Follow TV Tropes

Following

The teetotalers thread

Go To

Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Aug 7th 2011 at 7:17:48 PM

[up]I like Ginger Ale too.evil grin

Justice4243 Writer of horse words from Portland, OR, USA Relationship Status: Brony
Writer of horse words
Aug 8th 2011 at 10:45:16 PM

I have big a long time fan of Ginger ale, as well.

Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15 FimFiction account.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Aug 8th 2011 at 10:50:39 PM

Ginger ale's good for mixing with gin. It's the only worthwhile use for either beverage IMO.

Anyhow, as far as non-alcoholic beverages go...I miss Fanta. Not the crap they serve in the states, I mean the stuff I had when I was over in Europe in 1997. That was the soda of the GODS.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Justice4243 Writer of horse words from Portland, OR, USA Relationship Status: Brony
Writer of horse words
Aug 8th 2011 at 11:08:28 PM

I'd say tonic water is definitely the better carbonated beverage to mix gin with, probably because ginger ale is a tad too sweet.

Gin is definitely more of an acquired taste as far as alcohols go, but once a taste is developed people who make gin Martinis as if they're making vodka martinis will appear to be the Devil himself...

Well, a really shitty version of the Devil. Not the one who runs a nightclub and is probably a martini engineer.

People who like ginger ale and want to take it to the next level. Should track down some Cock n Bull Ginger beer. No alcohol, but damn is it a kick of ginger.

For those that do drink the hard stuff, It works well in Moscow Mules, or to utterly destroy the taste of whatever shot of liquor you're having with it. Nice thing to have on hand if you've purchased something that tastes like ass on reflection, but don't want to waste alcohol yet actually want to enjoy what you're drinking.

edited 8th Aug '11 11:08:47 PM by Justice4243

Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15 FimFiction account.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Aug 8th 2011 at 11:11:43 PM

@justice; I've had that brand. I think I tasted ginger for a week.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Justice4243 Writer of horse words from Portland, OR, USA Relationship Status: Brony
Writer of horse words
Aug 8th 2011 at 11:21:43 PM

It really is only a couple steps removed from sweetened ginger pulp.

Which is fine if one REALLY likes ginger.

edited 20th Aug '11 7:04:28 PM by Justice4243

Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15 FimFiction account.
Magus Propane accessories from West Clownadelphia
Propane accessories
Aug 9th 2011 at 11:11:01 AM

I don't know much about ginger ale, but I love root beer. The best root beer I've ever had is called Tommyknocker and unfortunately I only think they sell it in Colorado. It's got a really mellow honey flavor that I adore. For people who want more of a harsher flavor, Vergil's is a great brand.

Viewing this signature requires a TV Tropes Premium Account. Buy now!
Aug 10th 2011 at 11:25:17 AM

Let's see.

I drink milk more than anything else. My absolute favorite beverage is orange juice, though.

As far as soda goes, if it's coming out of a fountain I prefer Dr. Pepper, but if it's the real good glass-bottle type stuff, nothing beats a good root beer.

There's also this "apple beer" soda I get occasionally at the supermarket. It's quite good. The flavor is naturally somewhat reminiscent of apple cider, but richer.

TheyCallMeTomu Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Aug 12th 2011 at 5:34:11 PM

I used to drink 3 liters of cola every day.

Now I drink 3 liters of DIET cola every day.

Cut 1200 calories out of my diet!

Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Aug 12th 2011 at 5:37:03 PM

I drink 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 liters of cola every day.

Nov 1st 2011 at 5:01:26 PM

I like ginger ale, but it always makes me feel vaguely queasy. I always drank it when I was sick, so there are some powerful negative associations there.

I'm not too picky about my root beer brand, but I love when it comes in a glass bottle. Why do all sodas taste more delicious from a glass bottle?

As for my favorite tea? Earl Grey. Hot. It's the closest I'll ever get to being captain of the Enterprise, and on top of that it actually tastes pretty good, once you get used to it.

I like hot cider, too, but my all-time favorite hot drink is cocoa. The real stuff, if I can get it, but I'll settle for instant.

carbon-mantis Collector Of Fine Oddities from North Carolina Relationship Status: Married to my murderer
Collector Of Fine Oddities
Nov 1st 2011 at 10:29:27 PM

Ah, cocoa is excellent any time of the year. All you need is a tin of powder, some milk, a little sugar, a fine dash of salt, some vanilla, and maybe a shot of peppermint, cinnamon, or bitter almond if you want a little extra flavor and aroma. If you're wanting to present it well, a dollop of whipped cream, sifted cocoa powder, and some roasted nibs sprinkled about should work. For Christmas, a stick of peppermint candy also blends into it nicely.

drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Nov 1st 2011 at 10:49:37 PM

Oh, the virtues of a properly made mug of hot cocoa.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
BlackElephant Obsidian Proboscidean from In the Room
Obsidian Proboscidean
Dec 5th 2011 at 4:45:48 PM

If you get the ratio of cocoa to sugar right, you can get dark hot chocolate.

I want to try mixing hot chocolate with eggnog, but something in the back of my mind is telling me that it's not going to taste as good as I think it will, because eggnog is not milk.

I like gingerbread coca-cola. Why don't they release that to the public?

I'm an elephant. Rurr.
Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Dec 6th 2011 at 8:46:52 AM

Ginger beer is the best. I usually go for Reed's or Bundaberg. Reed's is sweeter and has a lovely honey-sweetened option, and Bundaberg's got a nice bite to it. Both have bottles that need up-ended to distribute the lovely, tasty sediment inside.

I only really started drinking root beer in the last few months. I think the only thing I've been able to determine is that I like smooth, creamy root beers more than ones with a bite.

[up] Couldn't hurt to try it once!

edited 6th Dec '11 8:47:24 AM by Bur

i. hear. a. sound.
Dec 12th 2011 at 6:56:17 AM

[up] I love Reed's, but haven't tried Bundaberg yet.

Anyways, count me in to this teetotaler's club!

EDIT: Oh, somehow I thought it's a coven at first, but oh well...

edited 12th Dec '11 6:57:59 AM by EarlOfSandvich

I now go by Graf von Tirol.
Jan 2nd 2012 at 9:41:28 PM

I'm going to try making Mayan chocolate when I can get to the grocery store. But with baker's chocolate instead of the paste and a tablespoon of vanilla extract instead of the bean. And no peanuts.

terlwyth Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Aug 26th 2013 at 6:05:27 PM

When I have the chance,I'm an Irn-Bru kinda guy.

[up]Sounds delicious

Anyway surprised this isn't in the Covens.

edited 26th Aug '13 6:05:42 PM by terlwyth

Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter
KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Sep 23rd 2013 at 4:06:51 AM

I recently realized that a virgin Jack Rose tastes even better than the real thing, so I'll leave this here. Take 3 parts apple juice, 1 part lime juice, and a generous splash of grenadine. Shake and serve with a lot of ice. If you don't mind your drink being a rather fetching shade of irridescent pink, it's a good thing to have in your pocket to order when you're out at a bar with your non-teetotaler friends and want to order something besides soda.

DriftingSkies Grand Exhausted Poobah from The Space between nowhere and somewhere.
Grand Exhausted Poobah
Sep 27th 2013 at 10:06:38 PM

Actually, I honestly just prefer to drink milk or water. However, I do enjoy a can of root beer every now and again. I prefer it a little more than "every now and again", but I am trying to cut back for the sake of my waistline, which is growing too big for comfort. And I cannot stand diet root beer and utterly refuse to drink it.

Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death awaits you. — Nyx
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Sep 28th 2013 at 1:44:49 PM

@Skies: good for you, diet soda is a gyp - it isn't even all that much better for you as I understand it. Better to just cut back. I had to do the same, but for me it was my teeth; I've got weak enamel and soda is murder on teeth anyway. I already look enough like a redneck, I didn't want to add a peg-toothed smile. [lol]

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
DriftingSkies Grand Exhausted Poobah from The Space between nowhere and somewhere.
Grand Exhausted Poobah
Sep 28th 2013 at 5:15:14 PM

Fair enough. I've been fortunate enough to be able to have regular dentist visits, and I drink tons of milk and eat lots of cheese, so my teeth thankfully have very good resistance to decay; on the other hand, diet root beer just tastes like crap, so I stay away from it.

Plus, I save a couple bucks a week drinking water instead; with money being fairly tight, it's a significant bonus.

Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death awaits you. — Nyx
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Sep 28th 2013 at 7:34:24 PM

When I was on a tight food budget in school, I'd buy one gallon of milk a month for cooking, and maybe something for drinking if there was anything left over. Sodas were luxury items.

Fresh-eyed movie blog
Kookje you spilled my diet soda from Parts Unknown
you spilled my diet soda
Oct 26th 2013 at 12:34:33 AM

Water is what I drink 70% of the time. Earl Grey Tea and Mint Tea are both good too, however.

I'm not really a "soda" person although I wouldn't mind some Sprite or Pepsi.

xxxxxxWelcome to paradise. Now go to hell.
terlwyth Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Oct 26th 2013 at 6:50:10 AM

Hot chocolate is my usual go to,sometimes a little soda.

Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter

Total posts: 133
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report