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June 04, 2006

What the HELL is that woman drinking?

photo of woman from Rosetta Stone ad

I read a lot of science related magazines (Scientific American, Discover, Technology Review and the like) and they all carry ads for a company called Rosetta Stone that sells foreign language software. Those ads always feature this photo of a woman sitting at an outdoor cafe, laptop at the ready, drink on the table.

After having glanced at this ad perhaps hundreds of times (it really *is* in every science mag every single month) I've become obsessed with wondering just what the hell she's drinking...

close up of drink

...I assume it's not lime Kool-Aid or some mutant strain of Gatoraide, and other than that there just AREN'T that many bright green drinks in the world, and certainly not ones you'd want in a 10 oz tumbler.

Any ideas? Let me know.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at June 4, 2006 10:37 AM

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Judging from the color, it must be absinthe. Which would make talking in any language irrelevant after the first glass.

Posted by: David at June 8, 2006 01:12 PM

My money's on NyQuil cut with seltzer. Easy to make and quite the conversation starter @ cocktail parties.

Posted by: Kevin at June 10, 2006 06:31 PM

Isn't it what Scottie drank in an episode of Star Trek?

Posted by: Alan R at June 14, 2006 09:45 PM

http://www.chartreuse.fr/pa_green&yellow_uk.htm

Green Charteuse or Bols, straight or with water.

Posted by: tunde at June 15, 2006 03:34 AM

Well, the glass looks like it is from the brand "Orangina" (http://www.orangina.fr/). But the color of the drink is not consistent!
My guees is it might just be lemonade and mint.

Posted by: lesinfox at June 15, 2006 05:12 AM

Maybe a diabolo menthe as we call it in France: limonade with mint sirup.

Posted by: Olivier Mengué at June 17, 2006 12:10 PM

yikes all you guys are seriously LOOKING AT THE DRINK?

Posted by: john Barth at July 2, 2006 05:05 PM

i would vote for pils mit waldmeister, the most refreshing drink on the planet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nelsonminar/8747376/

except there is no foam on her drink and the green is very dark in her drink. and wrong tumbler. so i lose.

i vote for diabolo menthe

Posted by: stewart mcsherry at December 29, 2006 07:20 PM