This is a very self-centered post. I mean, I want to hear all your alcohol stories too of course. Not the “I got so drunk I threw up in a mailbox” ones, but more the “I never liked beer until my friend got me to try this thing when we were on a trip once” stories. But also, you get to give me advice!
Ready to see why I don’t drink? A friend took this photo on Friday, the face I make as the taste of alcohol hits my tongue:
It’s GROSS!!!! It tastes all chemically and weird and disgusting and I don’t like it!!!!
But, on the other hand, that’s how I used to feel about coffee. And over ten years I slowly went from drinking “hot chocolate with a slight taste of coffee” to “coffee that only tastes half like chocolate”. It’s still a journey, is what I am saying. Coffee is disgusting, but I can now tolerate it so long as I have lots of cream and sugar and preferably some super sweet flavoring added.
Should I attempt to go on this same journey with alcohol? Try something that tastes like strawberry lemonade which has gone just slightly sour? Or is it not worth it?
And if it is worth it, what drink recipe would you suggest?
And what was your own journey to finding alcohol that tastes Not-Gross?