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Old 23.08.2011, 16:54
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this whole thread reminds me.. have to pick up a bag of ice at the petrol gas station on the home.. couldnt possibly have my vodka tonic(s) without
The local Halle aux Boissons now has bags of ice. I needed some for my Mount Gay and ginger last night
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Old 23.08.2011, 16:58
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Don't forget about martinis. The ice should be at -20C.

reminds me... I need to be very careful especially when dealing with Germans... I ordered a "vodka martini with lemon" while up in Leukerbad last month (while I was on my lil holiday ) .. I should have been very explicit and ordered a vodka martini cocktail please with just a twist of lemon"

what I got was a high ball glass of Martini Vermouth with an added shot of vodka and filled up with Sprite ( I realized too late )

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Old 23.08.2011, 16:59
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The local Halle aux Boissons now has bags of ice. I needed some for my Mount Gay and ginger last night
it was a dark and stormy night
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Well there is ice in your drink and American sized portion of ice in your drink...I went back to the US after 10 years in 2005, I ordered a diet coke, when asked the size I said large (mistake #1), then I was asked if I wanted ice, and I said yes (mistake #2), so basically I got a half a gallon glass filled halfway with ice and the rest with soda
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:01
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Re: So what if I like ice??

Well since this has turned into a cocktail thread, I tried several times to get a Bloody Mary here, was given each time a 10dl glass with a 30ml "shot" of vodka in it topped off with tomato juice.... and little packets of salt and pepper. W.T.F.?! Ice? Ha.
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it was a dark and stormy night
no it wasn't, it was ginger ALE
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:02
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Well there is ice in your drink and American sized portion of ice in your drink...I went back to the US after 10 years in 2005, I ordered a diet coke, when asked the size I said large (mistake #1), then I was asked if I wanted ice, and I said yes (mistake #2), so basically I got a half a gallon glass filled halfway with ice and the rest with soda
Yeah, but don't Americans love doing everything bigger? hehe
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:04
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Well since this has turned into a cocktail thread, I tried several times to get a Bloody Mary here, was given each time a 10dl glass with a 30ml "shot" of vodka in it topped off with tomato juice.... and little packets of salt and pepper. W.T.F.?! Ice? Ha.
Mud, you should run into the AmericanShop and pick up a bottle of "Clamato"
( for those that don't know.. thats tomato juice with just a touch of clam broth " ).. makes a killer bloody mary
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Yeah, but don't Americans love doing everything bigger? hehe
One of my dear friend's regular first round is a pint glass filled to the top with ice, then filled to the top with Jack Daniels with a pint of beer on the side . Never seen the guy visibly drunk either (he's a big mofo).
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(he's a big mofo).
*giggles* MOFO LOL *giggles*
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:10
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Well there is ice in your drink and American sized portion of ice in your drink...I went back to the US after 10 years in 2005, I ordered a diet coke, when asked the size I said large (mistake #1), then I was asked if I wanted ice, and I said yes (mistake #2), so basically I got a half a gallon glass filled halfway with ice and the rest with soda
Well, we like our drinks cold in hot weather. And, the 1/2 gal probably still cost less than a 33ml bottle here.

Diet coke is not very palatable when warm and what I don't get is why a lot of places like the coop prontos even bother with refrigeration since the open coolers do nothing to actually cool those bottles of soda, especially since the bottles are plastic and not glass. Back in the heartland where it's like the current weather all summer long, you can often go to a 7-11 or its equivalent and find a giant tub filled with ice and cold, really cold, drinks. It's a life saver on a blisteringly hot summer day. I mean, it's not like we're suggesting putting ice in white wine or some other sort of blasphemy....
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:15
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Mud, you should run into the AmericanShop and pick up a bottle of "Clamato"
( for those that don't know.. thats tomato juice with just a touch of clam broth " ).. makes a killer bloody mary
You just outed yourself as a New Englander as only those born there either know what it is or are able to drink it, even with vodka. I never did like clams or the clamato juice. Bloody marys, however, I enjoy with spicy V-8. If it weren't so damn hot and I weren't so damn lazy, I'd run to the store for some fixings to make myself some tonight. I suppose I'll just have to stick to whisky and imagine it's -20 outside.
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:16
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Mud, you should run into the AmericanShop and pick up a bottle of "Clamato"
( for those that don't know.. thats tomato juice with just a touch of clam broth " ).. makes a killer bloody mary

I believe we call that a caesar!

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You just outed yourself as a New Englander......
born in Nova Scotia... brought up just outside of Boston... and I love all kinda clams.



come to think... I've got an unopened bottle of Clamato home... only half a bottle of Vodka tho.. ... I MIGHT have to stop on the way home myself.


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Old 23.08.2011, 17:20
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born in Nova Scotia... brought up just outside of Boston... and I love all kinda clams.

I knew it! I don't know a single person who wasn't raised on it who can actually drink it. I vaguely remember someone making a bloody for me with it and having to politely dispose of it when they weren't looking. I switched to G&Ts for the rest of the night.
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Tell you what really gets my goat here: the fact that the beer is always ice cold. Now, don't get me wrong, I like a mildly cold beer of a hot summer's day. It's very refreshing. But not so cold that you get an 'ice-cream headache' from drinking it! Also I think it detracts from the taste.
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I knew it! I don't know a single person who wasn't raised on it who can actually drink it. I vaguely remember someone making a bloody for me with it and having to politely dispose of it when they weren't looking. I switched to G&Ts for the rest of the night.
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Tell you what really gets my goat here: the fact that the beer is always ice cold. Now, don't get me wrong, I like a mildly cold beer of a hot summer's day. It's very refreshing. But not so cold that you get an 'ice-cream headache' from drinking it! Also I think it detracts from the taste.


oh my.... and what do the Cornish know of hot summers days? ( may as well continue getting into trouble )
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Tell you what really gets my goat here: the fact that the beer is always ice cold. Now, don't get me wrong, I like a mildly cold beer of a hot summer's day. It's very refreshing. But not so cold that you get an 'ice-cream headache' from drinking it! Also I think it detracts from the taste.
For some of the beers here, that's not a bad thing...
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Back in the heartland where it's like the current weather all summer long, you can often go to a 7-11 or its equivalent and find a giant tub filled with ice and cold, really cold, drinks.
Mmmmm.....I could do with a 7-11 Slushy right now!! Nothing like a couple of brain freezes on a hot day.

And I completely agree about warm drinks in refrigerators in shops. It's the same in the UK.
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wimp ! ( this message is too short and so's ..... )





oh my.... and what do the Cornish know of hot summers days? ( may as well continue getting into trouble )
That's not...fair point. Actually, when I was home in July we got up to earth-shattering temperatures of 24 degrees!

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Also a fair point. So far during my three years here I've discovered a grand total of two beers that I actually like and will actively buy: Burgdorfer and Muller Brau, Baden.

I'm very fussy.
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