1. Averna or Cynar.
As already described, nice on the stomach, love the taste and alcohol content is sufficient. Also look out for Picon... another bitter with oranges thrown in to boot.
2. That good glass of red wine.
For that evening meal or just when you are home for work.
3. Gin & Tonic.
Nights out without too much punch. The Gin has to be Gordon's. There is no other. Beware the mood swing though this does not work on yours truly.
At a wedding or party nothing beats the good old mix of Gin, Campari, Martini *rosso and Tonic/Lemonade. Easy though, it can be a real knockout.
5. Caipirinha / Mojito
For those lovely summer nights you have to give it to the brasilians. Cachacha all the way or a minty surprise.
Sublime in the winter months.
Sublime after meals.
6. Creamy Espresso
Nothing beats this one when you really are in the mood for a feel good, feel alive drink.
Taste first. Can soft drinks get any better? Give me the bitter sweet any day.
Some meals shout out for coke. I know most people will think it is heresy but I do find the beverage a good accompaniment to certain fatty meals.
9. Green Tea with Mint
Relaxing. A good competitor for Camomille.
10. San Pellegrino Fizzy Water
When all else fails... this is the ultimate thirst quencher.
Outsider: Pina Colada
There... a useless blog if ever there was one. Many might wonder about the absence of whisky or beer from this list. Of course... it's gluten free!