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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #150 on: February 26, 2019, 07:51:45 PM »
Some people put bitters in seltzer or club soda. I am unfamiliar with them. Can anyone comment on what is tasty, how you use them and what flavors or brands you use? I am a babe in the woods with bitters. I also have a soda stream and hate all the flavors they offer to make soda.

I would like something closer to a biting ginger ale. Something that stings the tongue in a bubbly seltzer, club soda type drink with a hint of sweetness.

I canít remember the brand name, but you should be able to find grapefruit bitters (my favorite) and other flavored bitters at a well stocked liquor store. A few dashes in seltzer or club soda makes a nice, refreshing, and not-sweet drink.

We also have a soda stream and use it to make seltzer without the soda flavors. Husband bought these little packets called True Lemon (also available in lime and orange) that are unsweetened, crystallized lemon juice/flavor. Those are also good in seltzer.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #151 on: February 26, 2019, 07:52:59 PM »
Current status: a well-shaken, fairly dry martini with New Amsterdam gin and a twist of lemon.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #152 on: February 27, 2019, 04:15:04 AM »
Some people put bitters in seltzer or club soda. I am unfamiliar with them. Can anyone comment on what is tasty, how you use them and what flavors or brands you use? I am a babe in the woods with bitters. I also have a soda stream and hate all the flavors they offer to make soda.

I would like something closer to a biting ginger ale. Something that stings the tongue in a bubbly seltzer, club soda type drink with a hint of sweetness.

I canít remember the brand name, but you should be able to find grapefruit bitters (my favorite) and other flavored bitters at a well stocked liquor store. A few dashes in seltzer or club soda makes a nice, refreshing, and not-sweet drink.

We also have a soda stream and use it to make seltzer without the soda flavors. Husband bought these little packets called True Lemon (also available in lime and orange) that are unsweetened, crystallized lemon juice/flavor. Those are also good in seltzer.

I have the True lemon and True grapefruit. They are refreshing. Will look for grapefruit bitters.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #153 on: February 27, 2019, 04:18:47 AM »
Coffee and H20

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« Reply #154 on: March 04, 2019, 02:25:08 AM »
Coopers Sparkling Ale. A great big 750ml bottle of it. (about 25.3oz)

Nice! Did you turn it over a few times to stir up the residue?  I really like their pale ale when I visit S. Aus.

Now drinking a Villiera 2012 vintage bubbly from South Africa at a Monday morning work event. I can't imagine who decided to serve quality booze on a Monday morning, but it would be rude to turn it down.

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« Reply #155 on: March 04, 2019, 03:48:01 AM »
Coopers Sparkling Ale. A great big 750ml bottle of it. (about 25.3oz)

Nice! Did you turn it over a few times to stir up the residue?  I really like their pale ale when I visit S. Aus.

Now drinking a Villiera 2012 vintage bubbly from South Africa at a Monday morning work event. I can't imagine who decided to serve quality booze on a Monday morning, but it would be rude to turn it down.

It's got to be 5 o'clock somewhere!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #156 on: March 06, 2019, 07:13:01 PM »
A decent California old vines Zinfandel that I picked up for $10/bottle at Aldi.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #157 on: March 07, 2019, 02:45:10 AM »
Coffee and water to get things moving!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #158 on: March 07, 2019, 05:38:56 AM »
Coffee, water, milk- in order of importance!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #159 on: March 09, 2019, 03:37:22 AM »
Morning Coffee and Water. I don't think I would really add anything other than water because if I was having a cocktail or something different I wouldn't be near my computer as i don't drink soda or juices or milk and I don't drink really alcohol other than occasionally a beer but in the summer time. Usually have a cocktail or at most two on the weekends if we go out.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #160 on: March 09, 2019, 04:37:47 AM »
French pressed/hand ground Trader Joe's Dark Roast.

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« Reply #161 on: March 09, 2019, 04:40:42 AM »
This morning I was drinking Starbucks Sumatra Blend from my french press.  Drank it while doing my early morning hot tub soak.

Last night was home brewed Block Party Amber Ale out of my kegerator.

This FIRE stuff ain't for wimps people!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #162 on: March 09, 2019, 06:43:28 AM »
Last night: husband graciously shared some of the limited-edition Ardbeg that he received for his birthday.

This morning: black coffee and water (as usual).

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« Reply #163 on: March 10, 2019, 12:48:36 PM »
Right now I'm having a beer.

It's in a  22 ounce 'festival' mug that I bought yesterday for $1 . The same mug was $15  back in 2016 when it was the 2016 mug for the 2016 festival. Same mug now, just 3 years later, now $1 .    Score !!    And, I can use it for the 2019 festival too.

The beer I'm having in the $1 festival mug is Bronx Brewery   'No Resolutions IPA'.
I picked up this IPA for about half price since it was nearing the expiration date. 

       



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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #164 on: March 10, 2019, 07:34:15 PM »
Magistrate Cabernet Sauvignon - my new favorite, reasonably priced wine.  It was HandCraft Pinot Noir, but then it seems everyone else discovered it, and it sold out. 

As far as a white wine sub - sometimes I'll drink kombucha when I want a drink, but don't want to drink.  It has that fermented, bubbly thing going for it;  I pour it in a wine glass a little at a time, and it usually hits the spot.  YMMV, I hardly ever drink white wines and never chardonnay.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #165 on: March 10, 2019, 08:29:44 PM »
I brought home an open bottle of white from a work event, & then resealed it. Opened it tonight & . . . forgot how much I dislike viognier. Had one glass.

After dinner, I'm drinking a lemon ginger tea.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #166 on: March 13, 2019, 04:57:59 AM »
Coffee and water

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #167 on: March 16, 2019, 07:52:14 PM »
Sexton single-malt Irish whiskey.

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« Reply #168 on: March 16, 2019, 08:27:17 PM »
Nothing. Drank my last slug of Balvenie Double Wood 12yr yesterday...

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #169 on: March 24, 2019, 08:32:10 PM »
Ginger lemon tea. Before that, a glass of my favorite chardonnay (Chalk Hill) while making dinner. So delicious, so expensive. My husband usually buys me a bottle for holidays.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #170 on: March 24, 2019, 09:10:13 PM »
Milk

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #171 on: March 24, 2019, 09:24:31 PM »
It won't be ready for a few months, but last week I started a handle of coconut rum: 1.75 L of captain morgan's white rum, 1 packet of sweetened coconut flakes, let steep for three months. The end result is in a whole other class than the suntan lotion with alcohol crap that dominates the market.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #172 on: March 25, 2019, 04:51:54 PM »
It won't be ready for a few months, but last week I started a handle of coconut rum: 1.75 L of captain morgan's white rum, 1 packet of sweetened coconut flakes, let steep for three months. The end result is in a whole other class than the suntan lotion with alcohol crap that dominates the market.

Nice!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #173 on: March 25, 2019, 05:15:14 PM »
Heinken zero alcohol beer, MNN taste great actually

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #174 on: March 26, 2019, 04:27:49 AM »
Morning Coffee and water!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #175 on: May 31, 2019, 09:00:28 PM »
Glen Moray - Speyside - Single Malt Scotch

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #176 on: June 01, 2019, 05:34:15 AM »
A nice, frosty glass of milk.

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« Reply #177 on: June 01, 2019, 05:36:48 AM »
Anyone make kombucha? If so, is there a no calorie one?

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #178 on: June 01, 2019, 06:30:45 AM »
Masala tea, a little bit of milk. Nice stuff.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #179 on: June 01, 2019, 07:12:49 AM »
Black coffee.

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« Reply #180 on: June 01, 2019, 10:05:13 AM »
Captain White is underrated. Too many trophy bourbons to pick one, but for the money, Old Forester 1897 is fantastic. For an everyday old-fashioned:

Old Forester 1897 (Woodford 100p if you can get it, or Knob Creek SB is good, too)
Woodford Cherry bitters
Simple syrup
Orange peel
Maraschino cherry
(splash water or amaretto if desired)

Rum: El Dorado 12yr (any time), Foursquare vintage (special occasion)

Scotch: Balvenie 14yr Carribean. Only 1 left :/. Haven't had my Shackleton 2nd release yet, but the 1st was great (have about one pour left on that one).

And you know, coffee.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #181 on: June 01, 2019, 11:11:04 AM »
Fizzy water.   I said that just because I'm posting to follow. 

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #182 on: June 06, 2019, 03:42:34 AM »
Coffee and Water my morning go to.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #183 on: June 06, 2019, 04:05:14 AM »
A.C. Byrne Cabernet Merlot from Aldi. It's OK.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #184 on: June 06, 2019, 01:54:57 PM »
A.C. Byrne Cabernet Merlot from Aldi. It's OK.

Aldi actually has a decent beer and wine selection at reasonable prices.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #185 on: June 06, 2019, 03:39:35 PM »
It's my last day of staycation. I just finished a piŮa colada.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #186 on: June 06, 2019, 09:26:34 PM »
Crown Royal "Black" *sip*

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #187 on: June 08, 2019, 11:24:54 PM »
The usual. Nature's champagne: H2O.

Ah, refreshing.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #188 on: June 09, 2019, 11:24:56 AM »
tea w/ sugar and cinnamon

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« Reply #189 on: July 06, 2019, 11:02:09 AM »
Chocolate Coffee from Stok.

And #SippingItSlowly. ;-)

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #190 on: July 06, 2019, 12:34:25 PM »
Iced coffee made in a mason jar.  Yummy!

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #191 on: July 06, 2019, 04:39:19 PM »
Coffee. It's breakfast.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #192 on: July 06, 2019, 04:48:08 PM »
An unsweetened iced tea from Popeyes because I needed to take a bathroom break while out and about today, and I feel like I need to buy something when I use an establishmentís facilities.   

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« Reply #193 on: July 07, 2019, 08:42:18 AM »
I was so happy to see my local liquor warehouse stock Arran Scotch.

I had had some of this at a bourbon bar, and I liked  it so much I looked up where to order it and was thinking about ordering it and then dropped that plan. The warehouse does not stock the older aged product that I really liked, but the 10 year aged Scotch is decent.Iíve been to the isle of Arran several times, that is where my husbandís auntie lived.

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« Reply #194 on: July 13, 2019, 04:01:53 PM »
A very good mojito. Our local produce market had an abundance of fragrant mint and limes at 7/$1 this morning.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #195 on: July 16, 2019, 03:56:45 AM »
Coffee and water. On another note if your a whiteclaw drinker or things in that category I stumbled upon Henry's and there 2 cases for the price of one so for a "drink" after really enjoying them I went and bought 2 more cases. I saw the rep he said the promotion is going on for another week or two.

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Re: What are you DRINKING right now?
« Reply #196 on: July 16, 2019, 08:09:06 AM »
A.C. Byrne Cabernet Merlot from Aldi. It's OK.

Aldi actually has a decent beer and wine selection at reasonable prices.

you can get stuff that will give you a headache for $2.98 or nice stuff with 90 points for $8... its got something for everyone!

9 am here. drinking big box store coffee with some milk in it

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« Reply #197 on: July 31, 2019, 06:16:30 PM »
Kirkland silver tequila (from Costco). It is surprisingly smooth and decent. I think I paid $20 for a 1.5-L bottle (before tax).

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« Reply #198 on: July 31, 2019, 08:24:49 PM »
Midday apple & ginger herbal tea

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« Reply #199 on: August 01, 2019, 03:55:20 AM »
Coffee and water