MrTattieHeid wrote:when I was a wee laddie, young folks aspired to be mature and sophisticated. Now folks seem to want to extend childhood indefinitely, and kiddie pop drinks are a part of that, it seems to me. If you're going to do grown-up things like consume alcohol, you ought to try to do them in a grown-up way.
Yes, if you're going to drink, have a proper drink!
At college and uni I knew a lot of people who drank alcopops because "they let you get drunk really easily." Some liked Malibu and coke as well, which is what Jack Daniels and coke reminds me of. I never understood that idea, getting drunk isn't hard work- a lot of people find it much harder to stay sober!
Often people say they "don't like the taste of alcohol" but there are hundreds of different kinds, how is it possible to hate every single one of them? These people seem to like alcoholic drinks that don't actually taste of alcohol, such as alcopops, and I've never seen the point of those. Mixed vodka drinks for example: why bother drinking cheap vodka masked with artificial flavours and sugar when you could just drink a decent vodka instead? Or one flavoured with something much nicer than aspartame and citric acid?
On the subject of horrible drinks, this sounds pretty nasty:http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=111562006
Strawberry flavoured whiskey aimed at female drinkers, anyone?
Muskrat Portage wrote:Doesn't matter how old you are or what sex, they still give you funny looks in the bar when you order a SM whisky neat with water on the side.
Oh yes, I'm used to the "are you an alcoholic?" stare