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A '''mixed drink''' is a [[soft drink]] to which [[alcohol]] (usually [[liquor]]) has been added, to give it an alcoholic content and change the flavouring.  Many people make mixed drinks because they dislike the taste of straight liquor.  There were very few mixed drinks in the [[modern]] style in [[period]], as anyone who could afford liquor would drink it straight up.
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A '''mixed drink''' is a [[soft drink]] to which [[alcohol]] (usually [[liquor]]) has been added, to give it an alcoholic content and change the flavouring.  Many people make mixed drinks because they dislike the taste of straight liquor.  There were very few mixed drinks in the [[modern]] style in [[period]], but there were certainly some drinks with alcoholic and non-alcoholic ingredients, such as [[posset]]s and [[caudle]]s, and of course, wine was frequently drunk mixed with water.  
  
Certain mixed drinks are more or less [[SCA]]-specific, including ''Tranya'', ''Caidan Blue'' and ''Swamp Frog''.  All three involve a commerical powdered [[soft drink]], such as ''Kool-Aid'' or ''Freshie'', to which large amounts of [[liquor]] (typically
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Certain mixed drinks are found in some [[SCA]] Kingdoms, including ''Tranya'', ''Caidan Blue'' and ''Swamp Frog''.  All three involve a commerical powdered [[soft drink]], such as ''Kool-Aid'' or ''Freshie'' plus a lot of [[liquor]] (typically
[[vodka]]) have been added.  In all three cases, the beverage is typically served in a clear glass or plastic [[pitcher]] with a [[glowstick]] floating inside, producing an eerie diffuse glow.  
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[[vodka]]).  In all three cases, the beverage is typically served in a clear glass or plastic [[pitcher]] with a [[glowstick]] floating inside, producing an eerie diffuse glow.  
  
 
'''Note:''' ''If you are ever served anything glowing at an SCA event, consider yourself warned.''
 
'''Note:''' ''If you are ever served anything glowing at an SCA event, consider yourself warned.''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:38, 22 September 2008

A mixed drink is a soft drink to which alcohol (usually liquor) has been added, to give it an alcoholic content and change the flavouring. Many people make mixed drinks because they dislike the taste of straight liquor. There were very few mixed drinks in the modern style in period, but there were certainly some drinks with alcoholic and non-alcoholic ingredients, such as possets and caudles, and of course, wine was frequently drunk mixed with water.

Certain mixed drinks are found in some SCA Kingdoms, including Tranya, Caidan Blue and Swamp Frog. All three involve a commerical powdered soft drink, such as Kool-Aid or Freshie plus a lot of liquor (typically vodka). In all three cases, the beverage is typically served in a clear glass or plastic pitcher with a glowstick floating inside, producing an eerie diffuse glow.

Note: If you are ever served anything glowing at an SCA event, consider yourself warned.