BigBallinStalin wrote:From what I remember, the wine of Classical Antiquity was much more concentrated than today's, hence the mixing it with water.
Also drinking water wasn't very healthy in Classical Antiquity... hence the mixing water with wine.
What I read was that yeah, water was found to get you sick less if you mixed it with wine but also that people tended to drink wine with just about everything as well as to quench thirst so if everyone drank straight wine in the quantities they did they would be smashed all the livelong day.
BBS, I've never heard that before but I suppose it could be true. I'll have to look it up.
AAFitz wrote:Cement mixer.
I forget the contents...gin and baileys or something...mixed together right before shooting it back. It curtles to the exact consistency of puke in your mouth...
followed immediately by the real thing.
The best drink however, hands down is the Dr. Pepper.
Beer with a spash of Coke in a Glass.
*Vodka with a topping of 151 Rum in a shot glass.
light the 151 on fire, drop it into the glass of beer, and shoot it back. Before you pass out, you will taste Dr. Pepper.
*Actually could be something different there...for some reason, my memory of what goes in to it....fades after they go into me.
Lol, this post reads like that of a chemist(a drunk one?). As far as the curdled mixtures yeah I'm not surprised at the reaction.