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anyone have a recipe for a refreshing anytime drink?Gall
Apr 17, 2002 10:07 AM

sometimes i get sick of drinking just plain old water. Does anyone have a recipe or other ideas for some kind of lemon drink that is sugar free, calorie free and refreshing?

ahem--calorie free?ColnagoFE
Apr 17, 2002 12:53 PM
about the only thing you could put in water would be lemon and still be calorie free (may be a trace of calories in that lemon juice though)--unless you are using aspartame or saccharine that is.
Apr 17, 2002 1:11 PM
Calistoga carbonated / flavored waters aren't bad. No calories. Better be cold, though.

Lime. Iced tea (not sweet tea).
Crystal Lite is good butSpinchick
Apr 17, 2002 1:14 PM
it does have aspartame.
Laphroaig, a REALLY refreshing drink! nmBikeViking
Apr 18, 2002 6:04 AM
Laphroaig, a REALLY refreshing drink! nmnetso
Apr 18, 2002 6:34 AM
I will second your choice! Even though Laphroaig really has a funky odor according to my wife.
re: anyone have a recipe for a refreshing anytime drink?LLSmith
Apr 18, 2002 8:46 AM
Try a few squirts of lime juice and one squirt of lemon juice.Serve chilled.
being from the South ...bianchi boy
Apr 18, 2002 6:48 PM
I gotta say iced tea. Add lemon for flavor and sweet&low if you need to sweeten it without sugar. Luizianne makes the best iced tea, IMHO. You also can try some of the flavored teas from Celestial Seasonings and similar brands.
Sassafrass tea nmdirtbag
Apr 19, 2002 6:12 AM
Apr 19, 2002 6:00 PM
Beer. It's not just a breakfast drink anymore. ;)
Breakfast beermickey-mac
Apr 19, 2002 8:04 PM
To accompany a light breakfast, try a Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen (4.7% abv):

For a heavier breakfast, such as a traditional Irish or English breakfast, try a stout like Bell's Kalamazoo (6.5% abv):

If you're really going nuts and eating a heavy, high calorie breakfast, try a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine (9.6% abv):

Of course if we're talking about a pre-race breakfast, you'll really want to be fortified, so try a Samuel Adams Milleniuim (19.5% abv):
Breakfast beerpeloton
Apr 19, 2002 8:19 PM

This is good for some potential breakfast references as well.

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Beerios- The Breakfast of ex-champions. We were great once. :)
Beerios-- "Snap, Crackle and Burp!" (nm)Sintesi at home
Apr 21, 2002 4:12 PM
How about Beer?MrCrud
Apr 21, 2002 7:22 PM
Any beer is good anytime!


lots of recipes hereDougSloan
Apr 25, 2002 12:39 PM
Low-cal fruit drink ...Humma Hah
May 1, 2002 6:28 PM
I get tired of plain water, too. I keep a container of cheap all-juice drink (Juicy-Juice cherry is my favorite) in the fridge. I mix 1 part juice, 5 parts water, which makes a nice, lite drink, very refreshing, not too sweet, about like maybe a Mystic Cooler or other spring water/trace of fruit drink.

You could do something similar with lemon juice. Spring water with a twist of lemon is popular.

For hot drinks, try Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger, one bag to several cups of water.