I don’t consider myself a regular drinker, but even when i go out or hang with friends i have a short range of beverages from which i choose and that depends on many factors.
If i get a drink after a hard day’s work, usually it is something containing alcohol because it relaxes me. Usually a nice cool beer should do the trick. Come to think of it, maybe coincidentally, i have never drunk anything else before the sun goes down. I don’t know, maybe the movies played their part in that decision. If i go out at night vodka is the first drink which i consider but always with a fruit juice in it. Nothing in particular but something to make the whole thing a bit more interesting. I know for a fact that whiskey is the one drink i’ll never have due to the disastrous effects it has on me.
Furthermore, life in Greece offers a few more options especially during the elevated summer spirit. Usually around 4 pm when we are all done working or doing chores, we set up a meeting at a local tavern by the sea where we order snacks and lots of ouzo or raki. Strong beverages with immediate results. Suddenly we are a company of 3 or more who start singing out loud and laugh even louder. Usually the people from the tables around are amused and join our company but of course in this perfect world there are those who get all grumpy and aggressive when they see someone having a blast. I sincerely don’t blame anyone as i understand one’s problems at the time. Actually i have mine and maybe the reason i look forward to drink sometimes is letting go of that problems for a few hours and just enjoy the moment.
On the other hand, when i am all alone i prefer non alcoholic beverages, on an attempt to relax and bring myself on a state of going to bed. Something hot maybe like a nice cup of tea with honey and a good lounge playlist. I consider these things some of the finest to lift my spirit.
On an attempt to get to the bottom of it i don’t really know why i choose this drink when i am alone. Maybe it’s all about the tranquility or maybe i’m a bit ashamed of drinking tea in front of my friends because of all the mockery 😛 And i would hate dropping this habit out of reaction to their comments, so let’s just keep it between you and me for the time being 🙂
So bottoms up but always in moderation! 😀