I drink one soda...about every six months. That sweet sticky carbonated stuff just isn't my favorite.
I also don't drink beer. In fact, I've never even tasted it. The smell alone keeps me away.
So - when I go to parties, the coolers usually don't hold anything that tantalizes my taste buds. Coke? Yuck. Diet Coke? Double Yuck. Beer? Triple Yuck.
I'm picky, I know.
If you were stocking your cooler for me, you would probably have these four drinks available:
Arbor Mist Minis in an assortment of flavors : Cool. Refreshing. And - surprisingly - not very expensive.
Kern's Apricot Nectar : There's something about the thick fruitiness of nectar that I appreciate. Usually just one small glass will satisfy.
100% Grapefruit Juice : Any brand. But I prefer the Ruby Red varieties.
Bottled Root Beer : When I do drink soda every once in a blue moon, I typically opt for bottled root beer. Often as a float with natural Vanilla ice cream. I haven't had it enough to pick a particular brand as my favorite, but I do know that the bottled kind is better.
I didn't list water bottles because I think they're a waste at parties. Instead of stocking up on bottles, I recommend that party hosts set out some nice glass pitchers with ice water, perhaps garnished with lemon wedges on top. Or just encourage guests to use the refrigerator to fill up their glasses. Much more economical, much better for the environment.
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YOUR TURN: If I were planning a party in YOUR honor, what drinks would I buy to put in the cooler?
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