Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1253
Hobson's choice, Ruritanian, translucent, tipple
A staunch tippler at the Malt Shovel, the old codger hustled all and sundry with the same Ruritanian yarns, boozily reminiscing tall tales of faraway intrigue and improbable romance; so that if you wanted to down a quiet pint of translucent amber elixir it was a case of Hobson's Choice - he bent your ear and cadged another wee drinkie.
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