Non-alcoholic Drinks (water, juice, etc)

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  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Although some find it pretentious, I tend to drink mineral water when given the choice. In addition to V8 and tomato, which you mentioned, I like carrot juice a lot.

    Is Fiji water good? I've always heard that it was worse than tap water. Worse as in unclean or leaded or something. Not that it stops me from drinking it. Any truth to that urban legend?


    I used to drink Arrowhead water most of the time, and I went to the grocery store last night and they were sold out of all water except for 6 packs of 0.5 liters of Fiji water (damn heat wave) so I bought one of those, and I'm surprised how good the water tastes. It's very smooth and refreshing, without any mineral-like tastes of any type really. Kinda like drinking DI water, which I used to do sometimes.
     


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    I buy the Arrowhead water in the 24oz Sportpack's by the case at Costco.

    Also - drink Monster Energy drink, Gatorade, Milk and some Coke. Recently picked up some Blue Sky natural soda at the grocery store - it's pretty good as well - no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, no caffeine, low sodium. I don't know who actually makes it, but it tastes pretty good.
     


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    I like Whole Food's brand Italian Sparkling mineral Water
    Me too. V8 is too salty for me.
     


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    brewed coffee is my only beverage outside water and liquor/beer
     


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    Fiji tastes weird to me for some reason... i really like Smartwater.

    also, hot tea with milk. arizona green tea & sweet tea & asian plum green tea. sanpellegrino - the orange kind. rootbeer floats. ^_^

    does propel make anyone else's throat hurt?
     


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    if i'm in a pub and not drinking proper then a grapefruit juice and soda is mightily refrshing, i also like orange and tonic when hung over. i also enjoy a tomato juice, but would never call it a virgin mary.

    as a side note, and i'm not an eco freak, i read that drinking mineral/bottled water is a very environmentally damaging habit. you've got to ship that shit around the world and it comes out of your tap. on the road i drink san pellegrino though, for some reason it has become cheap as shit over here.

    edit - i forgot, earl grey, normal and mint tea and fruit juice at home, i'm liking tropicana blueberry mix at the mo, very sharp and on sale at the local supermarket. no coffee. hot milk for bedtime - and i have the odd hot toddy over winter...i forgot that has got booze in.
     


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    if i'm in a pub and not drinking proper then a grapefruit juice and soda is mightily refrshing, i also like orange and tonic when hung over. i also enjoy a tomato juice, but would never call it a virgin mary.

    as a side note, and i'm not an eco freak, i read that drinking mineral/bottled water is a very environmentally damaging habit. you've got to ship that shit around the world and it comes out of your tap. on the road i drink san pellegrino though, for some reason it has become cheap as shit over here.

    edit - i forgot, earl grey, normal and mint tea and fruit juice at home, i'm liking tropicana blueberry mix at the mo, very sharp and on sale at the local supermarket. no coffee. hot milk for bedtime - and i have the odd hot toddy over winter...i forgot that has got booze in.


    I think most of the environmental damage comes from throwing the plastic bottles on the ground, etc. I suppose shipping the water will cause some pollution, but probably not all that much in the scheme of things.
     


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    I think most of the environmental damage comes from throwing the plastic bottles on the ground, etc. I suppose shipping the water will cause some pollution, but probably not all that much in the scheme of things.

    nah litter is nothing. think of evian, volvic, perrier, san pellgrino etc - we ship thousands of tonnes of that shit round the world and it falls out of the fucking sky!

    anyway - ty'nant has the coolest bottles.
     


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    In general I only put three liquids into my body:

    Water
    Coffee
    Whisky

    Hooray. Here and there I make exceptions for 100% fruit juice and wine.
     


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    Useful staple is cold water, with or without a lime wedge.

    Also liked in warm weather: decaf iced tea (Irish Breakfast or the like), with lime. No sugar.

    There are other things-- fruit juices, etc. Also, Dunkin Donuts has a new fruit smoothie that is an excellent substitute for breakfast or lunch.
     


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    As for water I drink Kirkland brand botled water from Costco or what comes out of the dispenser in my refrigerator. if I want carbonated water it is usually Pelligrino.

    I also drink Vitamin water regularly as well as a variety of different diet sodas, such as, white grape diet rite, fresca and diet rootbeer.
     


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    Useful staple is cold water, with or without a lime wedge.
    Hear hear. I like my Brita filter water -- took it to Freedom. Evian probably tastes better, though, and here is quite cheap -- in France you generally pay more for water the more gunk it has in it. I love Volvic Citron -- don't understand why they didn't sell it in the US. Also like the bubbly water, particularly Badoit intensement petillante, Perrier, Perrier citron vert, Hildon and Chateaudon.

    Espresso.

    Kousmichoff, Mariage or Jackson's teas.

    Globe may agree that the limbu paani one can get in Ingy is pretty heavenly.
     


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    lemon, lime and regular perrier.
    I like the sting!
     


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    Lemonade (particularly with mint, rose water, or honey.)

    Virgin bloody mary

    Cranberry juice

    Sobe pina colada

    Spicy V8
     


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    I like sparkling water as a drink - got onto that when I stopped drinking soda or fruit juice.

    I usually get a crate of San Pellegrino from Costco; my favorite is Bru from Belgium, but I haven't found a source in the US of A. Perrier is fine as well.

    Coffee in various forms - french press or espresso as my whimsy takes me.
     


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