There's so much choice nowadays. My local pub has 50 different ones, from 40 different distilleries.
Our supply currently has a Plymouth gin, Wrecking Coast (clotted cream gin), Phipps, a Warners rhubarb gin, a Portobello road, and one from the Cotswolds distillery. There's a bottle of the supermarket's own for cocktails knocking around too.
I usually drink it with tonic, somewhere between 1/3rd and 1/2 gin. Always cold, but I tend to use metal "ice cubes" so there's no melting and diluting.
For work though (I don't usually drink on school nights), I alternate between tea and coffee depending on the mood of the day. Both have to be strong, and the coffee is sometimes espresso, sometimes french press.
They are always made properly - teapot for the tea, and coffee beans ground at the point of use.
I have a specialist tea and coffee importer pretty much on the doorstep, which means I get something different every few weeks.
Although I would say, I'm no German by cliché (I don't wear Bavarian clothes and I really don't like the Oktoberfest), I do like beer.
I prefer "Weissbier" or "Weizenbier". And most of this kind of beer is produced in Bavaria, so far for the cliché. But I also drank this in San Francsico, brewed in the United States and it was also tasty.
At work, of course, I run on coffee. Simple coffee with milk in the big mug, you can see on my desk and something you probably don't know outside Germany: fritz-kola (a small independent soft drink producer from Hamburg).
I am addicted to my morning coffee (ideally, a cappuccino) and as my teammates can tell you, to flavored sparkling water. When I'm back at my desk, I will have to share a picture of my rainbow of empty La Croix cans. Today I drank a lime one just to have green. Looking forward to the next time the office has plain, which is blue.
I may have a problem.
For the "beyond" part, I love a good cocktail (my favorites are Moscow Mules or French 75s) and of course, wine. Lately I have been sipping on Four Roses bourbon during games night.
Basically I love beverages. Thanks for the question, @carolyn french!
It's a constantly rotating selection for me. My co-workers know I am a frequently have a Coke at my desk. But I'm trying to cut down my caffeine, so lots of water lately instead. I've been a big fan of various Iced teas. I can't seem to find any appreciation of coffee. I think it's because I've only ever burned my mouth with really hot coffee, pretty much every time I've ever tried to enjoy it. :O
I enjoy lots of different varieties of beer. Hefeweizen, Belgian wit, Pilsner, and pale ales are my common choices, but I'm also not shy of IPAs, Amber lagers, and Dunkel when I can find it.
Non-Fat Chai Tea Latte (if you are ordering me one from Starbucks) :-) We have a the original Oregon Chai Tea Concentrate in the Atlassian kitchen which is a great alternative. We ran out last week and I felt crabby all day without it.
At night...I fancy a Dirty Kettle Martini up OR a nice crisp Sauvvy B.
Although I'm a heavy coffee drinker at work, I like tea better. I have a pretty good collection of teas from India, China, Russia and the Philippines - which I brought from those countries. Indian tea is my favorite so far!
Just about every morning, is a walk over to Tim Hortons for coffee with one of my team. Not that I'm a big fan of Tim Hortons, but they are in walking distance. Fridays are Starbucks "fruffy expensive espresso" drink days.
When I'm at home, its tea....lots of tea. ALL THE TEA !!!
Herbals and Fruits for the evening and Earl Grey or English Breakfast (with milk and sugar of course!) in the morning or early afternoons.
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