I saw this over at Kaiser Penguin, and I guess it originates at Art of Drink. Rick (it seems weird to namecheck someone I’ve never met or interacted with, but somehow rude not to as well; blogging is weird?) mentions that he would have a very different list – I agree, but you don’t see me with the inspiration to compile a giant list of drinks, so I’m not going to criticize.

Instructions:

  1. Copy this list into your blog, with instructions.
  2. Bold all the drinks you’ve imbibed.
  3. Cross out any items that you won’t touch.
  4. Post a comment here and link to your results.

OR

If you don’t have a blog, just count the ones you’ve tried and post the number in the comments section.

List of Drinks You Must Try Before You Expire

1. Manhattan Cocktail
2. Kopi Luwak (Weasle Coffee)
3. French / Swiss Absinthe
4. Rootbeer
5. Gin Martini
6. Sauternes

7. Whole Milk
8. Tequila (100% Agave)
9. XO Cognac
10. Espresso
11. Spring Water (directly from the spring)
12. Gin & Tonic
13. Mead

14. Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Trappist Ale
15. Chateau d’Yquem
16. Budwieser
17. Maraschino Liqueur
18. Mojito
19. Orgeat
20. Grand Marnier
21. Mai Tai (original)

22. Ice Wine (Canadian)
23. Red Bull
24. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
25. Bubble Tea
26. Tokaj

27. Chicory
28. Islay Scotch
29. Pusser’s Navy Rum
30. Fernet Branca
31. Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
32. Bourbon
33. Australian Shiraz

34. Buckley’s Cough Syrup
35. Orange Bitters
36. Margarita (classic recipe)

37. Molasses & Milk
38. Chimay Blue
39. Wine of Pines
40. Green Tea
41. Daiginjo Sake
42. Chai Tea
43. Vodka (chilled, straight)
44. Coca-Cola
45. Zombie (Beachcomber recipe)
46. Barley Wine

47. Brewed Choclate (Xocolatl)
48. Pisco Sour
49. Lemonade
50. Speyside Single Malt

51. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
52. Champagne (Vintage)
53. Rosé (French)
54. Bellini
55. Caipirinha
56. White Zinfandel (Blush)
57. Coconut Water
58. Cerveza
59. Cafe au Lait
60. Ice Tea
61. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
62. Vintage Port
63. Hot Chocolate
64. German Riesling

65. Pina Colada
66. El Dorado 15 Year Rum
67. Chartreuse
68. Greek Wine
69. Negroni
70. Jägermeister
71. Chicha
72. Guiness
73. Rhum Agricole

74. Palm Wine
75. Soju
76. Ceylon Tea (High Grown)
77. Belgian Lambic

78. Mongolian Airag
79. Doogh, Lassi or Ayran
80. Sugarcane Juice
81. Ramos Gin Fizz
82. Singapore Sling
83. Mint Julep
84. Old Fashioned

85. Perique
86. Jenever (Holland Gin)
87. Chocolate Milkshake

88. Traditional Italian Barolo
89. Pulque
90. Natural Sparkling Water
91. Cuban Rum
92. Asti Spumante
93. Irish Whiskey

94. Château Margaux
95. Two Buck Chuck
96. Screech
97. Akvavit
98. Rye Whisky

99. German Weissbier
100. Daiquiri (classic)
I have a high number of cross-outs because I developed an allergy to milk late in life, and so I’ve had a lot of milk-containing things, enjoyed them, and can never drink them again.  Stupid milkshakes.  How I miss their sweet, creamy embrace.  Ahem.

Also, while I once drank a Red Bull at a club in London, I was young, and we all make mistakes.  Food science fact of the day: taurine, the so-called ‘active ingredient’ (the science is still out on that one) in Red Bull, is an amino-acid relative first isolated from bull bile and semen.  Yummy, yes?