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#29384 - 05/17/01 09:49 AM On the Rocks
belligerentyouth Offline
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Mister Vin Diesel got me thinking about mix drinks and I wondered what names there may be for simple mixes (i.e. not cocktails) in various countries, so I've started this frivolous thread. To get us started....

beer & lemonade = shandy (Brit.); ? (U.S.)
beer & cola = ?
hot chocolate & rum = ?
beer & gin = dog's nose (Brit.)
juice & champagne = ?

BTW. What do the British call a cider with raspberry/berry juice?

#29385 - 05/17/01 10:50 AM Re: On the Rocks
NicholasW Offline

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Posts: 393
Loc: London
beer & lemonade = shandy (bitter shandy)
lager & lemonade = lager shandy
beer & Guinness = black & tan
lager & cider = snakebite
champagne & Guinness = black velvet
champagne & orange juice = buck's fizz (I think)

"and black" means with a dash of blackcurrant, e.g. cider and black

"top" means a splash of lemonade (or possibly lime, I don't know which -- not something I do personally (yeuch) --), e.g. lager top

gin & port = flesh & blood (I found this in Georgette Heyer: it's remarkably good)

#29386 - 05/17/01 10:53 AM Re: On the Rocks
Faldage Offline
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beer & cola = ?

Gag me with a spewwn!

#29387 - 05/17/01 11:02 AM Re: On the Rocks
RhubarbCommando Offline

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Lemonade and Orange juice is "St Martins"

Lager topped with bitter is "Golden"

Mild and Bitter is "Arf an Arf" (i.e. Half and half, for those O/S the UK)

a version of snake bite (see prev. post) known as "death bite" is made from Carlsberg Special Brew with Strongbow Cider (Whew!!! many pubs round here refuse to serve the mixture, which makes people very beligerent)

#29388 - 05/17/01 11:43 AM Re: On the Rocks
AnnaStrophic Offline
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good thread idea, BY!

champagne and orange juice: here, Mimosa. Over Pond, Buck's Fizz (is that correct?)

#29389 - 05/17/01 11:07 PM Re: On the Rocks
wordcrazy Offline

Registered: 01/26/01
Posts: 275

beer & cola = ?

Gag me with a spewwn

Oh, Faldage, what your missing! It is most delicious! This used to turn my prim and proper grandmother into a dancing maniac. It is easy and quick to get drunk on it because it is sweet and pleasant.


#29390 - 05/18/01 03:20 AM Re: On the Rocks
rodward Offline

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 609
Loc: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Lemonade and Orange juice is "St Martins"

I thought Lemonade and Orange was "St. Clements" as in the rhyme "Oranges and Lemons, say the bells of St. Clements".

A "Pauper's Black Velvet" is Guinness and Cider.
"Buck's Fizz" is as tentatively proposed twice previously, Champagne and Orange.
But I have never heard of many already mentioned.


#29391 - 05/18/01 07:22 AM Re: On the Rocks
Faldage Offline
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wordcrazy suggests that beer and cola is sweet and pleasant and therefore easy and quick to get drunk on

Gag me with two spewwns!

#29392 - 05/18/01 09:50 AM Re: On the Rocks
of troy Offline
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actually, most of the libations mentioned here are not servered "on the rocks"-- (from ice looking like diamonds?)--
and in a long ago previous thread-- I mentioned that i don't like beer-- but will occationally have a little-- but over ice.
what about Gin and Organge-- Screwdriver
and Vodka and Orange -- Oranage Blossum (or is it the other way round?)

vodka and tomato -- "bloody Mary" and Gin and Tomato ??
--and any know the 3 jays? Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and Jose C..??(i think, or is it 3 kings? any one out there know-- This grandma has been known to become a bit of a maniac doing shots of 3's )

and I am one with Faldage-- coke and beer-- Its the worst of two worlds!

My own grandmother solution to "fear of flying" was a manhattan before you went to airport, a manhattan at the airport-- and when the steward on the plane said "anything to drink?" an other manhattan-- when you wake up-- you're in NY!

my other obsession

#29393 - 05/18/01 10:01 AM Re: Different Problem, Same Answer
Faldage Offline
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coke and beer-- It's the worst of two worlds!

Either separately, OK. Together, ewww!

I have a friend who worked with troubled youngsters; one of them finished off my friend's bottle of single malt, which would have been bad enough in itself but it was done mixed with PepsiŽ.

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