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Silly beverage question

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Silly beverage question

i know, this is probably a silly question.

At your average restaurant, what beverages would you expect to see on the menu? As far as sodas, what are common?

(I'm a big fan of Fentiman's Ginger Beer and Irn-Bru, and wondering if those are common in restaurants, also assuming 'iced' teas usually arent!)

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1. Re: Silly beverage question

Hi Belle vivre4503,

Being and owner of a Hotel/Restaurant/bar/cafe this is not a silly question.

Ginger beer is usually on most Beveridge menus although not usually this kind. Irn Bru you should be able to get in many restaurants and bars. Iced Teas are not popularly on the menus although some Hotel/Restaurants/Bars/Cafes will have them on the menu.

Best wishes

HBL

Dunfermline, United...
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2. Re: Silly beverage question

No such thing as a silly question, only a silly answer :-)

You will see various Pepsis, Coca Cola, Lemonade (not US style lemonade but more like Sprite), mineral waters, orange squash (diluted), various juices and assorted teas and coffees. Not as common would be Irn Bru (except in Scotland), Ginger Beer and Tizer.

You can get Iced Tea in some shops although I think it is only for American tourists!

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Silly Beverage Question would have made a great Python sketch.

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4. Re: Silly beverage question

In Scotland we call it "Silly bevvy question". Surprisingly our restaurants do carry a range of carbonated drinks but don't call them soda - that is soda water, usually reserved for putting in your whisky.

Edinburgh, United...
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Soda water in whisky................ philistines!!!!

Devizes, United...
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Steady there Gus, I'm sure they didn't mean it....:0)

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I'm still shaking at the thought.

Houston, Texas
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8. Re: Silly beverage question

Ha ha - never expected that from a Scot! But then again I had someone that was about to put Coke into a Mc 21 - but that can be expected in Texas.

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9. Re: Silly beverage question

wait- ok, Ive heard of a splash of water in the whisky, but BUBBLES!?

frankly, smacks of sacrilege to me.

I'll take mine neat, thanks. ='D

ON TOPIC: So, when referring to sweetened carbonated bevvys as a whole, what do you call them? (This is actually a regional thing in ste states... in Texas, some people call them ALL Cokes, some people (more from the west) call them sodas, and up north they're soda pop or just 'pop')

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10. Re: Silly beverage question

In Scotland, fizzy drinks could be referred to as 'juice' but not to be confused with orange juice which is, well, juice.

Pop is a common word to describe them