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What healthy soft drink at the pub?

What healthy soft drink at the pub?

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sparks_E39

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8,817 posts

121 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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Cutting down my alcohol consumption seriously, what is best to ask for in terms of healthy soft drinks? Diet Coke is horrid, Pepsi Max is ok, what about Orange juice, or lemonade?

croyde

13,206 posts

138 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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Soda water with a dash of lime or failing that maybe a tomato juice with a dash of tabasco and worcester sauce.

dave0010

1,202 posts

69 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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I will always a pint of Henry which is orange juice and lemonade, bit of ice and doesn't cost the earth like the equivalent pint of orange juice would.

Lefty

14,457 posts

110 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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Tonic, ice and lime.

OllieC

3,813 posts

122 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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Lefty said:
Tonic, ice and lime.
+1
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NeMiSiS

5,365 posts

83 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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If I am working or driving I like to drink Soda water with ice in a half pint glass.[ cold/fizzy and refreshing ]

I will also drink Schweppes soda water at home rather than any other soft drink.

toasty

4,397 posts

128 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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croyde said:
Soda water with a dash of lime
This

tubbystu

3,846 posts

168 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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If it matters, pint of orange juice has more calories than pint of beer.

I know you are looking to reduce alcohol intake, but you may also be happy to keep calorie intake under control.

Lime cordial and soda over ice does it for me, though I don't mind diet Coke.

Parsnip

2,512 posts

96 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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toasty said:
croyde said:
Soda water with a dash of lime
This
Yus. Not horrible and sugary like coke/orange juice etc.

Nice and refreshing and costs about 20p

TameRacingDriver

10,171 posts

180 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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Can't believe nobody has stated the obvious: Water biggrin Seriously - it's as healthy as can be, and free! (pretty boring though).

goldblum

10,272 posts

75 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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Yep,just drink water.It's great!

tr7v8

5,312 posts

136 months

Tuesday 11th January 2011
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grapefruit juice & soda with a little ice. Not sweet & doesn't bloat me out like J20 or similar. Lime & soda is good or even straight tonic.

croyde

13,206 posts

138 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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Parsnip said:
toasty said:
croyde said:
Soda water with a dash of lime
This
Yus. Not horrible and sugary like coke/orange juice etc.

Nice and refreshing and costs about 20p
Years ago in a posh pub in Fulham the guy in front of me ordered a Soda and lime. The barmaid brought him the drink and said that will be £1.50 yikes

He said no fekin' way and slapped down 30p on the bar and walked off with the drink. She just shrugged and asked me what I wanted.

"I'll have 4 of what he had" I replied.

toasty

4,397 posts

128 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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goldblum said:
Yep,just drink water.It's great!
Water tastes of diluted mouth.

DarrenL

459 posts

83 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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Ha! Amongst the PH staffers, I have a reputation of enjoying FAR to many soft drinks on a Friday night- God knows I need a good drink on a Friday, but training on a Saturday just doesnt allow it! (I does thats there Marrrtialarts)

Too many soft drinks do tend to get a bit sickly though- so I tend to have a can of sugar free red bull, and then tend to just sip on water, or orange juice for the evening. I find the actual range of soft drinks available quite limiting, but to be honest, its a pub, and i've chosen to not drink!

goldblum

10,272 posts

75 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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toasty said:
goldblum said:
Yep,just drink water.It's great!
Water tastes of diluted mouth.
That's ok isn't it? I mean depending what's just been in your mouth..

Burrow01

1,288 posts

100 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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OllieC said:
Lefty said:
Tonic, ice and lime.
+1
+2

Isaac Hunt

7,937 posts

119 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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Burrow01 said:
OllieC said:
Lefty said:
Tonic, ice and lime.
+1
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-1 - make that a Slimline tonic

OP - being allergic to alcohol, I have the same problem. I find the juices are full of sugar and calories so not good if you are needing to lose weight.

A lot of the time I stick with sparking water. At home I guzzle diet ginger beer - that stuff is addictive.

Dr John

549 posts

124 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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J2O and tonic in a pint glass

Not as good as Beer but drinkable and not too sweet.

jimbobsimmonds

1,814 posts

73 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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Since a Creme de Menthe and Lucozade is out the window might I suggest Pepsi Max. Seems to taste much better than its Coke equivalent and is what I stick too on those rare occasions I have to stay off the beer...