She has this great post on what her drink choices are. I'm intrigued...and in need of a topic for today. I'll probably not be around a computer until Sunday - so enjoy!
Coffee - I drink it. I had my first taste of coffee from my mother's cup when she would sit after church at coffee hour. I don't remember if I liked the taste at that time, but by the time I was 12 I was ordering coffee with my meals at restaurants just like my parents. I drank it with cream, for which I was endlessly teased. I switched to decaf when I was 28 and am now so caffeine sensitive that, yesterday, I had a half a cup of caffeinated coffee and was buzzing until well into the evening. I drink it both black and with cream/soymilk these days.
Tea - I love Earl Grey, but not the decaffeinated kind, so I pretty much don't drink real tea anymore. I drink herbal concoctions...unsweetened. My best bet for nausea or this monthly cramps is strong mint tea.
Soda - I don't drink sodas anymore. I used to drink them a lot, but once I cut out caffeine that left me with just Sprite/7-Up mostly. I hate that they put caffeine into everything now. I will occassionally drink a cream soda (with a bag of salt & vinegar potato chips...my PMS craving food).
Water - I don't drink enough of this. I've passed several kidney stones...and why do I have kidney stones you ask? Because I don't drink enough water. Part of the reason why I don't is that I have a seriously overactive bladder...always have. Drinking water means more trips to the bathroom, which causes lot's of teasing (at best) or annoyance (at worst) from others.
Wine - I'm a Californian. I love wine. White wine for me because even though I like the flavor of red, I get headaches from just a glass. I would argue with Alecya that white wine is sophisticated. I think it's just fine. I prefer Chardonnay, as a rule. Something fruity and smooth.
Beer - I like most beers (except for Bud or Miller). My favorite all-time is McEwans Scotch Ale. Sweet and dark.
Scotch - I pretty much don't mind blended whiskey (once I got beyond my snobbishness of single malt), but I really do like the single malt scotch the best. Something nice and peaty, like Oban or Laphraoig. And I'm with AG - serve it neat. I had the absolutely horrifying experience while in Las Vegas of ordering a scotch neat...but they had refridgerated it and it was cold! I just didn't understand.
When I was little and my parents would have a cocktail on New Year's eve. They would make us Shirley Temples. I absolutely loved them and I went through a period of making them all the time. I haven't had one of those in ages...
Does anyone out in blogland remember Pop Stop pop? I think it was a midwestern phenomenon. They were so cool. They came in recyclable glass bottles that you would return to the store when you picked up your next case of pop. They came in tons of flavors and you would get a plastic crate to fill with whatever mix you wanted.
You all have a good weekend!