Re: what do you drink?
I have found complementing a good beer goes a long way to the session. The beer brand helps but is not critical, toss in your favorite for the category.
Fruity (grapes, apples, etc.):
New Belgium Ranger IPA (Very New)
Left Hand Milk Stout
Samuel Adams Light
New Belgium Fat Tire
Or when all else fails, Marker's Mark and some Cherry Coke Zero in my leather mug!