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This is aimed at the older generation, who have been through the alcohol brands that have come and gone. What do you remember? What do you miss? What were your faves?

Does anyone remember an alcopop called Metz? It was an alcoholic version of the classic cloudy lemonade, although Smirnoff Ice released something virtually identical 3 years later. We're talking 1998 for Metz and 2001 for Smirnoff Ice.

Reef is the only alcopop that I remember in 1998 and is still around now. Plus, it never had its percentage knocked down. It has always stayed at 5%. Everything else have dropped from ~5% to ~4%. Underaged drinkers possibly?

What has happened to Worthington? This was a bitter and quite a nice pint. Go to any bar in 1998, and this was mandatory amongst the pumps. This has since gone, but I do like how quite a few places now offer guest ales.

Nowadays, I'll go for the likes of 1664, Grolshe, Cobra and Sol. Not Carling/Calsburg/Fosters - they taste like water :-D

Spirits - thankfully, not a lot lost since 1998. Mine's usually a Gordon's & Tonic. Or Bombay Sapphire :-)

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I could murder a Cherry B :)

    Elizabethan Barley Wine, Biarritz (bitter orange barley winesque). When i used to work in a pub in Eastbourne they sold this stuff called Old English Sheep Dip, think it was a scotch or maybe not. Blue Bols, yummy. Diamond Blush.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    20/20.

    Man, those were the days. Every week a different neon coloured vomit.

    I also drank a lot of Hooch and Bacardi Breezers. Disgusting.

    Oh and I do remember Metz in many a sleazy establishment. It was a cheap knock off Smirnoff Ice, like VK was a knock off WKD.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whitbred pale ale in screw top bottles long gone sadly.
    As for cherry b's rubber ...my wife has a dozen in the shed.
    At least a dozen ready for xmas.
    Got them in asda or morrys I think.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm looking for that Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer. I dont really like alcohol much anymore but that sounds nice
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote: »
    I'm looking for that Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer. I dont really like alcohol much anymore but that sounds nice

    It is, it's gorgeous. It just takes like non-alcoholic ginger beer really; but with that nice warm fuzzy alcohol feeling too. Yummy.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    jamelia wrote: »
    Oh and I do remember Metz in many a sleazy establishment. It was a cheap knock off Smirnoff Ice, like VK was a knock off WKD.

    Yeah, VK is deffo a rip off WKD because WKD came first. In the Metz/S.Ice case, I'm pretty sure that Metz came out first.

    I was a big fan of Bacardi Breezers like you :-) I first noticed them in 1997 when I used to stack shelves during my 6th form years, then I tasted my first Breezer in 1999. I was pretty big on the Breezers until 2006, when shop/pub supplies started to wane.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hooch and two dogs
    also thunderbird and mad dog 20/20 can you still get those?
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,169 Skive's The Limit
    hooch and two dogs
    also thunderbird and mad dog 20/20 can you still get those?

    Those were the ones I was thinking of.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I only 'just' remember Hooch. My era begun in late 1998, which was the tail end of Hooch availability.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Metz was really nice, its a shame that isnt around anymore. Plus there was the Smirnoff mule which was slightly odd but went down a treat.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    shit mixes
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Budda, I remember the name Smirnoff Mule back in 1997/8 but it was slightly before my pubbing/clubbing days. Presumably it was vodka-based, but what were the available flavours?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat wrote: »
    Presumably it was vodka-based, but what were the available flavours?

    Only 1. It was a bottle of cocktail, a Moscow Mule. Vodka, lime juice and ginger ale.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mmmmm... Hooch.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks RS :-)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was 7 or 8 me and my mates broke into a pub and stole a big crate off hooch. Got pissed on it and fell asleep on the road. Good times good times.
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