Saturday, July 22, 2006

An apple a day...

You have to hand it to the Irish, they certainly know a thing or two when it comes to alcoholic beverages. Aside from stereotypical consumption of them, they are also responsible for creating some of the best out there.

Obviously, there's the black stuff.

Out there on it's own as a unique beer with a worldwide reputation for a good pint. I've never made a secret of the fact that I'm quite partial to a pint or two.

Then of course there's the whiskey.

I'm not about to be drawn into whether Irish is better than Scotch, whether whiskey is better than whisky, or who actually invented it first. Quite frankly, I don't care, I've tried lots of both and whatever your preference, the Irish are clearly very good at it.

Then last night, I sucumbed to the recent advertising and on a warm summer evening in need of a cool refreshing drink I tried the Magners Irish Cider.

It was so good, I had to try quite a few more and yet here I am at 6:30 Saturday morning, wide awake and with a clear head. I wonder if I can count these towards my five portions of fruit per day?

I can't believe this is all down to the luck of the Irish. Is there no end to their alcohol creating talent? I sincerely hope not...


Em said...

Don't forget the gin.

Fil said...

Guinness....yum yum lol !

Ya very lucky if ya didn't have a hangover after suppin' cider ! Have suffered loads over the years at Brandy Wharfe when we camped there...yuk lol

wayne and jo said...

hi mate
great night, good to see you.i've now found out apples give you a hangover but are great for a good bowel movement .thank god i did'nt pass any pips.
Jo: He might not have passed any but he sure gave me it.

Seany said...

Quite right Em - I had forgotten your Cork Dry Gin. Found a reminder here though. Also tracked down some Irish Vodka here. We really ought to give that a try - is that enough of an excuse to go back?

Fil - I'm impressed someone got you to Brandy Wharf and off the Guinness for a session. Or did you sneak some in for a black velvet?!

Wayne/Jo - good catching up with you both too. Warm evening, cool drinks, out on the balcony watching the scum go by (in and out of the river), it's what summer is all about!