All right, it should be very surprisingly I'm blogging about this subject, especially since I've been a pretty big straight edge for a while. I'll explain a little why I started this blog.
While going out to Happy Hour last Friday night, it was a bit better compared to some bars/nightclubs I went to, but I'm just not a big fan of those places. I end up paying a lot of money for stuff (like parking, coat check, meals, etc.) and I just don't feel comfortable around many people I don't know. I tend to be SILENT and not talk much (only talk to my group a little). This has happened at the majority of places I went to (15+). Almost every time including Friday night, I had zero
alcoholic drink. While I've had beer a few times, quite honestly it doesn't taste too great. It does make me relax a tad, but I'm just not a big fan of the taste and would rather have a Pepsi/Sprite/Coke/Ginger Ale since it taste good. As for the mixed drinks, I tried Captain and Coke because it was an appealing enough combination. First tasted like crap (too much Captain and not enough Coke). Second one was a tad better, but still didn't fall in love with it (more so had Coke with a little Captain). I'm starting to think I should either give up on going to clubs/bars (well, I really don't plan to do it much at all anymore), or I should at least try some more mixed drinks/beers so I can possibly tolerate the scene better (I won't even dance at a bar/club).
While many love a ton of alcoholic drinks, I'll admit that I HATE fruity drinks such as various juices and stuff. When you take them away, there are really not all that many mixed drinks I can find appealing. After talking with some friends, I came up with a few mixed drinks I might like:
- Long Island Ice Tea (I don't really like lemon and not a big tea guy, but you never know)
- White Russian (While I never had coffee, its mixed sounds quite appealing to me)
- Boilermaker (I only want it because of its name, due to my college)
- Irish Car Bomb (I barely know much about it)
I heard about one drink that mixes Sprite, but forgot what it was. When it comes to beer, I only tried 3-4 beers in my lifetime: Budweiser, Bud Light, and Miller Lite. IMO, they are all not tasty but I drank them because I at least had them before and know what to expect with its taste. I've been quite unsure on trying some beer because I never heard of the name (I strictly go by TV ads and stuff). I'd stay away from KeyStone Light since it was all over my college campus and heard it was disgusting cheap stuff. I don't plan to be any major beer drinker, but I might try a few new beers before I give up on it.
If anyone has ideas or has something to say about the drinks I listed, feel free to post.