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There have been several threads on the matter of your preference in Booze, but i was wondering on what not alcoholic beverages you find to be good.

For me, i have a fondess for Orange Juice (preferably with pulp and not from concentrate), hot chocolate, Ice Tea (AriZona in praticular), green tea (preferably with mint), mango juice and Dr Pepper. I also liked Vanilla Coke (damn them for taking that off the market). I can't stand coffee and i consider bottled water to be an utter rip off in any place with decent public utilities.

But enough of me, what is your prefered non alchololic beverage?

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Dr. Pepper, milk, and green tea. I likes my caffeines but I'll drink coffee only if it's espresso or stronger.
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Orange juice is my sweet beverage of choice. I love coffee, but I drink it black, and unfortunately, I'm kinda sensitive to caffeine so I can't overdo it. And boring as this sounds, I love ice water.
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Iced coffee, home made, no sugar, or ginger beer.
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After water, chocolate milk is my most consumed drink.
Zor wrote:Ice Tea (AriZona in praticular), green tea (preferably with mint), mango juice and Dr Pepper. I also liked Vanilla Coke (damn them for taking that off the market).
Those half-tea/half whatever AriZona drinks are good. $0.99 for a large can isn't too bad considering the taste.

Vanilla Coke isn't sold out where I live. They're usually sold only in those cases with 12 cans, though.

Anyways, besides chocolate milk, I usually buy fruit drinks that are actually fruit drinks and don't contain HFCS or other head-scratching ingredients. My favorite is Dixie Peach, which is sold by Trader Joe's. There's also a decent strawberry/kiwi blend sold at a local Mexican store, Rio Ranch.

Less frequently, but enough to warrant mention, I brew my own tea, usually Irish Breakfast.
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Far and away my preferred non-alcoholic beverage is tea, preferably brewed from loose leaf.

After that - water

I do consume some fruit juice, notably cranberry and grapefruit. Pomegranate juice is rare and frequently overpriced but it is oh so good!
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I'll drink just about anything that isn't bitter or nauseatingly sweet. Most teas and coffee fail the first test, and the thing that put the second test on my radar was this horrible cheap Mexican soda I once had. Most of the time I just drink fruit juice though.
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Mountain Dew, Crush orange soda, A&W root beer, Crystal Light lemonade, most flavors of Hawaii's Own concentrate, the berry flavor of Propel Fitness Water, and then just a big ol' jug of plain H2O. Oh, and milk.
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Non-alcoholic beverage of choice? A slew of energy drinks like Amp and NOS products, in several flavors and the sugarfree ones.
Still, I've been tapering my caffeine intake... slowly ... so my new thing is Sobe Lifewater in a variety of flavors there, too. I want to get hooked on that (if anything) since it has plain-jane sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup.

Lastly coffee and coffee products. I'll drink sodas but almost only if I happen to get fast food.


Not to rain on other people's parades but I abhor teas and mountain dew. Why? They both make me piss as much as a typical beer, shit, mountain dew more so.


edit: Just a thing I noted. Anyone remember Coke Blak? [no sic, that's the spelling] It was a Coca-cola and coffee mix. It was in my opinion mediocre. What I found out is if you just take a normal coca-cola bottle like a 20 oz., drain it to halfway, and then fill the other half with even poorly made home coffee and toss it in the fridge, this is much better. Clearly their coffee sucks. What I need to do some time is get some good coffee beans and a normal coffee maker (not the silver-bullet design I used in my stint at the 1st Brigade, 1st ID headquarters) and mix it with the import coca-cola from Mexico with real sugar.
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Diet Black Cherry, Tea, Coffee, Cafe Mexicana (espresso drink, also why I have a tin of baking choclate, and a vial of vannilla and chili powder next to my espresso machine)
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Tropicana fresh squeezed OJ with extra pulp. I go through tons of that stuff and usually have 2 of the big jugs in my fridge at all times. I also go through a fair bit of milk, sometimes, like now, I'll just pour myself a glass and start dipping cookies because I can.
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SPC Brungardt wrote:Not to rain on other people's parades but I abhor teas and mountain dew. Why? They both make me piss as much as a typical beer, shit, mountain dew more so.
Spending hours afterwards having to piss is a small price to pay for the delicious fizzy flavors that Mountain Dew comes in. Man, it was some good times when the maker was doing that "Dewocracy" contest to decide on a new flavor. :D
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Serafine666 wrote:
SPC Brungardt wrote:Not to rain on other people's parades but I abhor teas and mountain dew. Why? They both make me piss as much as a typical beer, shit, mountain dew more so.
Spending hours afterwards having to piss is a small price to pay for the delicious fizzy flavors that Mountain Dew comes in. Man, it was some good times when the maker was doing that "Dewocracy" contest to decide on a new flavor. :D
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The once summertime-only Livewire orange... shit was made permanent long ago now but not the GREAT, yes, FUCKING GREAT purple Mountain Dew (I wanna say it was "Pitch Black?") which was around ~fall 2004. The WoW game fuel mountain dew stuff is alright but I do really like Code Red.
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Serafine666 wrote:
SPC Brungardt wrote:Not to rain on other people's parades but I abhor teas and mountain dew. Why? They both make me piss as much as a typical beer, shit, mountain dew more so.
Spending hours afterwards having to piss is a small price to pay for the delicious fizzy flavors that Mountain Dew comes in. Man, it was some good times when the maker was doing that "Dewocracy" contest to decide on a new flavor. :D
Indeed. :P I liked most of their new flavors, and that new purple diet MD is good too. However, my favorite is the classic Code Red with a rush of cherry flavor.

I'll also go for that Lipton Green Tea while I'm at school. I liked the Pepsi Twist while it was around, as well as the Vanilla Coke. Basically, almost any soda is really good.

When I'm at home, more grape juice, or cranberry-grape juice. Chocolate milk, cuz you're never too old for it. :wink: Oh, and grandma's sweet tea. I think it's just Lipton tea with absurdly unhealthy amounts of sugar, but it sure is good.

And when it's available, Gatorade in copious amounts. My favorites are the grape G2 and the berry Rain, but I'll drink just about any kind of it.
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SPC Brungardt wrote:Good times? They failed. Image

The once summertime-only Livewire orange... shit was made permanent long ago now but not the GREAT, yes, FUCKING GREAT purple Mountain Dew (I wanna say it was "Pitch Black?") which was around ~fall 2004. The WoW game fuel mountain dew stuff is alright but I do really like Code Red.
Wouldn't "failed" imply that they were unable to decide on a new flavor of Mountain Dew to market? I admit to being very disappointed that the watermelon-esque "Supernova" Dew flavor didn't end up being popular enough to go into widespread manufacture but the dark blue "Voltage" seriously rocks. Then again, so does Code Red, original Dew, and Baja Blast (special Dew flavor sold only by Taco Bell).
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Water. Water is, above all, my favorite drink and always has been. I never developed much of a taste for soft drinks.

That said, I like a few other drinks as well. Coffee is nice for the pick-me-up after staying up too late, but I can't overdo it or I'll get pressure headaches. I also don't want to rot my teeth. I enjoy a good rootbeer once in a while. I like the occasional drink of milk. Tea is fairly high up there, but I don't like the southern way of overdoing the sugar. Tastes more like syrup, which is gross.
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I'm a Coca-cola snob, to the point that I will change my order to a non-cola in places which serve Pepsi products.

Having said that I've got a fondness for coffee that I'm basically controlling on doctor's orders. During my time in college I was seriously caffeine addicted (as in migraine headaches and other withdraw symptoms when I was away from it for a day or two) and it was affecting me emotionally and physically so I've been scaling back since then. I still enjoy a good Hazelnut or, my favorite, a blended Sumatran with Guatemalan Antigua.
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CmdrWilkens wrote:I'm a Coca-cola snob, to the point that I will change my order to a non-cola in places which serve Pepsi products.
I used to do that too when I was still able to tolerate caffeine, nowadays I drink Coke about 2-3 times a year at most. I miss being able to drink Coke and iced tea at any time of day, nowadays I have to drink it by noon or so or I ain't going to sleep that night.
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loomer wrote:Iced coffee, home made, no sugar, or ginger beer.
Yay, I'm a fan of ginger beer too. Ginger ale would have to do when I don't feel like paying the $1.60 for a 2 liter bottle of ginger beer though. Strawberry/chocolate/vanilla milk are great to drink with breakfast. Other than those, it'd be water most of the time.
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Fresh Tropicana orange juice in the morning is a little bit of heaven on earth (pulp, no pulp, or even some pulp, I could care less, as long as its cold). Ice water after a workout is ALSO a little bit of heaven on earth, but what's truly the life is to lean back in a comfortable chair with a chilled bottle of Stewart's Root Beer.
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Orange juice (Simply Orange and Tropicana), grape juice (watered down), lemon-lime Gatorade, Dr. Pepper, Coke. If I'm sick I like Sprite and Ginger Ale. I don't like hot drinks at all.
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Pepsi, coffee (cream and 3 sugars, I like my coffee blonde and sweet but I like my women brunette and fearsome) and Red kool-aid. Oh and a virgin strawberry daquerie is nice evry once in a while.
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Usually water and Orange Juice (low pulp or no pulp). However, some of my vices are Lemon-lime Gatorade, Pink (or is it Strawberry?) Lemonade Powerade, Root Beer, Mountain Dew Code Red, Pepsi, Vitamin Water XXX, and of course, Chocolate Milk.
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SPC Brungardt wrote:Non-alcoholic beverage of choice? A slew of energy drinks like Amp and NOS products, in several flavors and the sugarfree ones.
As an energy drink junkie who has tried many varieties, Amp and NOS are revolting. I generally tend to go with Monster (original flavor), and when I feel like something different, Venom.

Those Arizona fruit juice drinks aren't bad on occasion, though.
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