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Land Ahoy

What's Your Tipple?

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Hi  What's your favourite drink while enjoying your relaxing cruise.   Do you try something novel or keep to the drinks you have at home?   I rarely drink alcohol until the evening but if the weather is particularly hot I may have a beer with lunch whether I am on the ship or ashore.  I usually have a pre-dinner martini (usually an expresso martini) which I would never consider having at home.  During dinner I will have a glass of wine (usually selected to work with my menu choices), I usually have a brandy/malt whisky or a Irish coffee after the dessert course.  In  the shows and the lounges during the evenings I will order a couple of beers.     If you don't drink alcohol do you try virgin cocktails, smoothies and drinkable coffees (usually charged for)? 

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I like a cider or a beer at lunchtime and my favourite pre dinner tipple is a Marguerita - something I have tried to do at home, but it never tastes the same.   One glass of red usually with dinner.   OH likes Sauvignon Blanc, but I can't drink still white wine these days - hence the glass of red.  

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Puss, the reason why it doesn't taste the same at home is because you haven't got the sun and undulation of the waves around you…. good reason to go on a cruise…  :)

 

I completely agree PP.   One of my favourite tipples is Campari and Soda - something I could drink anywhere - but it only tastes good when the sun is shining - funny that!

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On a cruise I always have a glass of wine with lunch. Normally the cocktail of the day, or a Pimms, in the afternoon. A (large) sherry before dinner then wine with dinner.

 

At home I usually have a glass of wine with lunch, a sherry before dinner and a glass or two of wine with dinner. Having said that - in the summer I quite often have a glass of Pimms in the afternoon. (Hic!)  :unsure:  You only live once!

 

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Harvey

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Glass of white wine or a beer with lunch depending on what I'm eating, in the afternoon cocktail of the day if its Pina Colada or that blue curacao cocktail, glass of champagne before dinner or a Pimms, white wine for dinner (Sauvignon Blanc), black filter coffee, or liqueur coffee, with Brandy, Whisky or Tia Maria. Once I had a B52 cocktail, it had Baileys (love Baileys), and (maybe) Kahlua or something similar, and they set fire to it. I was in a dark bar at the time (the band was performing) and I had to make sure the blue flame had died down before I took a sip ! I'd probably like Brandy Alexander too. Gosh I like a lot of naughty stuff don't I?

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Glass of white wine or a beer with lunch depending on what I'm eating, in the afternoon cocktail of the day if its Pina Colada or that blue curacao cocktail, glass of champagne before dinner or a Pimms, white wine for dinner (Sauvignon Blanc), black filter coffee, or liqueur coffee, with Brandy, Whisky or Tia Maria. Once I had a B52 cocktail, it had Baileys (love Baileys), and (maybe) Kahlua or something similar, and they set fire to it. I was in a dark bar at the time (the band was performing) and I had to make sure the blue flame had died down before I took a sip ! I'd probably like Brandy Alexander too. Gosh I like a lot of naughty stuff don't I?

Just reminded me - I also have a glass of port with my cheese and biscuits at dinner. 

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Spent quite a bit of time holidaying in France over the years and have developed a taste for Pastis, with ice (and water on the side) for a pre-dinner drink. Perfect for sunnier climes. Choose wines to match starter, then main courses. Always but always finish the night sat on the balcony with a cognac. Funnily enough, I'm not very good at early breakfasts.

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OOh PP - they are usually to be found in the Costa area or there was always a liqueur coffee of the day - they were an absolute godsend in Crows Nest on Artemis during our Christmas Markets cruise - the first place we headed for when getting back on the ship.

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So do we - she was a lovely little ship.   She's looking lovely now though - the Germans have done a nice job with her.

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A glass of chilled Pinot Grigio Rose or Sancerre when relaxing on the balcony, watching the sea drift by and trying to get some inspiration. An old fashioned Gin & Tonic for social drinking and gatherings. If in the UK and out with friends a pint of decent real ale preferably Ruddles which you can't get on the ships. If in Bulgaria a glass of Kamenitza at the pool bar goes down well.

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