UPDATE: The winner is…Shirley Long!
I start every day the same way. I get up and head straight to the coffee machine to start my first cup while I do other things. Once my teeth are brushed, I head outside to my small outside porch, cup in hand. I check the weather, look at the forest behind the house to see what’s changed, what animals I can see. It’s very peaceful. The ritual centers me. When my dd joins me, it’s even better because we chat about what’s happening that day. Dolly Parton wasn’t wrong when she called coffee a “cup of ambition.” I wouldn’t dare chart my day without it.
So, you know what you’re gonna find in this puzzle, given my morning’s theme. Still, a mental challenge is good for the old gray matter. So, solve the puzzle, then answer my question for a chance to win a download of your choice from my backlist of books!
What is your favorite beverage?
And don’t say just coffee, or tea. Say how you like it.
For me, I love coffee. My absolute favorite version is Turkish coffee. It’s ground as fine as a powder then boiled in water on the stove. When you pour it into the cup, it’s a little thicker than everyday drip coffee, and there’s a sludge of fine grounds that settles to the bottom of the cup. But oh my! With just a little sugar, it gives you that espresso pop without the bitterness. I don’t even mind encountering the sludge. Now, your turn!
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Hot Raspberry Zinger tea
I tried to like coffee but no go. I drink black tea, light with one sweet and low
it depends – in the morning I like a large cup of coffee with Coffeemate Sweet Italian Cream – on chilly afternoons I like Black Irish Teas with honey & milk – with chocolate dessert I like a glass of milk – with burgers a nice cold beer
Anna — Raspberry Zinger tea. That sounds so delicious. Heading to Amazong…
Debra — my sister hates coffee, as did my mother who only drank it rarely if she needed a boost of energy. Tea’s a nice substitute. I drink it at night because it doesn’t keep me awake.
My favorite beverage is water. I have no problem drinking the allotted recommended daily allowance. I like it best cold, not iced, but cold. So very refreshing. I always have class of water close by. It keeps me hydrated and keeps me moving when I have to get up and pee all the time. 😀 Best of all, no pesky calories to worry about.
I drink black perked coffee, (in a regular perculator) most days but I do like Dutch Brother’s carmalizer. I switch to water after that and always have a bottle or 2 of water depending where I am or where I’m going.
not a fan of coffee or tea… I love flavored diet soda.
tea with milk
6:18 – slow! I only drink water and it must have ice cubes. 🙂
Don’t drink coffee at all. Because I’m diabetic, my go to morning drink is Dr. Pepper Zero. I am addicted to those things. From noon on, it’s water, just plain iced water from our deep well. From dinner til bed time, unsweetened iced tea.
I love lemonade. I love flavored lemonade, too.
Thanks for sharing! I even have a couple of Amazon purchases as a result of your faves!
The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Shirley Long!