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Old Aug 29th 2010, 6:22 am
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As a 14 year old, mine was 'Special K' or 'Diamond White'... Yours?
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Besides being given hot toddies (whisky) as a kid...I basically started off on ciders at uni when I was 17...then moved to lager and later to whisky (again!)

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Beside being given hot toddies (whisky) as a kid...I basically started off on ciders at uni when I was 17...then moved to lager and later to whisky (again!)
Nice. It seems like the apple juice is a good starting ground.

I too moved from cider to lager followed by baileys chasers (I was young). I've since moved to lager tops followed by vodka-cokes when I've hit the 7 pint limit.

I've dropped the baileys chasers but still like it occasionally on the rocks before bed.
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My first tipple, apart for the odd bits my mum and dad allowed me to have at Christmas etc etc etc, was vodka and lime -

Have come on in leaps and bounds since then!
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Nice. It seems like the apple juice is a good starting ground.

I too moved from cider to lager followed by baileys chasers (I was young). I've since moved to lager tops followed by vodka-cokes when I've hit the 7 pint limit.

I've dropped the baileys chasers but still like it occasionally on the rocks before bed.
I think when you are younger your taste buds still prefer sweet things and drinks, it was later I moved to lager. Same with blue cheese, I thought it tasted like soap when I was in my late teens, yet later and now I can easily demolish a blue vein cheese, such as Stilton.
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Cider - beer - liquor is the standard route.

I didn't take well to alcohol when I first started drinking. My American family rarely drank anything harder than chardonnay at a special event and even then they felt guilty, whereas my English family didn't consider it a day until they'd had a bottle at lunch, drinks after work, another bottle or two at supper and a bedtime toddy.

It's hard to balance the two halves. Even today I have an odd relationship to alcohol. I want to be a drunkard but I can't stomach having more than two or three drinks at a go.
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I think when you are younger your taste buds still prefer sweet things and drinks, it was later I moved to lager. Same with blue cheese, I thought it tasted like soap when I was in my late teens, yet later and now I can easily demolish a blue vein cheese, such as Stilton.
I did try and drink Cafferys for a while. Love the stuff, but the hangover used to start while I was midway through the 3rd pint so hate to jack that in.

I've yet to find blue cheese or olives nice...
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I never liked blue cheese until one day I had some smeared on a piece of crispy melba toast with a dab of honey.

It was nice.

Try it.

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I've yet to find blue cheese or olives nice...
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I don't drink, disgusting habit....
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I've yet to find blue cheese or olives nice...
God, me too, ewey...
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I don't drink, disgusting habit....
are you still drunk....?
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I never liked blue cheese until one day I had some smeared on a piece of crispy melba toast with a dab of honey.

It was nice.

Try it.
Cheese and honey...? This just seems so wrong.

Lisa likes a Brie and Cranberry sandwich, or the poor mans version of cheddar and jam. all just seems wrong to me.
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I don't drink, disgusting habit....
And reason being?
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And reason being?
she can't handle it.
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