Drinks that are a MUST at a restaurant

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  1. Jimgotkp
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    Do you guys ever go to a certain restaurant and get a certain drink that you ALWAYS get cause they make it really good or are the only place that serves it?

    For me:
    McAllister's Deli = Sweet tea with a slice or two of lemon
    Triple X (Popular "diner" in W. Lafayette, IN) = Homemade Root Beer
     
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    Ahem...I don't normally drink beer but when I am at Fredz Sutukil in CEB, I always get a few of these:

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    Free water. If you don't want to charge for the bottled ones, please at least cook some tap ones.
     
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    worse are places where they still dont let me get tap after i've ordered some other drinks.
     
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    This place makes good drinks, look around you may have one in your town.:p
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    Whenever I go to Disney World I make sure I stop and get a Lapu Lapu at the Tambu Lounge in the Polynesian Resort. A regular tradition for me now.
    1 ounce Myer's Rum
    1/2 ounce Bacardi 151
    Scorpion Mix (consists of half-and-half sour mix and orange juice)
     
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    Sounds potent. Interesting name choice, LapuLapu...but I like it. Fredz Sutukil in CEB I mentioned above is technically in LapuLapu City. :)
     
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    Ultimat Mortini at mortons steakhouse - Ultimat Vodka shaken and with hand-stuffed blue cheese olives, although i do asked them to garnish it with martini pearl onions as well :D
     
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    Well, at the other end of the spectrum, how about Shamrock Shakes at Mckey D's this time of year? :D
     
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    The Singapore Sling is a tradition at the Long Bar in Raffles, but I don't like either. I prefer the Courtyard Bar (and outdoor fish restaurant) at Raffles, especially around the Christmas holidays when it's fun to sit outside in the evening at 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit and be surrounded by beautiful Christmas decorations, The Singapore Slings served on Singapore Airlines are better IMO as they're not as sweet but still are that improbable shade of pink.
     
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    The after dinner Grappa at Il Mulino!! stuff is wicked though...!
     
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    Prickly Pear Margarita at Canyon's in Fort Lauderdale
     
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    Pina colada (spelling?) at the Caribe Hitlon outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they claim the drink was invented, ideally enjoyed either at the swim-up pool bar or in a hammock between palm trees on the beach at sunset.
     
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    Mint Julep at Churchill Downs
    Black Eyed Susan at Pimlico
    (I guess I should make both of the above drinks plural:D)
    I've never had the Belmont Breeze or White Carnation, even though I've been to the Belmont

    Caipirinha in Rio, I have two bottles of cachaça we brought with us from Brazil just waiting until it gets warm out for me to start making caipirinhas at home
    Mai Tai in Hawaii
    Hurricanes at Pat O Brien in New Orleans, I still have yet to try some other 'New Orleans' cocktails such as Vieux Carre or Sazerac
    Singapore Sling in you know where
    Jezynowka in N Wisconsin
     
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    White port (yes, there is such a thing despite what bars and liquor stores in the US will try to tell you condescendingly when you ask for it) as an aperitif before dinner, especially on a hot day, in Portugal.
     
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    I believe there is someone at FT with the LapuLapu handle. :D
     
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    "Put up a whole row of them, Sasha. Starting here.. and ending here."

    "So Yvonne has gone over to the enemy." "Who knows? In her own way she may constitute an entire second front."
     
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    I rarely drink beer. With the Brazilian national dish, feijoada, I always frink Devassa Ruiva, a pale ale that is one of the best I have tasted. The brand has a deeply adolescent image and marketing approach, but the beer's great!

    The entire brand is a play on words and so is the slogan, beer names and promotions. Translating :
    Devassa= slut
    beer types:
    Loura= Blonde
    Ruiva=Redhead
    and so on.
    Slogan: Um Tesão De Cerveja translation is rude. A Tesão is a tumescent male body part
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    These are the chosen people to promote brand values in carnival thsi year in Rio de janeiro. Mostly, except the one on the right, they seem to succeed.


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    OK - Here goes:
    1. Singapore Sling at the Long Bar @ Raffles - just once so you can say you did it.
    2. A beer in Munich in one of the beer halls during Starkbierzeit (Strong Beer Season).
    3. A Krispy Kreme LN shake @ Flip Burger Bar in Atlanta.
    4. A Red Stripe (and a spicy beef patty) while standing with your feet in the water in Jamaica.
    5. An authentic and undiluted A&W Root Beer or Root Beer float at the oldest A&W you can find.
    6. Either Dom or Krug in F on SQ (sigh).
    7. Wine @ Veritas in NYC. (kind of a no brainer)
    8. This is more of a memory - Freezing cold Coke in the little bottles, with real sugar, at any good burger stand with picnic tables during the summer.
    9. Mexican Martini's @ Trudy's in Austin, TX
    10. A Vodka Martini at a posh London restaurant - just so I can revel in a little James Bondish aura.
     
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    Amazing timing. I'm reading the slut translation as I'm watching the movie Mean Girls, just at the point where the teacher asks who has been called a slut. (Nice that MP doesn't censor this word, but I always think of the sLUT fares on DL when I see/hear the word.)
     
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    Glad you liked it. The one on the right was criticized strongly because she was inadequately devassa for the brand. She has a very squeaky clean reputation. The one in the middle fit, as did last years muse, Paris Hilton.
     
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    Oh, I was kinda' expecting XX Equis.. but alas, you are not the most interesting man in the world..
    rather the 2nd most interesting man, I suppose? :)

    Yes, but ones 1st time in Singapore, he SS @ LB.. it's almost required, no? ;)
    BTW, what's not good on SIngapore Air? :D
     
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    Seriously, I'm not terribly impressed with the food. To me, it's reminiscent of country club food from decades ago, not what I'd accept in a good restaurant now. But the champagne, wine, caviar, coffee, etc. (with emphasis on etc.) does tend to make up for the food.
     
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    Well, IDK.. compared to most other, even Asian, airlines?
    High standards, I guess! :)
    BTW, my wife generally agrees with you.. but she does not drink champaigne! :D
     
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