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For those that are blessed by your surgeons or you renegades out there: what is the best post op drink you have experienced. Best is to be defined in your own terms. Maybe best means best taste or best intoxication effect. The answer lies in the eye of the beholder. This thread will not be about the merits of drinking ( eg whether it is "good" or "bad" for you). Also tell me about how often you drink or with whom you drink. The crazier the story the better, but this thread is open to any response as long as the simple conditions are met. Ok, it is not that controversial, but you read this far haven't you. :)

I will start first. My favorite post op drink is a dangerous Dave from Dave's BBQ or a long island ice tea from somewhere else. Why? It tastes good to me and feels like a real drink. I can usually just have 1 before walking is a little challenge. i try to order two, but cannot make it one or two sips until it is too much (sleeve says so) and it is a waste, so i stick with one. I usually have a drink about every 2 weeks and sometimes it is just an apple martini or it might be some white wine if I am out with my wife at a nice dinner. I do not drink beer. not sure why. i have just never really liked it, ever. I like to grab the occasional spirit with my brother as we shoot the breeze on a weekend. Sorry it is not a crazy story, but now it is your turn.

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I love a long island, one is usually more than enough. Lol!! I will indulge maybe once a month. I am just under 5 months out, and I really want to be at goal so thats pleanty for me :-D

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I love moscato and margaritas on the rocks.

I drink maybe a drink or two once a month. I am a year out so there have been a time or two when I have drank quite a few past my limits. I don't like to drink very often because the whole transfer I addictions, and because I usually want to eat after a night out.

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Apple juice and vodka.

Apple martini - awesome. I use apple schnapps , but I think apple juice would be a little better for a person, no?

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I love a long island' date=' one is usually more than enough. Lol!! I will indulge maybe once a month. I am just under 5 months out, and I really want to be at goal so thats pleanty for me :-D[/quote']

Good thinking to not get carried away during the weight loss phase. I agree. Mixed drinks do add calories that may interfere with loss. I guess it also depends on if you work it off or not. My first drink was near the tail end of weight loss (1 month to go back in jan 2013), so I conscientiously decided not to drink during weight loss phase. I also wanted to wait until post op 6 months to be blessed by surgeon as far as ulcer potential goes.

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I love moscato and margaritas on the rocks.

I drink maybe a drink or two once a month. I am a year out so there have been a time or two when I have drank quite a few past my limits. I don't like to drink very often because the whole transfer I addictions' date=' and because I usually want to eat after a night out.[/quote']

Moscatos are tasty (remembering from pre op when in Rome). They are kind of lighter then a typical wine and a little sparkly. Did you find your sleeve ok with the sparkle of bubbles?

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mojitos and sangria. havent tried tequila yet but i am planning on it

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I have only had a couple sips oh my hubby's mixed drinks because I too am trying to get to goal! But I prob will indulge this weekend cause we are going to a party! One will be my limit..I'm going to follow this thread & help me decide which one to indulge in!! Lol

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Appletini sounds yummy...I love lemon drop Martini's

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Appletini sounds yummy...I love lemon drop Martini's

My wife loves LOVES lemon drops. You and her would be in good company.

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chocolate martini - I will have maybe a couple a month. It's like a dessert with a kick. Like one of you said, I chose to have nothing alcoholic until I reached goal.

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I love Moscato (you can get it without the fizzies too!) and muscadine wine that I can only find in Arkansas. My sister has a friend that brings us back a case at the time when we need it. I also have a little winery near my house where you can get red wines made with blueberries and pomegrantes. Those are pretty yummy as well and are semi great for you if you are looking at the antioxidant content of them. I haven't had any alcohol since surgery. I'm not a big drinker anyway but I was told that I needed to wait at least a year after surgery before alcohol. I'm trying to be a "good patient" and do what I'm told plus I don't want to do anything to throw off my weight loss so I think I'll be waiting a while. I would LOVE a good margarita too!

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chocolate martini - I will have maybe a couple a month. It's like a dessert with a kick. Like one of you said' date=' I chose to have nothing alcoholic until I reached goal. [/quote']

OMG, chocolate martini. That sounds so good! I have to try a desert drink sometime.

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I love Moscato (you can get it without the fizzies too!) and muscadine wine that I can only find in Arkansas. My sister has a friend that brings us back a case at the time when we need it. I also have a little winery near my house where you can get red wines made with blueberries and pomegrantes. Those are pretty yummy as well and are semi great for you if you are looking at the antioxidant content of them. I haven't had any alcohol since surgery. I'm not a big drinker anyway but I was told that I needed to wait at least a year after surgery before alcohol. I'm trying to be a "good patient" and do what I'm told plus I don't want to do anything to throw off my weight loss so I think I'll be waiting a while. I would LOVE a good margarita too!

Good suggestion and good job at waiting according to your surgeon. Oh my, 1 year is a long time if you enjoy having the occasional drink. I hope you stay strong and make it to 1 year!

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