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Nov132010

Guilty Booze Pleasures?

Everyone has that thing they like which would embarrass the hell out of them were anyone to know they actually enjoyed it.  I'm going to put myself out there right now and say, yes, I have a secret Gilmore Girls affinity.  I can't help it - it's so cleverly wholesome and comforting.  Watching it is like living in a world where all of my innermost worries and anxieties don't exist, but rather melt away as I dream of New England and the pleasures of small-town suburbia.  Laugh all you want, I will still watch it because it makes me happy.  At K&L, there are definitely guilty pleasures related to booze - those products we enjoy that would cause our co-workers to shake their heads in disbelief because a wine professional should not succumb to such infantile desires.  Is it the pineapple and butter-infused Rombauer Chardonnay?  Perhaps a six pack of Bud Light?  Or maybe a vodka-cranberry after work?  I've been thinking about what my alcoholic GP would be and if I had to choose now it would be the Godiva Chocolate-Infused Vodka which we don't have yet, but will shortly.  I can't help it, it's good!  What do you want me to do, not buy it even though it's delicious?  Do you have a guilty booze pleasure?  What is it?  Comment, please.

-David Driscoll

Reader Comments (10)

Okay, I'll play. I suppose my guilty pleasure is chocolate as well... I only brought home two bottles from Europe when we moved back. One is a respectable bottle of grappa. The other was Braeckman's Chocolate Jenever from Belgium. Bonus snob points for it being jenever based but it was pretty much just like Godiva's liqueur. I suppose my other GP would be on the rare occasion I find myself somewhere serving fruity vodka type "tinis" (yes, this would be certain places on the peninsula) I know I should get a beer instead but I'm a sucker for passionfruit. Happy now? :)

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa W.

Yes! 12 comments about pappy van winkle, but no one wants to share the fact that they drink Mike's Hard Lemonade every once in a while!

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid D

My guilty pleasure isn't really embarrassing, but I have always referred to Campari with ginger ale (reeds extra ginger) and a squeeze of lime as mine. It's so tasty delicious I could drink it all day, to me it's like a soda. Gran Classico (Turin Bitters) with ginger ale is pretty rockin' too.

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFil

That's delicious. Not very embarrassing because Campari is super cool

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid D

Alright, you've shamed me into it. I have a weakness for Lava Flows (rum, coconut cream and strawberry puree), umbrella optional. Shhhhh. Don't tell.

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersku

That is a good one, Steve! Very good!

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Jagermeister. It tastes like licorice and college!!

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Hi - My goto guilty pleasure is Izzy's Grapefruit Soda mixed with Herradura Tequila Reposado. I have tried other sodas and tequila's but keep coming back to that.

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Alright, once every few years I'll get a Mudslide. But what I am obsessed with now are the videos done by those two chicks in LA, and actually considering making a McNuggetini. Check the videos out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlieandGeorgia

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Smith

My guilty pleasure? White Russians after work - yes, Reno casino style, heavy on the vodka. Reminds of my 20's, ski trip with my buddies, sitting in Harrah's at the black jack table. Such joy.

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan B.

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