The Water Cooler The Water Cooler – What’s Your Drink Of Choice? by CLAYCORD.com September 27, 2023 - 12:00 PM September 27, 2023 - 12:00 PM 79 comments The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it. The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon. Today’s question: Advertisement QUESTION: What’s your drink of choice? (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) Talk about it…. Share 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail previous post Contra Costa Nanny Arrested, Charged With 7 Felonies Related To Alleged Production And Distribution Of Child Porn next post Firefighters Tackle Two Fires Wednesday Afternoon In Concord 79 comments nytemuvr September 27, 2023 - 12:06 PM - 12:06 PM Coke original, preferably Mexican Coke. 8 8 Cyn September 27, 2023 - 8:05 PM - 8:05 PM @Nytemuvr Yes, Mexican Coke is much better. 3 2 MoJo September 27, 2023 - 12:07 PM - 12:07 PM Water. I know, boring! 16 1 PESFG September 27, 2023 - 1:36 PM - 1:36 PM @Mojo Yes, boring but very necessary. I add a drop or two of lemon to give it a little flavor. I’m trying to get in the habit of drinking more of it. Is there a good bottled water brand ? 3 2 RunDogRun September 28, 2023 - 9:26 AM - 9:26 AM I like Arrowhead, available at the supermarket. Fresh , clean flavor. Reasonably priced. 1 3 miguel September 27, 2023 - 12:08 PM - 12:08 PM Regular: whisky Unleaded: water 5 2 Kim September 27, 2023 - 12:34 PM - 12:34 PM A&W Root Beer, cures all that ails you… 7 2 PESFG September 27, 2023 - 1:38 PM - 1:38 PM @Kim I recently tried the A&W root beer and cream soda and it was good. 5 3 Concord donut September 27, 2023 - 1:59 PM - 1:59 PM Root beer float 6 1 Cyn September 27, 2023 - 8:06 PM - 8:06 PM @Concord Donut Mexican Coke float! 3 Original G September 27, 2023 - 12:42 PM - 12:42 PM Coffee, https://bustednuckles.net/nor-recognize-you/ 8 3 The Wizard September 27, 2023 - 1:05 PM - 1:05 PM Bourbon, 100 Proof + and drink it nice and neat. 7 2 Ms. Mom September 27, 2023 - 1:08 PM - 1:08 PM Ice tea without any flavors or sweeters 9 2 S September 27, 2023 - 1:12 PM - 1:12 PM water . coffee . bourbon . sometimes coffee and bourbon together 9 4 The Wizard September 27, 2023 - 6:34 PM - 6:34 PM If I had a hard night before, Coffee with Bourbon ( Wild Turkey 101) or ( Old Grand Dad 114) is a must. 2 2 Jojo The Circus Clown September 27, 2023 - 1:18 PM - 1:18 PM Asian boilermaker … Gansberg on the rocks with a splash of soju …really good … zero hangover … 4 7 Jojo The Circus Clown September 30, 2023 - 1:26 AM - 1:26 AM Don’t knock til ya try it 1 1 Martinezmike September 27, 2023 - 1:21 PM - 1:21 PM Windex 6 6 JJ September 27, 2023 - 1:21 PM - 1:21 PM Milk Life is Good 🙂 6 2 Bob September 27, 2023 - 1:21 PM - 1:21 PM The tears of mine enemies 10 1 Exit 12A September 27, 2023 - 1:24 PM - 1:24 PM . Non-alcoholic: Diet Pepsi, ginger ale, root beer. . With alcohol: 805 beer, Miller Lite, Rainier beer. . 2 3 Midnight Towboy September 28, 2023 - 7:55 PM - 7:55 PM 805 is a plain old good beer domo September 27, 2023 - 1:25 PM - 1:25 PM Leaded – a good margarita Unleaded – water 4 3 Dorothy September 27, 2023 - 1:36 PM - 1:36 PM COFFEE! Black – leaded with caffeine, no sugar, no cream. 10 4 Paranoid pablito September 27, 2023 - 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM Alcohol? A Manhattan on ice without a cherry. Otherwise, fizzy water. 2 3 Anon September 27, 2023 - 1:58 PM - 1:58 PM Fermented red grape juice! 7 1 Concord donut September 27, 2023 - 1:59 PM - 1:59 PM Philz Coffee!! So good. 4 1 FPN September 27, 2023 - 2:05 PM - 2:05 PM COCONUT Water can’t get enough. 3 5 PESFG September 27, 2023 - 3:29 PM - 3:29 PM @FPN With or without pulp? 2 FPN September 28, 2023 - 1:14 PM - 1:14 PM Without pulp. Saynogo September 27, 2023 - 2:36 PM - 2:36 PM Anything wet 2 1 Jay Roller September 27, 2023 - 2:56 PM - 2:56 PM I brew Yerba Mate in the morning and pump water the rest of the day/evening. 1 4 Abe September 27, 2023 - 3:45 PM - 3:45 PM Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon 5 3 The Wizard September 27, 2023 - 6:35 PM - 6:35 PM $$$$$$$ 4 3 Dr. Jellyfinger September 27, 2023 - 5:27 PM - 5:27 PM Morning: Folger’s – plain black coffee. Farmers Bros. is good too. Afternoon: A&W Root Beer. Evening: Shiner Bock Beer – Jim Beam Bourbon, neat. When the winers come to dinner it’s Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel. 9 5 Bella September 27, 2023 - 5:52 PM - 5:52 PM Strawberry Lemonade on Ice, Aquifina cold and Peet’s Lemonade. More than one. Those are the best to me. A good cold swig of beer in a glass bottle is my favorite of alcohol. Just pass it by in the market. Haven’t drank alcohol in over a year or more. 1 1 Mombearto4 September 27, 2023 - 6:35 PM - 6:35 PM Chai latte in the morning, and either hot/cold tea (any kind, camelia sinensis or not, except peppermint or chamomile) or unsweetened (whether flavored or not) sparkling water the rest of the day. I have plenty of the first two and a sodastream for the third, whether at home or at work. 2 2 WhoDat Gurl September 29, 2023 - 4:48 PM - 4:48 PM Mama, I just LOVE Soda Stream. The ability to mix how you like is such a great way to drink more water. It’s even better for alcoholic drinks, as I like to be creative with SS and vodka. The newer system with glass carafes are wonderful – no plastic taste. WDG 1 1 El Jefe September 27, 2023 - 7:10 PM - 7:10 PM Sugar free Smirnoff Seltzers over ice , very refreshing ! 3 1 Harry Dean September 27, 2023 - 8:36 PM - 8:36 PM Orange whip! 1 1 Jojo The Circus Clown September 30, 2023 - 1:24 AM - 1:24 AM How ’bout a Fresca …? 1 1 Jojo The Circus Clown September 27, 2023 - 8:16 PM - 8:16 PM In high school, we used to drink Two Fingers tequila … “Two Fingers is all it Takes” was their tagline … but it disappeared in the late 1980s … nice surprize to find it on the shelf in Saigon … been doing plenty of home brews here … made a strawberry wine after scoring a gunny sack of fresh-picked strawberries in Da Lat for $6 usd … 12kg haul … turned out very well … also made my own version of Jagermister … was great … steeped Johnny Walker Black with dried chili & super strong tobbacco from Sapa region … that was amazing … the spice gives a nice burn as it goes down and then you get a nice niccotine kick in the head … this year doing multi-fruit steeps with rice whiskey from Japan, Korea, and local hooch … it’s fun to come up with yer own unique recipes … I bottle it and give out as gifts during New Year celebrations … strong drinking culture here … people know how to party hearty in Southeast Asia 7 4 Dr. Jellyfinger September 27, 2023 - 11:02 PM - 11:02 PM That’s incredible JoJo…. I hope you don’t go blind. 2 3 Jojo The Circus Clown September 30, 2023 - 1:23 AM - 1:23 AM Me too doc … welp, at least I have my third eye … 1 ClayDen September 27, 2023 - 8:44 PM - 8:44 PM More plain ice water than anything, also sparking water over ice. Alcoholic, mostly wine, the type of which depends on what I’m pairing it with. Favorites are chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, prosecco and Tuscan Chianti. When we’re in Italy, Tuscan Chianti and limoncello spritz. The best place to drink a Tuscan Chianti is in Chianti, where we were in June. The Napa Valley is beautiful; Tuscany is spectacular. 4 3 Hanne Jeppesen September 27, 2023 - 11:10 PM - 11:10 PM Non alcoholic, V8, Diet Sprite, Water, not in any particular order, orange Fanta, but rarely drink it too much sugar, if there is a diet one I don’t care for it. Recently discovered sparkling lemonade without sugar, can get it at Safeway or Raley’s, sparkling Ice classic lemonade is says the label. Oh, and can’t start my day without a very strong cup of black british tea with a little sugar added. Don’t drink coffee in the morning, but sometimes midday, usually a latte, or ice coffee when it’s hot. Alcoholic, these days mostly Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc, occasinally a bloody mary, I like to mix my own, I don’t like it too peppery, but like it with horseradish. Use to drink Vodka tonics, black russians, screw drivers and margarita, still like a margarita at times, unlike vodka drinks, never mix it at home. Like it with crushed ice and salt on the rim. The Cadillac Bar and Grill and San Francisco (south of Market) served a mean margarita. 2 3 S September 28, 2023 - 10:31 AM - 10:31 AM Sunkist make a decent diet orange soda worth a try to see……………. 2 4 Chris September 28, 2023 - 1:20 AM - 1:20 AM Hot Jasmine Green Tea 1 American Citizen September 28, 2023 - 5:52 AM - 5:52 AM Water. I don’t drink anything else really. It’s all my body needs. 2 2 Jeff (the other one) September 28, 2023 - 6:29 AM - 6:29 AM Black coffee in the morning, water the rest of the day. Infrequently, a couple evenings a in a week, I will do damage to a bottle of wine (a cab or a ruby port). That is it. 1 Hanne Jeppesen September 28, 2023 - 10:47 AM - 10:47 AM I love port, especially a good port. However, I rarely drink it anymore, mostly at Christmas time with dessert. It tends to give me heartburn. 3 2 Jeff (the other one) September 28, 2023 - 1:48 PM - 1:48 PM I do not get heartburn, but since I have any alcohol so infrequently, it gets me buzzed right quick, and since I am not a sipper, a glass gets downed much like water (good thing I drink infrequently). But I do enjoy that particular wine. 1 Cowellian September 28, 2023 - 11:33 AM - 11:33 AM If you enjoy port, I suggest trying V Sattui’s Madeira: https://www.vsattui.com/product-detail/product/Madeira/ 3 1 Jeff (the other one) September 28, 2023 - 1:46 PM - 1:46 PM Have had it, Sattui’s is my fave winery in the area. 1 Hanne Jeppesen September 28, 2023 - 2:42 PM - 2:42 PM Isn’t Madeira different from Port, at least in Europe it is. Years ago when I was going out on the town in San Francisco I met some guys at Perry’s Union Street, met some guys that were on town for a liquer convention, they bought me the a very good port (expense account I assume). Nice guys we just chatted for a few hours and then went our separate ways. I also like the Danish Cherry Heering, but has to be the real one, not imitations, it is hard to find here. When I lived in Foster City the only place I could find it was a liquer and wine store in Menlo Park, they closed a few years ago. I forgot their name, but they were well known. 2 WhoDat Gurl September 29, 2023 - 4:53 PM - 4:53 PM Hanne, My husband introduced me to Gammeldansk a few years ago; I do not care for liquorice, and Danes seem to like it strong and salty. I treating palates, and to each his own. You might try Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa for the Hearing, as they have a nice liquor selection. WDG Hanne Jeppesen September 30, 2023 - 1:39 AM - 1:39 AM I don’t care for Gammel Dansk at all. I do like liquorice the candy, Cost Plus have several from Holland and Germany that are the same as the Danish ones I grew up with. Yes I like it salty, only indulge around Halloween and Christmas for the most part. As for the Heering I can probably get it on line. However, I think it has gotten quite expensive, it was never cheap. Also I don’t have a lot of people over for Christmas as I use to (anywhere from 6 to 10 Christmas eve) so I don’t buy it anymore. 1 Cowellian September 29, 2023 - 7:26 PM - 7:26 PM Madeira is not the same as port, but it started with port. Hanne Jeppesen September 30, 2023 - 1:40 AM - 1:40 AM I have had maderira, I prefer port. However, I use make a pound cake for Christmas that called for Madeira, it was perfect for that. 1 Cowellian September 28, 2023 - 7:48 AM - 7:48 AM Black coffee, and lots of it in the morning, and water the rest of the day. I occasionally will have an unsweetened ice tea. 1 1 S September 29, 2023 - 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM hey Cowell…. . Never did like Sweet Tea (no not sweetened tea, for you yankees 🙂 ). Actually, I can’t stand the stuff. All my old school relatives love / loved it. Since you’re in TN… Have you developed a taste for it? 1 Cowellian September 29, 2023 - 7:25 PM - 7:25 PM I grew up here, and the tea was sweet enough to pour it on pancakes. Now, I just ask for Unsweet. 1 Well Folks September 28, 2023 - 8:55 AM - 8:55 AM Non Alcoholic – Water, Coffee, Herb Tea Alcohol – Good wine imported from Italy, Frey Ranch Oat Whiskey and my then there is my signature drink an Appletini made with Tahoe Blue Vodka 1 Captain Bebops September 28, 2023 - 9:10 AM - 9:10 AM Press black coffee, very intense for mornings. And sometimes a small cup or two later in the day or night (doesn’t mess with my sleep). Over the years starting in 1990 owned home espresso machines but most would not last very long so went to an AeroPress, much less hassle, less cleanup and works. 1 2 A September 28, 2023 - 9:13 AM - 9:13 AM Water, cool, clear water… 2 RunDogRun September 28, 2023 - 9:22 AM - 9:22 AM Water Cafe Mocha Dr. Pepper Not necessary in that order. 1 RunDog September 28, 2023 - 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM in the Summer, I forgot to mention Lemonade made with Meyer Lemons fresh from my tree. 3 2 nytemuvr September 28, 2023 - 11:13 AM - 11:13 AM Cool, cool water….https://youtu.be/amDo-KqUjpA?si=8H_2cjX9FidIQ9Ai 2 2 redrazor September 28, 2023 - 3:38 PM - 3:38 PM ++100!! Son’s of the Pioneers!!🤠 1 Nintendo Built September 28, 2023 - 12:25 PM - 12:25 PM It’s either fresh pineapple juice or fresh watermelon juice! 2 Doremi September 28, 2023 - 1:16 PM - 1:16 PM Purified Water mostly, with mineral drops. Tried a large coke for driving over the Sierra at midnight, worked! Homemade Kahlua, over ice or classic Kahlua coffee with unweetened whip cream. Otherwise vodka or gin tonic for a less sweet drink on a hot day. Bloody Mary’s, homemade only! Black coffee every morning until recently. Fresh squeezed OJ is nice. Fresh lemonade. I’ve been experimenting with extractions and spirit copycats. 1 Midnight Towboy September 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM Scotch hold the rocks 1 Ignatz September 28, 2023 - 8:05 PM - 8:05 PM Gentleman Jack Velvet Hammer from Spengers – No more than 1 ! Too sweet to have 2 but boy were they good! Tequila Sunrise in the out of high school years 1 Shulla September 28, 2023 - 8:28 PM - 8:28 PM BJ’s makes their own Rootbeer, yum. A&W rootbeer and sweet tea Singapore Sling and Lemon Drop 1 Atticus Thraxx September 28, 2023 - 9:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ever had pear juice? Me neither, bet it’s good though. How come pears aren’t more popular? I’ll take a pear over any apple. nytemuvr September 29, 2023 - 1:30 AM - 1:30 AM @ATTICUS THRAXX…Years ago in the 70s working at a grocery chain there was a company named Goya that canned pear nectar along with mango nectar and a couple of others. Pear was my favorite, Amazon sells it along with a couple of other brands I see. 1 1 AJ September 28, 2023 - 10:42 PM - 10:42 PM An impeccable batch of home fermented Kombucha, Green Tea and Honey is my favorite, but any will do. Just the right amount of alcohol, bubbles and sweet tang. Gol dang it’s good! 1 WC---Creeker September 29, 2023 - 8:44 AM - 8:44 AM Fresh ground good coffee in the morning. Water and green tea during the day. Craft beer for happy hour, wine with dinner. If we get into a heat spike of weather in the summer, I survive by getting a bag of limes and making margaritas to survive 🙂 1 WhoDat Gurl September 29, 2023 - 4:57 PM - 4:57 PM Since I’m a Certified Sommelier, I’m a bit picky about the wine I drink: it absolutely MUST have alcohol in it! Prefer Pinot Noirs over all other wines, but like to sip on Rosés, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. I love Italian wines, especially with food, so any Barbaresco or Barolo will do and French Burgundies is also a favorite. Cheers! 1 Comments are closed.