In Aspen, where the altitude is high, the climate is dry, and the June temperatures can crawl into the 90s, one must hydrate or perish. We tried, therefore, to drink at least 10 bottles of water a day. In that process, PartySugar and I discovered we have differing drinking habits: while she reaches for room temperature water ("It goes down faster!" she explained), I always went for the ice cold kind. What's your preference?
Last time I went to a restaurant and ordered a mint julep, I got a surprise that I was not prepared for. "Here's your julep," my server said. And as if she was doing me a favor, she added, "I asked the bartender to make it super minty and extra strong for you!" The drink turned out to be a little intense for my taste. But since the waitress said it in such a positive way, the situation got me wondering how many people would prefer a stronger drink.