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Johnny Unusual

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LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:39:40 PM »
OK, who's thirsty?  You voted for them, and now you have our top 50 drinks!  It wasn't easy compiling all the info you gave me and in some cases I had to make a few tough calls about what counted as the same and what was different, so I hope you feel that you are well represented in the list.

So let's begin with the first few, which I hope wet your whistle!
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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 08:44:33 PM »
50 – Margarita

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Top Vote: #3 Anias.La.Conelita

The margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila mixed with orange-flavoured liqueur and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on theglass rim. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States. The drink is served shaken with ice, on the rocks, blended with ice (frozen margarita) or without ice (straight up).

There is no solid proof who "invented" the Margarita. The most accepted of all stories is that the Margarita was invented in October 1941, at Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One slow afternoon, Don Carlos was experimenting with mixing new drinks when a prestigious visitor arrived: Margarita Henkel, the daughter of a German ambassador, who lived with her husband Roy Parodi near the city in Rancho Hamilton. Don Carlos offered the drink to Margarita, and named it after her for being the first person to taste it. He concocted a mixture of equal parts tequila, orange liqueur and lime, served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

Another common story related the Margarita being invented a few years earlier at the Rancho La Gloria Hotel, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, by Carlos "Danny" Herrera, for a former Ziegfeld dancer named Marjorie King. This story was related by Herrera and also by bartender Albert Hernandez, who is acknowledged for popularizing the Margarita in San Diego after 1947, at the La Plaza restaurant in La Jolla. Hernandez claimed the owner of La Plaza, Morris Locke, knew Herrera and visited Mexico often.

The most plausible explanation, however, is that the Margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. There is an account from 1936 of Iowa newspaper editor James Graham finding such a cocktail in Tijuana, years before any of the other Margarita "creation myths". Margarita is Spanish for Daisy. It is likely that Orozco and Herrara merely perfected the "Tequila Daisy".


•   3 Oz. Margarita Mix
•   1 1/2 Oz.  Tequila
•   1 Oz. Blue Curaçao
•   Lime Wedge
•   Dash Rose's Lime Juice
Mixing instructions:
Mix all ingredients (except lime wedge) with ice in a shaker or blender. Pour into a chilled Margarita or cocktail glass, the rim of which has been rimmed with salt. Garnish with lime wedge.

And now… Margarita!
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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 09:11:30 PM »
50 – Old-Fashioned

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Top Vote: #3 Cole Stratton

The Old Fashioned is a type of cocktail made by muddling dissolved sugar with bitters then adding alcohol, such as jenever, whiskey, or brandy, and a twist of citrus rind. The name references the combination's age: it is possibly the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short, round, 8–12 US fl oz (240–350 ml) tumbler-like glass, called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink.

The Old Fashioned is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

The first documented definition of the word "cocktail" was in response to a reader's letter asking to define the word in the May 6, 1806, issue of The Balance and Columbia Repository in Hudson, New York. In the May 13, 1806, issue, the paper's editor wrote that it was a potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar; it was also referred to at the time as a bittered sling.

The first alleged use of the specific name "Old Fashioned" was for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail in the 1880s, at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club in Louisville, Kentucky. The recipe is said to have been invented by a bartender at that club, and popularized by a club member and bourbon distiller, Colonel James E. Pepper, who brought it to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City. The "Old Fashioned" was the favorite cocktail of President Harry S Truman and his wife Bess.

Preparation of a drink quite similar to an Old Fashioned is mentioned in chapter 18 in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), second paragraph.

Drink Recipes - Old-Fashioned… uh, that I suppose

2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 09:18:37 PM »
50 – Orange Crush

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Top Vote: #3 Johnny Unusual

Crush is a carbonated soft drink brand, originally marketed as an orange soda, which was invented by California beverage and extract chemist Neil C. Ward. Most flavors of Crush are caffeine-free.

In 1911, Clayton J. Howell, president and founder of the Orange Crush Company, partnered with Neil C. Ward and incorporated the company. Ward perfected the process of blending ingredients to create the exclusive formula that yielded the zesty, all-natural orange flavor of Orange Crush. Howell was not new to the soft drink business, having earlier introduced Howell’s Orange Julep. Soft drinks of the time often carried the surname of the inventor along with the product name. Howell sold the rights to use his name in conjunction with his first brand; therefore, Ward was given the honors: Crush was first premiered as Ward's Orange Crush. Originally, Orange Crush included orange pulp in the bottles, giving it a "fresh squeezed" illusion even though the pulp was added rather than remaining from squeezed oranges. Pulp has not been in the bottles for decades.

Crush was purchased by Procter & Gamble in 1980 (with the exception of the Canadian rights, which were purchased in 1984). Procter & Gamble only manufactured "bottler's base," which was a concentrate consisting of flavor and color. 1 milliliter of bottler's base was combined with syrup and carbonated water to create a 12 ounce bottle of Crush. In 1989, Cadbury Schweppes acquired Crush USA from Procter & Gamble Co. Cadbury Schweppes spun off its United States beverage business as Dr Pepper Snapple Group in 2008.

The Crush brand and trademark are currently owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group of Plano, Texas. Crush is also popular in Canada, where it is distributed by subsidiary Canada Dry Mott's. It is distributed by various Pepsi bottlers, the biggest being the Pepsi Bottling Group Canada.

Other countries where Crush is sold are Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Syria, Uruguay and at one time Costa Rica, Ecuador and Bolivia. In some countries of Latin America the Crush brand is distributed by the Coca-Cola Company, using the same colors and bottles as Fanta.

Several flavors (Grape, Cream Soda, Lime, Orange) are available at most stores throughout North America; however, others are distributed only within small markets. Pineapple Crush and Birch Beer Crush, for instance, is relatively easy to obtain in both can and single serving bottle in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in Fort McMurray, Alberta. This will soon change, as the Pepsi Bottling Group has recently announced they would begin distributing Crush in a majority of their territory in the United States, followed less than a month later by Pepsi Americas' announcement that they would follow suit in most of their territory. The changeover in distribution became official in late January and early February 2009, with the Pepsi bottlers taking over the Crush rights in those areas and the bottling rights to Hawaiian Punch (which the Pepsi bottlers in those areas had handled prior to 2009) going to the bottlers of Dr Pepper and 7 Up.

Drink-Based Recipe – Orange Crush Icing

1/2 stick butter
3/4 box powdered sugar
3 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. of Orange Crush (perhaps less)

Mix cream cheese and butter well. Add sugar and enough of the liquid for icing to spread well.

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 09:25:29 PM »
50 – Captain Morgan Private Stock

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1 of 16 lists
Top Vote: #3 Sarcasm Made Easy

Warning: Description Purely Promotional:  If you're anything like the Captain, only your most valued crew members will get to share this great liquid! Captain Morgan ® Private Stock is made from the finest of Captain Morgan’s reserves, married with a richer blend of mellow island spices. Aged in oak for at least 2 years, it's perfect for sipping and savoring on the rocks with a twist of lime.
ABV: 40%

Drink Recipe – Private Stock on the Rocks

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan ® Private Stock
Add Captain Morgan ® Private Stock in ice-filled cocktail glass
Serving Facts
Captain Morgan ® Private Stock contains 0.6 oz. of alcohol per serving.

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 09:26:22 PM »
50 – Adirondack caffeine free cola

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1 of 16 lists
Top Vote: #3 Shodan

Adirondack Beverages is a soda company in the New York state area. They produce many flavors of carbonated beverages including a cola named Adirondack Cola and a line of low-calorie drinks under the label Waist Watcher, which is licensed by Weight Watchers International.

Drink-Based Recipe – ???

Sorry, couldn’t find a one.  If Shodan has one…

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 09:32:23 PM »
50 – Coca-Cola Zero

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Top Vote: #3 BBQ Platypus

Coca-Cola Zero or Coke Zero is a product of the Coca-Cola Company. It is a low-calorie (0.75 calories per liter) variation of Coca-Cola specifically marketed to males, who were shown to associate 'diet' drinks with women.

The Coca-Cola Zero logo has generally featured the script Coca-Cola logo in red with white trim on a black background, with the word "zero" underneath in lower case in the geometric typeface Avenir (or a customised version of it). Some details have varied from country to country. The British logo, for example, originally had the "o" taking a spiral form. In the U.S., the letters decline in weight over the course of the word.

All versions of Coke Zero sold in various countries are based on the same flavoring formula, and all are carbonated and caffeinated (excepting caffeine free) However, the exact combination of artificial sweeteners and preservatives used vary from market to market.

Drink-Based Recipe – Coke Zero Cupcakes

1 Box of Cake mix (any flavor)
10 oz of Coke Zero (or Sprite Zero)
2 Egg whites

Combine egg whites, cake mix, and your choice of drink into a mixing bowl. Mix well (for about 5 minutes) or until all lumps are out. Pour into cupcake pan as usual, filling each about 1/2 full. Bake cupcakes for about 20 minutes, at 350 degrees.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Great combinations:
Cherry Coke Zero and White Cake Mix
Sprite Zero and Red Velvet Cake Mix
Coke Zero and Yellow Cake Mix

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 09:35:48 PM »
OK, that's it for tonight, but expect to see more quite soon.  But me, I need some shut eye.

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 09:52:21 PM »
glad to see the list is up.  nothing from mine yet (though orange crush is similar too bad all orange soda couldnt overcome their differences and unite to get higher up).
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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 10:06:54 PM »
darn Pstock deserved to be way further up the list.  Cest le vie. 

Also im saying this now:

You cant copyright a drink, this all goes back to the Harvey Wallbanger case of 78. 

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2011, 07:36:29 AM »
49 – Mountain Dew

23 points    
2 of 16 lists
Top Vote: #14 Sarcasm Made Easy

Mountain Dew (currently stylized as MTN Dew) is a citrus-flavored carbonated soft drink brand produced and owned by PepsiCo. The original formula was invented in the 1940s by two Tennessee beverage bottlers, Barney and Ally Hartman, and was first marketed in Marion, VA, Knoxville and Johnson City, Tennessee. A revised formula was created by Bill Bridgforth in 1958. The Mountain Dew brand and production rights were acquired by the Pepsi-Cola company in 1964, at which point its distribution expanded more widely across the United States.

Between the 1940s and 1980s, Mountain Dew consisted of a single Citrus-flavored version. Diet Mountain Dew was introduced in 1988, followed by Mountain Dew Red which was introduced - and discontinued - in 1988. While Mountain Dew Red was short-lived, it represented the beginning of a long-term trend of Mountain Dew being produced in different flavor variations. This product line extension trend has continued in the 2000s, with expansion into specialty, limited time production, and retailer-specific (Taco Bell, 7-Eleven) variations of Mountain Dew.

Production was first extended to the U.K. in 1996, though this initial debut was short-lived as it was phased out in 1998. The product returned to the U.K. under the name "Mountain Dew Energy" in 2010 and returned to the Republic of Ireland in Spring 2011.  As of 2009, Mountain Dew represented a 6.7 percent share of the overall carbonated soft drinks market in the U.S. Its competition includes Vault, Mello Yello, and Sun Drop; Mountain Dew accounts for 80 percent of citrus soft drinks sold within the U.S.

Drink Recipe – Magic Mountain Dew

1 1/2 oz Absolut® Citron vodka
1 1/2 oz triple sec
3 oz Mountain Dew® citrus soda

Pour the Absolut Citron vodka and triple sec into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top with mountain dew, stir briefly and serve.

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2011, 07:39:15 AM »
50 – Margarita
I'm not a drinker, so Margarita just makes me think of the great song lyric "Margaritas at the midnight buffet!" in Muppets Treasure Island.  :D

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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2011, 12:20:19 PM »
48 – Grapefruit Juice

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2 of 16 lists
Top Vote: #13 Gojikranz

Grapefruit juice is the fruit juice from grapefruits. It is rich in Vitamin C and ranges from sweet-tart to very sour. Variations include white grapefruit, pink grapefruit and ruby red grapefruit juice.

Grapefruit juice, and grapefruit in general, is a potent inhibitor of the cytochrome P450 CYP3A4 enzyme, which can impact the metabolism of a variety of drugs, increasing their bioavailability. In some cases, this can lead to a fatal interaction with drugs like astemizole or terfenadine. The effect of grapefruit juice with regard to drug absorption was originally discovered in 1989. However, the effect became well-publicized after being responsible for a number of deaths due to overdosing on medication. However, the first published report on grapefruit drug interactions was in 1991 in the Lancet entitled "Interactions of Citrus Juices with Felodipine and Nifedipine." and was the first reported food-drug interaction clinically.

Recently some researchers have shown that furanocoumarins rather than flavonoids are the ingredients causing the various drug interactions.

Drugs that may be affected include oxycodone, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, midazolam, carbamazepine (Tegretol), ciclosporin, lovastatin, methadone, dextromethorphan,simvastatin, pravastatin, felodipine, ketamine, sildenafil(Viagra), and caffeine, as well as a number of antihistamines including astemizole and terfenadine.

Grapefruit juice has also been reported to increase both the bioavailability of some benzodiazepines, (such as diazepam) and greatly slow the rate of metabolisation. An easy way to tell if a medication may be affected by grapefruit juice is by researching whether another known CYP3A4 inhibitor drug is already contraindicated with the active drug of the medication in question. Examples of such known CYP3A4 inhibitors include cisapride (Propulsid), erythromycin, itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and mibefradil(Posicor).

The flavonoid existing in highest concentration in grapefruit juice is naringin, which in humans is metabolised to naringenin. Other flavonoids exist in grapefruit juice in lower concentrations as well. Orange juice does not contain naringin in as high a concentration, instead containing hesperetin. It is sometimes recommended as a substitute. Juice of limesand Seville oranges can also inhibit drug metabolism, however, as can apple juice with some drugs.

Drink-Based Recipe – Gin and Juice

2 oz gin
2 oz grapefruit juice
3 oz orange juice
1 slice lime

Pour all ingredients into shaker. Fill a highball glass almost full of ice cubes, and dump ice into shaker. Shake well and pour drink into highball glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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Re: LoC: Top 64 Beverages
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2011, 12:46:44 PM »
Coca-Cola Zero or Coke Zero is a product of the Coca-Cola Company. It is a low-calorie (0.75 calories per liter) variation of Coca-Cola specifically marketed to males, who were shown to associate 'diet' drinks with women.

"Peggy, we came here to get food for the Super Bowl, not your feminine products.  Diet soda?"


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Re: LoC: Top 65 Beverages
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2011, 02:29:17 PM »
You misspelled my name :(