Imbibers one hundred

So the story goes like this: There’s this list going around that some famous food guy put out called the Omnivores 100, a list of 100 things every eater should try in their lifetime.  Good and bad, boring and thrilling, it’s simply 100 things worth trying at some point in your life.  So Darcy over at The Art of Drink, a qualified person if there ever was one, has devised the Imbibers One Hundred, a list of 100 drinks you should try, alcoholic and not, over the course of your lifetime. So I’m posting the list below, and the instructions should you want to play along at home.


1) Copy this list into your blog, with instructions.
2) Bold all the drinks you’ve imbibed.
3) Cross out any items that you won’t touch
4) Post a comment here and link to your results.


If you don’t have a blog, just count the ones you’ve tried and post the number in the comments section.

List of Drinks You Must Try Before You Expire

  1. Manhattan Cocktail
  2. Kopi Luwak (Weasle Coffee)
  3. French / Swiss Absinthe
  4. Root beer
  5. Gin Martini
  6. Sauternes
  7. Whole Milk
  8. Tequila (100% Agave)
  9. XO Cognac
  10. Espresso
  11. Spring Water (directly from the spring)
  12. Gin & Tonic
  13. Mead
  14. Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Trappist Ale
  15. Chateau d’Yquem
  16. Budwieser
  17. Maraschino Liqueur
  18. Mojito
  19. Orgeat
  20. Grand Marnier
  21. Mai Tai (original)
  22. Ice Wine (Canadian)
  23. Red Bull
  24. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  25. Bubble Tea
  26. Tokaji
  27. Chicory
  28. Islay Scotch
  29. Pusser’s Navy Rum
  30. Fernet Branca
  31. Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
  32. Bourbon
  33. Australian Shiraz
  34. Buckley’s Cough Syrup
  35. Orange Bitters
  36. Margarita (classic recipe)
  37. Molasses & Milk
  38. Chimay Blue
  39. Wine of Pines (Tepache)
  40. Green Tea
  41. Daiginjo Sake
  42. Chai Tea
  43. Vodka (chilled, straight)
  44. Coca-Cola
  45. Zombie (Beachcomber recipe)
  46. Barley Wine
  47. Brewed Choclate (Xocolatl)
  48. Pisco Sour
  49. Lemonade
  50. Speyside Single Malt
  51. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
  52. Champagne (Vintage)
  53. Rosé (French)
  54. Bellini
  55. Caipirinha
  56. White Zinfandel (Blush)
  57. Coconut Water
  58. Cerveza
  59. Cafe au Lait
  60. Ice Tea
  61. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
  62. Vintage Port
  63. Hot Chocolate
  64. German Riesling
  65. Pina Colada
  66. El Dorado 15 Year Rum
  67. Chartreuse
  68. Greek Wine
  69. Negroni
  70. Jägermeister
  71. Chicha
  72. Guinness
  73. Rhum Agricole
  74. Palm Wine
  75. Soju
  76. Ceylon Tea (High Grown)
  77. Belgian Lambic
  78. Mongolian Airag
  79. Doogh, Lassi or Ayran
  80. Sugarcane Juice
  81. Ramos Gin Fizz
  82. Singapore Sling
  83. Mint Julep
  84. Old Fashioned
  85. Perique
  86. Jenever (Holland Gin)
  87. Chocolate Milkshake
  88. Traditional Italian Barolo
  89. Pulque
  90. Natural Sparkling Water
  91. Cuban Rum
  92. Asti Spumante
  93. Irish Whiskey
  94. Château Margaux
  95. Two Buck Chuck
  96. Screech
  97. Akvavit
  98. Rye Whisky
  99. German Weissbier
  100. Daiquiri (classic)

I scored a 54, which kind of makes me sad.  Though there’s nothing that I had to cross out that I wouldn’t ever try, which I’m happy about.  I was a little tempted to cross out the Buckley’s, because I’ve heard it tastes like 12 kinds of hell, but I’m game to try it at least once.  And I think there are some things on the list that I’ve probably had, but the ol’ memory banks ain’t what they used to be, so they remain un-bolded.

So repost on your site (if you have one) and if you don’t, post your results in the comments and put my sad number to shame.

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  2. Rob Said,

    28.. I’ve got a long ways to go DrinkPlanner… lets go knock some of these out some time!

  3. Alex Said,

    I sucked so hard at the Imbiber’s 100 that I can’t post my results out of embarrassment. However, I did take the Omnivore’s 100 and scored a 71/100. For that, I can be thankful.

  4. DrinkPlanner Said,


    I actually scored a 54 on the Omnivores list as well. I feel like I’m pretty open to trying things, food or drink, so it makes me a little sad that I’m so low on both lists. It also skeeves me out that they list Roadkill.

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