Long nights spent sipping drinks with friends on buzzing terraces which seem to have popped up everywhere, here are a few things to keep in mind as you make your way to the bar.
Did you know that that your favourite tipple is enough to reveal your personality to everyone?
Not one to judge, at least not openly, here’s what your drink of choice says about you and your drinking habit.
Yup you’re THAT girl. It’s summer and your instagram is lacking in festive pictures of bubbly colored drinks. In your book anything with prosecco or champagne will do. However one spritz quickly turns into two or more and with it you’re induced in a sugar high which has you seeing the world through rose tinted glasses and closely resembling an excited toddler. It’s ok, we’ve all been there, some more often than others.
You’ve been known to order this drink and promptly follow it up with your own karaoke rendition of “If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain”. It’s OK… we’ve ALL been there. Aside from singing along to a song about a couple who are bored of each other and enjoy drinking champagne, this drink with it’s fruity pineapple is the textbook definition a fresh summer breeze, extra points for the cocktail umbrella. So go ahead, let your hair down it’s the weekend after all.
Sex on the Beach
Oh look at you, you wild thing. Ordering this drink never gets old, it’’s like the OPI of cocktails. Whoever came up with the name probably went on to baptise our favorite nail polish shades. All things aside, this drink reminds you of your college youth. Sadly though you no longer have the metabolism of an 18 year old freshman and you often wake up with a raging headache after a night of sex on the beach pitchers with your girlfriends. To be young and carefree, if only for a night, is definitely worth all the paracetamol the next day.
Some might call it cliché but when done right this drink is a perfect blend of pink paraphernalia and nostalgia. You grew up watching Sex and the City and vowed that you would one day be the fabulous girl at the bar drinking out of martini glasses with your girlfriends, s now that you have your drink in hand… are you a Carrie or a Samantha?
A brunch and southern living staple, I for one have never truly understood this drink. My eternal question has always been why would someone drink tomato juice, let alone add vodka to it? Don’t get me wrong I love a good gazpacho but do I want to enjoy a spiked tomato soup? Nope.
You’re ready to party. Whether frozen or on the rocks, it’s the weekend (or not) and you are ready to reenact the flight scene from Bridesmaids. You’ll no doubt make new friends tonight, but the probability of you remembering their names tomorrow is nonexistent. Opt for mezcal if you want a smokier edge to this party classic and whichever way tonight ends, I salute you.
When done right, this drink can transport you, preferably to a far away island. Forget what you think you know about this caribbean spirit, often attributed with a bad rep rhum has recently undergone a serious revival. So enjoy a more tropical way of life by ordering a refreshing mojito next time you’re at the bar. You might not be on holiday just yet, but you can at least pretend to be.
The sweet satisfaction of getting your daily fruit intake and hydrating all at once, multitasking at it’s finest. Originally served as an aid to digestion, the Pimms is now an integral part of english summers which might sound like a euphemism but don’t dismiss this drink just yet. Served at Wimbledon since 1971, the Pimms holds a whole lot of freshness and should best be relished, sunshine permitting, by a pool or lounging in a garden. Be advised this drink can be suspiciously treacherous so do keep a running count, it packs one hell of a backhand slam.
Gin and Tonic
It’s not that you don’t enjoy taking risks but when it comes to your drink of choice you are a creature of habit, you go for the classics. Why change a winning team right? Enjoyed straight after work, late in the evening, or just because why the hell not; your drink says this is definitely not your first time at the rodeo. How to spot a true gin-lover? You’ll have a choice of brand, garnish and tonic. Versatile, timeless and hits the spot, what more could you ask for? A home run every time.
You enjoy living dangerously. And I’m not simply talking about this lethal combination which consists of coffee and vodka, but more importantly the glass which holds this powerful concoction. You definitely enjoy a challenge because never have I seen a glass less prone to drinking. One wonders if the martini glass had dry cleaners in mind because chances are your drink will end up anywhere aside from your mouth, so bid adieu to your beautiful silk blouse tonight.