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08-01-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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"The Nectar of the Gods!"

I have come up with a concoction my daughter has dubbed, "The Nectar of the Gods." It consists of a frozen A&W Rootbeer mug filled with half Tropicana Orange Juice (with pulp!) and half Diet Sunkist Orange soda. I then place it in the freezer until ice crystals begin to form, then I take it out, stir it up real good and..... voila! "Nectar of the Gods!"

I'm now famous throughout my kingdom! All the neighbors come to visit, especially during the heat of the day, asking for a sample of my citrus blast! Even if I say so myself, it's pretty dang tasty! Might want to give it a try, but if you don't like tangy, orangey stuff, you won't like it!

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That sounds really good, but the true "nector of the Gods" comes from Islay, Scotland.
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That sounds really good, but the true "nector of the Gods" comes from Islay, Scotland.
Yeah, but that stuff tastes like peat moss! But, it's most definitely the quickest way from point "A" to point "B"!

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Yeah, but that stuff tastes like peat moss!

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Yes it does! Peat moss, salt, seaweed, and iodine. It just doesn't get any better than that.

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Yes it does! Peat moss, salt, seaweed, and iodine. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Parallax, you need to come down out'a those Black Hills for a spell, son! Iodine? Good grief! You need some of our fine Idaho potato vodka!

Iodine? Really? .............IODINE?

Hmmm........ iodine. My, my.

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If you're going to do all that why put in DIET Sunkist? UGH. Use the real stuff for cripes sakes. Sounds pretty good actually, but not if I have to deal with the back taste of aspartame. I can't stand diet soda. I don't drink soda all that often anymore but when I do I want the real stuff. As close to real as I can get actually, which for me means Mexican or Kosher coke with real sugar, not corn syrup. Corn syrup is bad enough. Aspartame etc, that is an abomination. :P
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If you're going to do all that why put in DIET Sunkist? UGH. Use the real stuff for cripes sakes. Sounds pretty good actually, but not if I have to deal with the back taste of aspartame. I can't stand diet soda. I don't drink soda all that often anymore but when I do I want the real stuff. As close to real as I can get actually, which for me means Mexican or Kosher coke with real sugar, not corn syrup. Corn syrup is bad enough. Aspartame etc, that is an abomination. :P
Yeah, I guess you're right. I've just drank diet soda for so long, I can't tell the difference, really. I had the "real stuff" not long ago when the super market didn't have the diet kind and to tell the truth, it tasted the same. Old taste buds are a funny thing, though Magkelly. You'll find out one of these days!

Still, a good concoction, though. I really like the orange/citrus taste and the carbonation gives the orange juice just what it was missing!

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What makes you think I'm that young? LOL Actually I have to limit my sugar these days and I'd rather have a bit of chocolate than soda most of the time. I still have a Coke about once a week but that's about it. It's too hard on my teeth drinking soda all the time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
If you're going to do all that why put in DIET Sunkist? UGH. Use the real stuff for cripes sakes. Sounds pretty good actually, but not if I have to deal with the back taste of aspartame. I can't stand diet soda. I don't drink soda all that often anymore but when I do I want the real stuff. As close to real as I can get actually, which for me means Mexican or Kosher coke with real sugar, not corn syrup. Corn syrup is bad enough. Aspartame etc, that is an abomination. :P
I agree wholeheartedly! I never understood how anyone could stand the horrible, horrible back taste of aspartame.

Not that I drink much of any sweetened drink anymore, they're just too sweet for me. Strange how taste changes with changed habits

Now, where did I put my beer?
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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
If you're going to do all that why put in DIET Sunkist? UGH. Use the real stuff for cripes sakes. Sounds pretty good actually, but not if I have to deal with the back taste of aspartame. I can't stand diet soda. I don't drink soda all that often anymore but when I do I want the real stuff. As close to real as I can get actually, which for me means Mexican or Kosher coke with real sugar, not corn syrup. Corn syrup is bad enough. Aspartame etc, that is an abomination. :P
An alternative to the diet Sunkist, is to get a SodaStream carbonation machine and use the Sugar Free Orange MIO (much cheaper than the SodaStream flavor concentrates).
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My favorite orange soda is this stuff though it doesn't cost but $6 in my local market...

Amazon.com : San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa (Blood Orange) Sparkling, 11.15 Oz, 24-Count : Sparkling Juice Drinks : Grocery & Gourmet Food

Orangina is nice too.
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IMO, adding orange juice to A&W Root Beer just sounds disgusting and a nasty thing to do to either.
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IMO, adding orange juice to A&W Root Beer just sounds disgusting and a nasty thing to do to either.
No, no.... I didn't mean add OJ to Root Beer! Only that I use a frozen A&W Root Beer MUG! It is made of very thick glass and retains the coldness very well. I always keep several of them in my freezer in the summertime. It works great. Ugh! OJ & Root Beer! That would suck, big time!
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
IMO, adding orange juice to A&W Root Beer just sounds disgusting and a nasty thing to do to either.
I agree Reef, but that's not what he's doing...."frozen A&W Rootbeer MUG filled with half Tropicana Orange Juice (with pulp!) and half Diet Sunkist Orange soda."

edit: ah, Dewman beat me to it! Interesting concoction that sounds pretty good.
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Wishing for Islay malt, now.

QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote
An alternative to the diet Sunkist, is to get a SodaStream carbonation machine and use the Sugar Free Orange MIO (much cheaper than the SodaStream flavor concentrates).
Those seem kind of interesting. Though really I just like club soda with some real fruit juice, so I've often wondered if it'd make more sense just to get one of those soda fountain tanks and taps like you see at pubs etc. (I think of this a lot because they only sell walls and walls of sugary or artificially sweetened stuff at the mini-mart. I kind of miss there being Poland Spring seltzers everywhere like back home. )

Anyway, I do have a friend with one of those Soda Stream setups, ...she hasn't mentioned it in some time, I wonder if that's cause it works out well or cause it proved not really worthwhile. Should ask.
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