Bucci's Favourite Drinks 🍹
...Just some of the many ways in which I can say To Drink, which as someone with gastroparesis and a dominantly liquid diet, is a rather important coin of phrase to have in my pocket!
Historically, culturally and socially, the art of sharing a drink stems back to Mesopotamian times; into the Egyptian Nile, the deserts of Cacti and the wintry bites of Eskimo inhabited lands ❄️
In Russia, Armenia and Siberia for example, beverages such as vodka, arak and vermouth are used to warm up the body due to their high alcoholic content.
In Mayan times, coffee beans were currency, as well as being ground into mahogany toned aromatic hues of liquid java.
Across Europe, a goblet of claret crimson and burgundy rouge will often be paired with dinner; the Last Supper too (from a religious context) employing a deep seated belief that "to share wine" is to "share the blood of Christ".
Tea in India and other Asian continents tea ceremonies are far from unusual. Due to the importance of tea in Chinese society and culture, tea houses can be found in most districts, offering a rich variety of hot and cold tea concoctions.
And now in the midst of Christmas, drinking is a truly important facet of the glistening diamond scintillating in the night sky as the beacon of the seasonal festivities.
Whether you favour mulled wine, advocaat eggnog, lusciously whipped hot chocolates or a late night sherry with a mince pie and brandy butter, beverages are the choice of many to get into the spirit of season (pun intended).
Here are my favourite drinks of the season, Christmas linked or not!
Coconut Americano with Vanilla
☕️ decaf coffee
☕️ vanilla syrup
☕️ splash of coconut milk
☕️ three brown sugars
☕️ one sweetener
☕️ a couple cubes of ice 🧊
🌹 go to any indian or asian market
🌹 ask for rose basil seed drink or falooda
🌹 a delightful floral vegan friendly drink
🌹 typically baby pink in colour
🌹 it is a non dairy creamer with rose flavouring and soaked basil seeds
🌹 excellent for digestion and curbing sugar cravings
Arctic Coffee Caffe Latte
❄️ available in 330ml and 1L cartons
❄️ classic british milk made with sugar and coffee
❄️ delightfully smooth texture and taste
❄️ best served chilled or over ice
❄️ a perfect afternoon zzzshuush to wake up or a morning catalyst of caffeinated energy
Sainsburys Sparkling Strawberry Kiwi Water
💦 delightfully refreshing
💦 only 60p a litre bottle!
💦 made with sweetener
💦 summery floral and fruity taste
and even though I don't drink...
occassionally (and at Christmas time)...
🍹 Sweet vermouth
🍹 A cherry 🍒
🍹 Choice of bitters
...need I say more? If bucci is gonna drink
she's gonna be classy about it 💁🏻♀️