100 Drinks to Drink

There’s an interesting meme from artofdrink.com, in which bloggers (drinking bloggers) reprint a list of 100 different concoctions, showing in bold, the ones they’ve personally consumed. The list is certainly not by any means a complete list of drinks, though it does cover a variety of drinks from around the world, and tries to be a list of drinks one must try at some point in their life. In some cases, the list is quite cryptic, since it lists drinks, such as Cerveza, which are simply common drinks described with panache. Why is Cerveza listed? Is it intending to suggest you go to Mexico, or Columbia, or Spain to try a beer? If so, simply say that instead.
Here’s my list, with a slight modification: Drinks in bold I have tried, and drinks marked in italics are ones I can try this weekend, if need be. They are available at the local LCBO or other sources, and are within my means to obtain and imbibe. Others, such as Two Buck Chuck, are simply hard to find around here, while others, such as Château Margaux, are simply too expensive to just go out and buy for the sake of trying.
1. Manhattan Cocktail
2. Kopi Luwak (Weasle[sic] Coffee) (actually, it’s a Civet cat)
3. French / Swiss Absinthe
4. Rootbeer
5. Gin Martini
6. Sauternes
7. Whole Milk
8. Tequila (100% Agave)
9. XO Cognac
10. Espresso
11. Spring Water (directly from the spring)
12. Gin & Tonic
13. Mead
14. Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Trappist Ale
15. Chateau d’Yquem
16. Budwieser
17. Maraschino Liqueur
18. Mojito
19. Orgeat
20. Grand Marnier
21. Mai Tai (original)
22. Ice Wine (Canadian)
23. Red Bull
24. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
25. Bubble Tea
26. Tokaj
27. Chicory
28. Islay Scotch
29. Pusser’s Navy Rum
30. Fernet Branca
31. Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
32. Bourbon
33. Australian Shiraz
34. Buckley’s Cough Syrup
35. Orange Bitters
36. Margarita (classic recipe)
37. Molasses & Milk
38. Chimay Blue
39. Wine of Pines
40. Green Tea
41. Daiginjo Sake
42. Chai Tea
43. Vodka (chilled, straight)
44. Coca-Cola
45. Zombie (Beachcomber recipe)
46. Barley Wine
47. Brewed Choclate (Xocolatl)
48. Pisco Sour
49. Lemonade
50. Speyside Single Malt
51. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
52. Champagne (Vintage)
53. Rosé (French)
54. Bellini
55. Caipirinha
56. White Zinfandel (Blush)
57. Coconut Water
58. Cerveza
59. Cafe au Lait
60. Ice Tea
61. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
62. Vintage Port
63. Hot Chocolate
64. German Riesling
65. Pina Colada
66. El Dorado 15 Year Rum
67. Chartreuse
68. Greek Wine
69. Negroni
70. Jägermeister
71. Chicha
72. Guiness
73. Rhum Agricole
74. Palm Wine
75. Soju
76. Ceylon Tea (High Grown)
77. Belgian Lambic
78. Mongolian Airag
79. Doogh, Lassi or Ayran
80. Sugarcane Juice
81. Ramos Gin Fizz
82. Singapore Sling
83. Mint Julep
84. Old Fashioned
85. Perique
86. Jenever (Holland Gin)
87. Chocolate Milkshake
88. Traditional Italian Barolo
89. Pulque
90. Natural Sparkling Water
91. Cuban Rum
92. Asti Spumante
93. Irish Whiskey
94. Château Margaux
95. Two Buck Chuck
96. Screech
97. Akvavit
98. Rye Whisky
99. German Weissbier
100. Daiquiri (classic)
So, if my counting is correct, I’m looking at a mere 73/100. Oh well, it doesn’t really mean anything. I can go shopping tonight and up that number to 83 without really breaking a sweat. The rest is simply a matter of finding a place that sells sugar cane juice, or finding $1000 for a bottle of Château Margaux.
The list is here: Imbibers One Hundred