Alcohol Gifts

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Alcohol Gifts

Postby Leo » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:53 pm

I have started my packing list for this year and would like to bring gifts of alcohol to the bars that I will be visiting. What types of alcohol are most appreciated? Rum? Scotch? Bourbon? Vodka? Are pints acceptable? Your suggestions are appreciated.
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Postby FaeTora » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:00 pm

My suggestion... Bombay Saphire Gin.

Its my favorite. :P
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Postby sputnik » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:06 pm

Whatever, no bar will turn away an unopened bottle.
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Postby pizzamancer » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:30 pm

You know. Of course the thoughts are appreciated, but towards the end of the week, tons of people realize they brought too much booze, don't want to pack it home, and start gifting it to the bars. More for us to drink, I say, but what bars really need is mixers. Everyone likes gin and tonics, but most forget that you need 3-4 liters of tonic to go with that liter of gin.
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Postby oldsoul » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:21 am

You can drop off a 30 pack of Pabst at my camp.
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Postby Sham » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:27 am

Belvedere vodka and olives are ALWAYS welcome at our camp. I will bring a dozen acrylic martini glasses in anticipation!
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Postby Brooks_DallasTX » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:11 am

Definitely Bombay gin and don't forget the tonic
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Postby FaeTora » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:00 am

Ok. Does anyone know if Booby bar needs tonic water or limes or lemons? I am still looking at what to bring for the meet and greet. I was raised inhe south, you always bring a gift to someone's home.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:25 am

MeetnGreet is at Barbie Death Camp,
the Booby Bar is a different spot. But, I'm sure they'd appreciate the gift.
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Postby pizzamancer » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:48 am

Hells yeah they need limes. I know my first year camping with Terminal City they brought limes, but lost them in one of the coolers.

Not that I drink anything much other than PBR, but limes are always nice.
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Postby jkisha » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:24 am

Strange, I never would have believed someone could bring too much booze. We always wish we brought more!

But I think gifting booze/beer is a good idea. We usually bring extra for gifting too.

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Postby StevenGoodman » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:28 pm

Booby Bar is happy to accept unopened bottles of booze or mixers. Or 12 packs of beer. Bottles of wine are kind of iffy, no one really drinks wine on the playa.

Plain old vodka is always a good choice, since you can mix it with almost anything.

I know that Petting Zoo ("A" and 2:30?) a popular daytime bar was running out last year.

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Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:50 pm

:D
To (try to) clarify the Meet-n-Greets, I believe Terminal Village, of which Booby Bar is a member camp, has its own MnG on Tuesday (last info I saw).

The one at Doc and The Barbies' place on Thursday is the E-playa one.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:08 pm

FaeTora wrote:Ok. Does anyone know if Booby bar needs tonic water or limes or lemons?

I should be bringing some Meyer's lemons, and I hope htat this time they are used for the bar, not stashed and forgotten.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:09 pm

Elliot wrote::D
To (try to) clarify the Meet-n-Greets, I believe Terminal Village, of which Booby Bar is a member camp, has its own MnG on Tuesday (last info I saw).
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It is, in fact, a chance for villagers to meet each other and catch up on the past year. It would be awkward to intrude. Later that evening we will open the bar for everyone.
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Postby jkisha » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:47 pm

StevenGoodman wrote:Bottles of wine are kind of iffy, no one really drinks wine on the playa.



Wonder what Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro would think about that?

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Postby Elliot » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:10 am

:D
Bottles of wine are kind of iffy, no one really drinks wine on the playa.


While I prefer Steve's fabulous martinis, I have no objections to wine!
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Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:19 am

pizzamancer wrote:You know. Of course the thoughts are appreciated, but towards the end of the week, tons of people realize they brought too much booze, don't want to pack it home, and start gifting it to the bars. More for us to drink, I say, but what bars really need is mixers. Everyone likes gin and tonics, but most forget that you need 3-4 liters of tonic to go with that liter of gin.


Ditto! Mixers run out faster than booze. If you want to gift the DPW,which you should, Jack Daniels or Jim Beam.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:15 am

"Nobody drinks wine on the playa..." is probably the most ignorent, ill-informed, and dare I say most stupid statement anyone has posted here in recent memory.

At Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro we go through over 25 gallons of wine (we did more than 2000 3 ounce pours last year alone) from our winery in Auburn, poured an additional four cases during the Nude Bike Ride and Pub Crawl, served countless more gallons to your typical burner beleaguered dipsomaniac, and this year will be serving both Spanish ice wine (or something like that) and over 3 gallons of home-made sangria.

We serve more wine than some wineries do during high season. In fact, from what I can tell, wine is the intoxicant of choice at TTITD. Some of you just need to get out more often.
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Postby jkisha » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:30 am

Dr. Pyro never disappoints! :)

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Postby StevenGoodman » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:35 am

[quote="Dr. Pyro"][size=18][/size]"Nobody drinks wine on the playa..."[size=12][/size][/quote]

OK OK , nobody drinks wine in the Booby Bar! Well, not the whole bottle. Throwing away half full bottles of wine is a pain!

I could bring the half bottles over the Barbie Death Camp for you! :)

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Postby phil » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:24 am

I asked friends who run bars what they'd like us to bring and the answers are along the lines of pineapple juice, coconut milk, tomato juice - what they really need, for some reason, is mixers, not the alcohol.

We also bring cups for them to hand out. About Thursday, they've exhausted their supply of paper cups, so we give out plastic cups with carabiners on them so people can keep them for their next free drinks.

Louise and I bring wine and port for our personal consumption, putting the lie to the statement that no one drinks wine on the playa. :-> I've posted here before the photo of us drinking port poured from our crystal decanter into our crystal stemware.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:57 pm

phil wrote:I asked friends who run bars what they'd like us to bring and the answers are along the lines of pineapple juice, coconut milk, tomato juice - what they really need, for some reason, is mixers, not the alcohol.

We also bring cups for them to hand out. About Thursday, they've exhausted their supply of paper cups, so we give out plastic cups with carabiners on them so people can keep them for their next free drinks.

Louise and I bring wine and port for our personal consumption, putting the lie to the statement that no one drinks wine on the playa. :-> I've posted here before the photo of us drinking port poured from our crystal decanter into our crystal stemware.


Speaking of cups, I've alway encouraged visitors to my bar, to have their own cup. Id even wash it for them.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:50 am

When _I_ was bartender, if you didn't have a cup and you had to use one of ours, you also had to hold the 15 pound skull bowling ball. If i saw that you set the ball down i would politely ask for the drink back. Ahh the good times.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:44 am

We did that with the camp porta-pot key one year - had a 20 lb steel crankshaft attached to the key.

(1) People never forgot to return it.

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Postby ConnieH » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:07 am

No cup - no drink! If you ask me for a cup, be prepared for a lecture, a razzing, and you may have to perform some embarrassing act based on my mood at the moment. Then you might get a cup...might ;-)

Vodka seems to be what our bar goes through the most. We had some liquor left over last year, not much though - a few mostly empty bottles of whisky and rum, and some nasty boxed white zin. Mixers like sprite or tonic or club soda are always welcome...sweet tea was a hit last year.

I like red wine on the playa, it's my afternoon drink before I switch to vodka :D
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Postby Token » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 am

Gifting booze is about as original as running a bar camp on the playa. Dime a dozen and most of them suck.

Only place you should gift booze is during exodus at the DPW donation turnout.

If you want to share the hidden stash of 21 year old McCallan with someone you had a meaningful moment with, that a fucking gift.

Dropping off your $9.99 handle of Popov vodka somewhere is moop.
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Postby Boijoy » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:16 am

Token wrote:Gifting booze is about as original as running a bar camp on the playa. Dime a dozen and most of them suck.

Only place you should gift booze is during exodus at the DPW donation turnout.

If you want to share the hidden stash of 21 year old McCallan with someone you had a meaningful moment with, that a fucking gift.

Dropping off your $9.99 handle of Popov vodka somewhere is moop.


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