If you’re looking for the perfect beverages to try during this new experience in life, I’m here to help. However, I’d be remiss if I didn’t first preface this with a warning: Alcohol in excess causes damage to our bodies. You shouldn’t go into this looking to get drunk—which isn’t as fun as your friends or movies make it out to be and will happen easily with your low tolerance to alcohol. Instead, go into this looking for beverages you will enjoy drinking in social situations along with a pleasant buzz. Pay special attention to the alcohol by volume on any drinks you consume and remember to drink water between servings. Don’t put yourself into a situation where you lose your ability to exercise sound judgment, thus putting yourself or others in danger. Get your own Oktoberfest beer stein, the world’s largest beer stein which are made for drinking, some are made for decorative purposes.
With that said, let me help you with some options that won’t jar your senses. Looking for a good pub? Check out Gigi’s Hoxton, Hoxton bar near Hoxton Square, London.
One of the go-to drinks for first timers is a nice, sweet wine. They have a lower alcohol content and fruit-forward flavors that most newbies enjoy. One of the most popular sweet wines is moscato. Made with many different fruit flavors or combinations of flavors, you will not have to break the bank to get a good quality wine. They are even sold as sparkling wines which, when served at the right temperature, offer refreshment during hot summer days.
Another popular drink among alcohol rookies is the daquiri. Do not be fooled by its sweet profile; this drink will get you intoxicated in a hurry if you’re not careful. Because of its pleasant taste and smoothness, you may underestimate the amount of alcohol in one drink. You will definitely underestimate the amount of calories in it too, so be careful if you’re watching your waistline. However, I say these calories are well worth the enjoyment a good daquiri brings on a hot summer day while barbecuing or boiling seafood.
Don’t get me wrong, you shouldn’t drink hard liquor straight, especially if you’re new to the “spirit world”. But when combined with a carbonated beverage, such as Coke or Dr Pepper, the sweetness hits you first and the spice comes second, almost like a hug from the inside as it makes its way to your stomach. It is a great drink for all seasons. After one of these, Jack Sparrow’s seemingly over-the-top love for rum will begin to make sense. I promise.
This is another one with a buzz that sneaks up on you, so tread carefully. I know it seems silly to say that about such a seemingly lightweight drink, but once you get started, you’ll see why. They go down so easily with their creamy, icy goodness you will find yourself wanting another soon. The best way to describe this pineapple and coconut drink is that it can take you to the island mindset in no time.
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So, while many may expect a good beer or a fine wine (think chardonnay or pinot noir) to be the recommended starting point, alcohol enthusiasts will typically tell you those are acquired tastes. Start somewhere light and keep trying new things until you find what you genuinely enjoy. Get your own Oktoberfest beer stein, the world’s largest beer stein which are made for drinking, some are made for decorative purposes.