Friday, April 8

Drinking to get fucked up

Let's all pound down as many drinks as possible to see who passes out first!!

What drink can we make to get drunk the fastest?

Anyone up for drinking games?

These are all things that might be said by a novice drinker. The purpose of drinking is not to get wasted. Sure, sometimes it happens but that should not be the ultimate goal.

Drinking is a social and culinary experience that should be enjoyed in good company with appreciation and respect for the cocktail.

I am very disheartened by the trend of coolers, being passed off as cocktails. A cocktail is a cocktail, not a fruity, sugar drink that just covers up the taste of alcohol. A cocktail has alcohol in it. You are supposed to taste it. That is the point.

When mixed properly a cocktail’s blend of sugar, bitters, and liquor has a magnificent flavor like none you have ever tasted.

Now, I’m not saying that cocktails should not have fruit juice, far from it. But the fruit juice should be an ingredient that complements the cocktail, not over power it.

Respect for a drink is lost when you can’t taste the alcohol. Thus, people get drunk easier and without thinking. It is this type of irreverence and adolescence that give drinking a bad rap.

Alcohol is a dangerous substance when abused. But when it is respected and mixed properly, it can be enjoyed thoroughly.

Please drink responsibly and in moderation. Learn your limits and damn it, drink like an adult!

Here is another great article by Robert Hess on this topic:
http://www.drinkboy.com/Essays/YourFirstDrink.html

56 comments:

T.J. said...

Alcohol is what you make it. I drink to GET FUCKED UP, and I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO,and if you call me a novice drinker because of that so be it, I will call you a SISSY in return. Goodday and a fine FUCK OFF to you, sir.

bar.mix.master said...

That is your prerogative. SIR.

Anonymous said...

Just another fine example of a novice. TJ doesn't deserve to be called SIR.

sam said...

You're stupid. I was looking for a great recipe. I wanted people at my party to get buzzed fast. Believe it or not, some mature smart people do like to get "fucked up". Get off of your high horse.

bar.mix.master said...

It is very dangerous to serve the type of drink you are looking for. Let me guess you want a sweet tasting kool-aid type beverage where you can't taste the alcohol at all.

You won't find such a "great" recipe here.

Have fun you and your mature, smart friends.

~lucian~ said...

I'm pretty novice to be fair, and have only just started on the cocktails but I know what I like.

I love the idea of tasting all the flavours in a cocktail and appreciating a perfect balance. I think appreciating balance can be applied to many hobbies and forms of entertainment, like music, but also in life in general.

In saying that, everyone loves to indulge from time to time. Aiming to get 'fucked up' when you're in good company can be great times and awesome (if a little hazed) memories. Everything in moderation, including moderation.

You don't need to be sophisticated or elitist to enjoy alcohol or cocktails to the fullest. You just need to be a touch on the responsible side, set out to have fun and as you say, be in good company. Each to their own I suppose...

bar.mix.master said...

Well said and I agree with your opinion. You don't have to be sophisticated or an elitist to enjoy cocktails.

If you are a responsible drinker then you can have a great time with friends getting tipsy. That is part of the allure of alcohol no doubt about it.

All I'm saying is that that should not be the goal from the outset in a way that you try to hide the taste of the alcohol behind a sugary concoction that has the single purpose of getting people drunk.

It's like have sex... the true purpose of sex is to get pregnant. However it is also fun to do without reaching that end. So you should drink responsibly and get drunk about as often as you might get pregnant.

Anonymous said...

Sam - effectively insinuating maturity is difficult in a post that begins with the sentence, "You're stupid."

This isn't to say I'm judging your intentions. That buzzed feeling is certainly desirable. The problem with drinkers specifically attempting to reach it quickly (particularly in a party environment) is that those drinkers are then much more likely to indulge to the point where they fight, break stuff, boot, or black out - and such acts are certainly irresponsible and immature. Are you confident that the people at your parties won't do these things?

If so - or if you just don't care - serve carbonated drinks and boil your Simple Syrup for cocktails. Both of these tricks will cause alcohol to be absorbed into the bloodstream much more quickly.

Hope either your gatherings go off without a hitch or you learn a valuable lesson in responsible use of alcohol without anyone or anything taking too much damage.

Anonymous said...

I can't deny that I like getting a nice buzz - or, sometimes, getting hammered - but I know my limits, and stay out of trouble (I have exactly zero DUIs, for instance).

Ironically, I find that when I drink whiskey neat, I end up consuming less alcohol overall. It's all in the rate of intake - the higher the proof, the slower I drink. If I actually want to get sloshed, 141.2 proof George T. Stagg served neat is not the drink of choice.

Once I start mixing, though, the rate of intake increases - and I only mix Manhattans and (despite being a Chicagoan through and through!) Sazeracs. Yes, Peychaud's Bitters are readily available here, thank God. :o) Note also that Peychaud's works quite well in a Manhattan!

I heartily agree with the idea that one should actually taste the spirit(s) in the cocktail.

- Crispy Critter *clink!*

Jamie Lee said...

Sounds like something I ought to try. I always drank to get drunk, but I never really stopped to TASTE what I have been drinking. I'll try that. Thank you for the advice.

Anonymous said...

your a fuckin homo, you dont drink to get fucked up because your some cosmopolitan sippin faggot, you drink one beer and wake up in a gutter with your pants arouund your ankles and a sore ass... bitch.

bar.mix.master said...

I love getting comments like this... it only proves my point even more. :p

nmr said...

I used to drink to get fucked up, but as I grew older, slowly learned to enjoy the drinks, thats why i'm here... anyways i still do get fucked up, once in a while when having fun with good friends. Great website you have here. Looking forward to an article on how to become a bartender or starting your own bar, brew :-)

Anonymous said...

getting pregnant isnt fun.
getting fucked up is.

im not saying yeah go drink to get wasted, but its not really a relevant analogie.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping to get a recipe for a big party coktail here, not a telling off. Best look elsewhere

KAsey said...

All this commotion about maturity bar.mix.MASTER... and here you are arguing everyones open opinion about how they choose to indulge in responsible drinking. Good job. Theres a time and place for everything. Theres a cocktail, liquor, beer bong, and wine cooler for the 'each his own' that likes to indulge at that certain time and place. I think you need to reconsider maybe you are the one who needs to read up on what is good, sir.

Anonymous said...

okay so reading all your comments pretty much made me laugh. Why do we drink?... simple answer: Alcohol makes us feel GOOD, which means we drink because we want to get happy... some of us just want to get a little happier than others thats all. I dont drink often but when i do its usually to get fucked up and if that means calling me immature or whatever then great have fun cuz honestly i could give a shit less! =] Cosmopolitan's & all those other fruity drinks are just a way to dilute the taste of stronger alcohol like vodka. So all you "snobs" get that stick outta yer ass and have some fun! You only live once so make it worthwhile!!!

bar.mix.master said...

I don't even have to try...

"...dilute the taste of stronger alcohol like vodka."

...my point gets made for me.

If this article gets just one person to stop and taste the wonderful flavors in alcohol then it has done its job.

Everyone please go re-read the orignal post.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, loving the "relevance" of the drunk-pregnant relationship, really got that one right on the money, at first i thought i was agreeing with you somewhat, but you are a bit pompous, and thats kinda immature

bar.mix.master said...

I really don't mean to come off as pompous, elite, master, etc... I like having fun just like the next person.

The whole point of this article and this blog is to educate. There is a ton more to alcohol and its consumption than getting a buzz. Cocktails can be a culinary event just like fine dining, except much easier to mix and serve.

In food you have the basics: beef, chicken, fish
In cocktails you have basics: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Rum, Whiskey, Bourbon, Brandy, Scotch

In food you have flavorings: butter sauce, tomato sauce, cream sauce, etc…
In cocktails you have flavorings: Triple Sec, Flavored Schnapps, Anise, etc…

Please see this section of my site for more getting started in cocktails:
http://www.barmixmaster.com/barfear.htm

Thanks
Brad

Vanessa said...

Seeing all the agressive comments here is a little disheartening.
I'm still rather young, and I have "drank to get fucked up" sure. But when it comes down to it, that's not what I enjoy doing. Why should that be the be-all and end-all of alcohol?
I think you're right in saying that a good cocktail, and alcohol in general, is to be ENJOYED, like any other food experience.
I don't see why other people are getting SO angry at you because they have a different opinion. I imagine these are the types of people who go to the liquor store to find the cheapest, high-proof alcohol they can find, regardless of taste or anything. And that is unfortunate, because there is more to drinking than just being drunk, whether one acts on that or not.

Anonymous said...

Hey I like to drink quite a bit too, and it just so happens, that when I do I get pretty drunk. Not tasting the alcohol, maybe something like jello shots would tickle peoples fancies. How to make jello shots

Anonymous said...

I whole-heartedly agree with you.
I used to drink to get drunk...but then I realised, it's not the DRUNK bit that's fun, it's the drinking, and with other people.

This 'lollywater' passed off as a cocktail really gets to me. You should at least be able to TASTE the difference between a soda and a "cocktail"!

Drinking is not a pass-time, it is the by-product of a passtime, and a damn good one at that, but only when done properly.
:)

Fun guy said...

I'm FUCKING WASTED.....whoooowoowooo!

Anonymous said...

I agree with this, I mean getting fucked up doesn't do shit. In my personal experience only bad things happen when you are "fucked up". Drinking alcohol is not supposed to be about getting drunk, and our culture has made it into a drunk fest. When abused I even believe that alcohol can be one of the worst drugs in our society. More people die from an alcohol related death every year and that is because of the abuse of alcohol that is now widely excepted in my generation. I do not think that alcohol is a bad thing but now I think there are more people who have a problem with it because of the environment our college culture has created.

hercher said...

I encountered this site looking for a recipe for simple syrup (couldn't remember if its 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, or the other way around). I read through some of the remarks on this blog and am struck by something that is probably fairly obvious to most: the posts that support drinking to become excessively intoxicated are the one's that are abusive and poorly composed.
I doubt there is one person who has posted here who has not been "&@*#$! up." Some seem to enjoy, others do not. That is fine; I, for one, do not, and do not enjoy being around intoxicated individuals. Please note, I distinguish between being "&@*#$! up." and having a buzz -- the latter still enables me to speak coherently and intelligently (at least as much as I ever can).
I love alcohol, plain and simple. My favorite drink is beer, followed by, in no particular order of importance, wine, vodka, scotch, gin, and bourbon, then followed by water and soda. And there have been times when I have drank until I could barely see.
The sex analogy is good: getting pregnant is fun; being pregnant is not. Drinking is fun, being drunk, to me, is not.
All those who abusively and profanely assert they drink to get drunk are not welcome in the establishments I go to, have managed (yes, I have managed multiple bars, brewpubs, etc.). I used to kick those people out.

Anonymous said...

Just thought you good people out there that like to sip their drinks and properly enjoy them, might like to know that malibu and apple juice tastes absolutely georgeous! Happy drinking sensibly :)

Alex said...

I got to go with the middle ground on this one. I love sweet drinks, but I also want to taste the alcohol. I definitely drink to have that happy feeling but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying the taste of the cocktail. That's just the way my taste buds and preferences are at this point in my drinking life. Maybe that will change as I get older. I don't really know.

Rick said...

Why, exactly, is drinking to get "fucked up" a bad thing?

Your article makes some very good points, and I agree with all of them. But I don't agree with your conclusion. I think that drinking to get drunk and drinking because you want a good drink are two entirely different activities -- and both are perfectly acceptable, given the right circumstances.

Guy said...

well you know what I like is to get fucked up fast as well and u no how i like to do it by drinkin jose quervo oranjo straight i'll drink a bottle in a night and u call me a novice shit ur a novice drinkin ur pussy cocktails...i agree with TJ. Goodday and a fine FUCK OFF to you sir.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I was going to read all of the comments, but I just couldn't. Seriously..if you want to get fucked up, why do you have to dilute the taste of something in order to do so. If you can't drink something straight up to get fucked up, you're the pussy. Don't mix alcohols and juices if you can't take it straight. You don't have the right to get fucked up if you can't take it straight.

Cocktails are there to enjoy not to down like they are shots. If you want to down shots, just set up a line of 10, and go for it. Doesn't really matter if it tastes good or not, you aren't really tasting it anyway.

I like to get fucked up, don't get me wrong. But that's a one time thing, and I never do it with cocktails..usually we just all sit down, get a couple of bottles of jack, and play card games and just drink. We drink cocktails when we just want to relax from a hard day.

Que said...

I think we should all party together.

Anonymous said...

I'm no novice, but I do drink to get fucked up & I think drinking games are fun. I don't mix up bullshit kool-aid candy alcohol drinks, nor do I buy that pre-mixed candy shit like smirnoff ice or mikes. I drink lime twisted gin straight from the bottle. To me there's no other purpose to drink other than to get fucked up and people that claim to drink for any other reason are just denying the truth... They like to get fucked up too but are too pussy to admit it for fear of being labeled an alcoholic. Personally, I don't give a shit what you call me, especially if you call yourself a "social drinker" cuz then I'll call you a pussy. If you use intoxicating substances for any other reason than to get intoxicated then to me you're a fucktard. People that claim be social drinkers are just people that don't know how to communicate like normal human beings without numbing their brains to the point where they feel comfortable socializing with others. So then alcohol becomes a kind of crutch and before you know it, they end up using a drink to socialize, a drink to wake up, a drink to go to bed, a drink to think straight, a drink just for the sake of having a drink and then wake up one day realizing they're a full-blown alcoholic. I on the other hand only drink every weekend at the most, and on average only once every 2-3 months. So call me a novice if you like, what's important is that I know I can hold what I drink and am able to be honest with myself as far as my motivation to drink. I've been drinking since I was 15 (26 now) and I say there's nothing wrong with setting a goal to get fucked up & play some poker or dominoes in the company of some good friends. However, I do agree that you should be able to taste the alcohol in a cocktail and that responsibility and moderation are essential when consuming alcohol.

And of course, this is all just my opinion so if it offends you, sorry but I see things the way I see things and if you don't like it too bad. I'm entitled to my views and opinions just like anyone else.

mindpoliceman said...

I enjoy a good buzz as much as the next guy but I don’t drink to reach the point of being drunk and experiencing the hangover resulting from ingesting toxic quantities of alcoholic beverages. That’s not to say that in my younger and, yes, less mature days; I didn’t drink specifically for that purpose. To imply that if you don't drink alcoholic beverages to get shit-faced drunk (or admit to?) you're a pussy; and that moderate (social) alcoholic beverage consumption (versus binge or excessive drinking) leads to alcoholism or addictive abuse, is the most hilariously ignorant thing I've ever read. That's like saying "If you don't eat to get fat, or admit you eat to get fat, you're a 'fucktard'" and "Moderate eating at social gatherings leads to anorexia and bulimia"
One doesn’t need to make excuses for abuse of alcohol or any substance for that matter, but to call others who choose not to indulge at your level, but rather to enjoy and taste and drink moderately; "fucktards" and "pussy" indicates a serious flaw in intellect.
For the record, while you may feel entitled to you opinion, feeling entitled does not give your opinion any validity.

Anonymous said...

Well I would say I'm far from a novice drinker, but I will say that "get fucked up" drinks do have their place. If we're going to be completely honest we all drink to get buzzed, that is the point of alcohol. The problem is that if you've got the tolerance of someone 3 times your size it takes a lot of effort to be buzzed. So, instead of downing 3 drinks just to get over the hump I prefer a "get fucked up" drink to do the trick instead.

~r

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Well I would just like to put my two cents in and first off notice the vile language in the comments of those who drink to get fucked up. Hah but I agree with some previous and will have to take the middle ground. Sometimes getting fucked up is awesome and hilarious but it is the times spent with close friends and the memories shared with them. While sometimes getting fucked up helps this and makes for a more fun time and doing stupider stuff most of the time alchohol is not neccesary for that. You can have just as much fun fucking around sober and throwing caution to the wind AND still remember it without the hangover. I'm not saying that getting fucked up isn't fun and cool to do sometimes I'm just saying that it's not needed all the time.

Aaron said...

Two cents. (clink).

There are different flavor profiles to every spirit. Creating cocktails with them should increase the pleasure of them. This only changes with vodka which really does not have a flavor profile to the average person (I would argue that there is a distinct difference in different premium vodkas). This being said the point of a lot of drinks is to mask the sting of the alcohol (e.g. cosmo, margarita) but not take away from the other flavors in the spirit. In addition to knowing one's limits, they should know the affects each spirit has on their body. For myself if I stick to scotch or tequila, I can drink till I am black out drunk and have no hangover in the morning. I try this with rum or decide to mix different spirits I am useless the next day. Everyone's liver breaks down the variations of alcohol differently and people need to be aware of it.

Anonymous said...

It's not like when you were young or anything where the point of drinking was too get "Fucked Up" Now your older you've gotten over it and learned. Don't think we are novice just because we love to drink til we are gone? It's all we have left.

Anonymous said...

Lame post. Found this via Google looking for harder drugs. I will say-honestly, the poster is an asshole. Go fuck yourself with your 2 oz martini. Don't post this asinine shit.

-J

JStanton123@hotmail.com

Frank said...

"Alcohol is a dangerous substance when abused. But when it is respected and mixed properly, it can be enjoyed thoroughly."

The previous statement is not worthy of legitimate publication. If the author would elucidate a particular drink and its merits, that would be enticing. Otherwise the blatant and unwarranted bashing on binge drinking deserves an explanation.

PS-my previous post was anonymous.
I think the author of this article is an Asshole.

Frank said...

Why can't I contact you directly? I don't find an E-mail address on this rag of a blog.

-Frank

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments will give you a good laugh. Like everything in life, it is about being appropriate for the situation. If I am at a sports bar with my buddies watching a game, I am not going to try to savor a subtle scotch, or order a classic cocktail and argue with the bartender because his ratios are off; I am going to pound beers and do shots.

If I am at my own home with a couple friends who came over for cocktails, I wouldn't give them kool-aid and Everclear and then start doing shots untill I was blacked-out.

It is about "what is appropriate for the situation". If I feel like getting hammered, I will put myself in the appropriate situation.

Just like this blog is innappropriate for some people. These sort of antagonizing and vulger responses seem out of place. I find it funny that the people commenting so angrily refer to themselves as being anything but a novice drinker: when they probably found the page by googling something along the lines of "getting fucked up quick".

Can't help but smile at the probable chain of events:

-Google: "Get fucked up quick"
-Follow the link
-Read about drinking in moderation
-"Hey, this guy is calling me a novice! But I pound down straight tequila right from the bottle, that makes ME the master!"
-Types angry comment
-"what an idiot. I made him look so stupid"
-Goes back to google to pursue "getting drunk as quick as possible"
-"hehe, I am no novice. I am the messiah of getting drunk fast."

Anonymous said...

I do believe that half the people commenting do not read. Cocktails were first brought into trend way before any of "our" short lives. What people need to do is read some history books on Tending/cocktails/Liquors. People drink to get fucked up. People drink to enjoy the cocktail. You can do both. It is just difficult to do it at the same time. If your fucked up you cannot enjoy the subtle flavors of a classic 18/19th century cocktail. A "Good" tender knows how to deal with both kinds of patrons. If one of you "expert" college drinkers come in and order a whateva"tini" I will make it for you with no distain. If a older maybe 40 50 year old patron comes in asking for a Original Derby cocktail, I WILL make it for him and my day will be brighter. By the way all the comments showing distaste for this article... well you need to learn how to read. "This Space is Devoted To the Art of Cocktails, Cocktail education, And The Rebirth of CLASSIC COCKTAILS" ADIOSMUTHAFUCKERS is not a classic cocktail. Nor CHOCOLATE MARINTI (brandy Alexander better bet).

Jake Duffner said...

I think the last person said it best. Read the intent of this site and it is for the appreciation of the cocktail in all its various forms. Don't misunderstand me, I used to drink to get f'ed up before I realized what I was missing.

I had my first true cocktail one year ago and I was 36 years old at the time. Up to that time, I drank high quality beers that are also to be appreciated for their flavors, hints, notes, and subtleties like all great foods, wines, and cocktails.

The cocktail was a Sazerac and it opened my eyes to the artistry of a good mixologist. Anyone can throw a smoothie in the blender, add Everclear, and get hammered. But not everyone can appreciate the effort of the bitters recipe, the perfect spicy rye whiskey, with a hint of anise as your tongue tastes the absinthe. Give it a shot before you rant on about how you didn't taste nor appreciate what you drink just before you took your clothes off and passed out at the keg party.

bar.mix.master said...

Thanks Jake, well said!!

Kikassou said...

Well I'm drinking right now, I usually don't mind savouring but then again getting fucked up is really good. For the pregnant argument, if that woman has a decent boyfriend/fiancée/husband they shouldn't get pregnant anyway unless they're retarded/slutty. For me it depends on my mood. In a good mood I'll take my time and enjoy, else I will try to blow my brain to bits. Obviously not too drunk to get horribly mangled. I find it's all about enjoying your self after all that is what it is for since -7000BC. The answer is simple, if you enjoy savouring as I do on occasion, do it. Otherwise ride the risky line of danger of which all humans crave. Everyone is a mixture of both.

James Walkling said...

See, I do occasionally (more often than I'm proud to admit) drink to get "fucked up", and I do defend the rights of people to do so....or at least I'd like to. Some of the abusive comments on here make it hard to do so. Cheers "guys".....

Anyway, you made a point about how you should be able to taste the alcohol in a cocktail. What do you think of the fairly common suggestion that when using multiple spirits in a cocktial (Long Island Iced Tea being the one everyone around here asks for) it is better to use cheaper brands? We will probably agree that drinking store brand rum straigh is akin to drinking gasoline, but what about in a heavily mixed drink?

Thanks for your thoughts, hone way or the other.

bar.mix.master said...

Using better brands is usually better because they will have less impurities that help cause hangovers...

Anonymous said...

LUCIEN, YOU ARE A FAGGOT. I DRINK TO GET FUCKED UP, SO ALL OF YOU ELITIST, BETTER THAN THOU PRICKS, NEED TO BACK THE FUCK UP BEFORE THIS GETS UGLY. DIE IN A HOLE YOU STUPID, ARROGANT COCKSUCKERS

bar.mix.master said...

Anonymous, I feel for your toil. Seek help soon.

bar.mix.master said...

I have no problem letting the negative as well as positive comments on this post, but if you take the Lord's name in vain I will delete your comment.

Tiff said...

I've only ever gone out drinking with the sole purpose of getting wasted in my early drinking years. So I definitely agree that drinking with the purpose to get drunk is a very immature thing to do.


I find if I go out for drinks I stick to the very basics of beer or rye and coke. Things they can't really mess up on. If I'm making drinks at home you better believe I'm going to enjoy a Manhattan or a Long Island.

A previous commenter referred to true cocktails as fruity drinks, and I have a feeling that poster has never had a Manhattan or an old fashioned, these are classic cocktails that have nothing fruity about them, they are very much considered a 'man's cocktail' based on their potency and the fact they are 85% alcohol.

Lisa Joe said...

everyone is entitled to drink however they wish, i choose to mix my own to avoid added sugar and to control the amount of alcohol i drink, if i want to go nuts i will otherwise it's all good

Anonymous said...

Your goal dictates your drink. If your having friends over and playin some beer pong or kings cup, your not gonna drink cocktails. Your gonna drink beer or anything that goes down fast, and masks the taste.

If games arent your thing, then drink a classier drink and sip on it. Some drinks taste amazing, and are meant to be drank slowly and enjoyed.

However, some drinks are purposefully made to fuck you up. Caribou lou, jungle juice, kool-aid and vodka, those are meant to be consumed fast and be drunk after.

Everything depends on your intentions, reasons, and your budget. if you cant afford patron or cabo wabo, you buy jose cuervo or something cheap that tastes worse but is still high proof, mix it to take the taste away, then get smashed.

Anonymous said...

To all of you idiots who are defending your habit of excessive drinking: please get as badly "fucked up" as possible, as often as possible. We don't need you in the gene pool.

Anonymous said...

I think this was a silly thread to start, mixmaster. It's a little close minded and judgmental to suggest that people who drink to get fucked up are doing something wrong. I can appreciate that those who are passionate about alcohol as a culinary experience might share your opinion but there is no absolute here, that is, some people, unlike yourself, may not care about alcohol for the culinary experience and instead value it as a method of inhibition. Its wrong to suggest there is a moral implication or even a practical mistake that drinkers to get fucked up are making. They just choose to experience the world differently than you. Also, its not black and white i.e. one can, on one night drink a few well crafted cocktails with friends and enjoy the flavors while on a different night (or later the same night) drink lots of inconsequentially bad tasting (probably)cheap canned or bottled alcohol in the name of shear stupid, childish fun. I suggest you edit the way you express your point because otherwise it seems you've arrogantly alienated a segment of your audience. You can clearly state that it is not the intention of your site to advise a binge drinking party but to help expert and lay people alike appreciate the complex culinary experiences that are possible with well made cocktails. There is no place for your personal opinion on binge drinking. All it is is inflammatory and you'd be wise to keep it to yourself. But its your site to do with as you please. All that being said, the other info on the site is very useful and enlightening.