holiday potables

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  • 12-19-2012
    SkidVicious
    holiday potables
    so what do you stow in the flask for the winter rides ? what do you imbibe during the festive season?...enduramil's eggnog references of late got me thinking...(btw: you won't find any nog in my fridge for the holidays, the Antiguans must shake their heads when you try to drown some yummy rummy in that nog...your colonization is showing, Scot ! btw: you are of scottish ancestry, no ?)

    one of my faves is krupnik. my pops used to make his own out of grain spirits (spyrytus) that the relatives, both young and old who were visiting would mule over to canada for us. you can find the ready made stuff at the LCBO.

    http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/people/...rupnik_750.jpg

    i love me a good stout for the winter, the brooklyn black chocolate stout is something i stocked up (to the point of emptying the shelf at the local LCBO), its cost per ethanol volume is low, and has dual use as a chain lube. Its pretty yummy.

    http://www.dudeletter.com/wp-content...klyn-BCS-1.jpg
  • 12-19-2012
    secret agent
    The Glenlivet 18 year old scotch. Buy a bottle for my dad and myself every Christmas and for our birthdays. Sometimes for father's day. I like to find as many excuses as possible to get a really nice bottle of scotch. Never got into having a nip while riding. When I was a wee pup, we might smoke a little something, but that was a long time ago.
  • 12-19-2012
    Enduramil
    When it's 100-120 proof they don't mind when it's in egg nog. The secret is truly in the proportions and we all know Canadians tend to use a low amount of alcohol to egg nog ratio.
  • 12-19-2012
    garage monster
    I've been stocking up on all sorts of odds and sods for nearly a month now. Got two sparkling ciders and a maple syrup eau-de-vie from Quebec, a Cremant de Limoux, a Vouvray, a couple good Cotes du Rhone Villages and as a special treat, we're going to crack open a couple excellent Thirty Bench rieslings for Xmas dinner.

    As for beer, the one I got that I'm most excited about is a 750mL Unibroue Terrible but I have some tasty stuff from Belgium and Ontario too. :)
  • 12-19-2012
    BlackCanoeDog
    If I were to find a flask under the tree...
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E...28/FBD1430.jpg

    ...I would be filling it with Forty Creek Cream Liquor
    http://postmediawindsorstar.files.wo...reek_cream.jpg

    Now Merdoff is partial to Jagermeister...
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J...019/FA6431.jpg

    Johnny Hair Boy sharing his Canadian Maple Whiskey...
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-g...28/FBD1405.jpg

    Doug doesn't care so long as it's booze :lol: (JK)
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2...28/FBD1395.jpg

    Happy Holidays people!! :thumbsup:
  • 12-19-2012
    Merdoff
    BCD, looks like I'll be making a trip to the LCBO tomorrow to try that liqueur. Might bring that for our New Year's Day ride. Hope you can make the trip down :thumbsup:
  • 12-20-2012
    akura
    I'll have to try the 40 Cream out as well. 40 Creek's been my favourite whiskey for about 5 years now, ever since Cliff Hatch was at our company xmas party (he's a friend of the owner) and told us to give it a try. The rumour goes that 40 creek maintains the original recipe that was used for crown royal (crown has since changed that recipe).

    I tried Beau's Bog Water Eastern Ontario Gruit on the weekend. I guess instead of using hops they use something called bog myrtle that's found peat bogs. Whatever it is, it's very flavourful and I'll be going back for more!
  • 12-20-2012
    garage monster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by akura View Post
    I tried Beau's Bog Water Eastern Ontario Gruit on the weekend. I guess instead of using hops they use something called bog myrtle that's found peat bogs. Whatever it is, it's very flavourful and I'll be going back for more!

    That's one of the other beers I got for the holidays! Glad to hear it's tasty! :thumbsup:
  • 12-20-2012
    Merdoff
    I picked up a 6 pack of this Boneshaker IPA | Amsterdam Brewery today. I have to admit I was drawn to it as it reminded me of Hardwood Hills :D
  • 12-20-2012
    ptbo_mac
    I just picked up a pack of Muskoka mad tom double mad. If you can find it give it a try
  • 12-20-2012
    Biggie
    Rarely, am I disappointed with the knowledge base on MTBR, but this thread is not earth shattering...so far.

    Two drinks I find warming on rides are either creme de menthe or peppermint schnapps. Both are like a dip in a blast furnace when fingers and toes are ready to fall off.

    This year I picked up 4 dozen Sleeman Draught for visitors and the Old Man (St. Nick) himself. This beer says, "Not fully recovered financially from going back to school, but on my way", to friends and family. Beats doling out Brava and Lucky to the ones I care about...
  • 12-21-2012
    singlesprocket
    blah those sugar creamed spiced minted cough syrups... some decent cognac for me, followed by a small piece of lindt dark chocolate...

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...d/L1020702.jpg
  • 12-21-2012
    SkidVicious
    i give you a C for frugality, now if you got someone to bring you the sleeman from quebec for almost half price, you'd get a B (booo...ontario beer and liquor taxes), and if you swap out the creme de menthe for aqua velva, you get a full A+. :)

    mmm...peppermint schnaps (rumple minze) is pretty good: mix with jager and 'shlager for a super yummy flask worthy treat.

    as for single malt scotches, i got bored of them years ago, except for the double and triple casked scotches (which if you get from the US, are half price - sorta puts a wrench in the lcbo's gears when they say they have the buying power to give us cheaper prices and realize what an insane vice tax we pay in ontario), these days i'm partial to the irish single malts...sweeter and way less burn. tried the red breast this year, really good stuff, and sanely priced. not getting that for christmas tho :(
  • 12-21-2012
    Nerdgirl
    I'm not really good at drinking and riding (it makes my legs go all wobbly and my technical skills get even worse). For truly cold weather, though, you can't beat hot ch'noglate. It's a delicious mix of hot chocolate and eggnog. A variety of delicious things can be added for extra warming sensation: Bailey's, amaretto, whatever tickles your fancy.
  • 12-21-2012
    garage monster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    I picked up a 6 pack of this Boneshaker IPA | Amsterdam Brewery today. I have to admit I was drawn to it as it reminded me of Hardwood Hills :D

    Ooh, that's a good one. Be on the lookout as well for Amsterdam Tempest in single bottles. It's a treat! :)

    http://amsterdambeer.com/wp-content/...rial-Stout.png
  • 12-21-2012
    cyclelicious
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    I'm not really good at drinking and riding (it makes my legs go all wobbly and my technical skills get even worse). For truly cold weather, though, you can't beat hot ch'noglate. It's a delicious mix of hot chocolate and eggnog. A variety of delicious things can be added for extra warming sensation: Bailey's, amaretto, whatever tickles your fancy.

    Just a few sips is enough for me too. But I do love winter riding and because the days are so short a fire is a must on some rides.
    A fire to warm the toes and a few sips from the flask makes me toasty and ready for the ride back

    http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w...t/DSC00194.jpg
  • 12-21-2012
    garage monster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Just a few sips is enough for me too. But I do love winter riding and because the days are so short a fire is a must on some rides.
    A fire to warm the toes and a few sips from the flask makes me toasty and ready for the ride back

    http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w...t/DSC00194.jpg

    That picture would make an excellent Xmas card!