My favorite drink is a Tanqueray and tonic and has been since I was young. In the US, especially as a teenager, people told me that it was a cranky old man drink while marveling at how it glowed under blacklight. I traveled to London once, and a guy there told me that it was a "chick drink".
I, of course, don't let what people think of it affect what tasty, tasty alcohol delivery vehicle I choose, but where you are, what's the "reputation" of gin-based drinks? Are they "manly" or "girly"? And how did it gain that reputation?
I'm holding a gimlet right now because I've run out of tonic water.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College
on Apr 11, 2013 -
I'm getting in married in December. Our venue has a fancy old-fashioned bar, but we have no bartender. Help me plan an awesome DIY bar! [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Nov 5, 2012 -
Looking for a private label bottler / contract bottler that handles alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir
on Mar 10, 2012 -
There is only one cocktail that I really, really like. I discovered it by chance at my favorite restaurant, since sadly closed down. I can get people to make it for me but it seems like I always have to explain the recipe three times and I feel there must be a name for it. Unfortunately, I have drawn a blank when visiting cocktail websites. Please help me ID this drink! [more inside]
posted by anigbrowl
on Feb 12, 2012 -
Where can I find Long Island Iced Teas for cheap prices in NYC? Especially during happy hours? [more inside]
posted by delasoull
on Feb 7, 2012 -
From time to time I enjoy an adult beverage, but I don't like to taste my liquor. Basically, I like drinks that taste like candy. What would you suggest for me? Additional requirements below the fold. [more inside]
posted by spinturtle
on Nov 27, 2011 -
I'm planning a 'cupcakes and cocktails' party next weekend, and I could use some assistance in figuring out what drinks to have on hand that won't clash horribly with what I'm serving. [more inside]
posted by alynnk
on May 6, 2011 -
Bar essentials. If I want to stock a bar, what are some essential ingredients for mixing?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy
on Jan 17, 2011 -
I've just started drinking alcohol this year. Help me find a cocktail/drink that doesn't taste like cough syrup. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 8, 2009 -
I'm sitting on the Block Island ferry, enjoying a spicy bloody marry, and wondering if there are other alcoholic drinks with bite. What are your favorite fiery drinks?
posted by splatta
on Aug 27, 2008 -
Is there an American maker of good ginger Shandy? I can get the Carib brand in my neighborhood, but the ginger flavor is kind of sucky. Alternatively, is there such a thing as an alcoholic ginger ale made in the US? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jun 8, 2007 -
What cocktail can I make in advance and serve at a party for thirty-somethings that will go well with pizza? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect
on Jan 11, 2007 -
A few months ago I received a metal cocktail shaker as a gift. The first time I used it with ice, the top and bottom became welded together, presumably because the cold caused the metal to expand. Fast forward to the present -- they're still stuck fast, and I'm sick of gin and tonics. How can I get them apart and get back to mixologizing? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Dec 2, 2006 -
BoozeFilter: The flavor of cola drinks
, like Coke, is "a mixture, or fantasia, of vanilla, cinnamon, and citrus flavorings". Knowing this, what three kinds of alcohol would you combine if you wanted to make a mixed drink that tasted as much like cola as possible? [more inside]
posted by moss
on Aug 6, 2006 -
We are having a block party of sorts this weekend. What is a good frozen drink I can share with my neighbors? I'll do margarita's most likely, but want something a little different that's not gonna knock everyone on their ass to add to the mix.
posted by jamie939
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Have you ever made a ginger martini? How? Google isn't helping me.
posted by muckster
on Dec 4, 2004 -