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Non alcoholic drink recommendations please

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lazycat, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    I’m driving tonight so won’t be drinking but I can never find a soft drink that I enjoy (I find them too sweet). Any recommendations?
     
  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    As far as alcohol free beers go I wouldn't recommend either Kaliber or Beck's Blue, but sadly they're the ones you're most likely to see in pubs and restaurants. If you're talking about buying it in, I've always been happy with Bavaria, which is found in many supermarkets. There are plenty of others and it's all very subjective to be honest. If fruit juices are too sweet, why not add water?
     
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Neat water, on the rocks.
     
  4. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    Just tea, works every time for me!
     
  5. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    You'll have to make sure the water is soft otherwise that will count as a hard drink.
     
  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Tonic with a dash of Angostura Bitters.
     
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Lime and sofa.
     
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  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    That sounds divan. :D
     
  9. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    Beck’s Blue once gave me a horrible ‘hangover’ - a headache and strange taste in my mouth - not pleasant! I haven’t tried Bavaria before - I might give that a try
     
  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Variation on a theme - sparkling water, bit of lemonade and angostura bitters.
     
  11. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    That’s usually what I resort to when driving, I just wish more places did decaf, I seem to be very sensitive to caffeine and just one cup of tea after 6pm can keep me awake for hours
     
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  12. gargs

    gargs Star commenter

    Duchess and Seedlip do virgin g&t
     
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  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Set 'ee down and stop straining for a reply.
     
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  14. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Becks Blue is pretty bland but it's what I drink at home for 50p a bottle working out at just over £1.00 a pint. When I go to the local pub it's £4.60 for two bottles in a pint glass but they've stopped selling it because I don't go in the pub enough. They tried to sell me some non alcoholic brown stuff starting with 'B' and wanted me to drink it out of some vessel 18 inches high that looked like it belonged in a laboratory.

    My response "just give me two bottles and a pint glass".

    Pubs are like youth clubs these days with no jukebox, no smoking, the smell of 'Chef's Larder mince and with awful décor filled with vacuous people and blaring screens transmitting football.

    It's like Dante's 'Inferno'.

    It's no place for a non drinker and even worse if you drink alcohol.

    Just stay at home.
     
  15. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Fever tree tonic comes in a range of flavours.
    I second lime and soda. I prefer the sofa to sit on.
    St Clements
     
  16. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Lol I have to say Lime and Soda is my drink of choice when I'm driving - tangy and not sickly. I must try it with a sofa now!
     
  17. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Milk. Its good enough for babies, you never see them pi$$ed (mind you they can't walk).
     
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  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Stupid ruddy phone!

    *mutter mutter*
     
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  19. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Ginger ale? Dandelion and burdock?
     
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  20. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Bitter lemon used to be my non-alcoholic beverage of choice but you don't see it much anymore and if you do, it's in a titchy bottle so ends up costing £6 a pint.
    Have you ordered Fevertree in a bar recently? I was charged £3.30 for a bottle I could fit in my eye. I thought they'd misheard me and put a gin in it. No.

    If this government had any remote interest in public health, they'd subsidise soft drinks in bars and restaurants. They could use the sugar tax to fund it.
     
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