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The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:02 pm
by Mire Mare
Reading the verbal beating that Stella Artois is getting in the Stella vs Kronenbourg thread got me thinking about the worst drink I've ever had the misfortune of drinking and seeing as our fine forum has a penchant for random topics.. .. ..

There is one particular drink that I will never forget nor will it ever pass my lips again. But first the second least pleasant drink I've tried and that has to be Strega.

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Strega, meaning Witch, is an Italian herbal liqueur the colour of early morning urine after a night of drinking, well, probably a bottle of Stregga. As an aperitif or digestif it is foulness with a hint of syrupy sweetness. I have managed to drink it in company where it would have been rude not to and I have a bottle downstairs that I like to ply unsuspecting dinner guests with. Always a giggle that is.

But Strega is liquid gold compared to this...

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Unicum (ooni-combe phonetically) is from Hungary and it is the single most vile and revolting drink I have ever tasted. Think of Ford and Arthur's reaction a few moments after drinking a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster and you will understand the viciousness with which this drink assaults your taste buds. Unlike the reaction to a PGGB however the reaction from drinking Unicum happens the instant it touches your lips. In fact, before that, your nostrils are protesting of GBH from what you think could be a caustic vapour and the smell of burning hair rising from the tiny amount of dark liquid in your glass. Surely not? If your brain doesn't tell you not to put any of this into your mouth by this point it will soon tell you to remove it when you do. A cocktail of creosote and tarmac laced with sulphur and with a hint of bromine has that kind of effect on a person and that description is putting things mildly. Later you'll be looking in the bathroom mirror, whilst cleaning your teeth for the tenth time trying to remove the evil taste that still lingers in your mouth, and you'll realise that the smell of burning hair was not the Unicum but your very own, now singed, nostril hairs.

If you're a brave sort that likes a tipple of something a bit different then check out Unicum. Go on.. .. .. I DARE YA!

Anyone else already tried Unicum? Any other revolting drinks to add? Alcoholic or otherwise.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:04 pm
by sscott
Gin.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:09 pm
by Megamixer
Probably going to be in a huge minority here but I absolutely hate Carling, can't stand the stuff.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:11 pm
by JazzFunk
^Well, if it's a minority, there's at least two of us. :wink:

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:12 pm
by Nienna
Too be honest I think all beers and lagers are the most foul smelling and tasting drinks on earth. The slightest wiff makes me want to puke. I can't think of anything as bad and would happily try anything else.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:12 pm
by aztecca
sscott wrote:Gin.
Gin is one of my favorite spirits on a summers day.Is a bit girly asking for a G&T though in a rough pub though.The worst drink i ever tasted was my dads hombrewed Marrow wine.Now that was fuckin awful not particularly strong but the taste was indescribable.
The strongest drink i ever drank was some 90% absinthe type drink i had whilst in Ibiza a few years back.I am pretty sure if you drunk a bottle of that you would go blind.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:14 pm
by Smurph
I bought a banana beer in Tescos one time. Yeah, won't be doing that again.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:24 pm
by Sputryk
Any and all alcoholic drinks other than whiskey/bourbon and sake/atsukan. Can't understand the pleasure of drinking something that tastes censored-weak and/or wretched, giving no long-lasting and satisfying after taste. Give me a damn fine dram or a plentiful sakazuki anyday.






No doubt some of you are wondering what the hell a sakazuki is. It's a small, flat dish that sake (or, indeed, and preferably for me, the heated variety atsukan) is traditionally imbibed from. And if anyone cares to try, you'll find that atsukan gets into your system far faster than anything else you have probably had and in no time at all can leave you absolutely plastered without even trying. I haven't let myself suffer such ignominity but have certainly been witness to it happening.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:25 pm
by bonerlaw
Back at uni we bought some Spicy Chilli Pepper or something like that, flavoured Vodka......it was so nasty, the housemate or party guest who had been the biggest tw@t had to drink it!

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:32 pm
by clarance
All drink is lovely.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:33 pm
by The Master
I want some of that Unicum now.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:35 pm
by The Angry Jock
sscott wrote:Gin.
You ever tried Bombat Sapphire? It's almost like drinking nothing and you get smashed, pretty much the only spirit I'll drink.

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:36 pm
by MC1
Bombay Sapphire is lovely, I agree!

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:40 pm
by stvd
Thirded.

Bombay Saphire should NOT be mentioned within this thread, it's great!
That's 3 guys, just relaxing......having a gin! :)

Re: The most disgusting drink..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:41 pm
by sscott
The Angry Jock wrote:
sscott wrote:Gin.
You ever tried Bombat Sapphire? It's almost like drinking nothing and you get smashed, pretty much the only spirit I'll drink.
Haven't, more a vodka person. At Retro Rewind in a fortnight make sure I stay well away from the stuff, at least until the evening! :)