Bartenders Are Sharing Cocktail Order Stereotypes

“You tell your friends it doesn’t count, and you all laugh — but one of you will be sick in a few hours.”

Chances are, you’ve never put much thought into your cocktail order. But have you ever think what the bartender when you ask for a spicy margarita or extra dirty martini? Well, redditor u/invertedparadX said, “Reply with your drink of choice and a bartender will tell you what it says about you; what is your drink?” Here’s how bartenders stereotype different popular drink orders.


Jack and Coke: “You’re a traditionalist, and as the night goes on you tend to increase the amount of Jack while cutting back on the Coke.”


A Manhattan: “A very respectable order. A classy drink that is easy to make. You know cocktails but you aren’t going to make things overly difficult.”



A fruity beer: “You’re a girl who wants to impress her boyfriend but don’t actually like beer.”


Craft hard cider: “You’re a woman in a comfortable, long-term relationship who got a babysitter for the evening (but you’re not saying out too late!)”



Malibu and pineapple juice: “You tend to cry after your second drink.”


Vodka soda with cranberry: “You care about calories more than your wallet and haven’t yet met a Cosmopolitan.”



Long Island iced tea: “You’re a college student trying to get drunk as quickly as possible.”


Mimosa: “You’re wearing a maxi dress and full makeup. You exude luxury, but might have to check your bank accounts before choosing which credit card to pay your bill with. You will Venmo request $3.89 from each of your friends who ate off the shared plate that you ordered. By the second round, you’ll be speaking at 150% the volume of the next loudest patron. Or you’re in your early 20s and will tell your friends ‘it doesn’t count as day drinking if it’s brunch!’ You’ll all laugh; one of you will be puking by 4 pm”


Whiskey sour: “A good and savvy choice for making a cheap whiskey taste nice.”


Amaretto sour: “You’re probably the one to hold your friends’ hair back when they’re puking at the end of the night.”



Cosmopolitan: “You’re almost certainly a pain in the ass.”


Dark and stormy: “You are pretty close to college age and have had this on spring break where some mistakes were made. Also, where’s your ID?”



Anything frozen and blended: “You’re high maintenance and/or you’re on vacation.


Mojito: “If it’s slow, hell yeah, great order. They’re tasty! If the bar is busy, then there is a special place in hell for you.”



Gin and tonic: “You’re safe. You know that no matter where you go, it’s pretty hard for someone to fuck up your drink order.”


The cheapest beer on tap: “You are a dying breed, possibly a working class hero.”



Sex on the beach: “You’re either a new younger drinker who doesn’t like the taste of alcohol or you’re a mom in your 30s on a girls’ night out.”


Sazerac: “You went to New Orleans once and now you tell everyone it’s your ‘second home.'”



White Russian: “You don’t actually want alcohol but you’re at a bar with your friends and you sure as hell can’t order a milkshake.”


Campari: “You’re probably Italian and you have likely enjoyed wine with every meal since the age of 3.”



Double shot of whiskey neat and a water: “You’re a good tipper, you won’t bother anyone, and you’ll somehow pack away three drinks and walk away sober as a saint.”


Strawberry margarita: “Your favorite restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory.”



French 75: “You’re definitely going to tell me about the last time you were in Paris.”


The Last Word with mezcal instead of gin: “You’re an edgy hipster who either works in the industry or you heard someone who works in the industry order this drink.”



Negroni: “I trust you above anyone to behave at the bar.”


Aperol Spritz: “You’re a 20- to 30-year-old woman who will take photos with her colorful drink and the sunset.”



Fireball shots: “You’re underage or a first-time drinker who can’t wait to have an epic hangover story.”


And finally, Jim Beam and 7Up: “You work in construction or have older relatives who do.”


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