WANTED: What do you drink and not drink?

publickmanJune 16, 2006

I sent Renée some cherry soda in the last swap (It might have been Cherry cream soda - I'm not sure), but I think she liked that very much and was unable to get it where she is.

Anyway, I thought it might be good to say here what you drink, what you would like to drink, and what you don't drink.

I will start by saying that I do not drink coffee - not that I don't like it, but that my stomach does not. Sabrina (Ryder) sent me some blueberry juice in a swap, which I loved, and I have since found it at the Lebanese market. I drink mostly roasted green tea, one cup in the morning, and I sometimes have afternoon tea, which is usually Fancy Keemun that I have to buy at a local coffee supply shop. I don't drink cola and prefer fruit flavored sodas - and so I always have diet grapefruit soda or ginger ale on hand. I tend to avoid sugar in my drinks. Of course I don't drink milk either. If I have a dessert liqueur, it is usually Cointreau, Amaretto, or Frangelico. I also have sarsaparilla tea, which I drink on rare occasions.


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I drink tea, and usually like plain black tea, but also like citrus, like Constant Comment, or lemon or orange teas. I detest fruity, like strawberry or blackberry or cherry teas. I also like flavored coffees, but only rarely drink coffee, and again, don't like fruity ones. I love dessert liquers, and often use them as ingredients in my baking. Just discovered frangelico (hazelnut) and liked that. I have a wine fridge in my kitchen and love wine. I seldon drink soda pop, but do love sour, sour, sour things. I used to drink Schweppes bitter lemon plain, and would buy it by the case, but I guess they don't make it any more in my area. I still drink tonic water on ice to get that sour/bitter taste. I love iced tea and do not use sugar in it!!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 11:59AM
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I often indulge in a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee when I'm out. However, I never make coffee at home. I don't drink tea, or milk. DH and I are trying to decrease our soda consumption, but I still love an occassional non-cola soda for a treat - rootbeer, birchbeer, grape, black cherry, etc.

As far as alcohol, I'm a margarita kinda girl :)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 12:21PM
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I don't drink coffee, but I'm glad DH does because I love the smell of it, just never acquired the taste. I drink lots of tea - I prefer black and green teas, not herbal teas. I like unsweetened ice tea as well. I also drink too much Diet Coke and have been trying to break myself of that habit since college (don't ask how many years that has been, let's just say it's a very powerful addiction.) As far as alcohol goes, I'm a cheap date because I'm a whimp. I enjoy white wines, my favorite is Sauvingnon Blanc. I love margaritas, and am always open to trying a new, not-hard-core type of mixed drink.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 12:52PM
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Great thread Lars.....Ours is a coffee house. We do a few cups each morning, prefer good strong dark coffee, not into flavours! We do tea occasionally. DH is diabetic so he avoids sugary stuff. I like icetea with sugar, but don't drink alot of pop at all.

We are open to almost any type of alcohol beverage at least once! We do enjoy red wine and often buy Canadian.


    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 12:55PM
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This was the first thread I started over here, and I was surprised to the "WANTED:" in the title - I didn't put that there. I had assumed that everyone else had been putting "WANTED:" in their titles, but now I see that it happens automatically.

I like root beer also!


    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 1:25PM
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Diet grapefruit soda sounds refreshing, Lars. DH & I love our Maxwell House-lol and I drink alot of CS Red Zinger tea, it's soothing to the tummy.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 1:32PM
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Water. Sorry, I'm not a big drinker, alcoholic, tea, coffee, etc.! If DH makes me a latte in the AM great, if not, I pass.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 3:10PM
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We drink dark roasted, freshly ground coffee from a specialty store. I detest tea but hubby likes Earl Grey and Breakfast Blend. Not much of an alcohol drinker, especially wines but do love to cook with them! We both drink lots of water.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 3:31PM
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Yes, great thread Lars!!

DH is more experimental than I am! He likes flavored teas and coffees. He tends to drink diet drinks (gag!). I tend to stick mainly to water, but I love a Coke (Co-cola, where I'm from) or a Vernors. I made homeade Ginger Ale with some of the ginger Gina sent me in the last swap...wow!!! Was that ever great!!

As for alcohol, I never have time! Oy! DH likes just about everything.

Grapefruit soda! Yummy! I like fruity sodas, too!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 3:36PM
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I used to drink one cup of coffe each morning, especially in winter. But I think it was more for something warm to wrap my hands around on a cold morning.(never mind, Jessy!)

No coffee anymore, not much of a tea drinker and can't even stand the thought of drinking a glass of milk. Blech!

I drink LOTS of water. Don't care much for soda, but will have one on occasion. I just found a recipe for rhubarb iced tea I am going to try. I do drink iced tea in summer once in a while.

I love wine, mostly reds such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabs and Merlots. I do like a few whites, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio. As long as they are not sweet, I probably like them.
Cocktails are fun, too. Love to make up a batch of martinis or mojitos, I like gin & tonic, margaritas, and many others. I infuse my own vodkas (have a raspberry one brewing right now) and also my vanilla margarita tequila (need to make up a batch of that for the summer.)

Yikes, I sound like a candidate for rehab!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 4:27PM
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Scotch. Love the Livet... Glen Livet. But we drink strong coffee, not much tea, and both red and white wines... chardonnay and merlot are not favorites. Sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio and pinot noir or (my favorite) bordeaux are. And most of the time, my favorite beverage is water with lemon in it.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 5:00PM
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I'm a tea drinker. My preference is black tea and I don't drink green tea. Only moderately fond of fruity and flavoured teas - mostly I prefer them iced. Like flavoured coffee but rarely drink it on account of having GERD.

Like trying new juice and soda flavours. Like Kool-Aid - I have discovered it (especially the lemon flavour) adds a nice fruity zing to iced tea.

Not much of a wine drinker as it makes my GERD worse.

Have a VERY expensive taste in whiskey and cognac, but do not feel above drinking liqueurs if the occasion calls for it.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 5:16PM
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Coffee and Tea. Hot in the winter and iced in the summer. And Crystal Light. Lots of crystal light and diet greet tea. I'm basically stuffing myself full of chemicals, but yummy ones.

DH works for a liquor company, so there's very little that we don't already have in the way of booze. I used to be a single malt scotch girl, but I've recently developed a taste for Irish Whiskeys. I like Red Breast and Jamison. We have quite a bit on hand though, particularly since I'm not a big drinker.


    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 6:37PM
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Another tea drinker here - black tea, every day. The only flavoring I like are Earl Grey and Lady Grey, and I like spiced Chai also. Don't like green tea either.

I love coffee but can't drink it everyday or I'll get a tummy ache. DH drinks instant at home. We went through years of all kinds of coffee makers, capuccino machines, etc. Got tired of the grinding, cleaning and breaking. Gave them all away. I'm sure they are making better machines now, but we're content with Taster's Choice, and instant doesn't seem to bother my stomach as much.

We have red wine with dinner every night. Dh doesn't like white - I do. But I also dislike Chardonnay. We drink cocktails too and like to come up with different combinations. Usually something fruity and refreshing and not too strong. We're lightweights!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 6:43PM
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Not enough, that's for sure! I need to drink more water. I can't stomach the taste of diet sodas (that after-taste) and the regular kind are too sweet for me. Fruit juices, lemonade etc are always good.

I do drink lots of coffee-black, and then cocktails or wine in the evening. It's embarassing if I ever truthfully fill out a medical questionaire-- "Hmmmm, only caffeine and alcohol?"



    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 7:23PM
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Two things we drink every day without fail... water (lots) and plain black coffee - Illy. (we used to use 1/2 & 1/2, but no more). We don't drink flavored coffees. I like iced coffee, but only plain with cream.

We'll occasionally have iced tea, no sugar and definitely no lemon (gag...I love lemon but not in tea). We occasionally have Crystal Light lemonade, but not often. I might rarely have a cup of hot tea (black with cream and sugar). I drink a diet Coke (only coke) on a very rare occasion, not even one a month. DH never has hot tea or diet Coke. We'll occasionally have juice (orange or red grapefruit). I like cranberry juice, DH doesn't.

Alcohol... DH drinks beer and nothing but beer. I don't drink beer at all. Wines...I like non-sweet champagne and non-sweet red wines. I cook with white and red wines. I'll try most cocktails, but my favorites usually have vodka. I'm an Absolut girl. I like several liqueurs, but don't care for Bailey's. I bought some Hpnotiq and found it only OK. Glad I didn't buy the huge bottle. I want some of that pretty pink stuff that riverrat mentioned, but I haven't found it yet.

I think that covers it... :-)


    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 8:21PM
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Yep, not enough here too!

I like coffee in the morning, house blends and breakfast blends, I grind my own, leaded, please.

Sometimes I will fix a cup of tea in the morning, Earl Grey, Republic of Tea Ginger Peach decaf, English Breakfast, and English Afternoon blends. I like just about any tea from Republic of Tea, Stash (love the fruity herbals and lemon ginger), Celestial Seasonings, Whittard and Murchie's. I like just about all flavored tea and herb teas except anything with a licorice flavor.

I like beer better than mixed drinks, but prefer an Apricot Sour or Pina Colada if pressed.

Prefer red wine to white, Merlot, Chianti Classico, etc. Do not care for Chardonay at all, prefer Pinot Grigio and German white wines.

I've mostly given up all carbonated sodas, but that Grapefruit soda sounds good! Lemonade is my summer drink of choice, that and sangria!

Bottoms up!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 8:26PM
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My hubby loves coffee..Medium to dark roast.
I drink coffee a little bit when I do it's decaf.
I like tea..Green teas and chocolate teas, also Yerba Mate.(I know it's caffinated, but it's good stuff!)

We don't drink alcohol, but I do bake and cook with it on occasion.
He does on occasion complain(only after a Sam Adams commercial comes on) cuz the only beer here is can's of some what cheap for beer muffins. LOL Although he'd probably sip about 3-4 sips and then the rest would go down the drain, so I don't buy "good stuff".

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 8:35PM
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We love coffee, dark roast with chicory! We don't drink tea or sugar drinks. But we love carbonated waters, all kinds and flavors, but usually just plain Voss or San Pellegrino with a lime slice. DH is not a drinker of alcohol. If I drink alcohol, which is not often, it's usually a vodka drink...martinis, bloody mary or a screwdriver. On occasion I like to have a glass of a nice red wine. I used to love the Levit, like dlundin, but it doesn't like me anymore! I must say that I'm intrigued by the grapefruit soda, Lars.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 10:10PM
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I love good coffee and make apot of Starbucks Gold Coast every morning. I drink some while I'm dressing for work and pour the rest of the pot into a travel mug, which I sip at all morning at work.

I drink enough Diet Coke to float a cruise ship. In the evening I switch to the no caffeine variety . And don't try to slip me a Pepsi. I like Root Beer, too.

My favorite wine is Riesling. I like Fuzzy Navels, I'm ashamed to admit, and most fruity drinks.

I occasionally drink tea. I am learning to use tea leaves in a ball. Good tea is good! If I'm using a tea bag, I like Earl gray or English Beakfast.

I like grapefruit juice better than oj.

That's pretty much it.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 10:10PM
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Hard core coffee drinker here...black and strong and it must be made from freshly roasted beans, then I'll savor every sip. Next favorite drink is WATER.
I drink unsweetened iced tea when it's hot out. My favorite bottled drinks are those tropical fruit juice blends...I don't care for carbonated sodas...unless it's the occasional rum and Pepsi. I don't drink much alcohol at all... But I have other vices.....


    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 10:15PM
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Strong, dark roast coffee; try to limit myself to two cups in the morning, although I sometimes have an afternoon cup if I need a jolt. Detest the smell and taste of flavoured coffees. Love my tea, definitely prefer Murchie's Earl Grey, Lady Grey or Afternoon Blend. I love ginger tea made from fresh ginger with honey in the winter. I have about three alcoholic drinks a year. Usually it's a glass of real champagne or a single malt scotch, but any more than one doesn't agree with me. I do cook with alcohol - always have vermouth and an assortment of liquers and DH drinks red wine and beer, so I can pilfer from him. I drink ice water with lemon or soda with a splash of cranberry juice or passion fruit juice or bitters and probably more diet coke than I should. Oh musn't forget the hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps for sipping 'round the campfire!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 10:53PM
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Single malters, have you tried Lagavulin? My sister calls it "a smoke in a bottle". It's my scotch of choice.

We brew a large pot of black tea every morning and just sit and wake up with it. I like herbal teas too, but when I'm in the mood. I like coffee, but it doesn't like me... I'll have a latte when I'm out, but rarely make them at home anymore. Water with lemon or lime is a favourite. I don't like pop, but I do like San Pellegrino with lemon or lime. Club soda too.

Bedtime favourites are hot milk with a touch of vanilla, or peppermint tea.

I love red and white wine, dry. Shiraz tops my list these days. Beer is great on a hot summer day. But nothing announces summer like a gin and tonic on the deck!


    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 11:41PM
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Catherine, if you like Lagavulin, have you tried Ardbeg? Smo-kay... I like smokey single malts to sip but I like Glenlivet or Lismore or something like that (no Johnnie Walkers, please) for scotch and soda, which is really my drink of choice. Bruichladdich is also very interesting. Light in color, strong in taste.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 11:50PM
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No coffee for me. Constant Commment tea in the winter to be sociable. We drink Waist Watchers and Talkling Rain soft drinks. I like iced tea in the summer with both lemon and sweetener. DH is the wine drinker in the family, I really only like Reisling and we both enjoy late harvest wines and love ice wine. We have been experimenting with Chocolate Martinis, Margaitas and some other cocktails.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 11:56PM
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I don't drink coffee much at all unless it is for breakfast and we are eating out. I do drink tea hot in the winter and cold in the summer;) We drink lots of juice and water, with 2 little ones that is the thing we always have on hand. Both DH and I like beer to drink with pizza or just to relax ( blame that one on the 2 little ones also:)) I admit I love Pepsi and DH loves Mountain Dew, but love Stuarts orange cream even though we can't get it here.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 12:45AM
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Count me as one of the tea drinkers! Each morning I have either Constant Comment (reg or decaf as my tummy allows)or chai flavored teas which I discovered at Starbucks when we were eating out many nights during the kitchen remodel. I love Tazo Chai decaf tea bags, but they seem to have disappeared around here. DH drinks some teas but is a hardcore French Press coffee drinker. We no longer own a drip style pot. He buys his Starbucks Cafe Verona every couple weeks. I drink only decaf coffee, usually with dinner when we are out.
I also enjoy plain sparkling water (San Pellegrino or Perrier are my faves)with some lemon or lime. My poison is Caffeine Free Diet Coke (me too, only COKE). I love fresh brewed iced tea with a bit of Equal and some lemon.
Alcohol-wise we're lightweights. I love a good Cosmo, we like dry but full bodied red wines (no Zinfandel--instant headache) and occasionally I like a glass of Pinot Grigio. If we drink hard liquor it's a Margarita or something made with vodka (Absolut, Belvedere or Ketel). I only cook with liqueurs as they are all too sweet for me- but a good after dinner drink would be a tawny port.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 1:55AM
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I'm easy. Water and wine. Any wine.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 5:26AM
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I drink coffee and tea in the morning. I bought a pod coffeemaker and have been using that. The coffee is pretty good. Not as good as the French Press but it will do. I drink one cup of tea, usually Typhoo. Not into flavored tea or coffee.

The rest of the day it's water. I do like wine. My favorite is pinot grigio but I have been trying other things including some reds.


    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 7:00AM
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Tea for me...just about any kind. I like to keep an assortment on hand.
Diet soda-my guilty pleasure but I've been trying to cut back to one a day.
I recently discovered that I like gatoraide purple rain (I like Prince too LOL)
We are big into smoothies...got a machine for Christmas and its getting a real workout in this weather.

Alcohol is something I should avoid as I have alkies in the family. I do have something on a Friday night....perhaps a rum and coke or anything with a jigger of vodka. I Generally just look for something on sale being on a budget and all that.

Its mostly water with lemon during the day and every once in a while I'll have V8.


    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 9:31AM
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We like wines, all varieties. I don't drink coffee, I like tea (hot and iced). Latest party pleaser was/is Zima Hard Black Cherry served with ginger ale, very refreshing


    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 1:05PM
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I don't drink:
-carbonated drinks

I do drink
-a LOT of iced tea, but I don't like flavors except mint
-wine - red or white
-alcoholic drinks - my new fave is cosmopolitans. I like vodka, gin or rum but not scotch or bourbon. I drink frozen margaritas only when it's the drink du jour (meaning it's THE drink being served).

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 2:05PM
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dlundin, thanks for the tip, I haven't tried Ardbeg, but I'll look out for it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 2:39PM
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Coffee drinker here. Love herbal or green tea in the afternoon...the SIL gave us a hot water push pot. This thing is fantastic as we have really hot water on demand for tea at any-time! Love sparking mineral water. Rarely drink soda(pop) but sometimes put a splash of fruit juice in my Pellegrino. -maria

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 11:12PM
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Coffee, only in the morning.

Iced tea, drink it all day, just plain Lipton, unsweetened with a good squeeze of lime or lemon, or water, with a good squeeze of lime or lemon, I prefer lime in both.

After five, bourbon with diet coke, margarita on the rocks, wine on occasion and love those after dinner shots that they serve on cruise ships. I have bought a lot of liquor intending to fix one of those after dinner shots and still haven't done it, one of these days,

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 1:15AM
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I drink coffee but it's half caff - only for the wake up quality, cuz I don't really love it. I love, love, love chai. and love love love dry red wine. I like loose teas - have a strainer and a tea ball and like to try lots of different varieties of green teas or other "healthy" stuff.

No pop (soda - lol!Chances mom - saw that ! - I say pop, also!) - except if I have a hang over - then I really want a pepsi...

I don't like sweetened things.


    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 6:21PM
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I like strong coffee, no flavors here. I grind my own beans.
Nancy, I am dying to here about the other vices: )

I like seltzer with a slice of lemon. I drink that and plain water all day long.I avoid soda pop like the plague!
I am SO up for trying new things!


    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 7:15PM
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Mostly water, but it never seems like I drink enough of it.

I don't drink coffee, but I love the smell. My DH drinks it, and I inhale.

I like some sodas, but not grape, or orange (which I got sick on in combo with sloppy joes when I was a kid and to this day can not eat or drink either). I don't really drink much soda, but there are some things I like to have one with, so I tend to hoard one or two in the back of the fridge. I like cream soda and root beer a lot.

I drink green tea on occasion, but so rarely that I usually end up having to compost half of the pack. I don't do well with caffeine and save it's use for oncoming migraines, staying up late or when I have a test and am feeling brain-sluggish.

I drink some fruit juices on occasion. And I love lemonade.

I don't do any artifical sweeteners, and I have been getting really aggravated at how the sodas almost all have high fructose corn syrup in them.

I like amaretto, and some other things but I can't remember what they are. I would avoid mailing alcohol though, unless you are really familiar with all the rules. I know there are postal rules about it.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 8:53PM
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Coffee straight up in the morning, splenda and milk (or 1/2 and 1/2) if later in the day.
Some sodas, but the carbonation really gives me the burps, which of course always entertained my kids. I enjoy wine, all types except Champagne.
Years ago I introduced DH to scotch. Until his operation we kept a nice bottle (Glenlivet) in the fridge, so we didn't need to add ice and dilute it. However, I never have more than one or two hard drinks on special occasions. The wine is a different animal my DD and her BF are starting to learn to appreciate a nice glass, and I enjoy sharing.
I have also been known to take my blender on vacation to make some of those frozen concoctions that help me along (or what ever the lyric says!) DD still laughs about when I got her best friend's mom (a very proper lady) toasted on vacation.


    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 8:59PM
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Another water fan here! Have to have coffee in the morning, black, no flavors please. Iced tea, no sugar or lemon. I still love a big glass of milk with certain meals or desserts. Alcoholic beverages, Crown Royal and cheap beer would top the list. LOL! Have to have a Coke or Dr. Pepper with pizza or popcorn, just seems natural for me. Love Rootbeer, but it has to be in a frosted mug....preferably on a hot day and at a drive-in or walk up place. I like most fruit juices but plain old water is my favorite for taking care of my thirst.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 1:32AM
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I'm surprised at how many people here have problems with their stomach from drinking coffee, I thought it was just me! I like coffee so every now and then I take double Prevacid and have a cup of caramel mocha, but not often.

Mostly I drink tea, my favorite is Twining's Irish Breakfast but at work I drink Lipton or whatever is available. Readinglady sent me some Whittard's and it was pretty good, I'm always up for trying a new brand. I use loose at home, but will happily use whatever I can find, whether loose or bags. I like black tea, I don't care for green tea or flavored tea or herb tea except an occasional cup of mint. I drink it hot or iced, no sugar, no lemon, no milk. Just black tea, and make it strong.

I don't like wine or beer, and the last time I had a drink was at the Babes and Beefcake get together last year when Michael provided a ceremonial shot of Glenlivet. Too many years of owning a bar, I guess, and it kind of took the fun out of drinking. A million years ago in that other life I drank tall screwdrivers or fruit based drinks but I've always been a wuss and drank them weak, lots of juice and half a shot of booze. I've never found an alcohol I really liked a lot and I had access to a LOT of kinds but occasionally I'll try a new one.

I drink Diet Coke and only Coke, don't try to pass off a Pepsi. Here we call it "pop" too. I'd rather have a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon, though, and I like the fruit flavored "sparkling water".

I drink lots of milk, farm girl that I am. It's skim now, because of the fat content and my cholesterol. I also have been forbidden to drink grapefruit juice because of the cholesterol medication. I do press my own cider from my own apples and that's nice in the winter, warm and spiced.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 1:45AM
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Strong unflavored coffee with low fat milk, or a cappuccino in the am. Decaf after noon. Never teas, they make my tongue curl!

Champagne or CA sparkling wine any time of day! Unoaked white wine, Sancerre is my favorite. Low tannin red wines, Zinfadel is current fav. Interesting beers, especially Belguim ones. Sierra Nevada for my domestic fav. Herby aperitifs that aren't TOO bitter, Lillet Blonde and Dubonnet. Whiskeys, Irish and aged bourbons, NOT scotch. Vodka only as a mixer. Tequilas, 100 percent agaves. No scotch, no frozen drinks and nothing very sweet unless it's a post dinner liqueur but I'd prefer a cognac. Love the new cocktail craze but not really sweet ones. Sidecars are a current love.

Other than alcohol I don't drink anything with calories. (Well once in a while I have fresh squeezed OJ especially blood orange juice.) Diet cola, root beers and I make my own lemon and limeades with Splenda. Love mineral waters with small bubbles, Apollinaris is my usual one. Yep, I'm picky.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 3:41AM
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I guess I should mention that I also drink water ALL the Time, and always have a tall glass of ice water beside me, which is replenished often. On the rare occasion that I drink "pop", it will be Dr. Pepper, although if I am desperate, I can drink cherry coke. No diet pop for me thank you very much. I discovered some San Pellegrino lemon flavored soda that I rather like also. For alcoholic, my booze of choice , other than most wines, would be vodka. I love gimlets (I can drink that sour/bitter Roses Lime straight) and occasionally love a bloody mary also.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 9:07AM
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I hardly ever make regular coffee any more. When I did, I always used a French Press and ground fresh roasted beans. We like strong dark coffee. But about 15 months ago I upgraded to a new espresso machine and that is about all we drink in the way of coffee now, starting with a cappuccino in the morning.

Soft drink of choice is Diet Pepsi. Annie I feel the same way about diet Pepsi as you do Coke. Although I'll drink a diet coke if I don't have a choice. And other than decent wine, red and white I don't really drink any other liquors. Moe loves wine too but he also enjoys single malt scotch and very dry martinis. I have a recipe for Sangria that I really like and now that summer is here I probably make that more often.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 10:50AM
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I am a coffee drinker, in the am just plain freshly ground coffee and after 3:00 pm I switch to Lattes.

I am addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper! Can't drink iced tea but hot tea is just fine. I am allergic to something in the fermenting process so 1 glass is about all the wine I can drink...drat! But I do cheat and have to have at least 1 beer at every ball game!

And I do like my vodka martini and Perfect Rob Roy both up with a twist and double blue cheese olive.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 8:17PM
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I'm a tea drinker-- hubby does coffee, not any of the flavored stuff tho--he likes beer & JD ( with water )---I like wine and BV ( with water )--he likes the diet sodas-- only soda I drink is occassionally a cream soda or 7 UP or grapefruit. He always has 1 % milk with his meals -- I have tea or water with mine . During the summer we both enjoy Gin & tonics .

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 11:47PM
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I like a nice strong coffee in the morning. At work we have Starbucks "Seattle Blend" (only avail to commercial customers) that I love. Vienna Roast, which we also have, doesn't really cut it for me.

Coffee in this house is made by percolator ONLY!! That said, I have a feeling I'd like the French Press but have never gotten round to buying one to try it. I have graduated from Folger's to beans that I grind in a burr grinder. Mostly Starbucks French Roast lately, since I've had a backlog of gift cards since Christmas. I just bought some Ethiopia Sidamo, but have not tried it yet. I had some from a friend's sister's coffee roaster/shop in Northern Cal. It was quite good and I will send away to her for some more after I use up my gift cards.

I like tea, but often just plain forget about it since making coffee is so automatic for me. I also like iced tea, plain and sweetened with "the pink stuff." (LOL) I usually have Twinings English Breakfast to drink hot, and store brand decaf (Lipton I expect) for iced.

I usually have Diet Sprite and Caff. Free Diet Coke in the house, and drink water a fair bit (bottled Safeway, nothing fancy).

I also like fruit smoothies from the Vitamix, though they generally replace a meal when I've had a big lunch, for example, or perhaps on a smaller scale with breakfast.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 2:30AM
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Great Thread!

I don't drink caffeine, and If I'm going to spend my beverage calories, I'll usually wait for alchohol LOL!, so most of the time I drink water, or diet caffeine-free soda - I love diet polar orange!! I've recently been turned on to Pomegranite juice, and use it with diet sprite, or with vodka (peach vodka, pom and cranberry, bit of triple sec... yum!!)

I do drink decaf coffee... and I have a grinder, and a french press, and an auto-drip, and a POD machine (a home cafe). I don't really like flavored coffees cause if I'm going to have amaretto coffee I'd rather have decaf with amaretto LOL!

I'm a wine drinker (gourmand, not gourmet!! I like most wine) DH prefers fetzer gerwurtztraminer... and we are always willing to try new mixers or things...

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 12:00PM
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forgot to mention that thanks to Weed, I love that blasted hpnotiq!!!! I mix it about half and half with club soda. It's so refreshing.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 3:24PM
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Caffeine first thing...that's my only 'must-have'. If I'm at home it's a quad Americano with cream and sugar or splenda. Then I'm good, though we often order lattes in the late morning and there's always a pot of coffee on at work.

I like white wines and an occasional mixed drink...whiskey or rum, not vodka or gin unless it's mixed in something like a Long Island iced tea. And I try to drink enough water....no soda.

The rest is seasonal. In the winter we like Barn Burners (hot cider with a shot of rum or Capt. Morgan's), hot teas, hot toddies, etc. And I make an orange chocolate cream liqueur during the holidays...we go through a lot of that in our coffee.

Summer is for Margaritas and maybe a foo-foo tropical concoction once in awhile. Iced tea, plain. Beer only if it's really, really hot and the beer's really, really cold (same goes for Pepsi for that matter). I've been saving the Orange Blossom Pilsner that gardengrl sent me last swap for a hot day when I'm home and working outside...looks like it'll be this weekend, we're going to hit 90.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 10:17AM
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You want to hear boring??

I had a cup of coffee once---May, 1976.

Two months ago I went cold turkey and stopped a four diet Pepsi a day habit. Now it's eight glasses of iced tea, usually flavored teas like raspberry, peach, and green tea.

I will order chick drinks when I have to but I'm not an informed drinker so I have to practice ordering before getting to the bar.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 5:41PM
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If I'm drinking, it's usually either bottled water or alcohol. Never coffee. In the winter, tea. Got some awesome stuff in the last swap from Debbie (Thank you!!!!)

I stay away from red wines (give me migraines). Pinot Grigio is always good.

Just hanging out (my "chick drink") I'll probably grab a raspberry Twister. Love those things.

Not necessarily a summer drink, but I'll never pass up a Baileys, by far my favorite drink.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 9:39PM
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We drink coffee; DH likes his black, I take milk, no flavors! He likes Starbucks, not me!
Tea is usually strong and unflavored too. I'll experiment with non-scented herbals, greens, blacks.
As for alcohol, I like vodka, tequila, sour mash, ports, some liquers, red and white wines, especially viognets,pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, pinot noir, cabs
when all else fails we'll drink non-fat milk! :)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2006 at 9:20PM
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lol Mustangs!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 10:23AM
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Not that I am in Exchanges ..but..
I have one cafe au lait in the am/ w/ froth and cinnamon.
I enjoy..Numi Blooming Teas..
Forte teas..my new favorites,,the presentation alone makes me happy.Like Numi.. Except these are daintier.
I love red wine.
If someone makes me a Virgin Ceasar..yay!

Hmm I guess if someone makes me something ..I will like it.. i.e Pisco sours(Our Chilean friends).. Margaritas..(a childhood friend..) etc..

But on a day to day..

Cafe au lait.. San Plellegrino..Diet Tonic..OJ..
Red wine.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 8:29PM
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.... and here's another previous swap thread with good info.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 10:19AM
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I dod not participate in this swap so I am going to answer now.

I drink coffee, that we grind ourselves. Never flavored beans. We do like some tea as well but we get it sent from DH's dad in England. it takes us about 8 years to use what for them is a 1 month supply, LOL.

I don't like any dark sodas and I don't really love light ones either. I do drink some juice but rarely, i don't like wasting calories on drinks. I do really enjoy flavored seltzer, but not the ones that are sweetened.

I love hot chocolate, DH and i often have a mug in the evening. I am intrigued by the many cool flavors out there like chile hot cocoa etc. However I like the flavors to be real not artificial.


    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 11:58AM
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I drink a lot of water and an occasional diet soda. My husband is addicted to coffee, but I don't care for it at all. I do drink iced tea on occasion. I like white wine. Everyone in the family likes fruit juices.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 1:03PM
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Oh yeah, we love wine, mostly slightly sweeter whites like a good riesling. We do not like chardonnay. We also enjoy reds, shiraz, merlot, zinfandel.

DH loves most beer and I like some. I love Sea Dog's blueberry wheat ale, we bring it back form Maine whenever we can. We also like other alcohol, gin and tonic, dark and stormys, sangria. No hypnotic though, we tried it his summer and neither of us liked it.


    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 1:11PM
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I drink water, coffee (half-caf!), tea (strong!, green and black). Don't like sweetened drinks or sodas. Drink lots of wine, mostly Bordeaux, Rhones, and chardonnay (we prefer dry).

    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 2:02PM
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I'm addicted to Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and I'm afraid I'm responsible for DH drinking the stuff as well. He's a coffee drinker...one cup in the morning of Dunkin' Donuts. In the summer he might have one of their foo-foo iced coffee things. I've never had coffee. I do drink tea and prefer the herbal or fruit flavored teas. I will drink green tea as a last resort. We also both enjoy ice tea in the summer.

Oh, I forgot to mention on the other thread a fruit thing. I like all fruit but can't have anything grapefuit related (Lar's post reminded me). It counteracts with one of my medicines so I can't have any grapefruit.

DH has an occasional beer and enjoys a glass of red wine with dinner once in a while. He doesn't drink any other alcoholic drinks. I don't drink anything alcoholic...not even wine. I've never tasted beer. I've never had a mixed drink. I'm like Annie with the wine...I just don't like it although I use it in cooking...just don't want to drink a glass of the stuff.

I occassionally go on a water binge but normally I don't drink as much water as I should. I refuse to spend money on designer waters. There's nothing wrong with our tap water...I just prefer my Pepsi which I'm sipping on constantly. :(

We both drink some cranberry juice and I use some juice in cooking but mostly we eat the fruit and stay away from the juices. Neither of us drink anything like Crystal Light or other powdered drink mixes...can't say we don't like them...haven't ever tried any of them.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2006 at 3:28PM
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I still have a cup of coffee in the moring with my father when I visit my parents, but other than that I've quite coffee.

Haven't found a tea I like; black tea is too tannic, green tea tastes like nothing. I have a mint tea I like occasionally, and sometimes in the winter I fix warm milk with cardomom and clove and other spices. Chai is nice.

Not much of a wine drinker, but I'm far too fond of mild American beer. Love vodka, and have a few infused types in the freezer. I have a lot of fruit juice/concentrates in the fridge I mix with vodka or seltzer depending on my mood.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 3:23PM
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I'm caffeine-intolerant (it does serious things to my brain!) so only decaf coffee and tea for me. I mostly drink water but also love hot cocoa and spiced cider in the winter. Not an alcohol drinker either.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 1:19AM
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I have a cup or a glass of water with me at all times, and sip on it all day. It's tap water from the fountain at work, and filtered water at home.

I have to start my day with coffee - just Folgers (I like their containers) made strong, with a small splash of milk.

At work, besides water, I'll drink hot tea in the winter. There's no coffee available there, but there is a microwave, so I keep tea bags there each winter. It's funny - when we exchange Christmas gifts at work, someone always gives me a box of flavored teas. I do like them, but I'm getting quite a collection since I don't seem to manage to use them up before the next Christmas. LOL I'm still trying to grasp the concept that green tea would be anything but diet. (from a previous post) It doesn't have many, if any calories, does it?

I do drink wine and an occasional beer, but am afraid of the calories in beer. I'm not well versed enough in wines to even know what I like, but I do know I like both red and white wines. I don't even know how to spell the name of the red wine we usually buy - Cabernet sauv....? Another red I've liked is Merlot. As for whites, I like Pino Grigio, I've tasted some Chardonney's that I like, and some I hated. I like sauv.... blanc. I need to try some more wines to find out if I like them or not. I don't know anything about mixed drinks, and I'm afraid to find out.

One of my silly pleasures is (blushing sheepishly) chocolate milk. Yes, I actually like to drink Nestles Quick. It's that chocoholic thing.


    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 8:55PM
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Big coffee drinker here. Just regular, not flavored. Also ice tea, hot tea (not herb or fruity), and lots of water. Also an occasional diet soda. (and hot chocolate, in season.)

Pretty boring. No alcohol. YUK!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 10:06PM
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I have 1 cup of coffee in the morning - Sumatra that I buy by the pound from Adam, my favorite local independent roaster. Good coffee, good conversation, good sale. Otherwise, I drink mainly water and an occasional Diet Coke. Dairy farming is in my genes, so I do like milk - skim or (blushing along with Sally up there) Nestles Quik. I also like an occasional glass of that really thick store-bought chocolate milk.

Now for the alcoholic beverages. I prefer red wine (for the health benefits, dontcha know), favorite is Merlot. Also like Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Zinfandel sometimes. I prefer sweeter whites, like Reisling and Pinot Grigio. Icewine, too. Not real fond of Chardonnay, but I WILL drink it! Gin and tonic is good, sour apple martinis are good, margaritas are good. This may disgust some of you, but I also like Pernod, Ouzo and Sambuco.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 10:16PM
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Coffee, just coffee with half n half. Till 6pm.
Milk with dinner.
Maybe a glass of white or blush wine or water with my popcorn in the evening.
Very little of anything else.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2006 at 6:32PM
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Nothing with caffeine, since it bothers my IBD and I'm nursing.No alchohol either, I'm not a big drinker and can't remember the last time I had an alcholic drink (although a fuzzy navel wine cooler sounds good right about now :

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 3:56PM
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valuable swap information

    Bookmark   January 21, 2007 at 2:28PM
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Love my coffee in the morning. Prefer bold and smooth. Millstone fog lifter is one of my favorites! Lots of cream and raw sugar.
In the winter months I have a tendency to drink coke in the afternoon and in summer I drink lots of water with lemon.
Evenings, wine would be my drink of choice, any time of year! :)
Like sweets to semi sweet. Lambrusco, alice white - alexia,
riesling, and a number of wines I have tried at local wineries I have visited over the years.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2007 at 12:36AM
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Bumping this up for the swap!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 12:03PM
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My old post on this thread makes me LOL. Now we both drink as much wine as we can into our bodies in as short of a time as possible ;-) I also have cut the coffee down to one cup in the mornings. I love these old posts!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 11:07PM
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Lol me too, riverrat - less coffee and more wine. For health, of course!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 9:21AM
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I drink one cup of coffee a day, maybe. Sometimes I decide to have none. I grind my beans as I brew and make one cup of drip coffee as I live alone. If I have company I make a larger drip pot of coffee.

I drink dry white wine over reds. Though reds sneak their way in if they are not overly tannic. I have learned to appreciate spirits on their own vs in mixed drinks but those are infrequent indulgences. I lean toward non-sugary mixed drinks if I have any. I'm a lightweight.

Otherwise I drink water. I'm not a tea drinker (those tannins again). I do drink weak Genmai Cha sometimes.

I never drink sodas like Pepsi, Coke, or 7-Up. I like Orangina and similar drinks but rarely think to buy them.


    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 7:37AM
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It was fun reading all of this, especially since it goes back to '06. That first post of Lars with the cherry cream soda...yummmy.

I only consume coffee if it's ice cream, Kahlua or some other dessert. I like tea, black, green, but not any spiced teas. Really dislike mint too.

Mostly I drink flavored unsweetened seltzer, iced tea or lemonade. Occasionally I'll have a fruit soda, but I find them too sweet these days so I mix them with my seltzer.

Alcohol? Not really. Don't like wine as a rule. I can deal with a little champagne or Asti. Will drink vodka, that Kahlua making it a Black Russian. Smiles. I can go several years or more without having any alcohol. Last year I turned my current [at the time] vodka into vanilla. This fall an old friend from high school came to visit and brought a bottle of vodka. I had 2 light Cape Cods and when he left I turned the Svedka into vanilla. LOL.

In winter in the evening we either have hot tea or hot cocoa often. I do love hot chocolate made with cocoa or even a nice chocolate bar.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:13PM
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So interesting reding all the old posts.. I am not too fond of coffee. I find Starbucks and other American coffees too dark roasted). Like barnmom, I prefer whites over reds. Not a big alcohol drinker. Love love hot chocolate ..especially the European varieties. I like cream sodas and nice ginger beer when I can find its but loathe licorice tasting drinks. I make my own chai mix.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 3:52AM
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This was very nostalgic to read again!

Kevin is now drinking blonde roast coffee! Does anyone else drink that? I'm not sure how he found out about it, but it was probably a promo at the coffee shop where he buys his coffee beans. We have a mini-coffee machine that makes supposedly four cups of coffee, but that is the equivalent of two medium sized mugs. Last week-end Kevin wanted to go to Kohls to buy new coffee mugs because I had broken the handles on the two that were my favorites, but I made him go to a thrift store instead, and we found a much better selection. He found four matching ones that he liked, and I got a new mug plus a hand-blown glass tumbler (blue and clear).


    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 2:08AM
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