Football Eve drinking thread

Submitted by South Bend Wolverine on September 3rd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

It has just struck midnight, and it's football eve.  Like Christmas eve, but with football.  Wondering what folks are using to get themselves through 'til 3:30.

I decided to go classy tonight with some ten-year Ardbeg.  Wish I had a good Michigan brew like Oberon or Two-Hearted, though.



September 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 AM ^

I went back to my old friend Miller Lite in a can. I know its cheap bottom of the barrel stuff, but I like it.

Anyone ever gone to the victors lounge? We are considering skipping the tailgate and checking it out. We made it in the list and may check it out.

South Bend Wolverine

September 3rd, 2011 at 12:57 AM ^

Hmm, not sure if it reminds me of a bonfire, although one might think of it that way.  It does have a very strong & distinct smell, though.  It's the peatiest scotch I've come across, which is why I like it - I always like strong flavors, be it IPAs & stouts, strong red wines, flaming hot wings, etc.


September 3rd, 2011 at 12:23 AM ^

I normally have a keg of Miller Lite in the kegerator but I am going on vacation on Wednesday and didn't restock as a result.  Bought a case of Miller High Life this afternoon in the event I drained it between this afternoon and any time during game day.  I drained it tonight and have gotten half way through the first 12-pack.  Now I am left wondering if I should go to the store pre-game just in case...caveat to my dillema - I am on west coast time and kickoff is at 1230 local time for me.  Heres to crossing the fingers and hoping betwee 12-18 last me tomorrow and if not the whiskey isn't too much.


September 3rd, 2011 at 12:26 AM ^

Getting ready to watch my two favorite teams play on the same day. Listening to The Corries, The Proclaimers, and Runrig while hoping somebody (pretty please, Charlie Adam) can step up like Faddy and create some magic against the Czechs.


September 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 AM ^

Right now I'm doing Fris vodka +  soda + lime.

But I went looking for beer for tomorrow and everything is Oktoberfests and Pumpkin Ales and such, and it's been 100 DEGREES for the last 2 days in Chicago.  This don't feel anything like footbawwww weather!

My new absolute favorite booze is Hendricks Gin, I drank Bombay Sapphire for years when I would drink gin (not so often, mostly vodka), but I much prefer Hendricks.

Here's a Detroitini recipe:

4 parts Hendricks (whatever you decide a "part" equals)

1 part McClure's ( garlic pickle juice

Capful realime or 1 real lime

1 teaspoon giardiniera liquid

Fill shaker with ice, add ingredients and shake like Jesus was gunna judge you on that shizzle!



September 3rd, 2011 at 12:28 AM ^

A nice treat from my Brother.  I will also note that it is my daughter's birthday tomorrow and she will be 3.  I told her that tomorrow it gets better as a Michigan fan*.  She has lived through just about as many losses in her lifetime as I have in mine.


Do not misconstrue this as a RR bash.  I wish he was still an offensive coordinator.