The hypermarket house brand! (However, if I wanted to pay the price of the brand names, I would choose Pernod, whereas just about everyone I know would choose Ricard or Pastis 51.)
Plus: more ice than normal French people use and tap water. I buy maybe one bottle of water a year and that's only when I have worn out the previous one that I keep in the refrigerator filled with tap water.
Sometimes Lady Luck just dumps something nice in your lap and you don't even know how you deserved it.
Now, standing on my table beside my PC, I see a bottle of Chateau d'Issan '96, grand cru classe. That is something special! I will have to find the right opportunity. It will definitely not go into my KFC mug.
It's a yoghurt based drink. Not yoghurt mixed with milk but with water. In Turkey they sometimes mix it with soda water to make it more refreshing. Same as the Indian lassi. Though lassis in India are much more versatile. Good stuff on a hot day.
well the one i had i already bought ready made, so not sure how they made it. sometimes i make it myself, mixing the yoghurt and water, and depending on mood i add salt and maybe spices or also some chives if i feel like it... not sure if anyone in turkey would do that, but i like it...
well i only had lassi a few times in indian restaurants, and those were always sweet and thicker than ayran... so while they are somewhat similar, i associate very different tastes with them... like when i think of lassi i think of something sweet and filling, and with ayran i think more of something slightly salty and refreshing...
Oh, lovely tea! I haven't been drinking enough tea in the summertime, in the winter I drink it all day. Summertime just usually plain water as I work, but I miss the wonder of tea. I ran out of coffee a few days ago, and was not at all unhappy, although the green tea with spices I was sipping took longer to give me the slight caffeine high I need to work.
I'm sipping on a mixture of white wine and Perrier-citron (or use any bubbly water with a squeeze of lemon or lime). Real lemon or lime better, of course. You don't need expensive wine for this, just dry white plonk.
Have you ever asked for a Caesar outside of Canada? Except for a few border towns and a few Mexican or Floridian destinations frequented by lots of Canadians, no one has a clue what you're talking about. Surely it's the quintessential Canadian cocktail, no? (nobody drinks rye and ginger anymore - even in Winnipeg... )
In my glass is 10 year Glenmorangie scotch, neat with just a drop of water and no ice.
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
I haven't been to the US for a couple of decades, and it wouldn't even occur to me to ask for such a cocktail in countries I often travel to. I've only had one when it was made for me by a friend; I'm not really very fond of cocktails or usually of hard liquors, except for some exceptionally good ones such as aged single-malts I (perhaps fortunately) rarely consume. No, I didn't know that Caesars were rare in the US. You are correct, even Wikipedia calls the Caesar "a cocktail popular mainly in Canada"; it was invented in Calgary.
As for my "glass", it is 6:30 am here, so espresso in my cup; if it were Caesar or anything boozy that would tend to indicate a serious problem... After, I have to force myself to drink some water as I'm going to ride my bicycle around a large park for some laps before I get down to my work. I've been forgetting to drink water and you know what that does if one is exercising at all.
People in Québec don't drink a lot of cocktails, in general. Mostly beer and wine. We consume a large percentage of the wine consumed in Canada (though of course southern Ontario and BC are the only serious wine-producing provinces, with warm microclimates in Niagara and nearby and in the famous Okanagan valley), and a much smaller percentage of "hard stuff". One of them cultural patterns, I guess.