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Did you have to get used to the taste of drinking spirits "neat?"

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Did you have to get used to the taste of drinking spirits "neat?"

PaulF | Aug 2, 2012 11:58 AM

I'm just curious.

I'm a tequila in the summer person who drinks bourbon/whiskey in the winter.

I am NOT AN EXPERT, just someone who likes a cocktail.

But, even after all these years and all these bottles, I still prefer a little ice, a little water/soda or both in my drinks. (With tequila, I like grapefruit juice and club soda).

When I sip bourbon neat, I still have that little grimace, like I taste the alcohol more than the subtle flavors. But, on some weird level, I do admire those who drink their drinks straight and get the full effect and flavors with nothing in the way.

So, I'm wondering ...

Should I just sip my drinks neat until "I get used to it?" Did you have to get used to it?

Or should I just not worry about it and keep adding an ice cube or water to my drinks?

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