What're your favorite pre & post dinner drinks? And your late night go-to choices?
Hi all - I'm looking for a new drink...and figured Chowhounds were the best place for recommendations!
I'd love to hear what your favorites are...mine are currently:
Pre-dinner: Dirty Martini (vodka, I know but I like it and I strongly dislike gin)
Dinner: Wine (usually red, but occasionally a white or rose)
Post-dinner: port, old fashioned, espresso martini
Late night: Guinness or vodka soda
Occasionally: Bloody Mary, Margaritas
What are your favorites? Or any you'd recommend I try (especially if your favorite flavors are similar)?
I only drink "dessert" in the colder months! In the fall I sometimes like a "white Russian" after diiner or later evening. I also just mix some Godiva chocolate liquer with some fat free half & half. Other times I mix up a variation of a "chocotini". In the dead of winter I like a "snow shoe" with peppermint schnapps, or a warm cognac or brandy.
I like a spicy bloody mary with brunch...anytime!
Pre: It varies with the weather...vodka gimlet, bourbon Manhattan
Post: B&B...always tastes great regardless of the weather!
Pre: Champagne, gin martini, Campari and soda
Post: Port, B and B, Fernet Branca, late harvest/botrytis-type dessert wine
Pre: G&T/V&T, Manhatten or martini depending on how much time/energy I have.
Whilst cooking: Whatever I just finished drinking.
Dinner: Wine it it's there. Some sort of gin or vodka if it's not.
Post: Beer if it's football/hockey season. G&T if not.
Late night: Bourbon or Irish whiskey on the rocks.