Five Favourite Friday... Alcohol



Another week has flown by and Nikki has chosen Alcohol for this week's Five Favourite Friday post. I've been inspired by a conversation I had about the upcoming post where it was suggested that the drinks they mentioned were enjoyed at various times. As part of my list, I've considered occasions for a drink, if I didn't there could have been a trend of different flavours of a particular drink. I should add that I don't drink a huge amount, generally only on high days and holidays, but that doesn't meant I'm not partial to the odd tipple. On with my favourite alcoholic beverages:

1) Pub drink - I used to enjoy a pint of Strongbow when going out with friends, but with the rise of artisan ciders there are better alternatives available now. Last summer I had some Stella Artois Cidré in three flavours, elderflower, peach and, my favourite, raspberry.  I know it's not a manly kinda flavour, but I could sink a good number of bottles of the raspberry cidré before needing to move on to something else.

"This ruby red masterpiece has a strong fresh raspberry flavour that’s truly supérb. It’s perfectly sweet with very slight notes of red apple and spice." - Stella Artois
 
2) Post-meal - I rather enjoy Southern Comfort and lemonade to wind-down with after a relaxing meal. 
 
"Southern Comfort 70 Proof is the taste of whiskey made comfortable: sweet, smooth and delicious, unlike any other." - Southern Comfort

3) Winter night - Red Stag by Jim Beam warms me through on the cold winter nights, it's a blend on bourbon and black cherry, one of my favourite flavours of all time.
 
"Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry Liqueur has a balance of soft, dark cherry aromas backed by traditional bourbon oak. The palate finishes with warm, black cherry and smooth liqueur notes." - Jim Beam
 4) Summer night - Pimm's and Lemonade, the quintessential English summer drink. On many a holiday, I'll be found with a glass on Pimm's and lemonade enjoying the evening sun, watching it set over the horizon - bliss.
 
"The rich amber hue of PIMM'S No. 1 comes from infusing lots of lovely gin with herbal botanicals, caramelised orange and delicate spices." - Pimm''s
 
5) Celebrating - Moët et Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne, definitely not in price bracket as an everyday drink, but I do enjoy the Moët rosé champagne. The first time of drinking this was after visiting Epernay, the champagne region in France. Whilst checking some facts about their rose, I found that they produce a Ice Rosé, which is to be enjoyed over ice, which sounds intriguing.
 
Moët Rosé Impérial is a spontaneous, radiant, romantic expression of the Moët & Chandon style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity." - Moët et Chandon

 

Juxtaposed against the champagne, I'll give an honourable mention to low alcohol beers, supping away on a low alcohol beer when tending to a barbecue is great because you won't get drunk and suffer a hangover in the morning!
 
If you've not tried my favourite alcoholic drinks, give them a try (if you're old enough!), are there any I should try, let me know in the comments below. Next week I've decided that we'll look at our favourite Video Game Weapons.

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