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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cubs fans have a way to drown their sorrows

Or celebrate the WAR/$ championship! (Kidding, kidding.)

Wirtz Beverage IL @WirtzbevIL

All eyes are on @Cubs’ Baez right now. Build on that excitement w/ @Smirnoff’s first-ever team branded bottle.

The District Attorney Posted: August 13, 2014 at 03:35 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alcohol, cubs

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   1. Batman Posted: August 13, 2014 at 04:31 PM (#4770422)
A way to drown their sorrows is one thing Cub fans have always had.
   2. Spahn Insane Posted: August 13, 2014 at 05:53 PM (#4770490)
My sorrow-drowning has never involved bad vodka, however.
   3. zonk Posted: August 13, 2014 at 05:56 PM (#4770496)
I'm a sucker for interesting spirits bottles... but why vodka?

I really don't get the love for it -- something my Polish/Russian family finds disquieting. Virtually every other spirit - excepting the kerosene-esque grain I guess, if you count it - has a taste that cocktails are meant to be built upon, if you don't just enjoy it on the rocks. Vodka on the other hand doesn't seem to serve any real purpose other than "I want to get drunk"... so you mix it fruit juices, tomato juice, or what have you overpower the pure liquor taste. Even a vodka martini is different from a gin martini - the former highlights the vermouth while the latter just has the vermouth complementing the gin.

Don't get me wrong... I've had plenty of vodka in my time and I'm in no way done with --- at least, early tailgates always call for a starter bloody mary -- but once you reach a certain point of "decent enough not to explode my head the next day", I really struggle to find much difference between the Effens, the Grey Gooses, the Stolis, et al*

*and no, I don't count the flavored/infused vodkas as vodkas.
   4. steagles Posted: August 13, 2014 at 06:09 PM (#4770504)
I'm a sucker for interesting spirits bottles... but why vodka?

Vodka on the other hand doesn't seem to serve any real purpose other than "I want to get drunk"...
i think you answered your own question there.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 14, 2014 at 01:14 AM (#4770761)
Whew, before I clicked and saw the full intro, I was afraid this would be a Cubs RTD.

I was all ready to slam it but ... that doesn't look half bad. Too bad it's Smirnoff.
   6. Moeball Posted: August 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM (#4770908)
Have you read Russian literature? Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol? They're all SOOOOO depressing! This is what life has always been like in Mother Russia!

No wonder they drink so much Wotka!
   7. Spahn Insane Posted: August 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM (#4770968)
I should clarify #2. My sorrow drowning never involves "good" vodka, either; I echo zonk's sentiments on the subject. I'm not a fan of the clear spirits to start with (though I've acquired a level of tolerance/taste for good gin, provided it's properly mixed), and vodka's the lowest rung on that ladder.
   8. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: August 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM (#4771016)
Vodka is a popular topic on the stand up scene
   9. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM (#4771027)
A link to a web site that is nothing but a link to a tweet. Great.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: August 15, 2014 at 12:33 AM (#4771565)
They're all SOOOOO depressing!

Hence the vodka-Cubs connection.
   11. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: August 15, 2014 at 05:25 AM (#4771585)
When I saw the phrase "drown your sorrows", I though it had something to do with the troughs.
   12. JE (Jason) Posted: August 15, 2014 at 08:59 AM (#4771597)
Virtually every other spirit - excepting the kerosene-esque grain I guess, if you count it - has a taste that cocktails are meant to be built upon, if you don't just enjoy it on the rocks.

Hang on, who drinks gin on the rocks?
   13. zonk Posted: August 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM (#4771625)

Hang on, who drinks gin on the rocks?


Good gins are fine on the rocks -- Hendricks, for example, goes just fine solo... shouldn't even get a line - cucumber wedge if you're so inclined.
   14. BDC Posted: August 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM (#4771686)
I only drink spirits straight up, for that matter, and very few of them, and not very often: Irish whiskey, akvavit, cognac/armagnac. Not the great cocktail liquors of the world, really, more along the lines of small glass after dinner to help digest or forget what you ate.
   15. JE (Jason) Posted: August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM (#4771712)
Good gins are fine on the rocks -- Hendricks, for example, goes just fine solo... shouldn't even get a line - cucumber wedge if you're so inclined.

Ack, seriously? You must be in the minority. (i don't even know anyone, Brits and Aussies included, who would drink gin without a splash of tonic.) In contrast, even non-pricey vodkas (e.g., Stoli) taste perfectly fine on the rocks.

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