Most prestigious cocktails?

Just wondering what cocktails you monkeys consider to be the most prestigious and elite. What screams, “wow, that guy is better than me”? Just wondering what cocktails you monkeys consider to be the most prestigious and elite. What screams, “wow, that guy is better than me”? 

 

Vodka on the rocks, neat

This is the guy that orders vodka and Tito’s

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I don't see why any self respecting man would drink Keystone when there's Miller Lite

If we're talking respect, then I don't know why anyone would drink Miller when there's Warsteiner, or any other Hefeveizen or Witbier. Let alone summer ales like Purple Haze.

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Long Island Ice Tea

Very first drink I ever ordered. Was surprised my fake id worked

 

Triple vodka dirty martini with extra olives in a pint glass.

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Irish Car Bombs

One night, my friends and I had an Irish Car Bomb party at a beach house on the water. We drank all of the Car Bombs and there was some warm vodka left and we all took shots and something didn’t feel right and half of us started puking haha ohhhh memories.

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PreppyBanana

Car bombs are definitely my favorite drink to get with a group of guys but hard to consider a drop shot a cocktail

Wiki says it is a cocktail: "An Irish car bomb, Irish slammer, Irish bomb shot, or Dublin drop1 is a cocktail"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_car_bomb_(cocktail)

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When I was a senior in college, I went to NYC for spring break. To interview basically. An alumni friend would set me up with interviews during the day and at night we would hit up the city. One night he told me that we were going to go on a bar crawl to try out all the best cocktails in the city. We went to the nicest hotels, rooftop bars, the works. It was an amazing experience and he paid for every meal and all the drinks. A very cool dude.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

Whiskey neat. No bullshit

The important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one's way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause.
 
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Ah, just my type of thread.

The most prestigious cocktail depends obviously on the location and the skill of the bartender. Effectively, you want to signal that you're "in the know". That is to say, at a bourbon/rye-focused bar you'd order an Old Fashioned á la maison (let the bartender jazz it up), while at at Tiki bar you better know Don the Beachcomber's books/various menus/apocryphal recipes by heart. Now, an amateur would read up on forgotten cocktails and try to impress his date with it, but true connoisseurs can only laugh at that. The IBA creates their list for a reason, and many forgotten cocktails are forgotten because they just sucked. My personal preference is to be known in the bar, to truly know the bartender(s) and the spirit catalogue (keep yourself updated). Then, and only then, you can try to impress with less-known cocktail ideas or even ask for a specific recipe.

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The key is finding a skilled bartender.  Even a classic Daiquiri can vary dramatically between an unskilled vs skilled bartender.  There is probably more "prestige" in having a good mixologist recommendation/info than any specific cocktail you could order.  If your cocktail is with a meal, I would ask for the mixologist to choose a cocktail that goes well with your dish.  If it's not with a meal, anything they make will be good.

Also, someone mentioned pappy van winkle 20 year earlier in the context of having it neat.  While it may be tempting to order an old fashioned with some super expensive bourbon for prestige etc, any bourbon connoisseur within earshot will be appalled since "you don't know how to enjoy good bourbon.". The bartender/mixologist might feel the same way.

On that note, having ice with a truly high end bourbon is also frowned upon by bourbon connoisseurs.  

Finally, don't try to drink scotch / bourbon neat for the first time in front of others, especially high end bourbon since the proof can often be much higher than standard bourbon.

 

As a cocktail connoisseur, the Negroni reigns supreme in terms of prestige. Its unique blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth creates an unmatched flavor profile that exudes sophistication and class. The Negroni is the ultimate choice for those who demand only the finest in their libations.

 

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