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Old 06-15-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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What's everybody's favourite "cooling-off" food/drink?

I mean stuff like popsicles, snowcones, granitas, ice cream, etc. What does everyone eat to chill out?

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Old 06-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby Ice Cream
Peanut Butter milkshakes are pretty good too.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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EAT: watermelon, ice cream, etc.

DRINK: lemonade or sweet iced tea.

ADULT DRINKS: Rum or Bourbon and coke, or cold beer. And that doesn't even bring into the mix the "virgin" fruit drinks I had grown up on in FL - Pena Callida, etc.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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I love nothing more than a good glass of water - the sad part my favorite water comes from Tuscany and isn't cheap

The other thing I enjoy is frozen grapes - just pop some seedless grapes off the stem and put them in a baggie. Pull a couple out and enjoy! These are also good to keep a glass of white wine or Champagne cold!!!
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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brewed iced tea, unsweetened

chilled WATERMELLON, it's the taste of summer

(and it's actually good for you)
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:10 PM   #6
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i love a good old fashion chocolate malted milk. really really hard to find these days.

fudge bar and really good vanilla ice cream

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Old 06-16-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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mmmm.... watermelon.... definitely the taste of summer

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The other thing I enjoy is frozen grapes - just pop some seedless grapes off the stem and put them in a baggie. Pull a couple out and enjoy!
that reminds me... i sometimes like frozen blueberries
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:53 AM   #8
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Ice cold limonada (lemonade made with limes) or jamaica, which is a tea made with hibiscus flowers. It's bright red and tastes a little like cranberry juice. Very refreshing.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:50 AM   #9
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Peppermint iced tea is tasty.

As for alcoholic drinks, mojito's obviously!
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:39 AM   #10
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Water, watermelon, snowcones, rootbeer pops.

My summer alcoholic drink will be vodka tonic or gin and tonic.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:03 AM   #11
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Food: Cold pasta salads.

Drink: Lemonade, sometimes with a shot of Chambord, and sangria. KE, I love the frozen grapes in wine idea - will definitely start doing that.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:31 AM   #12
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Non alcoholic : Lime and soda
Alcoholic : Gin and tonic
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #13
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food--frozen grapes, chilled watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe.Drink- iced tea , water, iced coffee and orange julius.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:16 AM   #14
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iced coffee
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iced water with lime
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:18 AM   #15
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My warm weather coctail is a gin and tonic. Second choice is a cold beer.

Non-alcoholic drink = ice water first. After that, iced tea or a carbonated drink.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:08 PM   #16
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Can I join you for that ice cold Sam Adams, Andy?

Non -alcoholic.... ice water with a wedge of lemon mushed in it. then lemonade.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:21 PM   #17
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Gelato and frozen custard
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #18
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Fresh lemonade (as the heat sets on, I'm quickly going thru all the frozen meyer lemon juice I've stocked in my freezer)

Also, I love a super-cold grapefruit, cut up with bits of medjool dates stirred in.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:53 PM   #19
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Can I join you for that ice cold Sam Adams, Andy?...

Do you think we'll both fit?!
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:24 PM   #20
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I love ice cream and watermelon too.
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