Are you listening to the podcast Totally Beverages and Sometimes Hot Sauce? You should be. I listen to HOURS and HOURS of podcasts each week, what with my aim of 10,000 steps a day and endless hours in the car and this is one of my favorites. Two guys, RoRo and JoJo, sit around and talk about beverages. Sometimes they have guests, sometimes they do not. Sometimes they do blind taste tests to see which beverages are actually the best and sometimes they do flights of strange beverages. I love it. I love it all.
If you don't know where to start with their backlog of episodes, let me point you to the Grapefruit Sparkling Water episode. Just do it.
When the hosts have a guest, they walk their guest through their "beverage profile,"
in which they ask questions about every beverage that passes through
the guest's lips from the time they wake up until they go to bed. And
the hosts are INTO it. They ask so many smart questions. Is the water
filtered? Do you change the filter? Is the water cold? How cold? Is it
in a cup? A glass? What's on the coffee mug? And it's fascinating
EVERY damn time.
There's been some recent discussion
about whether or not asking someone about their beverage profile is a
good first date question on the podcast and I would LOVE to ask every person I know about
their profile, so if you're on a bad first date, this is something you
should consider. Everyone can talk about what they drink, right?
My beverage profile: First thing in
the morning, I roll out of bed, stumble into the kitchen, and slam a
glass of water straight from the Brita filter in our fridge #(1). We have a
Brita model that keeps track of the number of times it has filtered, so
we change the filter when the light blinks red. Then my husband makes
me a mug of tea so it's ready after I'm finished showering. The tea is
Celestial Seasonings Honey Lemon Ginseng green tea (#2) with a teaspoon of honey. I also have a small glass of Langers Cranberry Lite (#3) with breakfast.
Then I reuse my tea bag from breakfast to make a thermos
(#4) full of tea (16 ounce Klean Kanteen) that I take with me to school.
During the morning, I drink that thermos of tea and fill the thermos up
one or two more times with water. The key is that I don't rinse the tea
from the thermos, so the water is very faintly sweetened tea tasting.
lunch, I have more water. Occasionally I stop at the local cafe and get
a coffee or iced coffee (straight up, occasionally with a shot of
I drink a glass of water after I
work out in the afternoon. After that, I stop drinking plain water. I
drink water flavored with Crystal Light post-workout. I like the Black Cherry
Lime (#5) and Berry Sangria flavors, although sometimes I get Raspberry
Lemonade or Iced Tea. Sometimes I treat myself to a sparkling water and while I really like the Nice! Black Cherry sparkling water (available at Walgreen's), I was recently inspired to try the Grapefruit flavored Perrier (#6) because it was on sale at our grocery store. I would not recommend it.
With dinner I have a Diet Cherry Coke (#7). The first sip of my Cherry Coke with dinner is probably the best moment of my entire day.
And then I drink more Crystal Lite flavored water until bed.
Please tell me what you drink during a normal day. Inquiring minds want to know.