What are you drinking right now?

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby karadekoolaid » May 3rd, 2010, 10:31 am

Pure Mamri tea from Assam for me, thanks. Cannot function until I've swallowed two mugs!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby scullion » May 3rd, 2010, 5:24 pm

a very, very nice primitivo/merlot - tarantino, bliss!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » May 3rd, 2010, 7:06 pm

Hardy's Shiraz is currently in the kitchen calling my name. This is definitely my favourite tipple at the moment. Full of lovely blackberry flavours. :chops:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Riocaz » May 4th, 2010, 10:32 am

cheshire-cheese wrote:Did you brew the ginger beer?


Nope, it was one we picked up while I was getting myself a few more bottles of Bernard Dark.

I now have 17 empties, just another 29 to go :-/

The problem is as much as I like the Bernard it's starting to wear on me.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby aero280 » May 4th, 2010, 10:03 pm

Just finished off a bottle of 2008 Hungarian Rizling between us. It was 13.5% !! Never had a Riesling that strong before :shock:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Sloe-Gin » May 5th, 2010, 11:19 am

I've just drunk a veggie stock cube dissolved in a mug of boiling water. It's very tasty, but I worry a bit about its salt content. It makes a nice mid morning change, though, from a cup of tea.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby cyprusmoira » May 5th, 2010, 12:05 pm

Water, our water comes from the village spring two miles away! 8-)

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby aero280 » May 5th, 2010, 9:22 pm

Tonight it was another 13.5% wine. A Zenit white from Balatonfured. It was very nice :)
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Riocaz » May 6th, 2010, 11:25 am

right at this second it's a diet coke.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby frenchcheesequeen » May 6th, 2010, 12:15 pm

People for supper last night. Six people. Seven bottles of wine, a bottle of Bells and half a bottle of Gordons.

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Riocaz » May 6th, 2010, 12:33 pm

And what did everyone else have fcq? ;-)

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » May 6th, 2010, 12:53 pm

Just managed to find a hot water machine that is actually working so am having my first mug of coffee of the day. Boy is it hitting the spot! :mug: :chops:

I also have a glass of water, a glass of orange juice and half a can of Pepsi Max on the go. I'll be spending the best part of the afternoon in the loo at this rate! :terrified:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby scullion » May 6th, 2010, 5:19 pm

a small aperitif of feuille de peche before i start thinking of what to make for dinner!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Tatihou » May 6th, 2010, 6:19 pm

I'm on a glass of dry cider with a dash of crème pêche - known locally as a kir Normande. It's been a hot day and I've been gardening and I definitely deserve it. :D
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Luca » May 6th, 2010, 7:42 pm

I'd completely forgotten about kir Normande. Thanks for jogging my memory. I received an email from Lidl today which is having a French week next week and they are going to be selling some Norman cider I believe... hopefully they will also have some crème de pêche too.

I am having a glass of red wine and resisting putting the television on. :D
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby aero280 » May 6th, 2010, 8:39 pm

Tonight it was a bottle of Sopron red :)

Started off a bit "ordinary" but improved well as the meal progressed.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Catherine » May 6th, 2010, 11:14 pm

Luca wrote:hopefully they will also have some crème de pêche too.


I know they are going to be doing creme de casis. (personally blackcurrant makes my skin crawl but know many people love it)
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Luca » May 6th, 2010, 11:27 pm

Yes I saw that Catherine. There wasn't a mention of the peach though.... We'll see. I like cassis as long as there is only a touch of it. I prefer blackberries.... but have never tried to make it as usually more get eaten than picked... :D
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Catherine » May 6th, 2010, 11:32 pm

Sounds like you have been picking them with Jacob. He goes picking and none come back but he has turned a rather suspicious shade of purple
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby karadekoolaid » May 7th, 2010, 1:22 am

What am I drinking right now?
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Breadandwine » May 7th, 2010, 2:20 am

Since I began watching the election results, about 5 hours ago, I have had a pint and a half of home brew (Tom Caxton Real Ale) and a small glass of wine.

But now I'm drinking a mug of cocoa - sweetened by a spoonful of blackstrap molasses (for the iron, you see!) - since I'll be driving in about 6 hours time!

And much as I'd like to continue on the ale, it's better I stop now! 8-)

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » May 7th, 2010, 7:57 am

Mug of decaff earl grey, small carton of orange juice and a glass of water for me this morning.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Sloe-Gin » May 7th, 2010, 8:08 am

First thing (I have to do this to function!) I had a mug of Starbucks coffee, unadulterated by milk or sugar! Now, I'm sittng at the pc with a mug of tea, contemplating 30 minutes on the treadmill, followed by a trip to T*sco's and an afternoon making caramelised red onion chutney for an order on Monday. Cor! Think I'll sneak back to bed...
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » May 7th, 2010, 12:20 pm

Just downing an icy cold can of Pepsi Max. It really is washing this bowl of mushy peas down quite nicely. :chops:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Zosherooney » May 7th, 2010, 5:37 pm

I bet you were full after 6 whole peole FCQ ! ! I can only manage one ! And on a weekday eve................

Tonight it is a couple of large glasses of Frosty Jacks mixed with silver label Merrydown. Maybe a glass of red with supper which started out as shepherds pie and is now (with the addition of slices of aubergine) Shepsakka (get it?). Cannot relax too much as I have to work tomorrow morning (first one since I was a Saturday Gal in a shoe shop at the age of 16 !!!) Boo Hoo ! We still have not heard if Immindoors got his job or not for those of you who so kindly wished us luck. Maybe if things get better I will not have to work (more than) full time and be able to get back in my garden.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » May 7th, 2010, 7:53 pm

Me and OH shared a bottle of raspberry cider whilst putting dinner together. I rather liked it, OH wasn't quite sure. I am now washing my spicy stir fry down with a rather large, almost goldfish bowl sized, glass of red wine. :chops: Cheers everyone and enjoy the rest of your Friday evening. :bounce:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Zosherooney » May 7th, 2010, 8:53 pm

So Tezza, How do you construct raspberry cider pray tell....
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » May 7th, 2010, 9:28 pm

Apparently Zosherooney Sainsburys construct it by adding raspberry juice to the cider. Just 4% vol, veggie & vegan too, really fresh and zingy. I poured my portion over ice, OH necked his from the bottle. Riff raff! :lol: Probably why mine went down better than his did. :D
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Zosherooney » July 15th, 2010, 8:46 pm

Hi Tezza, a bit behind, but inview of my huge raspberry glut. I mau well try and mix some with some cider at some moment in time. One of my 5 a day !!!!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Luca » July 15th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Nice to see an old thread added to.......... I shall do my bit by adding a tea I came across recently...

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Good Earth Organic White tea - sweet citrus

It's delicious and very delicate. Not sweet but perfumed. Really good.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Wordsworth » July 16th, 2010, 7:20 am

Gold Blend instant coffee :mug: :oops:

and chilled water........
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby scullion » July 16th, 2010, 10:49 am

brazilian, decaf, fairtrade, 'slow' coffee.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby tezza » July 16th, 2010, 12:28 pm

Cold tap water soon to be followed by a mug of instant coffee. :mug:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Fiona » July 17th, 2010, 10:41 am

A pot of fresh coffee (Taylors Italian blend)
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I only drink coffee first thing, the rest of the day is builders tea or ice cold tonic water (has to be Schweppes)
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Luca » July 17th, 2010, 10:53 am

Just got back from an hour's walk with the dog and my husband is busy preparing a jug of Pimm's. Just what the doctor ordered!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby mogatogs » July 17th, 2010, 11:05 am

Just got back from work, and poured myself a glass of white wine, medicinal of course to help my brain cells decide what to cook for tea!! and where to put the delivery of spring lamb that has arrived from a grateful patient and is sitting on the kitchen table - it has been prepared!


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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby scullion » July 17th, 2010, 12:24 pm

nothing. (sniff)
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Luca » July 17th, 2010, 12:31 pm

scullion wrote:nothing. (sniff)


Can't be having that. Have a couple of these... :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby frenchcheesequeen » July 17th, 2010, 1:05 pm

I have done two hours in the gym but forgot to take my bathing costume so no swim today. I was going to make a cheat's Pimms and poured the vermouth into a tumbler, decided it was a bit early for gin and simply filled the glass with ice cubes and poured some tonic water over. Absolutely delicious and just the right sort of bitterness about it.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby suffolksamphire » July 17th, 2010, 1:10 pm

Ugh, picked up the mug and the instant coffee was cold - kettle now on for something a bit better while I wash up - some Taylors Java Jampit - probably a bit strong for this time of day, but at least it'll keep me awake in front of the tv this evening!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Mamta » July 17th, 2010, 4:31 pm

I am having ice tea with lemon and mint, in the same glass you see here; http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_dis ... p?id=13027
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Breadandwine » July 17th, 2010, 4:42 pm

568ml of bitter shandy followed, with dinner, by the end of a bottle of Lindemans Shiraz Cabernet, left over from our games evening last night.

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Tatihou » July 17th, 2010, 5:50 pm

I'm drinking a glass of my "guilty secret pleasure"...

... Lidl's version of Cinzano Bianco vermouth - a highly scented concoction called Romanetti... 2.99 euros a bottle (in France). It is filthy stuff and I love it... :oops:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Mamta » July 17th, 2010, 7:42 pm

Thanks Paul, all sorted out :-), I think!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby scullion » July 17th, 2010, 9:25 pm

ooh, thank you luca, a nice glass of last years bordeaux! murky buckets! (or is it 'st cloud paris match'?)
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby BelgianEndive » July 18th, 2010, 7:15 am

Chinese Gunpowder green tea. Always for breakfast.

Have not yet decided for lunch. Too early, I'll let you know later! ;)
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby cheshire-cheese » July 18th, 2010, 7:56 am

PG :mug:
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby chools » July 18th, 2010, 10:49 am

Equal exchange dark roast coffee, with a small glass of homemade ginger (fire) beer! :D
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby karadekoolaid » July 18th, 2010, 11:26 am

Too early for anything but a large, steaming cup of tea!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Postby Fiona » July 20th, 2010, 2:29 pm

Large glass of no-added-sugar Ribena made with fizzy water, plus ice
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