Rather complicated question, but I hope you can help me.
Setting: modern day
My MC originally hails from 17th century
So far, so good.
For most of the story, however, she is in 21st century
My questions are:
1) What will she drink and where? (Es. are some drinks like, say, cider more easily found in certain parts of the country?)
Which brands/ “new drinks” might suit her tastes?
Vodka is pretty much out of question (too foreign sounding, she doesn’t trust foreign) and so are cocktails (too fancy), other than that I have absolutely no idea.
2) What is she more likely to complain about?
All modern brews will taste quite different from what she’s used to: I’m not asking for a direct comparison, I realize that’s impossible, just some suggestions on which brands will make her go “this is too bitter/sweet, what the hell did they do?” and which ones will make her go “beer? how dare you call this dog piss beer!”
Focus is, as the title says, on taste: it’s pretty much why I’m asking here since I can’t go out and sample myself – not only I’m a teetotaler, all alcoholic drinks taste exactly the same to me.
The same goes for smell, so if you have suggestions for complaints/comments in that sense, don’t hesitate to send them!