Posted on July 12th, 2011 No comments
This past weekend I visited a friend up in New York. Before we went to his place, he convinced me to finally have some alcoholic drinks, though I wasn’t terribly happy that he did so, considering I was saying I’ve not drank before and didn’t ever plan to. He still managed to convince me to try something very small. So he grabbed 2 bottles of wine (one red, one a zinfandel) and also bought some Mike’s Hard Lemonaid.
We got back to his place and I tried the red wine first. The taste was a bit strong and bitter to me. It had 3 distinct tastes (that I can’t describe easily), but one of which was the alcohol itself. While I am aware there’s seemingly 1 million types of red wines and ages and whatnot, the red wine just didn’t really please me.
I then tried the zinfandel. This was cheaper than the red wine but surprisingly a little less strong to me. But again, I could not get past the alcohol in the drink. The alcohol is not a pleasing taste. I might be wrong, but I don’t believe most people like the taste of the alcohol in itself.
Finally later I tried the Mike’s Hard Lemonade. This is something I myself have said “if I ever try an alcoholic drink, it would be something like this, due to its low alcohol content and flavor I could already be familiar with”. So I gave it a go. I tried both limeade and lemonaide flavors. Both of these were fairly decent. But once again, that alcohol flavor came back to haunt me.
I never want to drink to get drunk. Ever. Never. It’s not my style. I don’t want to over do it for reasons I fear:
- Potential alcoholism (doubt that would happen because I hate things that don’t taste good)
- Social awkwardness (breaking secrets, admitting things I wouldn’t want to, etc)
- Hangovers (enough said)
In the end, the taste wasn’t appealing and the reasons to drink other than taste aren’t appealing to me at all. I mildly regret drinking in the first place, but only because I had gone so long without drinking only to find out I wasn’t going to like it anyway.