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what do people like to drink while on a beach vaca?

phillyheel1 Aug 3, 2009 12:39 PM

Hi going to nags head NC for a week. not a big drinker, but when i do, I usually drink whiskey. However whiskey and the heat do not sound apealing. what do people sugest as a good drink for the beach?

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  1. southernitalian RE: phillyheel1 Aug 3, 2009 12:52 PM

    For some reason, we always wind up drinking Red Eyes on the beach. We bring a cooler of freezing cold beer and a bottle of low sodium V8. Pour a can of beer into a large mug, add about a 1/3 of a cup of juice. Squeeze of lime, some ice. It sounds nasty and I really don't think I've ever had one when I wasn't at the beach, but for some reason it works. My b-i-l from Iowa introduced them to us a few years back. Have fun in Nags Head. We'll be in Holden!

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      roro1831 RE: southernitalian Aug 4, 2009 12:55 PM

      The basis for the Michelada, basically a bloody mary made with beer instead of a vodka. It does sound rather disgusting but it is very good.

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        phillyheel1 RE: roro1831 Aug 4, 2009 01:35 PM

        i like bloody marys and i like beer. I think I will try it. do you have a beer that you recomend for it?

    2. Icantread RE: phillyheel1 Aug 3, 2009 02:32 PM

      most drinks with some soda water are pretty refreshing. I don't really know what level of drinks you want on a beach and how much work you're willing to do beyond pop and pour while you're out there.

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        phantomdoc RE: phillyheel1 Aug 3, 2009 02:52 PM

        If you fill a cooler with bottles of seltzer, and bring a bottle of Plymouth Gin you should be happy all day. It doesn't take a lot of Plymouth to give great flavor and is soooo refreshing. A little lime garnish is optional. Just mix to your desired effect. Have fun.

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          phillyheel1 RE: phantomdoc Aug 4, 2009 12:32 PM

          thanks everbody, these are all good. just looking for something refreshing to have on the beach, and after a day on the beach at the rental.

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            davis_sq_pro RE: phillyheel1 Aug 4, 2009 06:24 PM

            At the beach, listen to the suggestions here. After the beach, you've already said it: whiskey. It might not be great for the sun, but there is certainly nothing wrong with sipping it as the evening wears on.

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              phillyheel1 RE: davis_sq_pro Aug 5, 2009 01:10 PM

              good point. so maybe whiskey in the evening. Gin, and beer on the beach. The only mixing of beer I have ever done is a balck and tan. so I am curious to try the chilada and the red eyes. thanks to everyone for your help. looking fwd. to a relaxing vaca.

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            cuccubear RE: phantomdoc Aug 5, 2009 01:25 PM

            Definitely Gin. It's been my Nags Head imbibement for years. It goes with the ocean and the air. (and, Yes, I know that's not a real word.)

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            cavandre RE: phillyheel1 Aug 5, 2009 04:22 AM

            I look to see if there's an interesting, locally made beer.

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              marais RE: cavandre Aug 6, 2009 01:48 PM

              Agreed. Like when in the Riviera Maya, I drink Leon because it's local (from Merida), not to mention that it's the best beach beer in the world. YMMV.

            2. Veggo RE: phillyheel1 Aug 5, 2009 04:33 AM

              I like a chilada at the beach. The set up is a tall glass with ice, lime juice, salted rim, fill with beer.

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                beggsy RE: phillyheel1 Aug 6, 2009 02:54 PM

                I don't know if you have access to Canada Dry Green Tea Gingerale (I am in Canada) but an AMAZING summer drink is the green tea gingerale, gin and a healthy squeeze of lime (1/2 of a lime). Fantastic and refreshing.

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