Our nominees for a Liebster Award

One of the things we like to know from our candidates for the Liebster Award is how many units of alcohol per week they drink.

One of the things we like to know from our candidates for the Liebster Award is how many units of alcohol per week they drink.

Well and then it was time to pass on the torch. Our 11 nominees for a Liebster Award. Well just to be clear, there is no real price. It’s more like a relay, a chain thing or whatever you wanna call it. For sure it’s our way of recognizing some of the awesome weblogs we found in the past months. We were nominated by the tipsy Nomads and answered his 11 questions, which were right up our alley. Now it’s our time to help you get to know 11 other interesting bloggers.

So here are the 11 blogs we hereby nominate for an award:
Alcohol Tourism
Things that Fizz & Stuff
Liquorstore Bear
Think, Read, Cook
Behind the Booze
The Drunken Cyclist
Life is Like a Box of Wine
The Booze Guru
Blackout Blonde
Everyday Drinking
The Fervent Shaker

We got the following 11 questions for them:
1. What country are you from?
2. What’s your age?
3. How old were you when you first got drunk?
4. What’s your favorite drink?
5. How many units of alcohol (check the graphic above) do you approximately drink per week?
6. What kind of drunk are you (angry, sleepy, extra-social, horny, dramatic, dancing, etc.)?
7. Is their any interesting local drinking custom, ritual or game that you can share with us?
8. Describe your most epic drunk night.
9. Which drink (or mix) is certain to screw you up?
10. Got any tips on how to have a good (drunk) night for little money?
11. Is their a relatively unknown drink you can recommend us?

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

Micky Bumbar

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21 thoughts on “Our nominees for a Liebster Award

  1. Gentlemen, I’m honoured to be nominated by two such splendid exponents of the bibulous arts as yourselves. Here are my answers:

    1. What country are you from? – Canada.

    2. What’s your age? – Now, now… that would be telling. I am a woman who’s old enough to know better, but not too old to put what I’ve learned into practice . 😉

    3. How old were you when you first got drunk? – About 30. I started late.
    4. What’s your favorite drink? – Gin martini, not too dry, up, with olives, and as cold as is humanly possible.

    5. How many units of alcohol (check the graphic above) do you approximately drink per week? – Some weeks 7, some weeks 14, some weeks less. Some very occasional weeks, more.

    6. What kind of drunk are you (angry, sleepy, extra-social, horny, dramatic, dancing, etc.)? – First extra-social; then sleepy.

    7. Is their any interesting local drinking custom, ritual or game that you can share with us? – Well, since much of our weather is dark, cold, and lousy, we have a lot of parties to take our minds off our environment!

    8. Describe your most epic drunk night. – Deliberately drank a great many martinis, because I’d fallen down back-first on some rocks, and knew enough from a previous back injury to know that I had to spend the night extremely relaxed or my back would go into spasms. I don’t remember much, but I’m told I got incoherent and needed to be put to bed. Not very epic, really. 🙂

    9. Which drink (or mix) is certain to screw you up? – Ouzo. Ugh. Makes me obnoxious.

    10. Got any tips on how to have a good (drunk) night for little money? – Make your own wine at one of those make-in-yourself places. We have a lot of them in Canada. Really, the Wine Guy makes the wine – you just stir in the yeast, and then bottle it when it’s ready. If you find a good Wine Guy who really knows his wine, you can get a terrific product for about 5 dollars a bottle.

    11. Is their a relatively unknown drink you can recommend us? – A cocktail called the Aviation, from the 1920s. I make them thus: 2 oz. gin, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, 1 teaspoon Creme de Violette. Shake with ice and strain. A couple of good friends introduced me to these, and though some of the ingredients are difficult to get, the result is worth it – tart, with a bit of sweetness, and intriguing flavours. Also a pretty pale mauve colour.

    Again, thank you for nominating me. I’ll have to get going and nominate 11 people myself! 😀

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  2. Hey there guys! This has made my week even better! First i hit 1,000+ views, and now this! =D So thank you very much! hehe!

    As for the questions:

    1. What country are you from?
    England, in the UK.

    2. What’s your age?
    I was 26 this year, but i feel 25.

    3. How old were you when you first got drunk?
    On my 18th birthday (what a night!)

    4. What’s your favorite drink?
    I always drink Cuba Libre’s (Cubans) but i do enjoy a good Dark ‘N Stormy…

    5. How many units of alcohol (check the graphic above) do you approximately drink per week?
    Probably between 3-8 on average. Around 1 cocktail a night

    6. What kind of drunk are you (angry, sleepy, extra-social, horny, dramatic, dancing, etc.)?
    Extra-Social then tired. But the latter rarely happens.

    7. Is their any interesting local drinking custom, ritual or game that you can share with us?
    Well none that i am aware of, although i’m a very responsible drinker 😉

    8. Describe your most epic drunk night.
    Well on my 19th birthday my mate held me a house party. At the party there was around £200-300 of booze, not to mention all the stuff people brought with them. Anyway my mate set up a dare and told me it would be fixed to make me look cool. The idea was for me to down a bottle of wine, but he would replace it with non-alcoholic wine. I agreed. As you have probably guessed, my ‘friend’ swapped back in the alcohol so i actually downed the 14% wine (i sincerely suggest you DO NOT try this yourself). Needless to say i threw up but that bit was covered up well and i got all the attention from the ladies… Weird :/

    9. Which drink (or mix) is certain to screw you up?
    Smirnoff Ice’s (and any other ‘alcopop’ drink. I just cannot stand them, and they make me feel ill. I also don’t drink Beer and most wine.

    10. Got any tips on how to have a good (drunk) night for little money?
    Well if cocktails are your bag, then there are always offers on at the supermarkets/off licenses. Stick to 2/3 cocktails using one spirit and try to keep things simple: Sex on the beach, cuba libre etc…

    11. Is their a relatively unknown drink you can recommend us?
    There are so many alcohols i could share, and i will be sharing most of them via my blog. So i suppose i shall off you a pretty much unknown cocktail recipe (unknown because it is my own recipe!)

    Sonoran Iced Tea:
    25ml Amaretto
    25ml Coffee Liqueur*
    12.5ml Silver Tequila*
    12.5ml Lime Juice
    75ml Cranberry Juice

    This preperation is a little different from my blog post of the same name:
    Shake, over ice, all the ingredients except for the lime juice.
    Strain over ice into highball glass and float in the lime juice.
    Serve with a lime wedge & straws.
    * To simplify this recipe use 25ml Patron XO Cafe Tequila in place of both the tequila and coffee liqueur.

    Hope you enjoy it, and again thank you! The other blogs on here are fantastic! =D

    Dan.

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  4. >lord, looks like I got lumbered, ah honoured.Thank you very muchly. I have stopped participating in these awards, mainly because most of my blogs have them, or versions of them. It’s not that I am being churlish, but the last one I participated fully in, got not a single acknowledgement from my nominees. not even a ‘thank you.’

    However, your one is different, original, a little cynical even, and that appeals to me. Check my blog later today.

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  6. How are you, gentlemen? All your base are… sorry. Wrong joke. Anyway, I’m jazzed about being nominated for an award… especially since I’m new around here. Anywho:

    1. What country are you from?
    – The U.S. of A.
    2. What’s your age?
    – I’m a geezer. 43.
    3. How old were you when you first got drunk?
    – 16. Jack Daniels. *shudder*
    4. What’s your favorite drink?
    – The Basil Gimlet.
    5. How many units of alcohol (check the graphic above) do you approximately drink per week?
    – Around 12 to 24. (Unless I tie one on Saturday Night…)
    6. What kind of drunk are you (angry, sleepy, extra-social, horny, dramatic, dancing, etc.)?
    – Happy & Social. Especially when drinking Gin!
    7. Is their any interesting local drinking custom, ritual or game that you can share with us?
    – Well, the olde “Last One In” was the standard a while back. At a table of 3 or more: everyone seated places one finger on the table, very nonchalantly. The last one to notice (therefore the last to place a finger on the table) buys the next round and chugs their drink.
    8. Describe your most epic drunk night.
    – I can’t remember it. Seriously. I’ve had people relay the events to me, but they always differ. Still, I come off as a hero/singer/jerk/drummer/ladykiller/role model.
    9. Which drink (or mix) is certain to screw you up?
    – Sweet Lucy. Oh man… you don’t even want to hear the things that come out of my mouth when I’m drinking that stuff.
    10. Got any tips on how to have a good (drunk) night for little money?
    – The classic Screwdriver. A bottle of vodka + 2 bottles of orange juice. Around here, it wouldn’t even cost $20.
    11. Is their a relatively unknown drink you can recommend us?
    – I was going to say The Aviation (one of my faves, recipe on my site) but Thinkreadcook snagged that one! I do love the Basil Gimlet, but that’s not all that unknown. SO: The Bramble! It’s a total unknown on the U.S. Left Coast.
    -The Bramble-
    1 ½ ounces of Plymouth Gin
    ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
    ½ ounce simple syrup
    1 ounce cremé de mûre (blackberry liqueur)
    Fill a tumbler (lowball glass) ¾ full with crushed ice. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Stir. Slowly pour the cremé de mûre over the top; garnish with two blackberries.

    Cheers!

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  7. Thanks for the nomination and thanks for reading Behind the Booze!
    1. What country are you from? The U.S. The really country Southeastern part.
    2. What’s your age? I’m in my 20’s but my liver has an older soul
    3. How old were you when you first got drunk? hmmm… around 14 or 15…There isn’t a lot to do in my neck of the woods… But I had my 1st drink when I was really young and confused my parents’ bright blue Bartles and James wine coolers with fruit juice that would pair nicely with my breakfast cereal—if Bartles and James wine coolers were still around I’d probably do it again.
    4. What’s your favorite drink? A simple gin and tonic with two slices of lime… or a gimlet made with Rose’s sweetened lime juice.
    5. How many units of alcohol (check the graphic above) do you approximately drink per week? It depends on what kind of week it was… somewhere between 9 and 30…
    6. What kind of drunk are you (angry, sleepy, extra-social, horny, dramatic, dancing, etc.)? It depends on what kind of week it was… somewhere between angry and horny…
    7. Is there any interesting local drinking custom, ritual or game that you can share with us? Well—let me preface this by saying I spend a lot of time camping and white water rafting and when you spend a lot of time outdoors with a lot of the same people you have to get…creative. So I don’t remember how this started but anytime a group shotguns a beer when the initial incision in the beer can is made—the resulting spray of beer is aimed at a pornographic picture that has been hung with great care on a tree… each drinker tells the subject of the picture how disappointed he/she is in the subject’s life choices before everyone shotguns. Sorry—that’s the cleanest way I can put it. Don’t judge me, sure it’s offensive and kind of gross but I’m a woman and I think it’s pretty funny—then again, I think a lot of things are funny after shotgunning beers….then again I go camping with people who have a seemingly endless supply of pornographic magazines…
    8. Describe your most epic drunk night. Well—I don’t remember doing this—but they say that on the first Sunday my town allowed alcohol sales I tricked some idiot into eating a crawfish whole—including the shell, slapped a self-proclaimed blues legend in the back of the head and told her she needed to learn how to hold a microphone and write songs that weren’t blatant rip-offs of a real local blues legend, and “gave the gout” to a handsy bar manager (apparently I put him in an arm lock and walked him out of the bar like a yelping dog—when I refused to let him go he started screaming that I had given him the gout and I just screamed something about my inability to control his body’s ability to produce ureic acid).
    9. Which drink (or mix) is certain to screw you up? Tequila make angry. Sour mix make indigestion. Mixing gin, red wine and Jack Daniels make blackout and loose morning stool.
    10. Got any tips on how to have a good (drunk) night for little money? Throw a party, booze just shows up if you have the right friends. If you don’t have the right friends go to one of their parties.
    11. Is there a relatively unknown drink you can recommend us? Most of the drinks I come up with. At the moment my favorite is fairly simple: the Gin Douglas Adams is 2 oz of gin, black tea simple syrup, and tonic served over sweetened lime ice cubes. I came up with it in honor of one of my favorite authors. http://behindthebooze.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/a-drink-for-douglas-adams/
    Thanks again for the nomination! Keep doing what you do!

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