World Cup (beverages)

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2006/06/24 14:17:57 (permalink)

World Cup (beverages)

The NYTimes had an interetsing article this week about the summer drinks consumed by different ethnic groups in NYC.
For example:
Greeks: Frappes
Puerto Ricans: Batidas
Chinese: Bubble tea
Africans& Caribbeans: Ginger beer, sweet yoghurt drinks, tamarind, sorrel
Viennamese: salty lemonade, avacodo shakes
Brazil: acai
Thailand: Iced coffee & tea with condensed milk
Mexico: agua frescas
Japan: Green tea& agar-agar(seaweed gelatin: NYTimes said it's delicious)
Latin American: Fruit punch from condensed milk
California: Designer bottled water
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/24 23:12:37 (permalink)
    OK, what beverages did I leave out?
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/25 00:01:21 (permalink)
    I read that article, and I was surprised that they missed horchata. Very popular in Spain (Mexico has a version, too) for the summer months. It's not really anything I care for; it's a little too "milky" in consistency for me (and I hate milk).

    The interesting thing about it is that I have heard a number of different explanations for the main ingredient (the rest is basically sugar and water). Some say "groundnuts," others say ground hazelnuts (tastes closer to my own experience), others claim ground rice can be used.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/25 00:50:33 (permalink)
    Interesting, Tacchino. I was also thinking about various beer combos I've had in Germany during the summer. Weisebeer (?) (White beer or maybe wheat beer)Beer + 7up, Beer + raspberry syrup (Berlin). I think they are called radel and alsterwasser (Hamburg). They are very delicious and refreshing. I think there's a similar thing called "shandy" from the British Isles.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/25 01:19:05 (permalink)
    That reminds me of the other summer drink popular in Spain...a mixture of white (or sometimes red) wine with a 7-Up type soda beverage. I have forgotten the name.
    Of course, sangria is another favorite for warm weather months.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/25 16:41:23 (permalink)
    I had a lychee drink in a Malaysian restaurant that was quite refreshing. I'd have that again. Once I tried a pennywort drink at a Vietnamese place. It was very good with spicy food, but by itself tasted like pureed spinach.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/25 16:46:00 (permalink)
    tacchino, could it be wine spritzer?
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/25 18:02:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tacchino

    I read that article, and I was surprised that they missed horchata. Very popular in Spain (Mexico has a version, too) for the summer months. It's not really anything I care for; it's a little too "milky" in consistency for me (and I hate milk).

    The interesting thing about it is that I have heard a number of different explanations for the main ingredient (the rest is basically sugar and water). Some say "groundnuts," others say ground hazelnuts (tastes closer to my own experience), others claim ground rice can be used.
    Around here it's ground rice, cinnamon, sugar and water. One of my favorite drinks.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/28 18:21:12 (permalink)
    My choise for the games...Caipirinha and it's cousin Mojito : Brasil

    A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime juice, and club soda.
    + one muddle......
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/28 18:36:45 (permalink)
    Anywhere tropical: a chilled coconut with a bit of the top chopped off. Drop a straw in and sip.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/29 05:46:42 (permalink)
    There was an article somewhere on the net yesterday that stated that the English fans were drinking up a storm over there with a few bars running out of beer. Long Live the Queen. Chow Jim
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/29 09:57:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jjjrfoodie

    My choise for the games...Caipirinha and it's cousin Mojito : Brasil

    A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime juice, and club soda.
    + one muddle......


    Mojitos are DANGEROUS. They are so good, you can suck about 5 of these down in no time.
    Next thing you know, you are dancing the Samba on the table with three or four people you never met before...it was fun! but the headache the next morning...ugh.

    But they ARE good!
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/06/29 10:47:16 (permalink)
    "Viennamese: salty lemonade, avacodo shakes"----Hmmm---southeast asians living in Austria???
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/07/09 18:32:06 (permalink)
    Vino!!!!
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/07/09 18:39:09 (permalink)
    What a stupid sport. 90 minutes, plus another 30, plus three weeks worth of previous contests and it all boils down to two teams shooting the equivalent of free throws??? Dumb.
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/07/10 06:37:20 (permalink)
    Stevekoe, I use to think the same, but all things considered it's more like 120 min. of non stop action. The same guys are on the field the whole time and always running and it's a huge field to cover. A great test of speed, endurance and skill. I think the NHL just went to the same format. VIVA ITALIA. Chow Jim
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    RE: World Cup (beverages) 2006/07/10 07:45:19 (permalink)
    The NHL adopted a shoot out format for regular season games to have more games end with a winner, which they perceive to be fan friendly. I actually agree with that. Over a grueling 84 game season, playing a number of double and triple overtime games would cause unneccessary wear on a team. So, if the goal (no pun intended) is to have more games end with a winner, as opposed to a tie, then this is a good system.

    The Stanley Cup, however, is not awarded on a shootout. As a matter of fact, many of the most exciting playoff matches this year ended in sudden death overtime. Of course, no one watched, so maybe that's why nobody knows about that! The fact that nobody watched has less to do with the quality of play and more to do with the NHL's ill-advised plan to take a year off on a lockout and then sign a TV deal with a fourth-rate cable network that most people don't even have access to.

    Penalty kicks is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of to end any kind of world championship. I wrote a little more on the topic here: http://styok.blogspot.com/2006/07/five-reasons-why-world-cup-is-dumb.html
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