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CCR alcohol etiquette

Old Sep 20, 22, 7:23 am
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CCR alcohol etiquette

We will be passing through the CCR this week, arriving about 1pm for a roughly 3-hour stay and I would welcome feedback on the correct order of alcohol consumption

My guess for the personal order of business (not sure what Mr OtH will do) is:

1 x LPGS at the bar
1 x LPGS taken to the table, to have with the starter (I will probably have the smoked salmon).
1 x white wine (can't find a wine list so not sure precisely which) to have with the fishcake
Raspberry sorbet to cleanse the palate

Not a big fan of sweet stuff so will probably pass on desert

n x cocktail (unlikely to include Marmite !!!) until the buzz drowns out the sound of departing aircraft

Alternatively, we could do cocktails first then go in to lunch.

Any opinions ?
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Old Sep 20, 22, 7:31 am
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I usually start on the LPGS, then cocktails, I try the wines that appeal before selecting one to have with my meal then finish with some JW Blue.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 7:33 am
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This is a very important thread and a matter I have given much thought to

Personally I never feel like bitter cocktails after a large meal - so I tend to have them beforehand (martini, or negroni). It does slightly depend on what you are ordering - an espresso martini goes well after lunch IMO. The LPGS is a signature element of flying First though so I can't resist starting with a glass or two when I arrive!

I tend not to mix the fizz with food - so I would usually move on to a glass of white with my starter, and either a different white for my main or red, depending on what I am eating. If I am feeling particularly luxurious I will have a mini tasting session at the bar first to pick what I want with my food and see what I find delicious (though I can often guess in advance).
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Old Sep 20, 22, 7:38 am
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In fact this old post lays out my usual strategy! YMMV

Originally Posted by noFODplease View Post
My usual routine for leisure flights in F/J:

In the lounge:
Three glasses of champagne before lunch
Two glasses of wine with lunch
A cocktail before coffee and dessert

On board:
Two glasses of boarding champagne
A gin and tonic after take off
3 glasses of wine with lunch/dinner
A glass of dessert wine
A digestif

Then an ibuprofen and as much water as they will give me!
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Old Sep 20, 22, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by OverTheHorizon View Post
(I will probably have the smoked salmon).
You wont be having it any more as it has been enhanced off the menu.

Your drinking schedule looks good though 👍🏻
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Old Sep 20, 22, 8:39 am
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I would always recommend one BA175. It is a good cocktail.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 8:47 am
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I agree start with champagne and I like to finish with an espresso martini - before going back to LPGS on the plane.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 8:59 am
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The new cocktails from Mr Lyan (or have they now been 'enhanced' away?) are excellent so I recommend you try at least one.

My method would be a g&t, cocktail or other classic aperitif, then fizz, wine if there's something I'm in the mood for otherwise more fizz, then a glass of port, then a dessert cocktail or digestif, then more fizz.

Hopefully by then it's time to board so I can sleep it all off.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by ajamieson View Post
You wont be having it any more as it has been enhanced off the menu.

Your drinking schedule looks good though 👍🏻
Oh, that's a shame. Do we have a post (perhaps in the CCR Menu thread) with the latest food offerings ?
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Old Sep 20, 22, 9:21 am
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As much as I love champagne, I very much have a ceiling of a couple of glasses, especially when flying - bloat, heartburn and furry teeth lie in wait otherwise.
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When I am at the CCR I only drink champagne
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I'm not much of a drinker especially when out in public so my lounge drinking experiences make for boring reading. A glass of wine or G&T usually does me.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by OverTheHorizon View Post
Oh, that's a shame. Do we have a post (perhaps in the CCR Menu thread) with the latest food offerings ?
There is. It has been replaced with a 'salmon mousse' which, in my opinion, tastes as bad as it looks.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
When I am at the CCR I only drink champagne
You, me and Dame Shirley Bassey
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I always stick to the LPGS.

Couple of glasses at the bar with olives and nuts, then eat either at the bar or at the high tables, then I go "outside" for a bit of birds watching if time allows.

I always take a paper cup with cold "coffee" to the gate with me - I don't even have to ask for it anymore
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