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What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Jeff B » Thu May 17, 2012 1:47 am

My piña colada thread got me to thinking about what five beverages I'd take to the famous "desert island".

Besides water, which I assume is a given, what are your five favorite drinks/beverages?

Specifying the drink is fine but you can't repeat the general beverage again (in other words, just listing five favorite wines is not allowed).

I would likely go with:

Coca-Cola
Champagne
Pina Colada
Mocha (Espresso-based)

Hmmm...I shall return to my fifth choice. Iced Tea perhaps?

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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Carl Eppig » Thu May 17, 2012 9:16 am

Mine would be:

Riesling
Diet Coca Cola w/Splenda
Diet Coca Cola without caffine (for pms)
Magic Hat Seasonal Ale
Mystic Monks Coffee
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Rahsaan » Thu May 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Carl Eppig wrote:(for pms)


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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Rahsaan » Thu May 17, 2012 12:03 pm

I'll stop at water and wine. That is pretty much 99.999% of the beverages I consume.
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Frank Deis » Thu May 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Naturally I'd need water and wine...

But on a desert island with nothing in particular to do every day I might want a few cases of good Scotch as well.

And coffee or tea to get me going in the morning, gotta catch a fish or find a coconut, right?

On a DESSERT island I'd want vintage Port and some Sauternes...
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by David M. Bueker » Thu May 17, 2012 12:29 pm

Rahsaan wrote:
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by David M. Bueker » Thu May 17, 2012 12:30 pm

I was all set to answer this with my favorite cocktails...
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Rahsaan » Thu May 17, 2012 12:36 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:
Rahsaan wrote:
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Karen/NoCA » Thu May 17, 2012 12:58 pm

Fresh lemon iced tea
Very Veggie juice
Wine
Organic pomegranate juice
Iced cinnamon sugar white mocha, made my way
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Jenise » Thu May 17, 2012 2:15 pm

Safe, tasty fresh water
Iced tea made with Red Rose tea from Canada
For a wine choice, either Sauvignon Blanc or Gruner Veltliner since I presume my island will be hot and tropical
Fresh squeezed orange juice
V-8, or better, a fresh organic version of that
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Robin Garr » Thu May 17, 2012 2:49 pm

Can we give broad generic categories?

In addition to water:

Wine
Coffee
Tea
Beer
Fruit juices

Oops, no room left for a wee dram of single malt!
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Jenise » Thu May 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Can we give broad generic categories?

In addition to water:

Wine
Coffee
Tea
Beer
Fruit juices

Oops, no room left for a wee dram of single malt!


Jeff's rules, but...It's not really a Desert Island question if you don't have to squirm a bit when you choose to have some things and leave all the rest behind, is it? Come on, COMMIT!
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by David M. Bueker » Thu May 17, 2012 3:16 pm

Ok...

Champagne
Riesling
Cold, cold, cold water
Coffee
Purple grape juice
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Mike Filigenzi » Thu May 17, 2012 5:20 pm

Just can't come up with this list. The only way I could survive on just 5 would be if two of them were "cocktails" and "wine". Aside from those, I'd list water, ginger beer, and coffee.
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Jeff B » Thu May 17, 2012 5:33 pm

I probably should have reinforced that the "desert island" is figurative. And the water is already provided. :)

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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Susan B » Fri May 18, 2012 2:56 pm

good coffee
orange juice
sparkling white wine (no sparkling shiraz)
margaritas

hmm choosing the last one is harder, I could live with the "provided" water and these. I guess either a single malt, Grand Marnier or a cognac for the cooler days.
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Carrie L. » Mon May 21, 2012 12:34 pm

Youthberry tea (Teavana)
Wine
Captain Morgan/Diet coke (especially on an island!)
Margarita on the rocks
Root beer
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Re: What are your five favorite "desert island" drinks?

by Matilda L » Mon May 28, 2012 8:43 am

red wine
white wine
sparkling red wine
single malt
pisco sour

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