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Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 am UTC
by PumpkinKing
Chick drinks are pre mixed beverages. Essentially any kind of sweet tasting, fizzy carbonated beverage that has an alcohol content similar to beer (4-7%).

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:15 am UTC
by Flying Betty
Hard cider. If you can't get past the taste of more "serious" seeming drinks and don't want people to htink you're in high school when you're 25, order a Woodchuck or a Hornsby's. Trust me. (That scenario has happened, btw)

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:59 am UTC
by Nowhere Guy
I'd say "Noob Drinks" is a far more appropriate term than "Chick Drinks" since experienced drinkers, men and women alike, tend to go for harder stuff. Personally, I'd classify most alcopops and certain exceptionally sweet cocktails as "Noob Drinks" since they're tailored to inexperienced drinkers who do not yet appreciate the feel of hard liquor or even a standard lager or ale. The newer, fruitier versions of Mike's Hard Lemonade and Appletinis are the first that come to mind for me.

I've generally been drawn to beer and sake, which can send you down an interesting road when mixed. There are few things I enjoy more than a sake bomb into Asahi super dry, but few things I hate more than the morning after drinking them.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:45 pm UTC
by Accipiter
Is Milk 43 a noob drink (1 part licor 43 3 parts milk. only has 31/4=7,75% alcohol). I wouldn't call it sweet but it hardly tastes alcoholic.
Anyway what is the noob drink which the most alcohol? I don't particularly like the taste of alcohol but if I don't get drunk from it I could just drink something normal.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:15 am UTC
by KallistiEngel
Accipiter wrote:Is Milk 43 a noob drink (1 part licor 43 3 parts milk. only has 31/4=7,75% alcohol). I wouldn't call it sweet but it hardly tastes alcoholic.
Anyway what is the noob drink which the most alcohol? I don't particularly like the taste of alcohol but if I don't get drunk from it I could just drink something normal.

Schnapps. Any sort of schnapps. But most especially the fruit flavored ones.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
by SirHoundalot
I've been going off lagers recently, and mostly drinking ciders such as Thatcher's and Weston's Stowford Press.

As far as beers go though - Leffe Blond s one of the finest beverages in existence.

I can't say I've drunk much in the US (last time I was there I was still under 21) but I get the impression that few European brands make it over there?

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
by Bakemaster
It depends what you mean. Newcastle, Stella Artois and Heineken are all easy to find. Bulk/warehouse style liquor stores usually have a section for imports with plenty of European brews, particularly from Germany and Belgium. Smaller liquor stores, it really depends on the owner and the community; but I can't remember one that didn't at least have the three I mentioned above, and most will have more. As for cider, Magners and Strongbow are pretty widespread in my experience, though there are also a lot of liquor stores that don't bother stocking cider at all.

As far as microbrews, obviously they're less common outside of their home region.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:32 am UTC
by the_phoenix612
BTW, I went to Germany and discovered that tasty beers do exist.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:05 am UTC
by podbaydoor
Bacardi Raz and buffalo wings. I have too much loyalty to Mike's Hard Lemonade to declare the Bacardi Raz a supplanter in my affections, but I commend our cute waiter for coming up with an excellent substitute when they didn't have MHL.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:14 am UTC
by KallistiEngel
the_phoenix612 wrote:BTW, I went to Germany and discovered that tasty beers do exist.

You probably didn't have to go all the way to Germany to discover that. They do sell imports in the U.S. :p

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:46 am UTC
by the_phoenix612
KallistiEngel wrote:
the_phoenix612 wrote:BTW, I went to Germany and discovered that tasty beers do exist.

You probably didn't have to go all the way to Germany to discover that. They do sell imports in the U.S. :p

I was in Germany and it was my first chance to legally drink.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:34 am UTC
by KallistiEngel
the_phoenix612 wrote:
KallistiEngel wrote:
the_phoenix612 wrote:BTW, I went to Germany and discovered that tasty beers do exist.

You probably didn't have to go all the way to Germany to discover that. They do sell imports in the U.S. :p

I was in Germany and it was my first chance to legally drink.

I figured as much. I'm just playing around because it keeps me amused.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:06 pm UTC
by Rinsaikeru
Noob drink that'll get you absolutely sloshed:

2 Parts Godiva Liqueur, 1 Part Vodka
Shake on ice and rim martini glass with chocolate shavings.


Tastes really good, has no mixer so is pretty potent. Mmm.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
by clockworkmonk
Personally, when I drink, which is seldom, I really enjoy straight whiskey. The closest story I have related to noob drinks is one my mom told me of trashcan punch she made.

It involved Hi-C fruit punch, a 20 gallon trashcan, everclear, and other stuff I can't remember right now.. Apparently people were not aware of the alcohol content, and got plastered fast.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
by KallistiEngel
Rinsaikeru wrote:Noob drink that'll get you absolutely sloshed:

2 Parts Godiva Liqueur, 1 Part Vodka
Shake on ice and rim martini glass with chocolate shavings.


Tastes really good, has no mixer so is pretty potent. Mmm.

Sounds very similar to a Brandy Alexander

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
by netcrusher88
I'm not entirely convinced "sweet" is the criteria for a noob drink. I present as evidence the recipe for Pitcher 'O Booze, an invention of a friend of mine.
Best served chilled and over ice. Mix 2 parts each of the following: Vodka (preferably 100 Proof), Peach Schnapps, Dark Rum, Orange Juice, and Cranberry Juice. Stir, and drink. Add a splash (a hearty splash if you're awesome) of Absolut Vanilla for an extra smooth kick to your cup.
Not recommended for noobs, it just tastes too damn good. I drank about a pint of this (among other things) the first time I drank heavily and it did not end well.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
by the tree
Flying Betty wrote:Hard cider. If you can't get past the taste of more "serious" seeming drinks and don't want people to htink you're in high school when you're 25, order a Woodchuck or a Hornsby's. Trust me. (That scenario has happened, btw)
But... cider makes up a large proportion of what I drank during high school. Not that there's anything wrong with drinking the same thing for a large part of your life - I just like larger.

Underage drinking is bad.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
by El Spark
A friend of mine told me once that unless you're talking about straight whiskey, preferably on fire, that you're probably describing a chick drink.

I can live with that. *sips a bay breeze*

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:30 pm UTC
by Azrael
El Spark wrote:A friend of mine told me once that if you're talking about straight whiskey on fire, then you're a jackass.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:31 pm UTC
by El Spark
Well, that's true too. I watched a guy burn his lips and nose trying to drink that once, on a bet from the group he was with. I'm sure he felt quite manly.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
by Telchar
I generally drink Fresca/Squirt and Sailor Jerry. I know most people think the Sailor is a bad bad man, but I like the unique flavors in the drink combined with the citrus.

In terms of beer, I generally don't drink a ton, but we have a lot of local brewerys here in Billings, so when I do it's generally a local wheat beer, or a local heffeweizen. I don't mind drinking Bud Light if I'm playing pong or just screweing around with buddies, but if I'm drinking for taste and not to get sloshed, then nothing beats wheat beer.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
by Azrael
Telchar wrote:I know most people think the Sailor is a bad bad man...
Really? Everyone I've met/heard/read/drunk who knows a damn about anything alcohol related typically thinks that Sailor Jerry is the only reason anyone would ever use spiced rum for anything at all.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:51 pm UTC
by Telchar
Sailor took Feburary of 2007 from me, and it's really the only alcohol that causes me to black out. That's more of what I was refering to.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:31 pm UTC
by tropetastic
Wow for people recommending Guiness, don't you think that's a bit heavy for a noob beer? It's still a decent place to start though, for anyone looking to go down that road. I personally started with really crappy American macro brewed beer, which I think has allowed me to really appreciate all the good beers out there while not being a total snob about it (refusing a Coors Light someone buys me at a bar is a pretty dick move, imho. I'll even still drink PBR or Keystone for beer pong and at parties).

Also, I don't think a lot of people have mentioned that many "chicks" don't drink beer because many mixed drinks contain less calories per how drunk you want to get. It takes a lot of games of beer pong for me to even get tipsy, nevermind drunk, whereas I can have two long islands and be good for a few hours. Also, umbrellas are cool.

Anyway, for noobs, I'd say amaretto sours are a pretty good bet. Low alcohol content, tasty, usually not too pricey to make/get at a bar. I also really like introducing people to Wild Blue, which is a delicious blueberry lager, because it's easy to drink, unique, and not too expensive. I don't know a lot of people that don't like that beer. I personally, prefer whiskey sours or seven and sevens (Seagram's 7 and 7-up).

People are getting pretty riled up about how sexist the term "chick drinks" may or may not be. I know a lot of my friends don't find it offensive, but I can also kind of see the opposing argument. Randomly labeling things as misogynist is a little dangerous though, as misogyny implies an active hatred/contempt of women, and I don't think "chick drinks" really falls into that category. Yes, the term is problematic, but I also think we can be too sensitive. (By the way, a lot of women choose to drink hot pink martinis because it makes them feel more feminine, or because they like the taste, or wanna be more like SJP, or whatever. There are a lot of cultural stereotypes and meanings associated with ALL types of alcohol. We can't just ignore that.)

BUT I really don't think that phrase can/should be replaced with "noob" drinks either, especially offline. Many people choose to drink noob drinks way after they started drinking, and as we can see from this thread, everyone has a different opinion of what a noob drink is.

Re: Noob Drinks

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:51 pm UTC
by Aardvarki
Rinsaikeru wrote:Noob drink that'll get you absolutely sloshed:
2 Parts Godiva Liqueur, 1 Part Vodka
Shake on ice and rim martini glass with chocolate shavings.
Tastes really good, has no mixer so is pretty potent. Mmm.


A similar one (my new favorite, a new take on a White Russian):

1 part French Vanilla Kaluha (regular Kaluha works too, I prefer French Vanilla)
2 parts Triple Espresso flavored Vodka
3 parts Chocolate Milk

Serve on ice in a highball glass.

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