Category Archives: Drink

Tea drinking test

a cup of tea

Buzzfeed thinks they know how you drink your tea from your answers to just seven random questions. Are they right? Well, take the test and see for yourself.

In my case, they pegged me for a milk-and-one-sugar kind of gal, which I am not. But perhaps my choice of Lionel Ritchie mug made them think I was a bigger softie than I am. Hello?

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Scottish Ginphographic

Impressive, Scotland. Very impressive!

Gin Guide - Scotland

Thanks to 5pm.co.uk for reminding me of what I’ve missed out on (I think Hendrick’s is the only one that I’ve tried…)

Gin and tonic crisps?

Leave it to the Brits to come up with this:

Gin and Tonic Flavored Crisps

What do you reckon? Would you give them a try?

Gin flowchart

Gin flowchart

Love this!

Guide to gins of Scotland

Gins of Scotland

I love this guide to gins of Scotland, courtesy of 5pm.co.uk. How many of these have you tried? I have only tried Hendrick’s. Clearly I have much work to do.

Misconceptions about Newcastle Brown Ale

Have you seen the latest Newcastle Brown Ale advert “Misconceptions”?

i just saw it for the first time yesterday and was sure it was a goof — until I Googled it and discovered that it was a real ad. What say you? Yay or nay?

(And for the record, it’s been years since I have had Newcastle, but am thinking of trying it again … I, too, thought it was too bitter at the time).

Best gin joints in London

Gin and tonic in London

Time Out London has rounded up the best bars for gin in the capital.

I’ll admit that when I used to live in London, gin wasn’t the thing. It was … well, at least to my twenty something mind … more of a vodka cranberry or cosmopolitan/mojito/caipirinha sort of place. Whatever others were drinking in NYC was infinitely cooler than a native gin and tonic.

But my oh my, in the past few years, London has been stepping up its gin game, with more gin distilleries starting up and some cool bars, dedicated to the G&T. My tastes have similarly changed – I have more of an appetite for gin than I ever have before. Time Out London has compiled its best picks for a gin here. Disclaimer: I haven’t tried any of these spots but they sound divine. *Sigh*

Best states to drink beer

I like a good beer. My top 10?

1. Boddingtons*
2. Caffrey’s Irish Ale
3. Stella Artois
4. Corona with lime
5. Lagunitas’ A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
6. Heineken
7. Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter
8. Ruhstaller’s Gilt Edge
9. Blue Moon
10. Pyramid Apricot Ale
*My #1 really varies, depending on the day and my mood.

EVERY STATE IN THE USA, RANKED BY ITS BEER

At any rate, I’m glad to live in a state that appreciates beer – where I can procure some wonderful locally brewed beers, and get my favorites from the U.K. easily.

Thrillist.com agrees – and has put together its ranking of every state based on the quality and quantity of the beer they produce. California was #2, only surpassed by Oregon (which I have to say does have some wonderful brews).

How did your state do? And what’s your favorite beer?

16 summertime Pimm’s recipes

Pimm's

Any time is the right time for Pimms, me thinks, but yes, when summer rolls around, cue the bottle of No. 1. It’s a pure disgrace that I haven’t cracked open a bottle yet this season.

I do intend to try out some of Buzzfeed.com’s best Pimm’s recipes, particularly #3 (so classy!) and #9 (so inventive!). How about you? Do you drink Pimm’s?

I bloody love gin

I bloody love gin

Here is the perfect print for the gin lover in your life! It’s made in Britain, but can be shipped to the U.S. or anywhere worldwide. It’s priced at $21.23 at NotontheHighStreet.com.