Bar Drinks to Order at an Open Bar

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So this problem comes: whenever I approach an open bar, I don't know what to order. Sometimes, I just pointed to the bartender saying 'this" or 'that" and the bartender looked confused. Above all, I've ordered cranberry vodka a million times. That's the only name I can drop without hesitation. (except wine and champagne) Speaking of being a total peasant regarding this.

Please offer me the names of drinks you order at an open bar. So next time I can act more sophisticated when I drop those names at ease and with grace. But remember, I'm not looking for any names. I need the drinks to leave me such feelings when I order them: prestigious, expensive, classy, and tasty. In general, cool.

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For occasional drinkers, open bars can be somewhat intimating; however, our users shared of some solid drink choices below.

DoctorAndre:
  • Long island iced tea
  • Jack and coke
  • Coke and rum
  • Bud light
  • Stella
DaisukiDaYo - Sales and Trading Associate:

Typically I get a jack and coke, standard go to. Or whiskey and ginger, that's always good.

If you're into vodka mixes, screwdrivers are a standard (vodka + oj).

Zzari - Private Equity Associate:
  • Rum & Coke
  • Gin & Tonic
  • Screwdrivers
  • Long Island
  • Old fashioned

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Comments (414)

Mar 27, 2013

Long island iced tea.
Jack and coke.
Coke and rum.
Bud light.
Stella.

Mar 27, 2013
DoctorAndre:

Long island iced tea.
Jack and coke.
Coke and rum.
Bud light.
Stella.

Bud light ? Are we bankers or normal folk?

Mar 27, 2013
DoctorAndre:

Long island iced tea.
Bud light.
Stella.

Laughing so hard at these suggestions. How old are you...

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Mar 27, 2013
yeahright:
DoctorAndre:

Long island iced tea.
Bud light.
Stella.

Laughing so hard at these suggestions. How old are you...

haha, seriously, dude. I appreciate his help but I gotta tell a story: I went to a gala for young philanthropists in ny. They advertised it like was packed with Ivy dudes, but the vast majority was from Georgetown. Then I saw a ton of dudes couldn't leave their bud light bottles for a second while dressing in black ties. I was like, OMG, wtf?
It is just like seeing ladies in Oscar de la renta gowns do the dirty dancing shit.

I'm just a humble clown. I juggle around just for a good laugh of yours.

Mar 27, 2013

Typically I get a jack and coke, standard go to. Or whiskey and ginger, that's always good.

If you're into vodka mixes, screwdrivers are a standard (vodka + oj).

It really depends what the open bar includes - cranberry vodkas are chick drinks.

Mar 27, 2013

Sex with an Alligator. I get it 60% of the time, every time.

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1145.html

Mar 27, 2013
Determined:

Sex with an Alligator. I get it 60% of the time, every time.

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God, love this! never heard of it.
So next time, can I just say " I want sex with an Alligator", then the bartender will know?

I'm just a humble clown. I juggle around just for a good laugh of yours.

Mar 27, 2013

Cuba Libre

Mar 27, 2013

Manhattan, so these beetches know I'm classy dude.

Mar 27, 2013

Scotch or Jack on the rocks

Mar 27, 2013

Rum & Coke
Gin & Tonic
Screwdrivers
Long Island

Mar 27, 2013

usually like to start off with 6 Schlitz - open bar dude

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Mar 27, 2013
ucmaroon47:

usually like to start off with 6 Schlitz - open bar dude

Mar 27, 2013

seven & seven, dark and stormy, bourbon ginger

Mar 27, 2013

I have a feeling you're a troll, but I'll bite anyway.

Cool is an attitude and state of mind a person does not get from a drink. A guy who is actually "cool" would be so no matter if he is drinking a Natty Ice can or a glass of blue label. He's cool because he doesn't give a shit what anyone else thinks.

That being said, drinking some quality scotch signals that you are classy, like expensive things, and maybe prestigious if anyone you're with knows about scotch or gives a shit.

Mar 27, 2013

Old fashioned

Mar 27, 2013

Sex on the beach, umbrella optional.

Mar 27, 2013
ironlawofoligarchy:

Sex on the beach, umbrella optional.

Vag required, though.

Mar 27, 2013

Curious how people feel about the gin and tonic. I love them and for whatever reason they don't get me as hung over as whiskey cokes.

I always get shit from friends that say it is a 'mom drink'. I honestly don't give a shit either way but is gin and tonic really a girl drink or can I still preserve my masculinity while slamming G&T's?

Mar 27, 2013
Mike Bolton:

Curious how people feel about the gin and tonic. I love them and for whatever reason they don't get me as hung over as whiskey cokes.

I always get shit from friends that say it is a 'mom drink'. I honestly don't give a shit either way but is gin and tonic really a girl drink or can I still preserve my masculinity while slamming G&T's?

G&T's are the ultimate golf dad drink.

I order bourbon and gingers most of the time.

Mar 27, 2013

Jagerbomb

Mar 27, 2013

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Mar 27, 2013

How has nobody recommended Schmitt's Gay?

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/schmi...

Mar 27, 2013

wow, thanks for all your great suggestions. I'm gonna arrange them on a list and go through the options carefully cause I'm sure a few kiddo drinks were named. You know I tend to stay away from those.
One further question, should I order the ones you gave me one after another at an event, or should I just stick with two or three options? Which way is better for me staying calm and sober, and sexy?

I'm just a humble clown. I juggle around just for a good laugh of yours.

Mar 27, 2013
LifeHedger:

wow, thanks for all your great suggestions. I'm gonna arrange them on a list and go through the options carefully cause I'm sure a few kiddo drinks were named. You know I tend to stay away from those.
One further question, should I order the ones you gave me one after another at an event, or should I just stick with two or three options? Which way is better for me staying calm and sober, and sexy?

If you're planning on staying sober, you probably shouldn't be ordering "one after another"

But either way, I really don't think it matters. Do you think someones really going to take notice that you ordered a Jack and Coke and then a Gin and Tonic?

Mar 27, 2013
Art.Vandelay:
LifeHedger:

wow, thanks for all your great suggestions. I'm gonna arrange them on a list and go through the options carefully cause I'm sure a few kiddo drinks were named. You know I tend to stay away from those.
One further question, should I order the ones you gave me one after another at an event, or should I just stick with two or three options? Which way is better for me staying calm and sober, and sexy?

If you're planning on staying sober, you probably shouldn't be ordering "one after another"

But either way, I really don't think it matters. Do you think someones really going to take notice that you ordered a Jack and Coke and then a Gin and Tonic?

just want to know what the norms are and to make the most use of OPEN bar.

I'm just a humble clown. I juggle around just for a good laugh of yours.

Mar 27, 2013

Dirty Martini...people ALWAYS notice, mostly because of the cone-shaped cocktail glass. Obviously no ice.

I

Mar 27, 2013
Going Concern:

Dirty Martini...people ALWAYS notice, mostly because of the cone-shaped cocktail glass. Obviously no ice.

I

great choice. that drink is even stronger than long island I think.

I'm just a humble clown. I juggle around just for a good laugh of yours.

Mar 27, 2013
LifeHedger:
Going Concern:

Dirty Martini...people ALWAYS notice, mostly because of the cone-shaped cocktail glass. Obviously no ice.

I

great choice. that drink is even stronger than long island I think.

If you can drink four dirty martinis in a row and not fall down...I will buy you another. Three about does it for me, but then again I don't weigh 300 lbs.

Mar 27, 2013

I always know I'm at a "finance" bar in the city when everyone's drinking mixed drinks instead of beer.... and of course because of the immense amount of Asians and Indians

Mar 27, 2013
FrankD'anconia:

I always know I'm at a "finance" bar in the city when everyone's drinking mixed drinks instead of beer.... and of course because of the immense amount of Asians and Indians

this x10000

Mar 27, 2013

Cuba Libre

Mar 27, 2013

Keg-stands.....they're making a huge comeback amongst the 'classy'. You haven't seen it yet because you're still attending events for commoners.

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Mar 27, 2013

which drink do you guys think has the best exit opps?

Mar 27, 2013
Art.Vandelay:

which drink do you guys think has the best exit opps?

Miller High Life bottles-- Shows you're classy because it's the champagne of beers, but, also, that you are there to party. People respect and admire that.

Mar 28, 2013

Makers & Ginger Ale

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Mar 28, 2013
TTG413:

Makers & Ginger Ale

A Horse's Neck. Classy.

Mar 28, 2013

G&T always, sometimes long island, beer only in pub really

Mar 28, 2013

couple of plain tequillas right at the bar and a solid beer to bridge the time you're cut off from bar supply... i'd go with that

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Mar 28, 2013

Boubon on the rocks or neat (Makers Mark, Knob Creek , Bullits) ; vodka soda; can't go wrong with beer...cranberry vodka is a chick drink as is a screwdriver in my opinion...I drink those at boozy brunches but not at a cocktail hour. I'll drink a G&T from time to time but that's kind of a summer drink and I can see the mom/golf dad argument.

Mar 28, 2013

gin tonic or jd & coke

Mar 28, 2013

Makers and soda. Gotta watch the waistline.

Mar 28, 2013

Irish Car Bomb

Mar 28, 2013

old fashioned

Mar 28, 2013

As a scotch drinker, SB for you.

Mar 28, 2013
Nakaldun7913:

As a scotch drinker, SB for you.

As a scotch drinker, never never never with ice!!!

Mar 28, 2013
Revsly:
Nakaldun7913:

As a scotch drinker, SB for you.

As a scotch drinker, never never never with ice!!!

ummm, ice sometimes helps release the flavors more slowly.

Some scotches are meant to be drank with ice/splash of water

I wish we had someone from Walter Scott Inv Partners here to chime in....bet that person would rape anybody in scotch drinking knowledge

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Mar 28, 2013
Unforseen:

Some scotches are meant to be drank with ice/splash of water

Splash of water? Might as well be drinking a Minute Maid juice box with an L-shaped straw.

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Mar 28, 2013

wow, if your assessment is correct, half my office is closet alcoholics (vodka sodas flow here like water from the water cooler)

Mar 28, 2013
Unforseen:

wow, if your assessment is correct, half my office is closet alcoholics (vodka sodas flow here like water from the water cooler)

Assuming you're in your twenties right now, they're probably just problem drinkers. In 10 years, you'll have a collection of high functioning alcoholics.

Mar 28, 2013

Jim Beam on the rocks

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

Mar 28, 2013
Kenny Powers:

Jim Beam on the rocks

You are an absolute hooligan - and I admire that.

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Mar 28, 2013

great stuff thanks burr, whiskey / rocks for me plz

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Mar 28, 2013

I like good beer, craft beers tend to be better than mass produced water-beer (though I'll drink the hell out of Bud Light if it's all I got). I hate hipsters :(

My drink pretty much becomes what I've been drinking lately. When I start drinking whiskey or rum for a couple days, I don't even think about beer... and vice versa.

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

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Mar 28, 2013
wolverine19x89:

I like good beer, craft beers tend to be better than mass produced water-beer (though I'll drink the hell out of Bud Light if it's all I got). I hate hipsters :(

My drink pretty much becomes what I've been drinking lately. When I start drinking whiskey or rum for a couple days, I don't even think about beer... and vice versa.

this. all day.

Mar 28, 2013

as a vodka drinker id have to say this assessment is correct. although i hold the soda until halfway through the night

Mar 28, 2013

Your writing style is superb. Please take over Matt Levine's spot over at Dealbreaker. You and Bess would revolutionize finance blogs.

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Mar 28, 2013
BTbanker:

Your writing style is superb. Please take over Matt Levine's spot over at Dealbreaker. You and Bess would revolutionize finance blogs.

or better yet bess should come over here...

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Mar 28, 2013
BTbanker:

Your writing style is superb. Please take over Matt Levine's spot over at Dealbreaker. You and Bess would revolutionize finance blogs.

This is fucking hilarious. Also scotch is great, but there are guys who drink (good) bourbon the same way. And what about bloody mary at the after-after party guy?

Mar 28, 2013

You yanks need to drink more bourbon. A nice bourbon and coke or bourbon on the rocks is the way to go.

Mar 28, 2013

Can't I still be Martini Guy through the holiday season? I'm not going to let a bunch of discarded evergreen conifers and fat bearded men without a full color palette change who I am. Extra olives please.

Mar 28, 2013
Going Concern:

Can't I still be Martini Guy through the holiday season? I'm not going to let a bunch of discarded evergreen conifers and fat bearded men without a full color palette change who I am. Extra olives please.

Ah, the sophisticate cousin of Vodka Soda guy. A breath of vermouth and a pair of bleu cheese jumbos.

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Mar 28, 2013

Hipsters drink PBR, they don't drink Chimay. Though I will admit there is an air of "what? you've never heard of this brewery before? I've been drinking this for years" with people who love craft beer. Also, despite their "popularity", Sam Adams is still very much a craft beer ... they hold only ~1% of the total US market share

Mar 28, 2013

spot on

Mar 28, 2013

Nothing for the guy drinking PBR and Yellowtail??? :(

Mar 28, 2013
IlliniProgrammer:

Nothing for the guy drinking PBR and Yellowtail??? :(

PBR is great

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Mar 28, 2013

PBR only for me, sorry bros.

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Mar 28, 2013
DonVon:

PBR only for me, sorry bros.

Oh come on bros!!! Why the MS for this?

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Mar 28, 2013

I drink scotch on the rocks when i'm trying to relax, rum and coke when i'm trying to get drunk(most of the time) and a steady stream of heinekens and alexander keiths to keep me going... Inb4 douche bag comments lol

Mar 28, 2013

Dom all day, Natty all night

Mar 28, 2013

Scotch is meant to be enjoyed neat, with a few drops of water if preferred to help bring out the flavors.

Notice I did not bitch about people drinking their drinks on the rocks. How you drink your drink is your own business, but scotch is made to be enjoyed with its flavors not watered down. So if you like your scotch on the rocks, it may not be worth it to get an expensive or nuanced scotch, as it will cool the drink down too much and mask the flavor too quickly. A bourbon or whiskey would be better.

Mar 28, 2013
blackthorne:

Scotch is meant to be enjoyed neat, with a few drops of water if preferred to help bring out the flavors.

Notice I did not bitch about people drinking their drinks on the rocks. How you drink your drink is your own business, but scotch is made to be enjoyed with its flavors not watered down. So if you like your scotch on the rocks, it may not be worth it to get an expensive or nuanced scotch, as it will cool the drink down too much and mask the flavor too quickly. A bourbon or whiskey would be better.

exactly. I would never add water to a Johnnie Walke Blue, but I do ad a cube of ice when drinking Black.

Mar 28, 2013
blackthorne:

Scotch is meant to be enjoyed neat, with a few drops of water if preferred to help bring out the flavors.

Notice I did not bitch about people drinking their drinks on the rocks. How you drink your drink is your own business, but scotch is made to be enjoyed with its flavors not watered down. So if you like your scotch on the rocks, it may not be worth it to get an expensive or nuanced scotch, as it will cool the drink down too much and mask the flavor too quickly. A bourbon or whiskey would be better.

This guy knows his shit. What's your favourite scotch?

Mar 28, 2013

Send holiday party invitations to [email protected]

Mar 28, 2013

Slamming back Jack and Diets when I'm trying to play catchup or build the drunk.

Laphroaig or Bulleit Bourbon when I'm trying to keep the buzz going.

Hook myself up to an IV and pop a B12 pill before bed and I tell hangovers to fuck off.

My name is Nicky, but you can call me Dre.

Mar 28, 2013
aempirei:

Slamming back Jack and Diets when I'm trying to play catchup or build the drunk.

Laphroaig or Bulleit Bourbon when I'm trying to keep the buzz going.

Hook myself up to an IV and pop a B12 pill before bed and I tell hangovers to fuck off.

the B12 helps?

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

Mar 28, 2013

Macallan 18 (Either sherry or fine oak will work, preferably sherry oak tho) neat - a drop of ice/water in it, and i will reject it! Extra points if theres's fine cigar to go with it.

Mar 28, 2013

Maybe you yanks have the equivalent of Master of Malt in the US, they send you samples of whiskies, bourbons, ryes and rums throughout the price range (up to 40yo monsters). Great way to find out what you like. I have had batches of 30+ samples shipped throughout the world (gotta make it big to make up the shipping fee). Better taste that 30 year old Islay before you splash you half a grand on the bottle. For those of you running e-shops check out the website itself, it is a masterpiece of UI design.

Mar 28, 2013
EURCHF parity:

Maybe you yanks have the equivalent of Master of Malt in the US, they send you samples of whiskies, bourbons, ryes and rums throughout the price range (up to 40yo monsters). Great way to find out what you like. I have had batches of 30+ samples shipped throughout the world (gotta make it big to make up the shipping fee). Better taste that 30 year old Islay before you splash you half a grand on the bottle. For those of you running e-shops check out the website itself, it is a masterpiece of UI design.

Well said!

Mar 28, 2013

Make me a drink strong enough to wash away this dishwater world they said was lemonade.

Mar 28, 2013

Nice post; from another scotch drinker... Although, I dont think the flattery has quite the same sparkle for women.

"Dont compromise yourself; you're all you've got" - Janis Joplin

Mar 28, 2013

wow, I missed alot over the holiday. Revsly, my comment was more towards the description than the scotch rocks. I prefer just a splash of water to bring out flavors on a more high-test, cask strength type whiskey. otherwise neat is best. From my experience, few drams of scotch can really stand up to ice, and if you're adding it to shoddy scotch, why drink it? most places that carry johnnie black carry something better.

blackthorne is dead on with the Uigeadail. Then again, you really cannot go wrong with any of Ardbeg's selection. They have become a powerhouse in the Islay region, especially for a distillery that has only recently (relatively speaking) began producing again. Other Islays to try are Bunnahabain, lagavulin 16, coal ila 12, and the classic Laphraoig.

To the comment about a 30yr old Islay, I ask, whats the point? the best part of those malts are the peat, iodine and smoke. those all but vanish after, say, 18yrs. Scotch that does best with long maturities to develop complexity are really the speysides and highlands, IMHO. Also, why drop a grand on a bottle? You're not going to find anything far more complex or satisfying for that much more money. The best selling single malt in scotland is the 12yr glenmorangie, a mere $35 a bottle.

Mar 28, 2013

I'm usually up for everything. But eggnog? No thanks!

Mar 28, 2013

have a "go to" drink is a lot better than the alternative. hate when dudes at bars in front of you in line can't decide what they want. 'grow a pair you fuck'

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Mar 28, 2013

I need to step up my drinking game. All I drink is keystone light, fireball, and plastic bottle shit alcohol lol.

Mar 28, 2013

I sincerely hope you're 21 or younger.

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Mar 28, 2013

Agreed, total chick move. Same thing goes for not being able to choose your dinner/appetizer on a menu.

Mar 28, 2013

Will my boss laugh at me if I drink Tanqueray & tonic tomorrow guys

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Mar 28, 2013

choose Hendricks, he'll be impressed.

Mar 28, 2013

Or don't be a douche, and just buy a G&T, or slim Gin if you are on a diet. Doesn't matter what brand it is.
A lager if you are at the pub and don't be a micro brew hipster. I won't be impressed if a junior orders a fancy drink, I just won't give a toss. For interviews I would always ask for the same drink as my interviewer not to waste time.

Different types of alcohol are only exciting when you first discover them; grow up.

EDIT: I should add it's OK to like a certain brand of alcohol, but if it's just drinks after works don't be a cok about it.

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Mar 28, 2013

great points, you shouldn't order a brand JUST because it sounds cool, you should because you like it.

Mar 28, 2013

I would agree with this. It's more about drinking to your setting, and most importantly the crowd you are with, than it is about projecting an "image". If you're at a business dinner with people drinking class-growth wines and 25 yr scotches, don't order a Coors Lite. If you're at Bonaroo down south, probably not the best setting for your class-growth wines.

It has always helped me to remember that people drink to relax and feel more comfortable. I don't want my own personal alcohol choice to inhibit from my peers' relaxation. Overly trying to impress them will certainly do that, as will insisting on stuffy or expensive drinks in a setting/crowd that does not also appreciate that.

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Mar 28, 2013

Am I the only that likes a good Negroni now and then?

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Mar 28, 2013

Well, are we talking a traditional, a Kingston, a Boulevardier, an Oaxan, or a Negroski?

Mar 28, 2013

Literally what I was going to say, maybe the best cocktail ever.

I wouldn't overstate how "impressive" a go-to drink is. If someone is drinking something nice or strong you might "good man/good stuff dude/whatever" but that's about as far as it goes. A guy getting an appletini might get made fun of but that probably hasn't made or broken many careers.

Tbh, someone drinking an old Barbancourt straight would get more sympathy from me than straight bourbon/scotch of any kind. Lol @ anyone being impressed by a TnT.

Stuff like drinking your coffee black is also a bonus I suppose, sort of the morning equivalent of drinking your drinks straight. And ordering cognac after your meal is a nice touch so long as people don't think you're an alcoholic.

Mar 28, 2013

Side thought for you lads and ladies,

There are very few things in life that are universal between all peoples, but everybody drinks, and everybody mates ("dates", hooks up, whatever you want to call it). The manner in which you choose to do both of those things says a lot about who you are as an individual. Consider that when choosing your drink, your setting, and your aura.

Mar 28, 2013

One of my favorite drinks is "The Godfather" interesting name to say the least... It is pretty simple: scotch, amaretto and a couple of limes.

Next time you are with a girl that likes sweet drinks get them a vodka sprite with some pineapple juice. You'd be amazed how good it tastes and how much girls love it.

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Mar 28, 2013

Tanqueray and tonic is officially the best shit ever. Also, I learned tonic has sugar in it. I thought it was just gas water.

bellybutton sore. what happened last night

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Mar 28, 2013

Drink for the feeling not the taste. Don't be the guy who stares at the menu for 10 min, then asks the waiter about which "craft" beers are on tap, and after all that orders a blue moon.

Mar 28, 2013

How old were you guys when you began to be able to appreciate liquor? I'm 22 and just now starting to like the taste of various decent liquors and cocktails as opposed to only tasting a burn and looking for ways to get drunk quickly.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Mar 28, 2013

@"GoldenCinderblock" Although I realized I had a palate that could help me appreciate the taste of alcohol since I was in High School, it wasn't until college where I was really able to expand my tastes. I got into beer my freshman year - my routine was buy a case of beer and try it. If I liked it, I made a note of it. I bought other beers by the same brewery until I went through every beer that particular brewery had made and the beer distributors could get (until I turned 21 of course, in which case I had one of the best bars in the US according to both Playboy and Beer Advocate at my disposal to try new beer and expand my palate even further) and went on to the next one. When it came to liquor, it was buy a bottle, taste it and then figure out what I can make with it if I think it's great for mixing or enjoy it straight if I liked it straight. That's exactly how I did it. As I said, the best advice I have is buy and try til you find what you like.

Mar 28, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:

How old were you guys when you began to be able to appreciate liquor? I'm 22 and just now starting to like the taste of various decent liquors and cocktails as opposed to only tasting a burn and looking for ways to get drunk quickly.

Do you like Diageo? I've been a big cognac fan ever since the release of their 1980 offering, Hennessy. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their liquor products. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was in Hennessy where Diageo's presence became more apparent. I think Johnnie Walker was the company's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three shitty whiskey brands. Christy, take off your robe. Taste to the brilliant ensemble of barley, water and yeast. You can practically taste every nuance of every ingredient. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of flavor craftsmanship, the sheer fermentation, this scotch hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little.

Mar 28, 2013

Margarita with a floater

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Mar 28, 2013

Depends, often a rum & Coke, that's usually my "while I think about what I really want" drink.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Mar 28, 2013

I take my drinking very seriously so...

-if it's work related typically a sapphire martini, dry with a twist, or a Woodford on the rocks. If it's with external people or people I don't know well and have to stay sharp, I limit it to one, maybe two if they order another, then switch to red wine.

-micro brews if it's more of a more of a bar, it's during the day or if I'm watching sports.

-maybe it's a holdover from when I lived in London, but a gin & tonic on a summer afternoon outside can really hit the spot. Especially at the beach.

Going out with friends can be one or a combination of all of the above. If I want to get a bit mullered, I usually stick with the first bullet and just increase the number.

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Mar 28, 2013

old fashioned or if you're out with friends, start with 2 long islands and punch yourself in the liver

Mar 28, 2013

Old Fashioned... assuming the bartender is not too lazy to make it.

Mar 28, 2013
Im not very creative:

Old Fashioned... assuming the bartender is not too lazy to make it.

If he is, I proceed to order everything I plan on drinking at once and tip nothing.

Mar 28, 2013

Double shot of Don Julio, Patron if it's a more mainstream spot. On the rocks since I like the ice.

Mar 28, 2013

My favorite drink is whisky in a glass. If it's decent whisky I'll take it neat. If it's shitty I'll throw an ice cube in there. Keep it simple

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Mar 28, 2013

delete

Mar 28, 2013

Beer, literally any kind.

Mar 28, 2013

Craft beer, local if available, or whiskey neat.

Mar 28, 2013

vodka. tryin to get ripped son can't be drinkin no sugars

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Mar 28, 2013

dark and stormy

Mar 28, 2013

delicious. Drink it often

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You've got to quit telling people that.....

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Manhattan makers up

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winter:
whiskey on the rocks
guinness or a good microbrew cream stout
good deep malbec, Fond de Cave is my new favorite, $6 a bottle here

summer:
hefeweizen
gin & tonic
ice cold torrontes

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Mar 28, 2013

Totally agree, season plays a huge role in what I drink.

G&T and sangria in the summer
Whisky in the fall/winter

Beer year 'round

Martini here and there (usually more determined by atmosphere)

Mar 28, 2013

I forgot about Guiness. My friends and I have a tradition when the weather first turns colder in the autumn to get together and have our first pint of the Black Magic.

Mar 28, 2013

vodka soda. no cals bra

Mar 28, 2013

I love root beer. It's like liquorice in a bottle.

Mar 28, 2013

Depends on the occasion of course. By default, I like to have a nice whisky neat whether in formal settings or just having a relaxed but not too wild get together. I will sometimes substitute whisky for a higher-quality reposado tequila like Aha Toro, a good Armagnac or Cognac, etc if available at the given venue.

If I'm not in the mood for spirits, or just want to take it easy I will either have a good Belgian craft beer or if not available will take something like a Heineken. Maybe I might spring for a red wine if the venue has anything of decent quality. As for long drinks, I usually have gin with orange instead of the usual tonic, and I like the campari and orange juice mix for summer evenings especially. If I have time to prepare in advance, I like to dice up some fresh fruit, put it into a pitcher and pour sangria over it and leave it in the fridge overnight. Awesome drink for summer nights.

If it's a matter of getting inebriated before a party with old classmates, then my go-to drinks are shots of tequila with orange and cinnamon, and vodka mixed with energy drinks.

Mar 28, 2013

Dirty sapphire martini straight up

Mar 28, 2013

Vodka or gin on the rocks, hold the rocks.

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DickFuld:

Vodka or gin on the rocks, hold the rocks.

That's a pretty neat idea

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Depends on the season/event/occasion.

From April-October my go to if possible are summer beers. This can start earlier if I see them. My go to is Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy.

When watching hockey I prefer Molson Canadian. It's the main beer at Joe Louis Arena in Michigan so it just seems natural now.

Mexican restaurant I'll get a Margarita pretty much every time. Also, tequila.

Depending on what venue I am at also depends on what I'll have. If I'm at a Whiskey bar, I'll get whiskey, vodka bar, vodka.. etc.

Generally though, 9 times out of ten, I'll be drinking some sort of beer.

Mar 28, 2013

I alternate between bourbon & soda water w/ a lime and vegas bombs.

Mar 28, 2013

Captain and coke.

Mar 28, 2013

Whiskey water or tecate. Tequila only if I know I don't have plans the following day

Mar 28, 2013

biYi ru

happy to give advice; no asking for referrals please

Mar 28, 2013

Whiskey on the rocks.

"It is our fate to be tormented with large and small dilemmas as we daily wind our way through the risky, fractious world that gave us birth" Edward O. Wilson.

Mar 28, 2013

Some that have been of choice recently-

Liquor:
Dirty martinis and gin & tonics with Tanqueray.
Canadian Club or Crown Royal with Coca-Cola or Pepsi.
Bulleit Rye with ginger ale and maybe an orange wedge.
Mount Gay rum with Coca-Cola.
Shots of Don Julio Blanco.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask, neat

Beer:
Stone IPA
Lagunitas Pils
Miller High Life
Victoria

Mar 28, 2013

My favorite drink would have to be a Moscow Mule with Russian Standard. A solid choice that I find appropriate for most situations and weather.

Mar 28, 2013

Rum & Coke or a good lager.

Mar 28, 2013

Professionally - Gin & Tonic, can always switch to just Tonic and wait for loose lips to spill the good stuff

Socially - CC and Dry

Mar 28, 2013

After posting initially and reading some of these responses, and I mean none of this in a demeaning way (please see most of my posts, I'm not an ass and I actually do have some real world experience) don't order a something and coke, a weak mixed drink (massive difference between some things stated on here and say an awesome drink like a sazerac that can have you talking to Picasso after 3...) for a work outing. Just pick one professional drink and have that in your stable. Have a gin and tonic (although you need to name a gin-even a tanqeray and tonic but choose sapphire or Plymouth if you want to be cool and say plymouth and tonic). Or a scotch an water (once again, need a call like black label, so order a black label and water, rocks). I may place too much on a drink selection but if you're the 22 year old analyst or the intern who may even be under 21, I see that as cool. It's not a quantitative thing but I was thrown a kid that we needed to hire because he was an LP's favorite long lost son but when he ordered a call bourbon straight, he eventually became one of my key guys and a friend that I'd do anything for after years of working.

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Great points. I'd like to add that, in my opinion, knowing what you drink is incredibly important. First, it's a great conversation piece, being able to describe the process used, the region, or what makes it different. Second, it shows you're an interesting and intelligent person.Take a little bit of time and learn what you drink. For example, if you often order bourbon, you should know what differentiates bourbon from other whisk(e)ys. As a youngin', I find I always have something to talk about with older people when at a bar. I cannot tell you how many interesting people I've met after as a result of an order. That being said, don't learn weird shit just to learn weird shit. Find something you order often and learn the heritage and eccentricities of it. You'll be much more interesting.

My go to drink is whiskey, either straight or an old fashioned. I have a few go-to's, but usually I'll look to see what catches my eye. If I'm at a wedding or event where I'm likely to be consuming a few, I usually keep it simple with ginger ale. A few weeks back, I had Hendricks Gin with Cucumber. It was incredibly refreshing, so I've been making that at home lately. Great summer drink. If it is more of a beer oriented establishment, I'll order some kind of craft beer (Sixpoint if it's available) or a Guinness. Or a black and tan, which I recently re-discovered after not having one for a few years.

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Four loko

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Craft beer - ipa usually

Not a big cocktail guy. Though I do like good tequila or an old fashioned.

Mar 28, 2013

Glenlivet or Mcallan 12 years. If beer, St Bernardus Abt 12 or a duvel

Mar 28, 2013

Whisk(e)y. None of that stupidly peaty nonsense, though, because if I wanted to drink iodine I'd pay my local chemist a visit instead. Laphroaig, Oban, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Talisker - I'd sooner pour it into a drain than down my throat.

Yamazaki 12 is my go-to because it's easy on the palate and easy on the wallet. Hibiki 17/21 or Glenmorangie 18 for something a little richer. Almost always neat, with iced water on the side.

XSX82:

Glenlivet or Mcallan 12 years. If beer, St Bernardus Abt 12 or a duvel

Try the Japanese whiskeys out. I think you might like them.

Mar 28, 2013

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tom collins

"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning."

Mar 28, 2013

The ultimate summer drink: Pimms & Lemonade

Generally though, G&T or Wine.

Mar 28, 2013

tea.

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sake bombs

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Old fashioned!

Mar 28, 2013

Never had a G&T I didn't like.

Mar 28, 2013

manhattan - rye + sweet vermouth + dash bitters, 3:1, no sugar or cherry juice or any of the other garbage that gets tacked on

Mar 28, 2013

My routine:

2 beers --> 2 bloody ceasers --> 3-4 glasses of Talisker 10.

Mar 28, 2013

Water or Cranberry juice. I don't drink but that doesn't mean I can't go out and still have fun! sometimes I'll spring for a redbull if I want to get jacked up.

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Licked:

Water or Cranberry juice. I don't drink but that doesn't mean I can't go out and still have fun! sometimes I'll spring for a redbull if I want to get jacked up.

white girl?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Mar 28, 2013

Rye Manhattan or G&T for work, local craft for leisure.

Mar 28, 2013

GT, tequila and white wine during spring & summer and I switch to red wine, whiskey and the random jager when the snow arrives.

Beer is something I drink all year round, but lighter during summer and darker in the winter time.

Choose wine/beer during work related events.

Mar 28, 2013

Pisco+coke

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heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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"Sharks are born swimming"

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