I wake up in the middle of the night thirsty occasionally. I like my beverage cold. I don't want to have to stumble to the kitchen for satisfaction. Is there a single bottle or can cooler that will suit my need? Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Fortnight Bender
on Apr 28, 2013 -
The first night I was in Japan on vacation, I got a drink out of a vending machine that was a combination of apple juice and condensed milk. It was surprisingly good, and while I looked for another can throughout our stay in Japan, I never saw that combination again. What did I drink, and how can I get some in America?
posted by eschatfische
on Nov 10, 2012 -
What ingredient is it in Sobe drinks that consistently gives me diarrhea? [maybe not NSFW, but a bit graphic] [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 29, 2012 -
Best non-alcoholic ingredients to add to lemonade to make it extra-delicious? [more inside]
posted by np312
on Apr 16, 2012 -
I like the taste of tonic water, but don't like all the sugar and carbonation. What else can I try? [more inside]
posted by zinon
on Jan 6, 2012 -
What was this home-made drink I drank in the 90s? It was made from dissolving a powdery orange 'rock'! [more inside]
posted by cuculine
on Dec 10, 2011 -
I have a 20-oz Starbucks Tervis tumbler
. I want to replace the lid/straw with a "travel lid" since I'm trying to go straw-free. I see travel lids
for the 24 oz. Tervis tumblers and I wonder if the 24 oz. lid would fit. Anyone got the 24 oz tumbler? What's the lid diameter/circumference (my cup diameter is ~9.5 cm)? Anyone else find another lid for the special-snowflake Starbucks 20 oz. tumbler?>
posted by answergrape
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Anybody know why old-timers put black pepper in their beer? Mainly see it in 70+ war vets, but I suppose the question could apply to anybody.
posted by Raichle
on Nov 17, 2010 -
Need a recipe or ingredients for a creamy-tasting rum punch my wife and I enjoyed while on a snorkeling excursion in Nassau, Bahamas. [more inside]
posted by purefusion
on Oct 17, 2010 -
I need your help making Thai iced tea like that served in Thai restaurants! Can you help? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Jul 26, 2010 -
Can you identify these wine (water? sherry? liqueur?) glasses? Pics 1
. They are from before 1960 and feature an etched design and, oddly, rose pink bases. Bonus question: what beverages are the different sizes/shapes meant to contain? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Mar 28, 2010 -
I've been tasked with securing in-kind beverage donations / beverage sponsorship for an event at a music & dance education non-profit, and I'm failing pretty badly. I lack useful contacts in the beer/wine/liquor industry, and I lack knowledge of what companies generally support small arts nonprofits in this fashion. As an added bonus, our organization is fairly new. Please give me advice on how to not suck at this... [more inside]
posted by soleiluna
on Jan 14, 2010 -
Is there a proper etiquette for drinking a salt-rimmed margarita - especially when served with a straw? Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Where can I buy Club-Mate
in Los Angeles? So far I have called the Alpine Village Market and Galco's Soda Pop Stop, and signed up for the newsletter at club-mate.us. No Club-Mate yet. Help?
posted by thedaniel
on Dec 27, 2008 -
Back in the 90s, Century Media made a lot of 1,000 (if I remember correctly) black Samael coffee cups showing (if I remember correctly) both the moon from the cover of Passage
and the yin/yang design from Rebellion
. It was my favorite coffee cup ever, and somebody swiped mine. Anyone got any idea where I can find another? There must still be some out there somewhere!
posted by Wolfdog
on Nov 14, 2008 -
I started with Earl Grey, and drank it for years with milk, until I tried better quality teas and gave up the milk. Then oolong, which was too weak and subtle for me. Now I've moved on to Lapsang Souchong and a malty golden-tipped Guangxi black called Golden Downy. I like strong teas, with no herbal additives; can anyone suggest other teas as strong as the Lapsang, smoky or not? [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Nov 12, 2008 -
SO setting the more pressing questions aside, I'm having an evening of wine and conversation with my former educational director and always friend...Wine is the libation of choice... [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Iced tea is my main summertime beverage. I usually drink it completely plain. I am not a fan of "sweet tea," but I'd like to experiment with adding different flavors, the more unusual the better. Any suggestions?
posted by amyms
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I was drinking a tasty ginger ale today and wondering why it's so uncommon. Although you can find it in virtually any store in the USA, it's seldom available in gas stations and almost never in restaurants. Yet it's very popular on airplanes. Why is that?
posted by tomwheeler
on Dec 17, 2007 -
I'm looking for places in the DC area to enjoy a hot winter drink - hot toddies, spiked egg nog, etc. Any ideas?
posted by troika
on Dec 4, 2007 -
Why do people seem to prefer food that's very cold or very hot to food that's more of a medium temperature? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on May 25, 2007 -
Any good diet-friendly caffeinated beverages out there? Looking for something convenient, cheap, and low/no-cal/sugar. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Jan 9, 2007 -
A delicate Yorkshire Riesling, robust Canadian Cabernet? If global warming raises temperatures, an often mentioned consequence is the growing of wine grapes in the far North (for example the article in Slate
today). Does this really follow? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Sep 22, 2006 -
Where can I buy sugar-cane Coca Cola (or comparable colas) in New York City? I went to Italy last year and was able to enjoy Coke sweetened with sugar cane instead of the awful high-fructose corn syrup glop, and I have been dreaming about the stuff every since. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Feb 20, 2006 -
Anyone know how to replicate an Orange Freeze? I grew up in St. Louis, and I became addicted to the Orange Freeze from the Steak 'n Shake
chain at young age. I live in Denver now, and the nearest Steak 'n Shake is in the middle of Kansas. [more inside]
posted by jzb
on Oct 16, 2005 -
: Recently my wife tried an herbal tea and much to her and my surprise, she liked it. It was just a cheap bag, and so now I'm interested in finding some better stuff. What are some good tisanes to try? Where should I get it? What's the necessary equipment for a truly great brew?
I should mention that I'm primarily interested in tisanes (herb tea), not traditional leaf teas. Thanks for understanding. [more inside]
posted by terceiro
on Mar 8, 2005 -
What do you drink with your lunch/dinner? I'm trying to cut Pepsi out of my life (again) and serving dinner with water seems too bland.
posted by unsupervised
on Feb 9, 2005 -
I am trying to track down a used copy of the Wine Handbook 2004
. It is distributed by the Adams Beverage Group, and I cannot find a copy on Ebay, in my local library or even the Library of Congress. Can anyone help me?
posted by Irontom
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I'd like some help identifying an empty flask I found in a drawer.
It's from Germany, and bears the inscription "Herrenberger Blutwurzelansatz / Weinhaus Gläßer / Brennerei Herrenberg / Deutsches Erzeugnis
The bottle is at least 10-12 years old, and doesn't mention any overseas distributor. Could it have held an herbal wine, or a liqueur?
posted by Smart Dalek
on Jan 12, 2004 -