There is a new trend around here and it involves a straw with my drink. This started happening when I bought one of those thick plastic cups with a lid and its own hard plastic straw. I enjoyed using it every morning with my cold Coke over ice. I looked forward to it even more than usual.
When that cup broke, I kept using a straw with my Coke. It just felt right. Then I started using a straw with my juice drink (a new beverage recently added to my very limited preferences, recipe to follow below). I, in fact, only drink 4 things: milk, coke, my juice, or water. On occasion I can tolerate Welch’s grape juice (over ice in glass).
I think the straw really upgrades the drinking experience.
The exception to this is milk. I can’t handle a straw with milk. It just feels weird (unless it’s a milkshake). My mom always put ice in her milk. I love cold milk, but ice floating in it just doesn’t work for me.
And what about cups? That’s a whole other story. No milk in a plastic cup. That’s just wrong. Coke only in a glass. Juice can actually go either way. I prefer water in a plastic cup, but never a fast food cup.
2 cups of pineapple juice
1/2 can of frozen orange juice
2 tea bags boiled in 2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
Add all this and fill the rest of your gallon jug up with water. Best over ice with a straw. Glass or plastic cup, your choice.
Tell me a straw doesn’t make everything better.