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    #26
    It's your first time getting drunk yeah? Definitely do that shit at home because you'll probably end up spewingy
    Good point. Adding one well sized bucket to my shopping list.

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    #27
    For beer, try some of Garage Project's stuff. Maybe find a specialist craft beer place which does tastings and try a few different ones. Or you could go to a good craft beer bar, tell the bartender about the sort of flavour you want and let them give you a few recommendations. A lot of bars will do tasting things too where you get 4-6 small glasses of different beers
    I think with beer it's probably best to start with the cheap tasteless stuff before you dive into anything craft

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    #28
    Patron XO Cafe ticks all the boxes

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    #29
    I was made to take a shot of that at my 20th birthday and vomited shortly afterwards. I think it's foul

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    #30
    I've never heard of the stuff but from that photo alone I can tell that it must be awful.

    Opal Nera awful.

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    #31
    Rum & Coke is pretty easy even with cheap stuff.

    If you hate coke then Gin & Tonic. It gets damn good with decent gin and fresh citrus.

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    #32
    G&T is all time.

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    #33
    Werelock wrote:
    Good point. Adding one well sized bucket to my shopping list.
    So what’s your timetable for this? When are you planning it? Just want to know so we can point and laugh at your first ever hangover

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    #34
    i.e.awesome wrote:
    I was made to take a shot of that at my 20th birthday and vomited shortly afterwards. I think it's foul
    if you like coffee it's pretty good. bit of an acquired taste i guess

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    #35
    Werelock wrote:
    Hola,

    If easing into the alcohol culture was my objective then that'd be a good idea - but I'm only looking for a drink that's enjoyable enough to take, and will give me the desired result for my test.

    I mentioned what sort of flavours I lean towards - so that readers would have a good reference point to start with. But that info didn't help all that much. As you've said - many different options of alcohol and different opinions. Thanks again to those how gave their thoughts on this discussion.

    I'd hate to inconvenience bar personnel by asking for taste tests of what's on hand. I'd probably look like a little girl taking little sips of this and that. Would that annoy or amuse them I wonder.
    Don't feel like you have to engage with alcohol culture. You don't have to drink if you don't want to and these days people do respect that a bit more. Hell if you're sober driver people will thank you profusely.

    Some bars will openly offer taste tests before you buy something. This is more of a craft beer thing though, I wouldn't want to go into a country pub and ask for a complimentary taste platter when they only have DB and Rheineck on tap.

    Where abouts in NZ are you? If you're in chch, go into Pomeroy's or the Craft Embassy, explain your situation and they will help you out without wiping you out

    Alcohol culture has changed a lot in NZ over the last 10-20 years. It's not all jugs of 4% bathwater and generic medium white cask wine any more. That sort of thing/scene is still around, there's just more options for taste, scene, surroundings, music etc than there was.

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    #36
    Blue Vein CHEESE wrote:
    Some bars will openly offer taste tests before you buy something. This is more of a craft beer thing though, I wouldn't want to go into a country pub and ask for a complimentary taste platter when they only have DB and Rheineck on tap.
    And to add, in case it wasn't obvious which it might not be because you're absolutely clueless, you're not gonna get tasters of cocktails.

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    #37
    Baileys Irish Cream. Lol. That's what I had for my first taste of liquor.

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    #38
    Has the alcohol consumption happened?

    I'm waiting for an EPIC hangover type story....

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    #39
    AgrAde wrote:
    And to add, in case it wasn't obvious which it might not be because you're absolutely clueless, you're not gonna get tasters of cocktails.
    Why the personal attack?

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    #40
    This whole thread is OP admitting he is absolutely clueless. Where's the attack?

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    #41
    I probably misinterpreted your post where you quoted me and referred to being absolutely clueless, I had assumed that because you were quoting me you must have been addressing me. Apologies.

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    #42
    ^ BVC, I actually read it that way too, then realised he was quoting you to expand on what you said but was addressing the OP.

    Digital Citizen, I think we're all waiting for the outcome of this

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    #43
    Frederick James wrote:
    ^ BVC, I actually read it that way too, then realised he was quoting you to expand on what you said but was addressing the OP.
    *shrug* No harm done.

    Digital Citizen, I think we're all waiting for the outcome of this
    OOoh yes

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    #44

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    #45
    Apologies all - I'm surprised some wanted to know the result of my efforts. I thought it would only interest myself so didn't think to update the thread. So here we go.

    Summary:
    Not much happened - and what did happen was mostly uneventful. Some lessons learned - and half a bottle of drink waiting for a rematch..perhaps. I didn't get drunk enough to find out what I wanted to know - assuming I was drunk at all.

    The details:
    Despite all the advice I ended up trying Kahlua - the reasoning being I like coffee and sweet drinks, and Kahlua seemed to tick both boxes. Interestingly Lewis Rd Creamery (famous for their popular chocolate milk) had a Kahlua mix on offer but at $10 extra it wasn't for me.

    But I screwed up somewhat - twice actually.

    First, I misunderstood some advice, which was to drink it with ice and milk.

    Instead I just drank it with ice (I thought I was told to drink it with ice or milk not both together). Taste was not even close to what I was hoping for. What could I liken it to? Cold acrid cough syrup perhaps? Not quite but it's the closest analog I can offer.

    Second mistake, drinking it like I would drink a glass of any fizzy drink. Probably downing the first glass far faster than I should have. 10-20 minutes later I was somewhat dizzy and stomach was in a bit of pain. No falling down from the dizziness or throwing up ensued but it was enough to make me drink the second glass much slower. All the while - hating the taste of Kahlua on ice.

    And that's where things stopped. Half a bottle left after 2 glasses. I drank the first one too quickly and the second too slowly. I wasn't prepared for the dizziness/stomach pain and it caused me to be over cautious and end up sipping my way through the second glass - over hours.

    Drank lots of water before going to bed. Slept a few hours longer than normal (which I found enlightening since 6 hours is usually all the body wants) and woke up with no ill effects. I guess a hang over needs a bit more ammunition than just 2 glasses or the good advice I was given worked perfectly.

    Conclusion: I wasn't expecting the dizziness or stomach issues. I thought drink lots and go straight to being drunk. The extra steps of woozy gut pain have given me pause. I'm guessing more moderation in drinking speed is necessary but I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble.

    Thank you all for your suggestions and advice.

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    #46
    i really don't drink often, but what i have is either a vodka RTD or juice mixed with Malibu

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    #47
    haha holy shit good read !
    Vodka sounds like the go for you, mix with whatever you fancy.

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    #48
    If you like coke, try southern comfort RTDs next. Cola+sweet flavour.

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    #49
    Stomach pain could be from the massive amount of sugar in kahlua. How much volume did you have? but yeah maybe just try some vodka based rtds if you want easy to drink

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    #50
    Vodka and sprite.