One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large and refreshing cold drink in which alcohol, if present, is not heavily concentrated.‘the summer menu features long drinks served in pitchers’
- ‘He sits down opposite us and orders long drinks in pretty colours.’
- ‘Adding sparkling water or wine to many standard cocktails will make them into fine signature long drinks.’
- ‘The so-called long drinks are in fact short drinks served over crushed ice.’
- ‘She likes the idea of lying on a sandy beach, sipping long drinks, and having her nails.’
- ‘Overall they have crafted what is a thoroughly modern, stylish and super-smooth sound, all long drinks in late-summer afternoons and soft ocean breezes.’
- ‘Out in the leafy gardens there are wicker tables and long drinks in the garden by the tennis court, beside which ladies recline on chaise longues.’
- ‘They are charging up to £50 to get in and then every long drink costs £8 to £10.’
- ‘Nothing could be better than just sitting in an easy chair, enjoying the cool breeze, with a long drink in one's hand, and watching the dragonflies and butterflies busily tire themselves.’
- ‘In regions where the summer is long, hot and humid, long drinks are a tradition.’
- ‘The best thirst quenching long drinks are those made without too many ingredients.’
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