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2022-05-22 10:14:19 AM  
I have a buddy who lives in the mountains of Colombia and years ago, during a visit, he brought in a case of Aguardiente. I don't remember much from that week. Whew!
 
2022-05-22 10:47:42 AM  
Also what on Earth is it?

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2022-05-22 11:24:05 AM  
Pfft, "oldest man", big deal.
I was once the youngest baby in the world.
No one asked me what I drank.
 
2022-05-22 11:33:10 AM  
"Aguardiente is an anise-flavored sugar cane distilled liquor."

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2022-05-22 11:56:07 AM  
Sounds similar to this:

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Literally the Water of Life.

Maybe there's something to that.
 
2022-05-22 12:16:51 PM  
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2022-05-22 12:42:27 PM  
I ain't drinking anything anise-flavored.
 
2022-05-22 1:23:22 PM  
Every single oldest man or woman always says they drink every day, usually they include a cigar. WEll I drink every day and I'll be surprised if I make it to 50 so fark you.
 
2022-05-22 1:44:40 PM  
Booze.  It's just a generic term for some kind of liquor.
 
2022-05-22 1:53:10 PM  
It's a male human being who has lived longer than anyone else on the planet, but that's not important right now.
 
2022-05-22 1:57:09 PM  

Mugato: Every single oldest man or woman always says they drink every day, usually they include a cigar. WEll I drink every day and I'll be surprised if I make it to 50 so fark you.


They all drink because the weak ones that can't handle a little bit of alcohol were never going to make it to 100+ anyways =)
 
2022-05-22 1:58:11 PM  

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I went to high school with Guy.  He was a dick.  I hope he got better.
 
2022-05-22 2:07:36 PM  
Egg cream?


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2022-05-22 2:09:41 PM  
It's fine until the oil hits the anise
 
2022-05-22 2:16:51 PM  
Antonio Banderas sang about the stuff. I've had "fire-water" several times in Mexico but I don't ever recall it tasting like licorice.
 
2022-05-22 2:19:39 PM  

majestic: Antonio Banderas sang about the stuff. I've had "fire-water" several times in Mexico but I don't ever recall it tasting like licorice.


It doesn't have to. I grew up in Ecuador and aguardiente was the same as cachaça. There was also a version with anise but that was usually called anisado.
 
2022-05-22 2:24:02 PM  

shpritz: majestic: Antonio Banderas sang about the stuff. I've had "fire-water" several times in Mexico but I don't ever recall it tasting like licorice.

It doesn't have to. I grew up in Ecuador and aguardiente was the same as cachaça. There was also a version with anise but that was usually called anisado.


In Colombia, aguardiente is definitely anise flavored cane liquor. Looks like mouth wash, tastes like mouth wash, and gives you a hang over like mouth wash.
 
2022-05-22 3:09:19 PM  
In other news, every secret to a super long life is bullshiat. Lifestyle may get you to your eighties or nineties, beyond that it's all dumb luck.
 
2022-05-22 3:26:13 PM  
Venezuelan pastis.  I'm intrigued.
 
2022-05-22 3:26:25 PM  

NobleHam: In other news, every secret to a super long life is bullshiat. Lifestyle may get you to your eighties or nineties, beyond that it's all dumb luck.


And genetics, I've got relatives on my mother's side who lived to be centenarians back before antibiotics. It's one of the reasons I put 21% of my paycheck into savings, I need to budget for the good nursing home for quite a while.
 
2022-05-22 3:30:05 PM  

shpritz: majestic: Antonio Banderas sang about the stuff. I've had "fire-water" several times in Mexico but I don't ever recall it tasting like licorice.

It doesn't have to. I grew up in Ecuador and aguardiente was the same as cachaça. There was also a version with anise but that was usually called anisado.


Where in Ecuador? I used to go every year before the plague. I cant count how much of this stuff I drank

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2022-05-22 3:35:25 PM  

Bukharin: shpritz: majestic: Antonio Banderas sang about the stuff. I've had "fire-water" several times in Mexico but I don't ever recall it tasting like licorice.

It doesn't have to. I grew up in Ecuador and aguardiente was the same as cachaça. There was also a version with anise but that was usually called anisado.

Where in Ecuador? I used to go every year before the plague. I cant count how much of this stuff I drank

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Eleventy!
 
2022-05-22 3:46:45 PM  
After diluting the pickle brine with some whiskey and barfing...

NOPE!
I'm 10 yards into the NOPE camp at this point, and going deeper.
If you want to get drunk, just drink the farking booze and leave the helpless fruits and veggies out of it.
You need a novel ingestion method? Boof it and get back to me later.
 
2022-05-22 3:57:43 PM  
Sounds similar to Raki (Turkish) and Ouzo (Greek). And apparently other similar aperitifs made in other places.
 
2022-05-22 4:06:36 PM  

rosekolodny: Bukharin: shpritz: majestic: Antonio Banderas sang about the stuff. I've had "fire-water" several times in Mexico but I don't ever recall it tasting like licorice.

It doesn't have to. I grew up in Ecuador and aguardiente was the same as cachaça. There was also a version with anise but that was usually called anisado.

Where in Ecuador? I used to go every year before the plague. I cant count how much of this stuff I drank

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Eleventy!


Guayaquil. Trópico and Zhumir were the usual drinks.
 
2022-05-22 4:22:02 PM  

Percise1: After diluting the pickle brine with some whiskey and barfing...

NOPE!
I'm 10 yards into the NOPE camp at this point, and going deeper.
If you want to get drunk, just drink the farking booze and leave the helpless fruits and veggies out of it.
You need a novel ingestion method? Boof it and get back to me later.


Excuse me, sir, but I believe you want the thread below this one.
 
2022-05-22 6:15:59 PM  
Why have so many cultures developed a licorice-flavored alcohol? I find it baffling, because I know so few people who actually seem to like that flavor.
 
2022-05-22 6:23:23 PM  

austerity101: Why have so many cultures developed a licorice-flavored alcohol? I find it baffling, because I know so few people who actually seem to like that flavor.


Anise is used as a medicinal herb for things like poor appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, and a diuretic. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Most liqueurs and spirits with herbs were used as medicine.
 
2022-05-22 6:47:14 PM  

eyeq360: austerity101: Why have so many cultures developed a licorice-flavored alcohol? I find it baffling, because I know so few people who actually seem to like that flavor.

Anise is used as a medicinal herb for things like poor appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, and a diuretic. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Most liqueurs and spirits with herbs were used as medicine.


Do people still drink them beyond "my culture likes to pull out a bottle of this on special occasions"?
 
2022-05-22 7:00:13 PM  

austerity101: eyeq360: austerity101: Why have so many cultures developed a licorice-flavored alcohol? I find it baffling, because I know so few people who actually seem to like that flavor.

Anise is used as a medicinal herb for things like poor appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, and a diuretic. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Most liqueurs and spirits with herbs were used as medicine.

Do people still drink them beyond "my culture likes to pull out a bottle of this on special occasions"?


Yes. Of course.

Cocktail bitters were originally used as medicinal tonics.
The Italian armaros like vermouth, Campari, and other similar drinks are descendants of herbal elixers made in the Renaissance.
Same thing with Chartreuse, Benedictine, Jaegermeister, and a host of other drinks.
 
2022-05-22 7:10:52 PM  

robodog: Mugato: Every single oldest man or woman always says they drink every day, usually they include a cigar. WEll I drink every day and I'll be surprised if I make it to 50 so fark you.

They all drink because the weak ones that can't handle a little bit of alcohol were never going to make it to 100+ anyways =)


Had a 87-yo neighbor who was still chopping his own firewood. About 20 cords of it every spring. Had 30 years on me and was faster. Grew potatoes and made vodka.  He always said, "The weak ones died young."
 
2022-05-22 7:18:30 PM  
People still drink anise flavored alcohol on a regular basis. It's usually mixed with water, fruit juice, or coffee to tame the anise/licorice flavor. It also goes into cocktails as well, more as a way of adding herbal and licorice notes.
 
2022-05-22 8:07:26 PM  

austerity101: Why have so many cultures developed a licorice-flavored alcohol? I find it baffling, because I know so few people who actually seem to like that flavor.


I really like ouzo and absinthe. I don't drink either often, but they're nice to sip on occasionally.

On the other hand, around here they sell a drink called Hot n' Sweet made with Tyrkisk Peber, which tastes like salty licorice. That shiat is disgusting.
 
2022-05-23 9:28:33 AM  

austerity101: eyeq360: austerity101: Why have so many cultures developed a licorice-flavored alcohol? I find it baffling, because I know so few people who actually seem to like that flavor.

Anise is used as a medicinal herb for things like poor appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, and a diuretic. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Most liqueurs and spirits with herbs were used as medicine.

Do people still drink them beyond "my culture likes to pull out a bottle of this on special occasions"?


Pastis is consumed on a daily basis in France, especially in the summer.
 
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