My family is very big on toasts, but generally the same ones are repeated throughout the holidays or birthdays - toasts for health, success, and happiness. I'm curious as to what kinds of toasts are your own favorites. Something beautifully worded you really liked? Or a subject you think is really worth drinking for? (Well, that last one is quite the slippery slope - but still!) What do you usually raise your glass for?
posted by Bakuun
on May 15, 2009 -
Looking for a restaurant quality Margarita on the rocks recipe. There are many on the Internet and I am curious if anyone has any secret ingredients or process. I have tried the limeade and that is ok, but I am still looking for something great.
posted by strangej
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Recommend places to eat, drink, relax, and generally take life slow while on vacation in New Orleans, please! [more inside]
posted by little_c
on Apr 7, 2009 -
The Naked Nymph is s'posed to be a cocktail. I went looking for the recipe, and couldn't find it. Anyone ever heard of/had a Naked Nymph? Know what's in it?
posted by blue andrea
on Jan 30, 2009 -
Last night, a friend accidentally spilled a drink over my mobile phone. Now it sort of works. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore
on Dec 2, 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 -
get creative: Help us name the cocktail tonight that is being served at a 40th birthday party for a man. [more inside]
posted by agentwills
on Nov 8, 2008 -
We need a drink in Princeton, NJ. It's an emergency, I promise you. If not a bar, a place we can buy booze to go. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme
on Oct 16, 2008 -
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.
posted by Picklegnome
on Oct 16, 2008 -
Anybody have a clue what the "Whale of a Drink" at the long-gone Moby Dick's bar in downtown Minneapolis was? was it a cocktail? Or did they just mean that you would get super, super drunk there, which I've heard was true. If it was a drink, anyone have a clue what the hell it was?
posted by Astro Zombie
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Is clumping one's H2O intake into one half of the day okay? I'm busy and constantly on the move until about 5 in the evening, and don't really have time to drink water. I still get my 64oz in, usually between 5pm and 11pm. Is this style of water intake detrimental?
posted by thatbrunette
on Oct 9, 2008 -
I have two energetic one-year-old cats who love to knock over their water dish. I've tried several different types (at first they had a standard ceramic dish, into which they'd drop their stuffed toys until the toys absorbed all of the water (and got extremely gross), so I switched to a water-cooler-style dish, with a jug on top that fills to a dish in the bottom. That worked for a few weeks, but now the just play with it until it tips over, leaving my rug wet and them thirsty. What can I do to keep them from doing this? Is there a better (but still inexpensive) cat-watering system?
posted by odayoday
on Oct 9, 2008 -
At the risk of sounding daft, please explain this old 16th Century English Proverb for me. [more inside]
posted by CoinOp
on Aug 24, 2008 -
I'm off to a conference in Patras, Greece next week. Any suggestions for high-speed tourism (we'll be busy most of the day but might get a bit of free time), decent eateries, and decent drinking places, particularly late night?
posted by handee
on Jul 18, 2008 -
I want to find a replacement for coffee and tea for a morning kick drink. [more inside]
posted by zobot
on Jul 6, 2008 -
I'm wondering if there is an "organic" alternative to the very popular Crystal Light drink mixes these days. CL is full of artificial sweeteners, flavors, food coloring, the whole shebang.
posted by ssnickerer
on Jul 2, 2008 -
It seems obvious, but what is the best liquid to drink to prevent dehydration in a desert environment? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jun 19, 2008 -
Assuming a woman has given up alcohol, to which she was strongly attached for 15 years, and has also given up cocaine and ecstasy (MDMA), which she used regularly, and she is now drink and drug free: could this past of substance-abuse affect her pregnancy in any way? And if so, what could she do to minimise the effects? For clarity: she's not pregnant at the moment, but would like to have a baby. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Trying to make a list of fictional drinks.
For instance: Clementine mixxes up a couple of "blue ruins" in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
and the Silver Jews' song Buckingham Rabbit
makes reference to "shattered dogs on the rocks."
What other fictional drinks can you think of? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on May 4, 2008 -
Words for things you eat: edibles, comestibles, food.
Words for things you drink: potables, drinks.
Is there a generic term for things that you eat or
drink? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Mar 17, 2008 -
I'm moving to Portland, OR next week, and wanted to get a feel for the area. What are some places that I absolutely should visit, places to dine and drink, and so forth? [more inside]
posted by triolus
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Tennesseeans: Food and spirits suggestions on the TN side of the Great Smokies? Wife and I will be staying in Townsend for 6 days later this month and would like to sample the best food and drink in the area. What are the must-hit spots within an hour's radius or so of Townsend? [more inside]
posted by otio
on Mar 3, 2008 -
Just had the most divine chilled drink made with cinnamon and ginger - how do I make it?! [more inside]
posted by Adelwolf
on Feb 29, 2008 -
How does Heston Blumenthal create drinks that are hot on one side and cold on the other? [more inside]
posted by chill
on Jan 8, 2008 -
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 -
We got some new stools for our IT workbench area and we were joking that we should start an "IT bar". We came up with some drink names that might fit in (or not) such as:
"USBeer", "Windows Vista Premium Lager", "Blue Motorcycle Screen of Death" and "The Rebooter". [more inside]
posted by captnkurt
on Dec 4, 2007 -
Newcastle Brown Ale production codes? On the back label are the production codes. Can anyone decipher them? Im looking to see if it gives the production date or expiration date.
The codes on the bottle are:
30 06 R
L168 59 16
posted by freeflytim
on Nov 14, 2007 -
Where would you recommend my wife and I celebrate New Years Eve in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by Gilgad
on Nov 13, 2007 -