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Boozehound's Secret Star

Guiding the needy..
 
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Alcoholic drinks are great, just the best sometimes. There's the big fizzy ones, the small ones with warmth, the medium ones with zing, and all the places in between. Often, there is a menu, with all the types of booze the bar or restaurant offers. You MAY have course to pick a wine that matches the pasta dish, or you may have course to pick an old favorite.... however, sometimes budgets are limited. Say you're a poor student, and you're at an airport bar. Your $20 note could net you 2 pints of miller lite if you're not careful. This is where the Boozehound's secret star comes in. This is simply a subtle indication next to the drink that offers the best bang for the buck.... perhaps the Navy rum that was overlooked last time prices were raised, or the 9.3% beer that is being inexplicably served in full pint glasses. Small stickers affixed by helpful boozehounds to guide their brothers in arms.
bs0u0155, Oct 24 2014

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       Not really the same kind of hound, but just noticed the American Humane Society Hero Dog Awards 2012....including Jynx for Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs;   

       No one is quite sure how it manages to operate the Zippo...
not_morrison_rm, Oct 24 2014
  

       Or for those who don't want to get snuckered, these would be helpful to avoid very powerful drinks.
blissmiss, Oct 24 2014
  

       The answer is probably cider.   

       That's assuming you're too posh for methanol.
pertinax, Oct 24 2014
  

       //for those who don't want to get snuckered//   

       I wonder whether there's a role here for chromium trioxide - which, apparently, ignites alcohol on contact. I don't know how pure the alcohol has to be for this to happen. Of course, you'd only use it if the result was spectacular enough to make the cancer risk worthwhile.
pertinax, Oct 24 2014
  

       The answer is always cider.   

       (sniffles, I'm 8000 miles away from the nearest scrumpy vendor....but, stiff upper lip and all that)
not_morrison_rm, Oct 24 2014
  

       // chromium trioxide - which, apparently, ignites alcohol on contact//   

       There was a tragic tale of a chemist on the US west coast somewhere who had an unfortunate incident with some tert-butyl lithium. My employer at the time saw fit to circulate an email. The text suggested that had this person been wearing a lab coat they may have lived. tert-butyl lithium explodes on contact with cotton. No one told the safety people, because we find that contact with the safety people only encourages them.
bs0u0155, Oct 24 2014
  

       //8000 miles//   

       Barely 6000 miles, actually; you're forgetting the scrumpies of Tasmania and British Columbia. Also, they do make cider in Hokkaido, though they may not know to brand it as sukulunpi.
pertinax, Oct 26 2014
  
      
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