
Double Absolut Mandarin and Cranberry (juice), no ice, with a lime--in a short glass with a straw.

Seriously!

:D

Otherwise, I'm probably more of a wine drinker these days...though in the past it was all about the Jager shots for drinking efficiency! Ah, those good ol' college days...

Glen Miyashiro
January 25th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Right now I've got a bottle of Maker's Mark that I'm sipping through, one neat glass at a time. Yum.

A while ago I lunched at Palomino and was persuaded by the waiter to try one of their mixed drinks that was really good, but for the life of me I can't remember anything about it except that it came in a martini glass and was a little on the fruity side. Am I out of luck in trying to figure out what I drank?

kimo55
January 25th, 2005, 09:21 AM
Right now I've got a bottle of Maker's Mark that I'm sipping through, one neat glass at a time. Yum.


wow. kentucky burbon handmade whisky. da breakfast of champions...
hey. when the bottle has allotta air in it, can you post something then? wanna see what ya have ta say!



A while ago I lunched at Palomino and was persuaded by the waiter to try one of their mixed drinks that was really good, but for the life of me I can't remember anything about it except that it came in a martini glass and was a little on the fruity side. Am I out of luck in trying to figure out what I drank?


a favorite place o mine. go there again and ask what it was.

Glen Miyashiro
January 25th, 2005, 09:29 AM
Ho Kimo, hold on, brah! When I say I'm going through that bottle "right now", I mean "over the past several weeks, one shot glass every other day or so". Not "right now, and I gon' finish by lunchtime"! :D

scrivener
January 25th, 2005, 09:38 AM
Fruity martinis are the rage nowadays, so it really could have been any of the new popular drinks or something the bartender created. A standard order now is a Cosmopolitan:

2 tablespoons of Vodka
1½ tablespoons of Cointreau (Triple sec)
1½ tablespoons of Cranberry juice
2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
crushed ice
twist of lime

If you've got a few things at home, try my invention--the Tangeriney-Tini:

the juice of one tangerine
a shot of Ketel One Citroen vodka
several sprigs of mint
a teaspoon (or so) of sugar

Shake vigorously with lots of ice and strain into martini glass (or do what I do and sip it from a wine glass).

kimo55
January 25th, 2005, 09:50 AM
If you've got a few things at home, try my invention--the Tangeriney-Tini:



I just can't for the life of me imagine sidling up to a bar and ask the barkeep for any kinda drink with a name containing "hyphen Tini"

"yo. bruddah. I'll have a tan djuh reeeny - teenee"

nooo!

scrivener
January 25th, 2005, 10:05 AM
I just can't for the life of me imagine sidling up to a bar and ask the barkeep for any kinda drink with a name containing "hyphen Tini"

Yeah, well, I invented it to impress women. They LOVE saying "tangeriney-tini." At least, in my imagination they do. It's also a nice, sweet, non-threatening drink you can mix up for women who don't like to taste the alcohol very much. And you can't argue with my choice of vodkas!

Anyway, try it. It's quite good.

kimo55
January 25th, 2005, 10:10 AM
Yeah, well, I invented it to impress women. They LOVE saying "tangeriney-tini." At least, in my imagination they do. It's also a nice, sweet, non-threatening drink you can mix up for women who don't like to taste the alcohol very much. And you can't argue with my choice of vodkas!

Anyway, try it. It's quite good.

can i rename it the velvet sledgehammer?
thanx.



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Miulang
January 25th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Glen:
Maybe it was their famous Mojito? Did it have rum in it? My favorite Palomino drink (which I think they've taken off the menu) was something called a "Pallini"...It was very similar to this recipe (http://www.barmandrinks.com/blendedandfrozen-drinks/tropicalbellini-drink.html) but I think they also added crushed fresh peaches too. Man, that stuff was soooo ono!

Recipe for Mojito:
http://www.islandflave.com/recipes/mojito.shtml

Miulang

Ya know, the concept for Palomino started here in Seattle (the chain is owned by Restaurants Unlimited Inc.) who have since gone on to start a string of Zoopas (do you guys have any of these yet...they're salad bar/carboload all you can eat places...I suspect this would go over great in Hawaii) and they used to own Cinnabon, too.

Glen Miyashiro
January 25th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Miulang, those both sound good, but they weren't the one I had. Now that I'm thinking about it, I think it had some kind of berry-flavored liqueur in it. I guess I'll have to do what Kimo says and go back to find it again. Oh, the hardship.

kimo55
January 25th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Oh, the hardship.
da only hardship; driving and finding parking in that dag blasted parking structure. the guy who designed it, rumor has it, is hiding in meh-heeko. under investigation for faulty design, construction, etc..

BTW:
Etymologists prefer;
"name your poison"

Miulang
January 25th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Miulang, those both sound good, but they weren't the one I had. Now that I'm thinking about it, I think it had some kind of berry-flavored liqueur in it. I guess I'll have to do what Kimo says and go back to find it again. Oh, the hardship.
If it was slushy, then it probably was a "palini" but instead of peach, you may have had a raspberry or blackberrry liqueur in it instead of the peach schnapps.

Here's a description from a restaurant review (of the Palm Springs Palomino):

"Current favorite mixed drink is an enticing Palomino palini, $4.50 for twelve ounces, $6.50 for sixteen, an icy-frozen mix of fresh peach, raspberry or blackberry, blend of champagne, fresh fruit, lemon, cassis, rum and peach schnapps, presented in a tall, Pilsener-style glass, with slice of fresh lime and fat red straw, a thirst-quenching but potent summer sipper."

I've only had the peach palini, and when I was at the original Seattle branch over the holidays for lunch (after a rough day of slogging through Christmas shopping) I looked for it on the menu and it wasn't there...it might be seasonal.

Miulang

Albert
January 26th, 2005, 09:16 AM
I'm addicted to that strong Texas malt liquor, Steel Reserve, which you can't get in bars ... but the Bloody Mary's at Ala Moana's Mai Tai Bar are quite decent.

kimo55
January 26th, 2005, 09:28 AM
I'm addicted to that strong Texas malt liquor, Steel Reserve, which you can't get in bars ... but the Bloody Mary's at Ala Moana's Mai Tai Bar are quite decent.


aaah yes. 211!

great stuff.
a bit bitter, but if ya want that buzz quick, that is the stuff.
what is it; 8.5?
Long's has it sometimes at $3.50 a six pack.
Take it to a party; after 1 can, and you'll be under the table. One six pack and you'll be under the hostess!

MaiTai bar good deals happy hour; cheap beer and half price coconut shrimp. (onooo!)
hmmmm... would like to see some bar offer 211...

Albert
January 26th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Steel Reserve.

"Long's has it sometimes at $3.50 a six pack."

Foodland Ala Moana has it now for $2.50/forty-ounce bottle, with their wretched Kamaaina card, of course. Can still get it for pennies less in Chinatown.

Of course, was only a few months ago when it was widely available for $1.99/per forty.

kimo55
January 26th, 2005, 02:24 PM
Steel Reserve.


Of course, was only a few months ago when it was widely available for $1.99/per forty.


ok. my beloved 211;
("pop da top on da fourr teee!")
for 2 bux at foodland!
once in da while... wit da cahd.

and ya notice, often two fourties; more beer, AND less expensive than six pack price.

how you figgah!?


(but I never point it out do them, lest they wise up and change um.)

craigwatanabe
January 26th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Stoli's straight up!

kimo55
January 26th, 2005, 03:50 PM
What's yer toast?
when ya drink straight up yer poison...
here are a few o' mine:

cheers to you and cheers to me,
the best of friends we'll always be.
But just in case we disagree,
to Hell with you and cheers to me


For every wound, a balm.
For every sorrow, cheer.
For every storm, a calm.
For every thirst, a beer.


May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.


Here's to me, and here's to you,
And here's to love and laughter-
I'll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.


Here's to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!


Health and life to you;
The mate of your choice to you;
Land without rent to you,
And death in Eirinn.


Here's a toast to your enemies' enemies!


When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven!


Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer—and another one!


Here's to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!

U'ilani
February 17th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Caffeine-free Coke with a lemon slice.

If I'm feeling adventurous, a Shirley Temple.

Keala
March 14th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Have several, right now it's any Vanilla vodka and orange juice. I just stumbled on to this because my girlfriend is having men issues and was looking for a cheap night out since she and I don't get paid until tomorrow. I went through most of the posts on the other site. I have to say, the Round Table in Kailua is the best, the other one's in the hotels are not as good. Andy's in Kailua is gone, there is only Byron's near the airport for a good slush float now. Is there any Hawaiian food places that are opened on Sundays? Young's in Kalihi, and the other place on Kapahulu Ave are both closed on Sundays. Anybody remember Smitty's? Gotta go help a girl in need right now, can't wait to see the response tomorrow.

Serenity
March 15th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Kimo...

That's a pretty good one.

Ahhh...

Brings back memories when I use to drink. ;)

My drinks way back then was:

Iced beer, fuzzy navel, & shnops.

The Iced Beer went well with mexican food. ;)

All I drink now, is anything that is Non Alcoholic Beverages. :cool:

Aloha.

outofstep
March 15th, 2005, 03:35 PM
i stick with beer usually. harp is great. i also like stouts (guiness and beamish). but i'll drink any kind of beer, especially if someone else is buying!

prettyday
March 16th, 2005, 12:40 PM
Sauza Tres Generaciones or White Star...

prettyday
March 17th, 2005, 03:24 PM
So scared about getting the "hairy eyeball' again tomorrow that I do believe I will reach for that tequila....how many times does it take to figure out someone is in chronic non-malignant pain, and why oh why do they give you these questionnaires that contradict themselves....I usually drink when I am happy...but a 'good' therapy session for the therapist sends me running for oblivion...that can't be right, and I know I am not alone. How can we fix the way those people observe the hanging-on-by-their-fingernails? Well, my fingernails...little do they know, I adore so much around me, I do not live by Sauza alone...and I will not fall apart to justify their usual case study. Matter of fact, I think I will stay together just to spite the expected outcome...Poor fragile hearts that still believe another human has all the answers...
No wonder Marilyn Monroe needed a few million bubbles to lift her spirits (no pun intended) out the door to be adored, dissected, criticized and lionized, in the space of moments...uh-oh, this blonde is blue...time for Sauza...the drink of John Wayne! (Knew the family that delivered his favorite to his delight in Newport....he was quite a guy....where are those guys? Oh, that's right. They are disappearing in front of our eyes...must live up to them a little...they deserve that, yes? ;)

Miulang
March 17th, 2005, 03:45 PM
So scared about getting the "hairy eyeball' again tomorrow that I do believe I will reach for that tequila....how many times does it take to figure out someone is in chronic non-malignant pain, and why oh why do they give you these questionnaires that contradict themselves....I usually drink when I am happy...but a 'good' therapy session for the therapist sends me running for oblivion...that can't be right, and I know I am not alone.
Do you have fibromyalgia? They have several good support groups (http://www.fmnetnews.com/pages/basics.html) for that disorder. I know a while back they thought chronic pain/fatigue was psychological, but now they have discovered that it does have some physical aspects which may be treatable. I have a friend who finally was diagnosed with FMS while living up here who moved to Maui and is doing really really well. Most of her symptoms have gone away.

Miulang

prettyday
March 17th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Do you have fibromyalgia? They have several good support groups (http://www.fmnetnews.com/pages/basics.html) for that disorder. I know a while back they thought chronic pain/fatigue was psychological, but now they have discovered that it does have some physical aspects which may be treatable. I have a friend who finally was diagnosed with FMS while living up here who moved to Maui and is doing really really well. Most of her symptoms have gone away.

Miulang

I wish I knew....but I am grateful that you bring up this possibility again...my HMO doc believes this is a wastebasket diagnosis...mmmm....I will go in with some notes and a timeline tomorrow...I also found that when in Maui, floating in the water, my pain was greatly reduced....tell you what, Miulang, I know I am not alone, so I wlll be sharing what I find out, because the only way I can justify this is not to cure it; I am no St. Jonas Salk, BUT! I maintain the answer is under our nose...and I am not a Capricorn with a Scorpio rising for nothing....my poor mom used to say I was a little locomotive on one track when I got something in my head...I have distracted myself for years now....I am all done with that! I will go look up your links now. Bless your heart with all manner of benedictions for being so kind as to offer this help!
Hugs,
Prettyday! ;)

Moto
March 18th, 2005, 12:20 PM
I guees mine is nothing special. I go for Miller Lite or Micholob Ultra depending on how I feel. Taste better at Sunflower Lounge. Mainly because the pupus there are great, but I guess the pupus is a topic of another thread...

1stwahine
March 18th, 2005, 12:28 PM
I guees mine is nothing special. I go for Miller Lite or Micholob Ultra depending on how I feel. Taste better at Sunflower Lounge. Mainly because the pupus there are great, but I guess the pupus is a topic of another thread...

I checked for Pupus...couldn't find one. I'll go start a thread on dis cause i love pupus wen I suck um up! i'd like to see wea get da bess ones at. ;)

zensual
April 7th, 2005, 12:43 PM
stoli's, cranberry juice, sweet n sour over crushed ice is oh so nice... :D smirnoff ice w/ a little shot of midori is also good...

Surfingfarmboy
April 8th, 2005, 01:56 AM
Coca-Cola on ice. Sometimes, if I have it, I'll add extra Coca-Cola syrup, and have an extra-strength Coca-Cola on ice, though it has been a long time since I've actually done that, due to the fact that I haven't seen Coca-Cola syrup for sale much anymore in drug strores. I remember one usetato could by little 4 oz. bottles of Coca-Cola syrup at drug stores usually by the pharmacy sections...I think it was sold to give to keiki, by the spoonful, to smooth an upset opu. I'd buy it just to try to replicate the extra-syrupy Cokes you sometimes get from a fountain dispenser when the soda water to syrup ratio is out of whack in favor of the syrup. After a long, hot long-distance running training run, nothing beats an extra-syrupy Coca-Cola on ice. Oh yes..the ice it's pours on has to be the right shape and size to make it perfect..none of that crushed ice nonsense..the ice has to be the crystal-clear cube variety within certain size diminsions!!

Speaking of Coca-Cola, it's nice to be able to buy Royal Crown (RC) at Pricebusters in the the coolers usually by the registers..I hadn't seen RC in Hawai'i for sometime. For me, RC is no replacement for Coke, but I enjoy one every now and then.