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Under the Affluence of Incohol

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The Liebster Award was invented to discover new blogs. You can read the history of this award on Sopphy Says

Honoured, I am.

Heady stuff!

I thought, I had had all the awards doing the circuits on various blogs, it seems I don’t didn’t.

I have really stopped participating in these awards since I moved from BlogSpot to WordPress, not because I am being churlish, rather that I was extremely disappointed by the response I had to one I participated in; none of my nominees even so much as acknowledged receiving the award.

However, I find myself drawn, however humbly to this one, because it’s different… well a little different.

The culprit blogger that lumbered me bestowed this damned thing lovely award upon me was none other than Lord of the Rings drings Drinks. I will do his bidding.

Apparently when you get nominated for the Liebster Award you need to do three things: answer the 11 questions of the one who nominated you, come up with 11 new questions for 11 other bloggers and share 11 random facts about yourself.

I have got to answer the following 11 LOTD questions:
1. What country are you from?

New Zealand, but I forgot where it is… I am a practicing Brazilian now.
2. What’s your age?

I’m a chenior shitizen! That’s close enough.
3. How old were you when you first got drunk?

Hmmm, don’t remember that too well, about 16.
4. What’s your favorite drink?

Oooooh, tricky. Should be gin, my first spirit in the form of a Tom Collins when I was 14.
5. How many units of alcohol (check the graphic) do you approximately drink per week?

Between 3 – 10, normally closer to the lower end of the scale.
6. What kind of drunk are you (angry, sleepy, extra-social, horny, dramatic, dancing, etc.)?

I’m a happy drunk, except like last week when the local bludger biffed my cat in the bar, I biffed him. I can’t stand animals being mistreated, especially my Lixo.
7. Is their any interesting local drinking custom, ritual or game that you can share with us?

Game… hmmm, well not local, but we used to play Colonel Huff as a teenager.
8. Describe your most epic drunk night.

I don’t and never did consider being drunk as ‘epic’, more of an unfortunate consequence.
9. Which drink (or mix) is certain to screw you up?

Tequila! Did last week, got drunk for the first time in 10 years.
10. Got any tips on how to have a good (drunk) night for little money?

We always figured that cider gave you best value % alcohol/cent money. But that was teenagers.
11. Is their a relatively unknown drink you can recommend us?

Benedictine, is grossly underrated. But here in Brazil, it’s like looking for rockinghorse poo!

One that is spreading slowly around the world is a caipirinha from Brazil with cachaça (sugar cane brandy). For pity’s sake don’t be an American and make it with limes, use lemons; lemons in Brazil are green and as soon as Americans see green, they go ‘Limes!’ Wrong, use lemons, even yellow ones are better than limes, although you don’t get the traditional green drink.

You can make a batida (not a caipirinha) with various fruit, in fact, any fruit.

Also, you can make a caipirinha using vodka, but it is not a caipirinha, rather a caipiroska/caipivodka.

Now it’s my time to help you get to know 11 other interesting bloggers.

1. Boy Drinks World

2. Foam Around the World

3. Good Beer, Better Hats

4. Nectar of the Gods

5. The Reverse Wine Snob

OMG! I’ve run out. Well, I haven’t, but the others were already nominated by LOTD. So you get Five great blogs.

I have got the following 11 questions for them:
1. Are you a beer/wine/spirits person?
2. Have you reached the age where room spins are a thing of the past?
3. How old were you when you first drank/tasted an alcoholic drink?
4. What and where was it?
5. Have you ever made a homebrew?
6. What’s the weirdest drink you have ever had?
7. When you travel, do you try to sample as many of the local drinks as possible?
8. Are you a follower of ‘Red wine, red meat, white wine, white meat?
9. What do you drink with a meal?
10. Have you ever done something you regretted while drinking?
11. Do you consider drinks to be a ‘social lubricant’?

Well even if you’re not mentioned in the blogs above, I still would love to hear your answers to my 11 questions. Interesting drinking customs or stories are always highly appreciated.

If you leave a comment with your answers, consider yourself worthy of a posthumous nomination and take the award for your blog.

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7 responses

  1. I have got the following 11 questions for them:
    1. Are you a beer/wine/spirits person?
    Spirits, but I do drink beer and wine when relaxing.
    2. Have you reached the age where room spins are a thing of the past?
    I always think so until it happens again. We are never too old to occasionally be reminded that alcohol is as dangerous as it is fun and must be respected.
    3. How old were you when you first drank/tasted an alcoholic drink?
    Old enough to walk but not old enough to drive.
    4. What and where was it?
    It might have been wine, beer or gin, but it could have been cognac.
    5. Have you ever made a homebrew?
    No homebrew, rather I make bitters, syrups and liqueurs.
    6. What’s the weirdest drink you have ever had?
    The Electric Current Fizz – a Sam Ross drink.
    7. When you travel, do you try to sample as many of the local drinks as possible?
    Hell yes!!
    8. Are you a follower of ‘Red wine, red meat, white wine, white meat?
    No.
    9. What do you drink with a meal?
    Everything and anything. Bitter drinks stimulate your appetite.
    10. Have you ever done something you regretted while drinking?
    I told you we are never speeking of that again.
    11. Do you consider drinks to be a ‘social lubricant’?
    My opinon is changing on this, perhapse I need a drink…

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    April 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  2. I know I am doing this wrong. Thanks for the award and for the link. I may not have time to do the rest of the steps for a while so I hope this satisfies the blog gods.

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    April 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    • >Boy, there is no really right nor wrong way, at least you did something, Grab the award and run! Before the blog Gods see you.

      AV

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      April 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

  3. Nice post mate! But I’m afraid you’ll have to explain the rules of Colonel Huff to me! 🙂

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    April 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

    • >Lord, Colonel, sometimes called Cardinal Huff, is a repetition game; make a mistake, down your drink and start again from the beginning.

      Basically, announce “This is drink to Colonel Huff for the very first time!” Tap the table with one finger on each hand, once, raise your buttocks off the chair, once, lift you glass, tap it once on the table and take one sip, putting the glass back on the table with one tap, tapping once with one finger, and raise you buttocks off the chair again.

      That’s the first round. Sounds easy so far… “This is a drink to Colonel Huff Huff for the second time” Repeat all the above twice, two taps with two fingers, etc.

      If you get to the third round you’re doing well. “This is a drink to Colonel Huff Huff Huff for the third and last time!” Now you triple up each action.

      Fail in any detail, down your glass and start at the beginning with a full glass.

      I do not recommend anything but beer for this. I have done it with tequila and wine. All I can say is that is for the foolhardy and very dangerous.

      Enjoy.

      AV

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      April 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      • Ohhhh cool! Seems like a game that get better and better as the alcohol is flowing! Thanks for the tip man!

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        April 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      • Definitely a case of ‘the drunker I sit here, the longer I get!’

        Enjoy.

        AV

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        May 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

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