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Dec 21, 2012 10:15 AM

Ice in Your Beverage?

Maybe the middle of a cold snap across much of the country is the wrong time to ask this question, but I was prompted by the discussion of butter on breads.

For me some beverages should always be served in a glass with ice. Ice Tea (duhh), Lemonade, Soft drinks (soda/pop), and Fruit Juice (including Orange Juice.) Water in a glass with ice please, from a bottle not so practical unless it was previously frozen.

Not Milk, never ever. Don't know why but the idea of ice in Milk just skeeves me out. I don't know where that leaves me on the Pepsi & Milk issue. I've never had it. I think soda trumps milk and i would want ice, but I'm not sure.

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  1. Whiskey, wine, beer and coffee should never get ice. I don't really drink milk, but if I did, it would probably belong in this category.

    Otherwise, I'm mostly ambivalent about having ice in my beverage. If the water, soda, iced tea, juice is cold to begin with, I will easily forego ice. If the beverage is room temperature or warmer, and the ice is easily available, I'll use ice. If I have to take too many steps to procure ice, I'll go without...

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    1. re: MonMauler

      Some alcoholic beverages 'on the rocks', especially mixed drinks, don't bother me. But beer served with a tumbler of ice always surprises me.

      1. re: KaimukiMan

        I've never seen beer served with ice! I had no idea that was even a thing!

        1. re: Violatp

          When my mom bartended in Hawaii 40 years ago, some of the sailors that would come in to the bar would ask for beer over ice.

            1. re: PotatoHouse

              Yeh, lived in Asia a while and iced beer is relatively common to cool things off. Ice is more common than chilled storage.

            2. re: Violatp

              I have encountered two people in my bartending life (20+ years ago) that liked their beer over ice.

          1. re: MonMauler

            I don't like whiskey, and I don't like beer or wine so I'm safe there. But I must have my rum and coke with ice. Better still is a nice slushy daquiri, double shot please.

            1. re: Nayners

              I'll mostly agree when it comes to rum.

              When I drink straight rum, I drink it neat. This pretty much holds for any straight liquor. If I drink it straight, then I drink it neat. I mention whiskey alone in my initial post because I don't mix whiskey with anything, and it never gets ice.

              However, when I drink rum with a mixer (rum and diet is my go-to) I'll drink it with ice. Painkillers always have ice, as do mojitos. I'll further agree that daquiri-like beverages should be slushy.

            2. re: MonMauler

              I like an ice cube in my white wine.

              In anything else, never

            3. Agreed. Although I'm perfectly cool--so to speak--with uniced fruit juice, as long as it's cold. And I agree with MonMauler about the ban against ice in those alcoholic beverages. Ice in whiskey is a particularly egregious sin.

              1. For me there are hot drinks and room temperature drinks. I really don't like ice cold juice or Beer or Soda. Except for Champagne, which needs to be chilled.

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                1. re: RUK

                  I don't mind ice in some of my drinks, but I only want a little - otherwise, the ice gets in the way of my liquid.

                  Ice in milk? YUCK! Ice in wine? Double YUCK, and add in "sin" there too. ;)

                2. Seems the older I get, the less ice I want.

                  1. Fruit juice should be chilled in the fridge, but never served with ice. If you're going to put ice in my juice, you might as well go all they way and make a dam smoothie, which I hate.

                    I don't drink milk, but if I did, no ice.

                    Once in a while I will ask for my scotch to be on the rocks, esp. if I know the place makes solid cubes of ice; otherwise, I like my hard liquor neat.