We're thinking of getting a friend of ours some kind of Tea of the Month club subscription as a (slightly belated) Christmas present. We're not big tea drinkers ourselves; can anyone recommend a particular company to get it from? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Dec 23, 2013 -
I happened upon an extremely good sale on 2-liter bottles of soda yesterday, and stocked up for entertaining this holiday season. Like a big dummy, I forgot they were in my trunk over night, and when I went and retrieved them this morning, they were partially frozen. [more inside]
posted by mzwz
on Nov 30, 2013 -
I find wide-bottomed decanters hard to pour from, especially when I'm sitting at a table. Can you recommend one that's not too heavy and can safely be used even by clumsy people? [more inside]
posted by wryly
on Nov 29, 2013 -
I would love to make my own non-alcoholic beverages. As hippy, from scratch as possible. Do you have favorite recipes? [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Nov 26, 2013 -
I'm trying to lose weight, again. One thing I perpetually struggle with is the impulse to snack, especially in the afternoon and evening. I'm trying to distract myself from snacking with new and exciting calorie free beverages, and I'm stuck in a rut. I love Diet Coke, but am trying to reduce my intake of chemical sweeteners. Plain water is obvious, and seltzer with citrus is only a little less so. I've experimented with cold brewing green tea, and I like that, but I am looking for more creative ideas. What are your favorite ZERO CALORIE beverages? I am really not interested in anything that involves any form of sugar. Ideally your idea does not involve artificial sweetener, but if it's an enchanting concoction that REQUIRES aspartame or sucralose, I'm down. I am in the U.S., if that matters, and you may assume I can procure just about any ingredient/beverage within reason. I'm interested in product recommendations as well as recipes, and note that I'm fine with a moderate level of fiddliness, as a project recipe that ends in calorie free indulgence will keep me away from the chips and ice cream for MINUTES AT A TIME. :)
posted by little mouth
on Sep 18, 2013 -
I'm skipping booze for a month as part of a broader brain de-frag. My partner at work has invited my fiance and I over for dinner this week. I'm bringing wine, obviously, but I'd also like to bring something non-alcoholic that doesn't feel juvenile. Any ideas? I'm in the Netherlands, which restricts some choices, but between the Sterk and expat stores I could probably find most brands. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish
on Aug 5, 2013 -
I have been brewing and drinking my own kombucha for years. I like the taste, I like the bubbles, and it's a fun and relatively low-maintenance hobby in the realm of brewing things (way less involved than beer, for instance). What I'm wondering is if there is any actual known proven non-woo benefit of drinking the stuff. There's so much crap online it's difficult to sort through. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Mar 17, 2013 -
Is it possible to get Bionade
in the USA? I am intrigued by their products and understand that they are very popular in Europe, but my google-fu fails me trying to find a U.S. distribution source. Can anyone hook me up?
posted by cross_impact
on Feb 13, 2013 -
I like drinking out of teeny tiny cups. If drinking a beverage involves repeatedly pouring it out of a large container into a cup that holds like 5 sips, I'm into it. Please tell me every conceivable example of this. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Jul 6, 2011 -
What's the matter with these soda cans? I have two cans of diet pop that are bulging on the bottom (pics inside). Is this botulism or does it pose any danger? [more inside]
posted by katyggls
on Jun 20, 2011 -
I'm planning a 'cupcakes and cocktails' party next weekend, and I could use some assistance in figuring out what drinks to have on hand that won't clash horribly with what I'm serving. [more inside]
posted by alynnk
on May 6, 2011 -
I'm looking to find some iPhone apps related to coffee and coffee culture. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
posted by remixnine
on Mar 30, 2011 -
Why at restaurants does everyone get their own menu but there's often just one beverage/beer/cocktail menu? [more inside]
posted by pointystick
on Jan 15, 2011 -
I know that casein-based products are boss, but which beverages should I get if I run out of kefir?
I mean, it's kinda awkward to eat ice cream alongside curry, so no desserts, please.
posted by DenLaerde
on Sep 29, 2010 -
I need famous drinks from famous books. Kind of like how Holden Caulfield always drank Tom Collinses in Catcher in the Rye.
Or how the Famous Five always had Tea with their scones. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Jul 14, 2009 -
At the home of a French (Normandy-area) couple, our hosts offered us a beverage made from an anise extract/tincture and water (not
pastis, as it wasn't a liqueur and didn't turn milky/yellow). This was unexpectedly yummy and refreshing and sophisticated for a simple, (mostly) non-alcoholic bevvy. I'd love to try this at home and expand my non-boozer horizons! So: (1) Recommendations for the type/brand/sources for the extract? Seems like it needs to be higher-quality stuff; and (2) What other extracts make simple refreshing beverages when added to water?
posted by shelbaroo
on Aug 3, 2008 -
Does anybody know of someplace online I can purchase hot chocolate with extra caffeine in it? Looking online all I can find are a bunch of posts on how much normal hot chocolate has (not much). I'd like a warm caffeinated pick me up without having to drink coffee or tea.
posted by gilsonal
on Apr 30, 2008 -
Coffee beans behave like busses apparently. I went with preground for a year, and then I got a 5lb bag and a 1lb bag of roasted coffee beans and a grinder today for Christmas. How should I store them, accounting for my specific situation? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Dec 25, 2007 -
Its sparkling or perhaps plain water, its fruit and sometimes flowers, its mighty tasty, lightly so, and occasionally seen at art galleries by me on show days, but what the hell is it -called-?
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Oct 6, 2007 -
What's your favorite regional or "indie" soda pop on bottled non-alcoholic beverage (available in New York City or online, preferably)? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Is there an American maker of good ginger Shandy? I can get the Carib brand in my neighborhood, but the ginger flavor is kind of sucky. Alternatively, is there such a thing as an alcoholic ginger ale made in the US? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jun 8, 2007 -
Digestive chemistry: I have a mild case of Crohn's disease
, and one of the things that seems to exacerbate my condition is eating or drinking things that are highly acidic. Other than milk, what are some higher-pH drinks that I can use to replace corrosive beverages like soda, coffee, and cranberry juice? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller
on Mar 17, 2007 -
Aspartame-free low-calorie beverage suggestions needed. Does such a thing even exist? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Is it possible to purchase authentic Kvas
around Boston or Chicago? [more inside]
posted by :-)
on Dec 11, 2006 -
My girlfriend and I miss the countryside of upstate New York where we went to school. Specifically, we long for the region's excellent, home-made, freshly pressed, piping hot, unpasteurized [!] apple cider. We're now in New York City looking for that wonderfully nostalgic autumn taste. Where should we go?
posted by themadjuggler
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Picky beverage question: I like hanging out with my friends in bars and such but I'm rather limited in what I'll drink. I don't drink alcohol for one, or caffeine or sugary beverages for that matter... [more inside]
posted by garethspor
on Jul 19, 2005 -
A friend of mine has a tasty drink which he sells from his store (a little tourist shop). Folks love it and keep asking him to bottle it and sell it online, but he has no idea where to get started. [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Jun 2, 2005 -
A recent burst of unseasonably warm weather kicked me Proust-style back to the childhood joy of well made Kool-Aid. Who hear would care to share their personal favorite recipes for Kool Aid, Jell-O drinks, etc.? Eccentric and unexpected combinations happily welcomed; I would like to keep things on the Shirley Temple side, though, so no Kool Aid cocktail recipes please.
posted by boombot
on Apr 28, 2005 -
African beer - does anyone know a liquor store that sells it in the DC area? In particular I'm looking for Guinean (Guinea-Conakry) beer, but would settle for Senegalese, or Ghanian beer.
posted by Amizu
on Dec 20, 2004 -
CoffeeFilter: The best automatic maker, straight up -- no double-teaming, grinding or frothing -- please?
posted by thinkpiece
on Dec 7, 2004 -
NotQuitePepsiBlueFilter: Vacationing in Europe, I was surprised and pleased by the flavor of Coca-Cola Light, which is not made with the same formula as the rather dire-tasting American Diet Coke. The drink tastes pretty much the same as Coke's new C2, but instead of that soda's bizarre half-sugar, half-sweetener compromise, the European Coke Light does it with no sugar or calories. Why they don't sell this stuff in America is truly beyond me.
Thing is, I'd like to import some -- and while imports of other (slightly stiffer) European beverages are common, I can't find anywhere locally or on Google who will sell it to Americans. Then again, my EU language skills are lacking. Anywhere I can have a 12-pack of this stuff shipped to me?
posted by eschatfische
on Dec 5, 2004 -
Why are there no nicotene beverages? Wouldn't this be a good way to eliminate lung cancer? Why is no one selling "Nico-Tea"?
posted by interrobang
on Jun 18, 2004 -
Got Milk? It does a body good? But is it true? There have been things recently, studies and such, that say milk may be better all around than people thought 10 years ago. But is it that good for an adult, and if so, how much should an adult have? [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Mar 8, 2004 -
I'm interested in no longer drinking soda, because I've started to get headaches when I drink it. The problem is, not much comes in easy to carry multi-packs like soda does. What are tricks to giving up soda, and what's a good replacement that sidesteps high sugar and caffeine?
posted by drezdn
on Dec 14, 2003 -