crooked wrote:I didn't know that you could get cider in the colonies.
Oh, yes! We've got Angry Orchard, Original Sin, and loads of other microbrewery versions. It's just hit a sort of boom here in the States... they've even got it on offer at the regular grocery stores in the beer aisle now. If you go to the specialty or wholesale places, they have a much larger selection of brands, but so far Angry Orchard Traditional Dry is my favorite.
You will notice that the whisky on the tray is Johnny Walker Black Label - absolute rubbish, in my opinion (I like single malts like Balvenie Double Wood) but I wasn't about to waste the good stuff on this mashed-up tumble of drinks fest. I also never use the good stuff when it's going to be mixed with something. No, the single malt gets enjoyed very selectively, on its own, with just a bit of water to release the flavors.
The drinks I left out were the bloody mary (drunk by Uncle Monty) and the rum (which the proprietor of the Crow and Crown gets arseholed on before opening time) ... partly because I think the addition of these would definitely have made me sick, and partly because they were not drinks had by Withnail. Oh, and of course I left out the Ronsonol, because I'd like to live to see Withnail & I a few hundred more times at least.
As it was, I don't remember most of that night (but I was told we had a good time), but miraculously when I woke the next morning I didn't have even a smidgeon of a hangover. No headache, no nausea, nothing. I just felt a bit disconnected from everything... but no negative complaints whatsoever. Odd. I was terrified I'd be sick, because "you should never mix your drinks."