Vicky:'It was a good meal. I'm feeling a little full now. It's not very common in Britain to drink an aperitif before starting a meal, but the alcohol seemed to complement the food. It was a nice wine.'
Bianca:'It wasn't a normal wine, it was a special type of wine which is common in Italy to have before eating. I have to say that you drink very quickly here in England, after the two bottles of wine with the meal I'm feeling tipsy.'
Joss:'I'm sure that you can drink some more. It's a British tradition. But don't worry, I have to work tomorrow, so I can't get drunk. I hate working when I've drunk too much the night before and I have a hangover. Being at work with a headache is terrible. We'll only have a couple more drinks. Anyway, what do you want to have?'
Bianca:'I don't want to drink any more. Can I just have a soft drink, a lemonade or orange juice.'
Joss:'Are you sure you don't want anything stronger? They have some good cocktails here. They make Bloody Marys, Tequila Sunrises and Long Island Ice Teas?'
Bianca:'I don't fancy a cocktail. Maybe I'll have a liqueur. I love Baileys, it's almost like having a dessert.'
Joss:'Do you want it with ice or do you want it neat?'
Bianca:'I don't like ice, so neat please.'
Luco:'I think that I'll have a rum.'
Joss:'So you like spirits. I don't like rum, I prefer whisky or gin. Do you want a single or a double measure of rum? You'll finish a single in two seconds, so I'd recommend that you have a double, it's twice the amount.'
Luco:'A double then.'
Joss:'Do you want that neat, with ice or with a mixer'
Luco:'What's a mixer?'
Joss:'A mixer is a soft drink like coca cola, lemonade, orange juice etc... It's called a mixer when it's added to a spirit like gin or whisky.'
Luco:'Ok, can I have a rum and coke please. But I'll pay for the drinks.'
Joss:'Don't be silly. I'll pay for this round. You can pay for the next round after we've finished these drinks. What do you want Vicky?'
Vicky:'I'll have a glass of red wine. Can I also a shot of tequila with it.'
Luco:'What's a shot?'
Joss:'A shot is a small quantity of a spirit in a very small glass. I think we should all have a shot of tequila with our drinks.'