I can't recall where I once heard this idea, but it seems to hold true in the majority of mainstream American movies that I've seen. The idea is that during the first half hour or so of a movie, a character will drink a refreshing drink. My question is, what kind of agreement or requirement is going on behind the scenes that causes so many movies to have this feature, when it's not an obvious product placement? [more inside]
Last minute help needed for a birthday and mother's day gift for my mom and dad - fancy alcohol advice needed. [more inside]
Some friends are putting together a Firefly-themed dinner. What foods and drinks are directly referenced or depicted in the Firefly canon? [more inside]
I am looking for some old-fashion kompot recipes (preferably ones which include dried cherry but I am happy to try making different kinds). The arrival of warmer weather has brought back memories of drinking it on warm summer nights. Thanks!
Where should I eat and drink in San Francisco? Specific parameters inside. [more inside]
What happens to the drinking water I swallow? All I know is that it goes down my throat to my stomach, and then my body does its thing. Can you go into greater detail for me? For example: What positive effects does the water I drink have on my mouth, my throat, my stomach and other parts of my body? How does the stomach process the water? Where does the water go after my stomach? How does what's in the water get from my stomach to the necessary parts of my body? What's in water that my body needs? What parts of my body benefit the most from the water I drink? Feel free to answer other relevant questions that I've overlooked.
My girlfriend and I are visiting Reno to see my parents for Christmas. My parents are older (early 60's) and really enjoy doing "cool" things. We live in Portland and when my parents visit here they always have a great time and really enjoy doing the "cool" things we like to do. The thing is... [more inside]
Help me find a lightweight mug to drink my coffee out of. [more inside]
I am a big fan of beer in general, but not much of a fan of German beers, in spite of their much-vaunted reputation. This is mostly due to what I perceive as a metallic taste in some of the classics, such as alt bier and dunkelweizen. To me these beers taste like someone took a “regular” beer, dropped a bunch of pennies in it, and stirred it up. This is most noticeable when I’m drinking the beer by itself, but fortunately the metallic taste subsides when I have the beer with food. A few questions about this. 1. Is it just me? Is there some quirk in my palate that makes me taste this metallic flavor and most other people don’t? 2. If other people do taste the metallic notes, why/how do they put up with it or even like it? 3. What is it in the ingredients or the brewing process that produces this flavor?
I'm looking for a quiet and classy hotel lobby in DC where a couple can have a drink tonight. [more inside]
Has anyone heard of an alcoholic drink possibly of Czech origin, called "Breath of the dead lover?" [more inside]
How can I make my homemade frappes less watery? And more like Starbuck's frappes? What's their secret?! [more inside]
What beverages can I make with Bittermen's Hellfire Habanero Shrub? Complications: cannot use alcohol or tomato juice. [more inside]
I love food and drinks with floral flavors. How can I incorporate more delicious floral foods and beverages into my life? [more inside]
Bourbon, scotch and whiskey that's sweet instead of oaky? [more inside]
Brooklyn! I'm going to be in you for three days. Where should I go? [more inside]
Is there a substitute drink that contains nutritional benefits similar to orange juice (vitamin C, folic acid, possibly calcium) without the high sugar or artificial sweeteners? [more inside]
Looking for a tasty bourbon drink for a lot of people. [more inside]
Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
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]
I got a bottle of Maggi seasoning to go into my micheladas. What else can I use this stuff in?
What are some seasonally-appropriate beverages for spring? [more inside]
For those of you who work outside of your homes (especially single people without loved ones or kids to pay attention to in the morning) what's your morning routine? What have you been able to stick with that leaves you happier and healthier for the rest of the day? [more inside]
I'd like to drink tea all day at work. What's the best big, BPA-free thermos? [more inside]
What are some good non-alcoholic substitutes for my evening martini? [more inside]
Cheap eats / beers in Milwaukee? [more inside]
SummerSnackFilter: In an attempt to relive certain college days, I purchased a watermelon and a handle of cheap vodka. Cut hole, insert bottle, and in 24 hours, deliciousness, right? Wrong. Can the tipsy hive mind tell me where I went wrong? And other things that I can make along these lines? [more inside]
Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]
My 21st birthday is coming up in a few months. I would like to celebrate this with one well-crafted cocktail at a bar, but I am at a loss as to which one and where to get it. I will be spending my 21st birthday in DC while visiting my folks. [more inside]
The mysterious Grecian Marble cocktail... [more inside]
Help me find a fortified wine that doesn't taste like raisins! [more inside]
Who has experience on an extended juice feast? [more inside]
Last night, a friend accidentally spilled a drink over my mobile phone. Now it sort of works. What can I do? [more inside]
get creative: Help us name the cocktail tonight that is being served at a 40th birthday party for a man. [more inside]
Where can I find Pliny the Elder in the Mid-Atlantic? [more inside]
Alcoholics (of course you aren't): Need drink ideas that fit the theme "rugged". Fewer ingredients is better, and if you've got several suggestions that all require the same base liquor, that's wonderful.
Is Vitamin Water actually good for me, or am I fooling myself? [more inside]
It seems obvious, but what is the best liquid to drink to prevent dehydration in a desert environment? [more inside]