Fave Five Friday - Drinks

April 24th, 2009
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Buy me drinky drinky?

I could've sworn we covered this topic already in a previous Fave Five list, but looking back at the archives, I don't see it, so hurr we goooo!

Personally, I'm-a-gonna have to make separate lists 'cause my favorite drinks differ based on when and where I yam. OK, let's do this!

At the crib:

  1. Water - We filter ours using one of dem Brita water pitchers from Costco. Now that's what I call high quality H2O. ;)
  2. Apple Juice - Those 1 gallon, two-packs, again purchased from Costco. YUM!
  3. Vitamin Water - We used to tank these often, but it got expensive real quick. Speaking of which, aren't their new commercials just hilarious! They even have a fake microsite! Classic!
  4. Calpico - Pops won a whole case in a golf tourney so wifey and I took a bunch home with us. The Aloe flavored one is not as bad as it sounds and is actually pretty good, FYI.
  5. Primo - She go with poke right after work!

In the Club:

  1. (Almost) Anything on draught - Can't go wrong with the stuffs straight from the tap
  2. Heiney - I used to like it better when I was the only one in the club green bottling. Now, errone is doing it which kinda sucks. :( Gotta switch it up now. Good thing I hardly go clubbing anymore. Ha!
  3. Orange Juice - when I don't feel like boozing it up, I go O.J. Figgah it's cheap and somewhat healthy (good way to get my Vitamin C).
  4. Jack and Coke - anything with Coke is a go.
  5. Bud Light - tastes like water, but when there's nothing else... Can't forget to send a shout out to Corona for nostalgia's sake. Makes me remember back to a time when drinking it with the lime wedge at the old Oceans on Thursday nights was cool. LOL!

Dining Out:

  1. Water (with a straw) :P - sometimes the taps/pitchers/cups at the joints I go to are questionable.
  2. Coke (with a straw) 8) - I usually get this when I go to the places above. Figgah, they can't contaminate the Coke dispenser too can they? Hehe! Coke goes well with burger and fry kine places no?
  3. Asahi - any time I go to a Japanese restaurant, this is a guaranz ballbaranz! Just goes with the food. Oh, and green tea too.
  4. Authentic-tasting Nippon Green Tea - see above
  5. When in Rome... - I like to change the brand of beer I drink, depending on where I am. Tsingtao at Chinese restaurants, Corona at Mexican restaurants, Singha at Thai restaurants, Moretti at Italian restaurants, etc.

Sum'more:

  1. Pocari Sweat - drink of choice when walking/running around the muthaland.
  2. Anything Hawaiian Sun - pretty much everything in their lineup is onos.
  3. Ito En Natural Fruit Teas - Mmmm, but kinda expensive at Stan Sheriff! :(

So what say you? Post your list(s) below a-ight? Happy VHO7V Friday folks! Be safe and have a nice, fun weekend k? Shoots!

P.S. Any kiddies out dea reading... remember... no drink until you stay of age k? 8)
P.P.S. Any social drinkers out dea reading... remember... drink responsibly... no drink and drive k?

41 Responses to “Fave Five Friday - Drinks”

  1. Coconut Willy:

    In no particular order:
    Filtered water at home. Got one of dem filtration setups.
    Coke Zero
    Perfect Water (Have you tried this? It rocks)
    Any good micro. Especially Fat Tire.
    The wife likes Kirin Ichiban
    Iced Spanish Coffee at Ryan's. Yum!
    Back in the day...Long Island Iced Tea at Moose's. All you need is 2 or 3 during Happy Hour and you're snookered.


  2. MIMIW:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ym2Jma04qo&feature=related


  3. YN:

    Singapore drink of choice: Teh Tarik... drink 'em almost everyday! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teh_tarik

    Drink of choice when out at da club: Rum & Diet Coke/Coke (sometimes Pepsi if they no more Coke product!)

    Lots and lots of tea... OJ....

    Have a fantastic weekend, Ed!


  4. bB:

    water, coke, green tea, pog juice, beer (depends what i feel like drinking) and sometimes sake or shochu at home, club or dining out. :lol:

    asahi clear, sake, shochu in japan


  5. Kel Sr.:

    Aloha Ed,

    Filtered water from the fridge.

    SMART Water (didn't make me smart though! Hahahaha!)

    Diet Lipton Green Tea (da suga-free kind).

    Diet A&W Rootbeer (Soooooo.....Ono)

    Other diet drinks that use Spenda.

    That's all folks, really! NO LIQUOR (not speaking for Jr or his Sis)!

    Have a wonderful and safe "Rainy Day!"


  6. hemajang:

    Water, water, & water.
    Black coffee in the morning
    Genmai-cha anytime
    Gatorade (powder kine-cheaper) after a run
    Wine during dinner (preferably pinot noir, but any varietal is fine)


  7. kuya.d:

    Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks
    Orange Dream Machine from Jamba
    Silk soy milk (chocolate or vanilla)
    Yoo-Hoo (no, I not calling you Leerz)
    H20 (Brita pitcher / Menehune / or tap . . . all good)

    And there's this place in Hilo called "Garden Snack Club" that makes a drink called Red Princess, it's a watermelon based smoothie and it's winnahs!


  8. kuya.d:

    oh yeah, VH07V Friday erryone!

    Dang, I shoulda trademarked that one!


  9. M:

    Good Morning Ed! :)

    I drink water, at work, at home, at restaurants.
    I may have a coke or green tea on the weekends.
    I don't drink coffee or alcoholic drinks.


  10. frankie:

    Diet Pepsi, homie! All the time!

    In Starbucks: Venti iced green tea with 2-3 splenda and a splash of strawberry. Yes, it makes me sound metro, and no, I don't care!

    In da club, well, I don't really drink, but if I do it's one of three:
    1) Stella
    2) Jack and coke
    3) Hoegaarden White. No, I'm not talking about a sorority in Iowa. (Hint: Say the beer name out loud.)

    On da basketball court: I don't drink, but I do serve a nice cup of bad @ss! ;-)


  11. MakiSushi:

    water, bucket of ice
    Asahi, bucket of ice
    Orion, bucket of ice
    hawaiian sun - lilikoi passion
    hawaiian sun - calamansi

    Ed, da new primo is good? Primo chance'um, I neva chance'um yet.


  12. uji:

    wit' sandich or pizza, any kine beea on ice (like maks said)..
    wit' fan-cy dinnah, any kine wine wit' blanc in da name..
    wit' friens out drinkeen', 2 teq shots, den jus' lime soda watah..
    hmmm. on da plane from LAX to HNL, one heine wit' mr. & mrs. t..
    wit' local fuud, passion orange or pog...
    wit' nuteen' at all, strong iced coffee wit' plenny milk all day long..
    fo' middle of night ole man wake-up call.. ice watah..

    gave up soda for lent long time ago.. :lol:

    hema..
    where an' how far you run?


  13. Bre:

    At home, Lipton's Diet Green Tea, at work hot Green Tea, at restaurants Coke and at clubs Cosmopolitan or Green Apple Martini. I would drink more water but hate the taste.


  14. NeedaHobby:

    Good morning and happy VHO7V Friday everyone!

    Lots of filtered water from refrig
    Black coffee or soy latte in morning
    OJ
    Arizona green iced tea
    I know I'm weird, I don't really care for soda.

    At the club (depending on what's on tap),
    Heiney Light
    Bud Light
    Hefeweizen w/ lemon wedge
    Blue Moon white ale w/ orange wedge

    Yeah Ed, that Vitamin Water commercial is funny. Isn't that Heiney one funny, too? Where the gal shows off her walk-in closet and the guy shows off his walk-in beer refrig? ;)


  15. EMM386:

    1. Heineken
    2. Tanqueray 10 Martini, just super slightly dirty with 2 olives
    3. Johnny Walker
    4. Water
    5. Tea. Any kine will do, but Oolong is my favorite.

    And yes, the list is in order with my favorites on top.


  16. kako mochi:

    - water (gots the brita pitcher too!)
    - dirty martini
    - RED wine
    - margaritas (on the rocks, w/salt pleeeease!)
    - iced tea (unsweetened)

    i don't drink at home - since i'm usually by myself & that just feels weird. so when i go out, i GO OUT! LOL ;P


  17. skycastles:

    - juice of choice: apple or grape juice
    - soda of choice: diet coke
    - wine of choice: moscato d'asti or riesling
    - mixed drink of choice: strawberry daiquiri, mojito, washington apple
    - shot of choice: patron


  18. kate:

    ok, here's my list...but not in order by preference:

    hot coffee with milk - with my morning oatmeal

    water - bottled water only. I even sometimes use a brita filter on my bottled water.

    San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water - buy it by the case at Costco. Sometimes mix it with orange or cranberry juice.

    iced coffee - not the same as HOT coffee. I am currently addicted to the iced coffees at McDonalds! Much better than the Starbucks stuff and cheaper too.

    caffeine free diet coke - I get enough caffeine from the COFFEE.


  19. Robbie:

    Kel Sr.,

    Spot on with you on these:
    Diet Lipton Green Tea (da suga-free kind).
    Diet A&W Rootbeer (Soooooo.....Ono)

    Diet Sunkist Orange Soda is other great tasting diet drink.

    Pretty much anything from Jamba Juice is ono, in particular I like the Matcha Green Tea Smoothie.


  20. hemajang:

    @uj, you runnah too? I run more or less 4-5 miles 4x wk in Mililani and drink water/gatorade right afta and best to eat within 45 min. I don't do marathons only 5-10k's and GAR. Nevah tried it but runnah son has been drinking SlimFast as a recovery drink after a long run.
    @Maki, tried da new Primo and liked it...light and drinkable. I can't remember the taste of the old Primo but was cheap. Maybe they should bring back Lucky Lager along with the old commercials with Lucky Luck.
    @kuya.d, VHO7V made me think of iO7VHVW...


  21. NeedaHobby:

    @hemajang - O7VHVW. Good one! You guys are so creative ;)


  22. jknakas1:

    Water
    Tea
    Lemonade
    Tanqueray Rangpour & Tonic
    Orion Beer


  23. tita leerz:

    @hema...people are wondering why i tilting my head at this computer. i hope they don't think i'm looking at porn.

    @kuya...yoo hoo! pssst!

    1. water
    2. pepsi-but only "socially." meaning, i don't drink at home.
    3. fluffy coffee-also socially.
    4. tea-earl, green, herbal (not puna kine either).
    5. hot choco on a night like last night!


  24. che:

    Water
    Diet Coke
    Itoen Green Tea
    Orange Juice
    Miller Lite
    Miller 64
    Red Wine


  25. Chicken Grease:

    In order of preference:

    1) Kona coffee

    2) diet soda

    3) water.

    That's about it. No fi5es here, sorry, heh.

    I'll have the occassional milkshake w/burger and fries or onion rings or something. Because my life is better tha . . . no. The Counter's burgers and friends and milkshake is hard to beat, man. Better than mainland, to me (don't tell me about Inn & Out . . . I really don't see the appeal).


  26. MakiSushi:

    hemajang, tanks for the word on Primo! I going try'um. Last night, I went to Longs and bought couple bags of Doritos, taco flavored and jalapeno flavored. Da Primo sounds good to wash these buggahs down!

    Have a nice weekend everybody!


  27. World Wide Ed:

    * Coconut Willy:
    Perfect Water (Have you tried this? It rocks)

    No, but it looks pretty good from the web site. Is it sweetened?

    Good call on the Fat Tire. I actually packed some in my luggage to bring back from a Colorado trip a few years ago. 8)

    * MIMIW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ym2Jma04qo&feature=related

    Good link ooj! Was wondering what your MIMIW stood for. LOL!

    * YN:
    Singapore drink of choice: Teh Tarik... drink 'em almost everyday! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teh_tarik

    Mmmm... Sounds pretty deliciouso YN! What about Wine? Get it? Wine? YN? I crack myself up! :P

    * bB:
    asahi clear, sake, shochu in japan

    You evah been to those all-you-can-drink places in Japan beeBz!? Sooo nuts! Haha!

    * Kel Sr.:
    Diet A&W Rootbeer (Soooooo.....Ono)

    Ooooh! I forgot about Root Beer Kel Sr.! Good call!

    * hemajang:
    Genmai-cha anytime

    I loooove dis too hemmaz! Anything that tastes like kaki mochi gotta be good yeah? :P

    * kuya.d:
    Yoo-Hoo (no, I not calling you Leerz)

    LOLOL!!

    And "Garden Snack Club" huh duya? If I can ever line that interview up with BJ, we go check um out! :)

    * kuya.d:
    oh yeah, VH07V Friday erryone!

    Dang, I shoulda trademarked that one!

    Hahaha! At least we all know who started da trend! 8)

    * M:
    I don't drink coffee or alcoholic drinks.

    No coffee for me too M! *high five* As for alcoholic drinks, I've been slowing down a lot lately. No like get fat! :P

    * frankie:
    On da basketball court: I don't drink, but I do serve a nice cup of bad @ss!

    LOL! Thanks waterboy! I like my water ice cold BTW! Nah, nah! You have like a 2 foot advantage over me. No fair! ;)

    * MakiSushi:
    Ed, da new primo is good? Primo chance'um, I neva chance'um yet.

    Yeah, I like the way it goes down. Pretty smooth. Goes well with poke. :) Never really had the chance to try um back in the day. Was I even 21 yet? :P

    "bucket of ice"... hehe!

    * uji:
    wit' local fuud, passion orange or pog...

    Hehe, gotta try dat one next time ooj. I like getting lilikoi when I go Zips.

    * Bre:
    I would drink more water but hate the taste.

    LOL! Never heard anyone say that before Bre! I wonder if the "Perfect Water" C Dubbs mentioned might be good? And yeah, they tell us to drink lots of water every day, but I can never do it!

    * NeedaHobby:
    Yeah Ed, that Vitamin Water commercial is funny. Isn't that Heiney one funny, too? Where the gal shows off her walk-in closet and the guy shows off his walk-in beer refrig?

    Oh YEAH!!! That one cracks me up too Hobbz! Oh how men and women are different eh?

    * EMM386:
    1. Heineken
    2. Tanqueray 10 Martini, just super slightly dirty with 2 olives
    3. Johnny Walker
    4. Water
    5. Tea. Any kine will do, but Oolong is my favorite.

    And yes, the list is in order with my favorites on top.

    Heiny before water? Niiiice EMMbot! I used to be hooked on Oolong cha when I used to tank it in Japan, but don't really like it anymore. :( I totally down Pocari Sweat whenever I'm there though. Money!

    * kako mochi:
    i don't drink at home - since i'm usually by myself & that just feels weird. so when i go out, i GO OUT! LOL ;P

    Party like it's 1999 moch! :)

    * skycastles:
    - juice of choice: apple or grape juice

    Wait, grape juice or grape drink? There's a difference! :P I like grape drink bettah!

    And Patron? What about Grey Goose sky? 8)

    * kate:
    water - bottled water only. I even sometimes use a brita filter on my bottled water.

    Ho! Serious water drinker yeah k-train!?

    * Robbie:
    Diet Sunkist Orange Soda is other great tasting diet drink.

    Ooooh Orange soda! Another good call obbie!

    * hemajang:
    @kuya.d, VHO7V made me think of iO7VHVW...

    Hahaha! Nice! I was wondering what that "i" was, but now I get it hemmaz!

    * NeedaHobby:
    @hemajang - O7VHVW. Good one! You guys are so creative

    Dat fits the 6 character limit too! :)

    * jknakas1:
    Orion Beer

    Hai uchinanchu! :) I get dat one during Ryan's beers of the world festival thingie.

    * tita leerz:
    @hema...people are wondering why i tilting my head at this computer. i hope they don't think i'm looking at porn.

    Haha! Is that how you look at porn leerz!? Don't forget the fingers on your chin and one eyebrow higher than the other. :P

    * che:
    Itoen Green Tea

    Oooh, the flavored ones are good too yeah cheche?

    * Chicken Grease:
    (don't tell me about Inn & Out . . . I really don't see the appeal).

    Yeah, same here for some reason Ceeg! Uh oh! Let's look for cover! :P

    * MakiSushi:
    hemajang, tanks for the word on Primo! I going try'um. Last night, I went to Longs and bought couple bags of Doritos, taco flavored and jalapeno flavored. Da Primo sounds good to wash these buggahs down!

    What time should me and hemmaz be ova? Sounds good! :P

    Nah, I goin Mitch's tonight. Gotta save room for da ono sashimi! Have a good weekend too errrone!


  28. soogs:

    me loves the calpico too. only i likey the calpis version - the one that comes in a big paper wrapped bottle in syrup form that you add water to. that way i can control the shweet-ness. mo' syrup = mo' betta! only thing i never could understand was the weird white stringy stuff that gets left in your mouth after drinking 'um. solly, sharing gross mouth stuff again!

    my other fave is the yogu-ru-to drinks that come in teeny little plastic bottles shaped like milk canisters. they come shrink wrapped in a 6pack and you can find them at marukai. it has an orange-y flavor to it. everytime i drink it, it reminds me of when i stayed with my grandparents in hiroshima when i was a kid. ji-chan would order that special from the milkman jus' for us!


  29. kuya.d:

    @hemaz - 3uo poo9 on the iZO7VHVW

    @leerz - hmmm? Is your husband aware of this head tilting when you watch such things? (nahnah)!


  30. mcat:

    my fave drinks:

    water
    green tea w/ brown rice
    juice - apple, oj, guava
    starbucks - soy chai
    beer - asahi! super dry
    alcohol - wine? not sure what my fave is anymore


  31. mcat:

    oh yeah! forgot to mention:
    calpico & vitamin water too! :)
    btw those commercials are FUNNY! love the deer copying his butt on the copier! hehe


  32. get it ON:

    Slight name change here. I figured I can use spaces in my name so I should. I'm part of the Adam Carolla podcast fan club. Only funny and interesting if you are into cussing and a lot of potty humor.

    Was Wednesday's pic wakame clam curry udon? I just thought the wakame was covering the separation in the noodle.

    As for drinks:

    Water
    Royal Kona Coffee
    Chocolate milk
    Fruit Punch & lemonade (mixed)
    Newcastle
    Guinness Draught


  33. tita leerz:

    kuya...you know me...i would never. 0 :)


  34. bB:

    never been to one of those places in japan.

    let me know, i probably going this year again.


  35. Maryjane Zigginz:

    my numbah one is pepsi all tho i just switched up to diet
    wich is my numbah two diet mug rootbeer dont think i tried the a&w yet
    numbah tree baccardi and pepsi as u can c i love pepsi more then coke
    numbah four hot tea with a lil bit o sugar not sugar water like i use to drink when i was younger
    and finally numbah five pog

    p.s @tita thanks for the heads up lol i would never have known what those jumbled letters and numbers was until u said something


  36. uji:

    t'anks fo' clue on figgah out kuya's puzzlement.. an' how you know my phone broke??? :lol:

    happy draft day everyone..

    hema, do you have a dog in the hunt?

    kuya, how did you pick up the iggs? i was born there, so i'm stuck with all the pilly teams for good an' ill..

    so, do you know what Philadelphia means in Greek?

    allegedly = City of Brotherly Love
    reality = City of Brothas Who Love to Lose in Da Playoffs..

    how did you pick up the Warriors? from the Run TMC days.. have rooted for them on and off over the years.. actually met Jeff Mullen in Waikiki when i was in the restaurant biz (from Rick Barry days).. also met Pat Summerall and Pete Rozell.. trying to hide out and avoid attention.. who else, oh yeah, met all of the football guys at da Pro Bowl early 80's Cris Collinsworth, Steve Bartkowski.. actually really nice guys.. Collinsworth, "i'm just a rookie, you won't know me"... right.. the year 9ers beat bengals in SB, remember?

    So, Kuya, speaking of Cal Bears, you know how Leigh Steinberg got in to sports agency biz... when he was in law school at Cal, his best friend was Steve Bartkowski's roommate.. and the rest is history class..

    anyways, good luck today with the draft.. draft picks are a lot like children... they give you great hope for the future.. go iggles, get boldin!!


  37. kuya.d:

    @uji - Philadelphia since jaworski days. Frank LeMaster was my fave player. I started liking them back in elem. Green was my fave color, and my other friend was already a GB fan. Speaking of GB, ikaika alama-francis' dad was our pe teacher at PCHS, he played for the Pack.

    Philadelphia - Fileo = love

    They did alright in day one of the draft. I was hoping they'd take Donald Brown, the UCONN RB who ended up with the Colts.

    Gotta be proud of Big I product Max Unger who will be a Seahawk. When he played in BIIF, he was a beast.

    G-State and Cal - because I love the Bay Area. Run tmc days were good, I liked Sleepy Floyd, lil before those guys. Cal always has local boys, and Jahvid Best and Tyson Alualu will terrorize USC (did I type that out loud?) NAH! Aaron Corp, the Trojans new QB tore it up in High School (mater dei or mission viejo? Can't remember).

    Glad to have a Philly compatriot up in hurr!


  38. kuya.d:

    @uji - thanks for all the drops of knowledge, good info uncz!

    Btw, glad Philly didn't trade for Boldin, he's gonna be too pricey for our blood. And I love younger talent.

    I love the way Pats, Giants, and Colts draft. Their picks always become solid NFL players, that's the key to success. Love, love, love the draft! I watched just about every minute today. Such a geek I am!


  39. uji:

    kuya.. so many "connections", so little time..

    first, iggs.. did you see Invincible yet? if not, rent it, it's pretty well done.. your guy Frank L figures prominently and the Wahlberg kid is good.. around '76 when Vermeil arrives from UCLA.. Jaworski shows up maybe a year later..

    Jaws one of many cross-country swaps from Rams to Iggs (Mahalo Maks, enjoyed watching DV finally win the big one with your Rams)...
    Van Brocklin, Gabriel, Jaworski, and even Harris and Namath at the end..

    kuya, things have actually been pretty good since you signed on: Jaws, Randall, and then Donovan.. pretty good times as long as you don't mind the "blowing up thing" right at the end.. like the "fog bowl"..

    you're prolly right about young talent.. you must have been happy to see your Cal guy last year which worked out well.. they must be trying to draft his clone with maclin..

    sorry to see Dawkins go, though.. nice to see us hurt Big D one more time at the end.. can you imagine the bedlam at the game? pretty fun run this year..


  40. kuya.d:

    @uji - I'll check out that movie. The iggles have been pretty steady thanks to their personnel moves, even the unpopular ones like Dawkins to Broncos. But the igs have had good timing in moving our vets.

    DeSean was a surprise, I was a little worried about him. I feel worried about Maclin, so he'll probably turn out good too.

    They drafted Ilaoa a couple years ago, and I hoped he could've stuck around.

    Been watching the draft since 4am, and all the iggs have done is trade down into the 5th round, 5 picks in there.


  41. uji:

    @kuya..

    you're right, the iggs seem to err on the side of trading guys "too soon" rather than "too late"..

    i think that you'll enjoy Invincible... it's "the Vince Papale story" but times nicely in '76 with the arrival of Vermeil and the rebirth of the franchise.. after 15 painful years after winning it all in '60 with a great team, and then being forced to trade their QB of the future to the Redskins for Snead after Jurgensen got into some kind of dustup with a mob guy over a woman and "had to leave town"..

    there was a brief period of sunshine when Gabriel came in and actually put up some very solid #'s for the Iggs.. other than that, the only fun was watching LB Tim Rossovich chew glass and Tom Dempsey clubbing field goals..

    so as i said, you came aboard at a good time and it's been a pretty solid franchise since then..

    so here's my last story of the day, then JJ has t-ball this afternoon.. you'll have to hold down draft central..

    so maybe '96 am in my office at ucla and a hapa filipino guy walks in my office wearing an Eagles cap.. i'm all over it, "what are you doing wearing a Philadelphia Eagles cap?"...well, i'm from Hawaii, but i was born in Philly..
    "what? wait a minute, that's my story, who the heck are you?" well, my name's Marc Heenan.. "Marc Heenan!!! i know your Mom (Neri) and worked for your Dad (Dave)!! you guys used to live two blocks from us in the old days.. we knew you when you were just a little kid".. yup, that's us.. we all had some good laughs about that one.. just another HI "zero degrees of separation" story.. Marc was a great kid and having a pretty terrific career in LA in real estate.. at least he was.. on second thought, i better check in with him..

    anyways, we'll have lots of good stories after this.. do you know how rare a Philly Phan in HI is? yeah, of course you do... :lol:

    wow wondah who Tita roots for.. seems like she'd be a Raider fan.. :lol: