When I was a wee laddie back in Halifax and it was pushing 90F...or 33C...one pal inevitably declared "it's a drinker!" The undergrad group I hung out with - now doctors and lawyers and such as Waylon put it - considered drinking beer an activity in itself like, say, going to the movies, a dance, bowling or heading out in a herd to annihilate an all you can eat Chinese buffet. But on a day like today there was none of that. It was all ice + bucket + beer + porch.
These days, however, I am much more restrained - by choice and circumstance. A BBQ and guests and planning are needed which means a lot more work than the shared rental's porch ever required. I'm also inclined to different tipples that the ever present case of Oland's Ex of a couple of decades back. On a day like this now all I really crave is cold hefeweizen. It's too hot even for a hoppy IPA as far as I am concerned. Other than that, we are talking sweet vermouth and a whack of soda - the drink I would drink on the surface of the sun.
What about you? What is the one thing that really works when it is stinking hot, either beer or that other thing called "not beer"?