martin

----
Black Velvets are nice but you have to make them properly - ie, bottled Guinness, not out of a can, and you have to layer the champagne on top, not just dunk it in. Don't try and save money by using Prosseco or Woodpecker - it has to be champagne.

I had a Singapore Sling in Raffles in Singapore with someone from Catford who loudly complained about the price (ยฃ22! - though I claimed mine on expenses) and just wanted to go for a beer instead. Nice fountain near the bar. They have a Raj outside in full gear who hails you a taxi, and there's a shop in the hotel where you can buy embroidered handkerchiefs that cost ยฃ500. It's 'OK', wouldn't bother making it personally.

Russian Bloody Marys are lethal - just tomato juice, then vodka poured over a tableknife blade so it sits on top in a separate layer. Downed in one but you have to toast someone/something before you do or it's bad luck. A night on these and I fell off the stage in a nightclub in St Petersburg but was so drunk I just suffered bruising. When it comes to vodka, I usually stick to screwdrivers - freshly squeezed orange juice, why mess with the classics?

Black Russians taste uniquely '70s suburbia' (see also snowballs). Equal parts vodka and Kahlua - add fresh cream and it becomes a White Russian. Add Baileys and it becomes a Mudslide. Some say add vanilla ice cream but we are here to drink, not eat kids' birthday party food.

I once had a gin martini and it tasted like someone pissed in a sherry.

Are Negronis any good?
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
I think I've tried a Boulevardier, which is just a Negroni but with bourbon instead of gin. I'll have to try that one again some time, cause I don't recall the verdict.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Haven't heard of a Mudslide, but I like the sound of it. And I agree about the ice cream - unless it can poetically be worked into the recipe, I'd prefer to let it melt on the asphalt.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Stan have you ever got so drunk you pissed the bed? or pissed anywhere in your residence that was not the toilet eg laundry basket or wardrobe
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Not pissed, I don't think so. Freshman year I blacked out almost every weekend for the first few months, until I woke up in the hospital one day. I learned that I had provoked the lacrosse team at the bar designated for Fridays, and was bear-huggedly thrown out by the bouncer, before being walked home by a young lady whose name I forget, and attempting to swipe in to the dorm not with the student ID, but with a credit card. Apparently I was quite yellow, too.
 

catalog

Well-known member
The housemates laundry basket one was funny, cos I had absolutely no recollection of it all, then at breakfast the next morning, I rushed down, late for work etc and said 'morning' and she was dead stony faced, so I asked what was up and she told me, she was really upset cos I the basket sat on her treasured sheepskin rug, which she was hand washing. I was apologetic but genuinely had no recollection so the first thing I did was laugh a bit. Beginning of the end that was
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
all true sons of England have done it. Craner too even though he's Welsh. He's done it loads.
 

catalog

Well-known member
My mate took mushrooms once and was lying on the sofa, he swivelled round and cocked his leg, then proceeded to wet himself while carrying on a conversation with us, til one of the girls was like 'your weeing' while everyone else collapsed with laughter
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
I went into the bathroom to hurl and found a friend already curled over the pot. From what I remember we exchanged knowing looks, laughed and took turns puking into the toilet like a couple of chums. The next day I learned I had actually just waltzed in there and puked directly on her chest.
 

catalog

Well-known member
The tournier book I just read had a passage all about rhed pleasure he takes pissing and shitting as he walks about
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
My mate took mushrooms once and was lying on the sofa, he swivelled round and cocked his leg, then proceeded to wet himself while carrying on a conversation with us, til one of the girls was like 'your weeing' while everyone else collapsed with laughter

thats really good
 

catalog

Well-known member
It's the mate who I wanted to join but you said no so I told him he couldn't. But it's for the best I think, even though he's a true son of the nation
 
Top