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Bacon is not my vodka friend

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Bacon garlic?

Is there a comma missing, or is this a new trend that I have missed?

I can see the point of such a law--do you want that bottle of single-malt Scotch topped up with moonshine from around back? However, the element of deception seems to be missing if one is serving vodka with pickle juice in it.

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Re: Bacon garlic?

However, the element of deception seems to be missing if one is serving vodka with pickle juice in it

Well... is that really vinegar you're tasting, or is it uric acid?

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Re: I can see the point of such a law

Filling a single-malt Scotch bottle with homemade hooch would probably be considered fraud and be illegal anyway.

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At my rugby club we have home-made chilli sambuca. You have to drink it for punishments. I wish it were illegal.

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Coat

I wish it were illegal. What? Rugby?

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Pint

I have to agree - nobody want's their chilli-spirits to taste of sambuca!

(icon, 'cos chilli beer is often quite nice)

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Used to have something similar back in ye olde student days to be used for dares, drinking games and the like.

Black liquorice Sambuca infused with Ghost Chillis. We called it Devil's Blood.

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I know a cheese that would go really well with. No idea what its called tho;

Never underestimate the Basques.

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I'm not sure what type of sambuca is used, but they infused ghost chilli's into it.

You can't really taste the sambuca over the chilli's anyway. It's made plenty of people throw up and given almost everybody who's had it very bad hiccoughs.

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Heathens! Shouldn't that be:

"once a bottle of alcohol is open, you are not allowed to leave without finishing it”

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@Measurer

What you describe is alcohol abuse.

What is against the law is for the bar to infuse their own vodka.

Were they to buy infused vodka from the company, then they would be ok.

I can understand this.. because its also a food safety issue.

The idea of the law is to protect the consumer from tainted drinks.

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Re: @Measurer

And they let you drink US mass produced beer?

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Re: @Measurer

@Ian Michael Gumby.

look at you being all serious here.........

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@Tom 7 Re: @Measurer

Yes, we can drink Piss, but you can eat Haggis. We can't. ;-)

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@AC ... Re: @Measurer

I do have my fair share of lucid moments. ;-)

Unlike certain AC and other posters who tend to take a run at windmills.

When you get older you will find that you have more to lose and will become more conservative.

I have had my share of infused drinks, but only from bartenders and bars that I know and trust.

That does not mean I don't understand and agree with why they passed that law.

While I'm too old to partake in today's designer drugs... like Molly, you have to trust the person handing you the pill, and trust that they know where it came from and so on... otherwise you are putting your life at risk. I'm not judging, but the point is that when you don't know who made or mixed the drink, you are at risk.

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Re: @Measurer

What if they were to pour it into a different bottle?

Plenty of cocktail bars in London make their own infused spirits.

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Pretend?

It's illegal for a bar owner to allow anyone to _pretend_ to have sex with a buffalo _inside_ the bar?

So go all the way or take it outside?

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Re: Pretend?

Having followed the link I can put your mind at rest; even our transatlantic cousins blanch at buffalo-bonking. The phrase they use is "performance by any person of acts, or simulated acts,"

As is so often the case, the reality is slightly less entertaining than the (actual) story

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Re: Pretend?

I seem to recall that during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen regime that Queensland passed a law making it illegal to serve drinks to child molesters.

Incidentally The Git voted for the Sex and Marijuana Party for the Senate on the grounds that a politician who's shit-faced and bonking isn't likely to pass truly lunatic legislation.

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I didn't realize there were enough amorous buffalo hanging around inside bars for this to be a problem requiring legislation.

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Anonymous Coward

So it's ok to actually have sex with a buffalo?

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(Written by Reg staff)

Only if you're a buffalo, sir

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Joke

what if you're a Bison?

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Anonymous Coward

then the authorities just pull the plug on you.

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Joke

If you're a bison they'll wash their hands of you, or perhaps in you...

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"what if you're a Bison?"

There is nothing wrong with being a bi Son just do not let the locals know.

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Oh, look! Someone does know the difference, Buffalo's are not Bison's.

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It's OK in other states

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

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Re: It's OK in other states

> Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

Bu, bu, bu, buffalo girls go round the outside.

(Old school comment scratch mix)

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...But somebody else who doesn't know that possessives aren't plurals.

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IT Angle

The law is probably on the books to prevent someone from watering down the booze (or putting bottom shelf liquor into a top-shelf bottle and selling it as such.) I would think that many municipalities around the world have similar rules in place.

The problem this bar created was in putting the infused/doctored booze back into a bottle that may have had the original label on it. So they got nailed on a technicality. I would think that if they would use a large jar to hold their infusions they'd likely be fine.

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//The law is probably on the books to prevent someone from watering down the booze//

Except it would be legal if they left the lid off.

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Passing off...

...similar laws here. It's called passing off. Enter a bar and ask for a Coke. Get served Pepsi or any other brand and that is passing off. PP

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WTF?

Guess what isn't an ingredient of the 'Merican versions of Smirnoff Ice or Bacardi Breezer?

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i dunno. scotch eggs?

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@ Ol'Peculier

Marmite, peanut butter and plutonium.

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@ Ol'Peculier

"Guess what isn't an ingredient of the 'Merican versions of Smirnoff Ice or Bacardi Breezer?"

In the first - vodka.

In the second - rum.

It is the same with "wine coolers", they are "malt beverages". There's not a drop of wine in them.

The discerning tippler will steer well clear of them, as with most mass produced liquor.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: @ Ol'Peculier

Marmite, peanut butter and plutonium.

On toast. That's my daily breakfast, lasts almost until first elevenses.

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Re: @ Ol'Peculier

Marmite, peanut butter and plutonium.

Two out of three ain't bad...

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Re: @ Ol'Peculier

Not everybody likes Marmite.

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Re: @ Ol'Peculier

Not everybody likes Marmite.

Everybody likes Marmite, it's just that some of them have been brought up believing that it's some kind of hideously poisonous evil. It's a bit like not believing in evolution...

They simply need to attend the necessary anti-aversion therapy, and they'll be spreading it on their toast with peanut butter and plutonium just like the rest of us.

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Re: @ Ol'Peculier

marmite bah, too sweet. Real mean eat Vegemite !

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Re: @ Ol'Peculier

"Marmite, peanut butter and plutonium."

"Two out of three ain't bad..."

Yeah... Peanut butter? EEEW!

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Re: @ Ol'Peculier

Real men eat Vegemite !

Seconded!

I flew through Sydney recently en route from Singapore and picked up a tube of Vegemite. Hadn't had it in years; it was a real Proustian moment when I got home and put some on toast.

My wife and friends won't go near it though and think I'm weird.

Mmm Vegemite... beer... hungry now!

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I tried making Bacon Vodka once

It didn't go down well.

Well it went down the sink easy enough but it was bloody vile to drink.

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Re: I tried making Bacon Vodka once

Dont use the shit they call bacon in the shops. Proper dry cured is OK ish but the best thing to do with vodka is drink it with the cured fat the Poles (and others) do such a good job of. But keep em separate until you get em near your gob.

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Anonymous Coward

A friend who ended up stuck in Stillwater, Oklahoma for a year noticed that the students can't buy booze, but they sure as hell could buy cocaine on almost every street corner.

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Then congratulations are due to the Stillwater cops for keeping Budweiser out of the hands of impressionable youngsters. We wouldn't want them growing up thinking it was beer.

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Anonymous Coward

Especially not the 3% fake beer they do on Sundays...

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Nitpick... "Okies" are people from the Ozark Mountains region. People from Oklahoma are "Sooners".

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