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November 24, 2002, 04:40 PM
What type of drink do you prefer while sitting around with your buddies swapping lies after a hunt??

My two would include; Steaming hot coffee stoked with liberal doses of Baileys irish cream or Crown Royal in iced down Coke classic..... :)


November 24, 2002, 04:44 PM
Nice ICE Cold BEER and a hot meal. Any beer thats cold will do.

Dan Morris
November 24, 2002, 06:25 PM
COKE n CROWN...........Sacriledge!!!!!Should only use cold water.LOL

November 24, 2002, 08:19 PM
It would depend on the time of year and the climate.

Hot and humid weather like doves in Sept. Something cold. Be it beer, tea, coke, etc.

In cold weather such as deer in Dec.-Jan. than it again will depend. A good burbon, Crown, or if hot food is right there milk with the food and some good sipping whiskey after hot food and a hot shower and warming up.

gordo b.
November 24, 2002, 08:24 PM
Hard to beat Gentleman Jack and a hot shower to get off the stinkin blood and guts.:)

November 24, 2002, 09:52 PM
How about sitting around the campfire grilling and eating fresh deer loin and sipping some Virginia Shine. Then, after all is gone(both the loin and shine) smoking a great cigar and sipping some Bushmill's.;)

November 24, 2002, 09:57 PM
hey, shine isnt legal in Virginia ;)

most of the stuff around here is from West Va. :)

Chuck Dye
November 24, 2002, 10:12 PM
Hot weather, a micro brewed India Pale Ale.

Cold, Strong black tea with lots of lime juice, honey, and black rum.

Dan Morris
November 25, 2002, 06:59 AM
Thinkin back, ain't nuthin wrong with Virginia shine!

November 25, 2002, 10:06 AM
Gotta go with the cold beer. Me an liquor don't get along.

Prefer Ziegenbach or a really cold Michelob Dry (in a longneck)

six 4 sure
November 25, 2002, 10:09 AM
I always enjoy a good cold beer, Jack and coke is nice also, but if I'm fighting off the cold as a change of pace I enjoy some hot apple cider with a healthy dose of brandy.

Ron L
November 25, 2002, 02:32 PM
Why ruin Baileys with a cup of coffee? ;) Actually, that's one of my favorites, but I'll drink it chilled as well. Beer is OK, but not just any beer, lately, I'm partial to Honey Brown or a good Pale Ale (mmmm Oberon's).

But two of my favorite beverages anyway are an ice cold Coke or a good cup of coffee, and a nice cup of hot tea will do in a pinch.

Keith Rogan
November 25, 2002, 03:28 PM
A few years ago I would have said old Irish whiskey in a tin cup. After a few trips to the Carribean I've learned to love aged rum more than any whiskey.
If you haven't tried good rum yet, pick up a bottle of "Anejo" or aged rum at the liquor store. You won't have to pay much, you can get great rums for under $20. Try it in a brandy snifter and it will put $100 Cognac or single malt Scotch to shame. But of course, for hunting we'll have to go with a tin cup, preferably enameled!

If you're new to premium rums, here is a few that are really good.

Barbancourt Five Star (Haiti)
Appleton Twelve Year Old (Jamaica)
Cruzan Estate Diamond (St. Croix)
Black Seal (Bermuda)

These are all relatively inexpensive, yet fine rums. There are dozens more out there. You really can't go wrong with any rum that's been aged - check the label. For some reason most of the Puerto Rican rums don't measure up - even the "premium" ones. I think they've been formulated for American palates that think rum is supposed to be mixed with coke.

November 25, 2002, 03:52 PM
.....and if its really cold. Hot Dr. Pepper

November 25, 2002, 05:29 PM
Cold mountain dew.

November 26, 2002, 09:55 AM
Warm weather: Guinness

Cold weather: Glenfiddich


Art Eatman
November 26, 2002, 10:49 AM
I gotta chuckle at the memory of the number of times we did the "vertical rotisserie" at a campfire. Slowly turning 'round and 'round, warming the cold side. And drinking cold beer, usually. Why go inside the camphouse, by that nice little woodstove? That might show signs of intelligence! :D

I've come to like "Maker's Mark" bourbon, for sippin' whiskey. I've always been a coffee hound, so most any rum or bourbon will work in that.

I sorta like Ol' Bud's "bite", for at-camp beer.

Most anything tastes good if ya got Bambi hangin'.

:), Art

November 26, 2002, 12:29 PM
Fierce Grape Gatorade

I cover a lot of ground while pheasant hunting and walk where the fat road hunters can't even see from the road. Many birds there. They should try it sometime.

Art Eatman
November 26, 2002, 01:34 PM
H.J, Gatorade is good lubricant for the body, during the hunt.

A wee drap of something else, after the hunt and around the campfire, is lubricant for the soul.

(I note that there are some who get a bit too well-oiled...)

:), Art

November 26, 2002, 03:05 PM
During hunt in cold weather: Water.
In Warm Weather: Wather.

After Hunt in cold weather: Water.
In warm weather: Wather.

Hmm. Methinks I see a pattern here...

November 26, 2002, 04:41 PM
Barbancourt Five Star (Haiti)
Appleton Twelve Year Old (Jamaica)
Cruzan Estate Diamond (St. Croix)
Black Seal (Bermuda)

if you don't mind me adding to you're list

Appleton 21yrs ( $40 a bottle strong harsh taste )
Flor de Cana 8yr age
Barcardi Anejo ( very good )
Barcadi 1873/Solerna ( not the stuff bottle in Mexico)
Matusalem Gran Reserve
Havanna Club drk aged rum ( avail in Cuba, Mexico , most of the Caribbean and Canada )

Any of the above rums are great with a splash of coke a wedge of lemon. Rum imho is 10x better than whiskey and much cheaper.

November 27, 2002, 10:51 AM

But it isn't fair to play favourites, there are other good single malts out there too. :)

Civilized people do not mention whisky. And Coke. In the same sentence.

Now coffee. Only thing suitable for mixing in coffee is home brew. Home brewing in my neighbourhood is a science, the product should be at least 95 per cent alcohol by volume. Anything weaker will only make the coffee cold. Put a small coin in the bottom of the cup, pour strong coffee til the coin is no longer visible, then pour the brew til you can see the coin again. Add sugar to taste. In some parts of the country this is known as a "coffee doctor", guaranteed to kill or cure. :D

Btw, alcohol and cold weather do not mix. A wee dram doesn't warm, it opens the pores and increases blood circulation in the outer layers of the skin, leading to more rapid loss of body heat. Those who think that 70 degress is "cold weather" don't need to worry about this...

November 27, 2002, 11:11 AM
My brother and I traditionally have Pabst Blue Ribbon.

November 27, 2002, 11:55 AM
SkaerE: The Hell you say! Shine isn't legal in Virginia! :eek:

November 27, 2002, 01:03 PM
"I gotta chuckle at the memory of the number of times we did the "vertical rotisserie" at a campfire. Slowly turning 'round and 'round, warming the cold side. And drinking cold beer, usually. Why go inside the camphouse, by that nice little woodstove? That might show signs of intelligence! "

How many times have I done that, and better than having a camphouse with a woodstove my 28' travel trailer was parked 15 feet away.................hot shower, central heat, central air, nice stove, TV, VCR, warm clean bed. Hell we even stood ther in light rains sometimes.........................intelligence? Sounds like dumb coonasses to me! Boudreaux and Thibodeaux must have been around!

Keith Rogan
November 27, 2002, 02:58 PM
>>>>>Any of the above rums are great with a splash of coke a wedge of lemon. Rum imho is 10x better than whiskey and much cheaper.<<<<

I would argue that if you're going to mix any good spirit with Coke, you might as well buy the cheap stuff!

I do agree that rum is by far the best value in spirits. It just hasn't been discovered yet by most people. It's not an "acquired" taste either. If someone was take any of the rums from my or your list and taste it straight up from a brandy snifter they'd almost certainly like it. Try that with single malt scotch or good bourbon - most people have to "learn" to like it.

I note a couple of your rums are from the Dominican Republic and I was unaware that you could buy them outside of that country. We like to vacation in that little paradise and you can buy the premium Barcello and Brugal rums for the equivalent of about $11!!

Of course, you can rent an entire beach house (villa) with a maid for $40 a day, a meal for $3... What a country!

November 27, 2002, 06:06 PM
Ultimathule; I never claimed to be civilized.....;)


November 27, 2002, 06:44 PM
A small glass of Irish Mist tto sip slowly and talk about the one that got away and hopefully, the one that didn't.

Art Eatman
November 27, 2002, 06:45 PM
yorec, drinkin' straight mix is bad for you. Rusts the pipes. :D

UltimaThule, in Terlingua, water freezes at 60F. :) That's reasonable, though; 50 to 60 degrees below our summer highs...

Back B.C. (before Castro), my father-in-law brought back a case of Cuban Bacardi Anejo. There were some other descriptive terms indicating great age and high quality. Talk about smoooooth! I think that was the most appreciated of all the wedding presents. We stretched it out over a long, long time. The Sacramental Rum, as it were.

Since mule deer season opens Saturday and Johnny Guest left most of a jug of Mr. Weller's Sippin' Stuff out at camp last year, I guess I'll offer a toast...


November 27, 2002, 09:29 PM
Well lets see. I am only 16 so no alcoholic beverages for me. I just don't see how people can drink it. It seems to taste nasty to me. But not that I have tried any. I would have to go with caffeine free pepsi.

November 28, 2002, 12:28 AM
I note a couple of your rums are from the Dominican Republic and I was unaware that you could buy them outside of that country.

I live in the greater Miami area, part Dominicano , used to live in a Dominican neighborhood,

Trust me Brugal, Bermudez & Barcelo are in every Mom & Pop and Latino Bodega and the others are easy located in most pkg stores except Havana Club ( due to US anti-Fidel views )

They all makes for a good evening after the hunt cool down drink.

Keith Rogan
November 28, 2002, 02:22 PM
Well, I sure wish I could get Dominican rums in these parts! I'll have to look on the web and see if anyone mail-orders.

If you haven't been to the Dominican Republic, you should check it out. The people are wonderful and since it hasn't been "discovered" yet, the prices on everything are unbelievably low. Crime is fairly rare low and it's even "gun friendly" to some degree, you'll note a lot of people packing pieces - maybe that explains the low crime rate...
We like a place called Las Terrenas on the NE coast. I'm considering buying a winter home there, something I couldn't really afford anywhere else.

November 28, 2002, 04:33 PM

And the only thing it should EVER be mixed with is frozen water.

November 28, 2002, 08:04 PM
My Grand Parejnt are form La Vega & in 20 years I plan to retire near a tourist location like Puerta Plata . "A dollar goes along way over there"

Rums are good also.

November 30, 2002, 05:29 PM
MD 40/40

Actually, just water.


Lone Star
December 1, 2002, 09:02 AM
If you're serving it with the venison, red wine. Doesn't have to be Chateau Latour. Chilean and Californian cabernet sauvignon often offers splendid value.

For general sipping, I lean toward tea. Most of my favorites are from Twining's, est. 1706, and holder of the Royal Warrant: "Tea and Coffee Merchants to Queen Elizabeth II". My favorites include their Ceylon Breakfast, Irish Breakfast (a good blend from Assam) and English Breakfast.

Try their site: www.twinings.com This excellent site discusses the firm, the history of the tea trade, and shows all of their selections. Also like Bigelow's Darjeeling, which is a little fuller than the "standard" Twining's Darjeeling. Twining's have better Darjeeling in their Queen Anne and Vintage Darjeeling, but they're hard to locate in the States. www.bigelowtea.com

If you live in any of several major Texas cities, see if you have Central Market gourmet grocery stores. They stock the above brands, but also Taylor's of Harrogate (Yorkshire), which is also good in traditional blends. Try their Assam and English Breakfast.

Lone Star

Blaze Glory
December 4, 2002, 01:09 AM
On hot days, "the real thing" (Classic Coke). Maybe a Shiner Bock or two when the firearms are cleaned and put away. I'm also partial to Black Jack and Coke. When it's chilly, some hot chocolate with a shot of Bailey's. All in moderation, though. RKBA!;)

December 4, 2002, 02:11 PM
Nothing is better than that cool water you've carried around in your pack all day waiting for that time when you're finished dragging your deer out of the swamp to the logging road. :cool:

December 4, 2002, 02:23 PM
BEFORE and DURING: gallons of water.

AFTER: Black Seal and coffee, or (even) Black Seal, Amaretto, and coffee. Maker's Mark and Coke is another favorite, though more of a warm weather proposition.

December 4, 2002, 08:24 PM
Jagermeister of course! That's German for the "master of the hunt"

December 4, 2002, 08:45 PM
My favorite (from my country of birth, South Africa) is a concoction we called "snakebite": half brandy, half Van der Hum liqueur. Van der Hum is a local liqueur, which I haven't yet found in the USA (if anyone knows a supplier who will ship it, please let me know!). It's brandy-based, to which is added extract of "naartjies" (pronounced naar-cheese, with a shortened "cheese", as in "chiz" - that's about as close as I can get in English), herbs, etc. The mixture is great on cold nights; get in your sleeping-bag, drink a tot or two, and in five minutes you're warm as toast and singing at the stars! :D

December 8, 2002, 10:34 AM
coffee baby real strong coffeeI donnt believe in drinkin alcohol around firearms

December 8, 2002, 03:18 PM
About thirty years ago, before I was even married to my wife, I began hunting with my soon-to-be father in law. At the end of the day he used to mix a pitcher, actually more of a vat, of Manhattans, and all of us used to get half sloshed and swap lies.
He's gone now, but we still make that vat, toast him and swap lies.

December 8, 2002, 03:57 PM
Nothing like a cold beer when the day is over... though I'm not quite sure why. Kinda like the best fish you ever had is one you just caught.

For more civilized campfire discussion, I've been known to keep a cocktail shaker in camp, for a proper Manhattan. (Maker's Mark of course.) If we are forced by circmstance to be less civilized, Makers with a chunk of ice or two.

When I was younger I threatened to bring a "partymate" blender to elk camp... just in case anyone thirsted for a post hunt Daqueri. I was part timing as a bar tender... I think it was getting to me. Hunting is about having a good time hunting.. not partying.

Remember––booze and guns don't mix well.

December 8, 2002, 03:59 PM
A pint of Guinness!!

I shot a 110 lb doe yesterday and that was the first thing I went for after the deer was dressed.

Jamie Young
December 8, 2002, 04:47 PM
Swiss Miss.

Ben Shepherd
December 9, 2002, 09:20 AM
Although most control it well, I only drink on the last night of the hunt. As in: we're pulling out in the morning, after we sleep in and the sun's been up a while.

Before that I'm usually headed out at 3:30 or 4:00, and don't get back till well after dark.(Some say I take it too seriously, oh well.) No time for a relaxing drink.

But on that last night, I'll have some Bailey's Irish Creme and Jack Daniels in a cup of hot chocolate. I think it's called tenessee mud. Or maybe some crown on the rocks.

June 5, 2004, 02:50 PM
Mountain Dew if its hot out, Hot chocolate or coffee if its
cold. Will not drink alcohol in a camp situation with guns
I have a 17 year old, and other members have teens
there also. I am setting the example for my kids.

When I was 15 at my first deer camp, everyone had beer
and/or whiskey, at the time I thought it was cool. Until
one of the guys got pissed at another for taking his
buddies camera for pics and used up all the film. Then
the irate (buzzed) guy walked away and 5 minuites later
Shot the accused camper thru the side !!! three times
before the guys talked him into putting the rifle down.

Johnny Guest
June 6, 2004, 07:29 PM
- - To those who eschew the use of alcoholic spirits for religious reasons, I do not. I am always cautious about the handling of firearms when impaired in any way, though. When the hunting or shooting is over for the day and the guns are cased or racked, I see naught wrong with "a drop of the creature," and will happily share what I have at hand, either in camp or in my home.

I am equally careful about drinking when there's driving to be done. I know how much I can drink and still function well, and long since resolved to stop well short of that point unless within a secure perimeter with trusted companions.

There was a time when I was not so restrained, and I give thanks I managed not to hurt myself or any other person back then.


June 13, 2004, 10:44 PM
Either Gatorade or a bottle of filtered water.. :rolleyes:

June 14, 2004, 09:39 AM
Ice Cold Orange Pop!

June 17, 2004, 11:40 PM
I enjoy an ice cold Vernors after a hunt.

June 23, 2004, 12:42 AM
Winter : A good corn whiskey or Maker's Mark ... unpolluted with either ice or foreign liquids.
Spring : Guinness extra stout
Summer : Shiner Bock
Fall : Guinness, whiskey, or Gekkeikan sake

Dusty Miller
June 25, 2004, 03:45 PM
Peter Hathaway Capstick recommended "Bonded Kentucky Drain Opener"!!

Hi-Power Hobbit
June 25, 2004, 08:55 PM
Down at The Cabin I like to sip on a little Maker's Mark with a cup of hot perked coffee when it's cold. Turkey and hogs in hot weather require an ice cold beer. However, toasts and congratulations demand TEQUILA. :eek: I propose a toast to lots of congratulations! :D


July 15, 2004, 08:08 PM
During those hot early fall evenings, Make mine a Cerveza Presidente, from the Dominican Rep. In the cooler months, I take my Old Fitzgerald 90 proof with just one ice cube, thanks.

July 18, 2004, 09:11 PM
Trudging through the field to and from my stand, it's just plain H2O. But in the evening, Dr. McGillicuddy's Menthol Schnapps, after the guns were cased and put away.

Then, in the last several years of my Air Force career, I discovered Knob Creek 9-year old Kentucky Bourbon - very nice! Later on, AAFES had a tent sale at my local base exchange, with one heck of a good discount. So I bought a case of the stuff. It says "Small Batch", so I figured I'd better stock up...

July 18, 2004, 10:07 PM
Hot Chocolate with a little Nutmeg and Cinnamon sitting on top of some whipped cream. I also have a couple of "Lorna Doone" cookies to go with it.

If I had to choose an alcoholic beverage I guess I would like some hot buttered rum. It takes the chill from the body and makes one pleasantly sleepy!

Not too exciting but there you have it.

July 19, 2004, 01:34 PM
On a cold day, I'll take a Jim Beam on ice. Hot day, gimme a Busch.

Any .45
July 19, 2004, 03:09 PM
cold weather: Nice hot cup of Cocoa and a nice meal
Hot weather: Nice cold bottle of Sprecher: Amber or Black Bavarian

July 22, 2004, 11:16 PM
after the guns are put away, several Budweiser longnecks and a copenhagen suit me just fine. any time of year

July 23, 2004, 12:58 AM
Hot day=Captain Jack & ice cold Coke! If winter I'll take a good(at least 18 years old/Glenmorangie, Laphroaig, Glenlivet, Etc..) single malt Scotch and a Fuentes Hemingway stogie to finish it off!

Do we really need to go hunting to enjoy our favorite beverage? Oh wait, I get it thats just the excuse! Huh? ;)

August 12, 2004, 10:47 AM
After turkey hunts....Wild Turkey of course. ;)

August 12, 2004, 10:53 AM
A few years ago I would have said old Irish whiskey in a tin cup. After a few trips to the Carribean I've learned to love aged rum more than any whiskey.

Like the man said in the movie The Deep....."Rum's not drink'in, it's surviv'in."

J. Scott
September 17, 2004, 06:10 PM
Grand Marnier to warm up with before the shower and Three olives vodka on the rocks to chill out with after.

Ben Swenson
September 17, 2004, 06:44 PM
I don't drink alcohol at all, so I'd have to say Vernors.

However, I was playing around with Photoshop after taking my camera hunting last season and came up with this (http://www.benswenson.com/images/archive/nateKCad.jpg). The subject is no less than fellow TFL/THR member, teetotaler and hunter Nate Hibschman (aka Kcustom45).

September 24, 2004, 10:55 AM
I like Stolichnaya vodka.

September 29, 2004, 10:22 AM
Generally, it never gets that cold down here in So Texas, so Give me a cold beer. And when it does get cold... Some hot cocoa will do just fine...

February 13, 2005, 10:04 PM
for a fine drink ten year old single malt scotch on the rocks and for a drink with my buddies molson canadian or Kokanee beer cold as can be.

February 13, 2005, 11:29 PM
Cold outside..... Capt. Morgan Spiced Rum
Warm outside....Capt. Morgan
Beautiful and Breezy....Capt. Morgan
Rainy....Capt. Morgan
Snowing....Capt. Morgan
Sleet....Capt. Morgan
Hail....Capt. Morgan
Inside no matter the weather....Capt. Morgan

No favorites, promise :D
If no Cap'n is around, a good cold Budweiser will be fine :)
If there are people underage about, then good ole Coca-Cola.

No alcohol is consumed while the guns are uncased. Period.

bill k
February 13, 2005, 11:52 PM
Coffee, irish cream, and Jack daniels. After I'm warmed up, gimme the jack.

February 14, 2005, 11:56 AM
A Nice Single Malt Scotch That's At Least 8 Years Old .

February 14, 2005, 12:14 PM
Coffee with Bailey's, cold beer, Captain on the rocks.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
February 14, 2005, 12:52 PM
Jameson Irish Whiskey on the rocks for a cold day.
Any other day, Guinness, Wexford Irish Cream Ale, or Boddington's.

February 14, 2005, 09:31 PM
The late author, Gene Hill, offered the following in a story titled "Rain" from his A Hunter's Fireside Book:

"You'll have to admit that one of the nicest things about getting wet is getting dry. How about the feeling of sticking your feet into some nice warm, dry sheepskin slippers! A fresh, clean shirt and britches and snuggle your backside up in front of the fire--if you can move the dogs out of your way.

"Then you warm a quart of milk, add a pint or so of burbon whiskey, a few teaspoons of sugar, a couple of drops of vanilla, a clove or two, a sprinkle of nutmeg. Divide this equally amongst those tossed by the storms."

I've tried this (after I was safely home, the dogs cared for, the guns cleaned and secured in the vault, and the game prepared) and I must say it is a delightful recipe. Best when enjoyed with friends before a fire in the hearth. Cheers!

Good luck, and good shooting.

February 15, 2005, 06:57 PM
Warm weather - ice cold brown bottle beer........ Bud's always good
sometimes a diet Coke

Cold weather - hot coffee with irish cream.........

February 16, 2005, 03:12 PM
Warm weather, water. Cold weather, hot peppermint tea.

Epi 1:10,000
December 29, 2005, 03:28 AM
Bourbon: Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace sraight up

Beer: La Fin Du Monde, Dogfish head 90 minute IPA, or Bush Prestige(Scaldis)

Wine: A beefy Malbec, Shiraz, or Zin

December 29, 2005, 09:00 AM
neat,sip... sip....sip....GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE:D

Oh, with a side of ice water...keeps me from getting too warm.;)

December 29, 2005, 09:57 AM
Good ole Shiner Bock or Coors Original then as the fire gets a little more hot the Crown Special Reserve comes out along with the diet coke :D :cool: :D

December 29, 2005, 11:10 AM
Holy Ressurection, Batman, and it isn't even Easter!

Hhhmmm...I need to drink more after hunting...too bad I gotta drive home...when am I going to wise up and buy some land, already?

December 30, 2005, 08:44 PM
an like an icy cold Pilsner no matter what the weather but usually just one

COKE n CROWN...........Sacriledge!!!!!Should only use cold water.
are you kidding me!? rye and water!? that tastes like slough water not to offend but jeez couldnt we find something that didnt just taste like watery rye.

December 31, 2005, 03:42 AM
Mountain Dew.

January 8, 2006, 09:32 AM
I am a simple guy. After the hunt, a small glass of good Bourbon Whiskey, such as Knob Hill or Old Fitzgerald, neat.

January 8, 2006, 03:46 PM
Killians Irish Red! Stout, smooth, refreshing and flavorful. hmm.:)

Capt. Charlie
January 8, 2006, 03:57 PM
Charles Krug Coastal Reserve Pinot Noir served at room temp in a chilled glass :) .

High Planes Drifter
January 9, 2006, 03:45 PM
Guiness Extra Stout. Oh how I love that dark brown beer:p . I dont do well with the strong stuff, it burns up the bulls**t filter between my brain and mouth.:D ,then stuff just starts pouring out.

January 9, 2006, 04:50 PM
Depends on the weather and the hunt as follows:

Cold weather: Ice cold Bud Light
Warm weather: Ice cold Bud Light
Successfull hunt: Ice cold Bud Light
Unsuccessfull hunt: Ice cold Bud Light

PS: The time of day counts too but please see the prior list. :D


January 9, 2006, 05:15 PM
How dare so few of you mention bourbon and neglect to precede it with Maker's Mark. :D

Beer needs to be Belle's Ale or Blue Moon.

January 9, 2006, 06:04 PM
In cold, snowy weather: Peppermint Schnapps and Hot Chocolate.
I am a fan of Scotch, on the rocks/neat if it's chilly outside. Almost any Glen will do.;)
My mom is French, and growing up beer was drank at a rather tepid temperature. It kind of stuck with me, I dont like "ice cold" beer.
I like red wine, however it is like liquid headache/migraine in a bottle for me, so I cannot touch it. :( It is a shame.

January 10, 2006, 12:51 PM
Tea or milk with dinner; no exeptions to the rule.

Libation after dinner: The tradition is any avalible whiskey and ice water. I'd personally go with a nice spiced Rum, but who am I to argue with tradition; especially when I'm not buyin'.

January 10, 2006, 01:48 PM
Any of the following:

Usually: Coors Light
Often enough: Killians Red
Occasionally: Canadian Club & Coke or Ginger Ale
Rarely: Canadian Club & Water

Always with a shot of Jezynowka...and a Marlboro.

January 11, 2006, 07:11 PM
Used to be Bud with steak, This year it was Chilean wine with grilled sea scallops. Guess we're gettin sophisticated:D

January 11, 2006, 07:18 PM
Highland Park single malt scotch on the rocks.

January 11, 2006, 08:26 PM
Just back to the cabin after the hunt, usually Gatorade or coffee, depending on whether we were driving or standing.
When we're sitting around the wood stove with our feet up, usually whiskey (Canadian Hunter) and Coke.

January 12, 2006, 11:58 PM
Look where I'm from.....MOLSON MOLSON and CROWN ROYAL our bottles don't say "IMPORTED"
noli contra ventum urinara ! (never piss into the wind!) The happy Canuck:rolleyes: ;)

January 13, 2006, 09:47 AM
JD and creek water .

January 13, 2006, 11:05 AM
Beers - Coors Light and Yuengling Lager
(You Killian Red fans have got to try Yuengling if you ever visit PA. Yuengling is america oldest brewery based in Pottsville PA, and Yuengling Lager is an amber beer that IMHO taste better than Killians Red, and it hasn't changed much in almost 100 years so it like your drinking the same thing your great grandparents drank)

We also bring various Irish whiskey and Baileys (for Irish Coffee)

My Usual PA Deer hunt. We get to the cabin 2 days before deer (rifle) hunting season and have a Feast and party that night, for some in our group we only see each other once a year so we get caught up on old time, and stay up late. The next day we scout out and plan our hunt usually drinking only water, coffee, coke or gatorade, some fighting a slight hangover.
the day before the hunt is usually short since everyone wakes up late and goes to bed early. No one drinks to excess when the hunting starts. Usually we make Irish coffees when we come back and it is real cold outside, and we celebrate when someone gets a deer and have a few beers, but nothing major, we are all superstitious that if we drink too much beer the deer will get the scent and stay away. On Wednesday we have another mini feast and party, since some of the young guys (me included) have to go back to work, while the old timers (my dad included) are retired and can hunt the entire season. Nobody in my group drinks then drives, and usually all the rifles are put away before we start drinking. A few in my group don't drink, but usually make up for it with food. Steak, Chicken, Pork Chops, sometimes even seafood, deli Meat for sandwiches and lots of sweets. Between Thanksgiving, Hunting, and Christmas, I easily put on 5 to 10 pounds.