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 -
What's a good place to get together for drinks/snacks around 4:30pm on a Saturday either near the Mid-Manhattan Library or in an easily accessible part of Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by troika
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Help me find some great coffee blogs. They could be practical how to type blogs, coffee shop reviews or straight up coffee porn.
Bonus points for anything with a UK focus.
posted by u17tw
on Feb 21, 2013 -
Is it possible to get Bionade
in the USA? I am intrigued by their products and understand that they are very popular in Europe, but my google-fu fails me trying to find a U.S. distribution source. Can anyone hook me up?
posted by cross_impact
on Feb 13, 2013 -
My birthday's coming up, and I'm looking for a place near Dupont Circle (DC) to get together with friends and co-workers after work on a Friday where many of us can have dinner, but which will also smoothly accomodate some people coming in and out for drinks only (and people ordering their apps and/or entrees at different times.) Basically I'd like to be there for at least 2 to 3 hours but for it to be no problem for some people to come late or leave early, and for people to feel equally welcome either to stop by for a few drinks or to arrive at any point, have dinner and stick around to possibly continue elsewhere afterwards. [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs
on Jan 18, 2013 -
I have 8-10 Bud Light beers in cans left over from my New Year's party. I'm not going to drink them... but can I cook with them? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Jan 4, 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 -
K-Cup Keurig Coffee Maker Drinks: what are the best quality, most caffeine, lowest price K-Cup drinks. I got this sampler
and it's good. But I want more for my office - best caffeine for the buck is what my folks want.
Any other K-Cup usage hints, tricks, tips welcome as well.
posted by artlung
on Aug 3, 2012 -
I'm looking for recommendations for hot chocolate mixes which don't require you to add them to milk (it's probably best if they already contain the milk, but that's not required as long as it doesn't taste thin and watery when you put it in hot water). I'm not lactose intolerant, but I don't usually have milk around, plus it's much easier & more convenient to heat up water. [more inside]
posted by cybertaur1
on Jun 28, 2012 -
I have two ice cube trays, identical in every way. Except! The ice cubes come out perfectly from one, but shatter into pieces from the other. Why? Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by echo target
on Jun 27, 2012 -
I have a whole case of plain ol' Bacardi rum. What's your favorite rum based recipe that doesn't require a top-shelf liquor? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Looking for a private label bottler / contract bottler that handles alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir
on Mar 10, 2012 -
Brooklyn girl likes drinking but is cheap. What are the best brunch deals in the borough, preferably with a free drink? What are your favorite happy hours? What are the best iPhone apps or websites that list happy hours and/or drink specials? All borough-wide recommendations appreciated, though anything located in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and DUMBO are most desired. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Mar 2, 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 -
Can you recommend unusual/interesting/tasty non-alcoholic drinks to try in different European countries e.g. Almdudler in Austria?
posted by janecr
on Dec 28, 2011 -
I'm hosting a NYE party. The theme is time travel. I have a few ideas for food and drinks (and friends are bringing things, too), but can you give me some awesome ideas for making this party really fun and memorable? Any and all ideas are welcome! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Dec 23, 2011 -
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 am very unexpectedly in Chicago for 2 days, tagging along on a friend's business trip. I love artsy neighborhoods and I'm hoping to walk around and read a book over coffee. Also, I am seeking a late-night birthday dessert or drink location. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus
on Oct 4, 2011 -
(I'm asking this question on behalf of someone I know with no MeFi account—I'll mark any helpful or solved answers as he relays them to me).
"I've become a proud father of a little boy recently, and my wife got me a huge Cuban cigar to celebrate it with. Specifically a Partagas Lusitania. Instead of smoking it all by myself (that would be boring), I'm going to invite some of my mates over for a drink and a smoke. The problem is, I don't know what to drink with it. Any suggestions?" [more inside]
posted by jklaiho
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I recently read or saw something in which a character drinks Arnold Palmers, and I can't remember what it was! Does anyone remember this detail about a character, literary or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly
on Sep 4, 2011 -
I'm looking for certain kinds of drinks. Non-alcoholic, no sugar, no coffee, no tea. No processed drinks, no artificial flavours. Something I can make at home. To be drunk at all times. Apart from fruit/vegetable juices, (soy)milk, and water, what else remains? [more inside]
posted by beshtya
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Toronto: Good place for cocktails on or around Queen West West / Parkdale? Anyone know a good place for a decent martini and/or gimlet in the west end of downtown TO? Open tonight and no insanely loud music.
posted by dobbs
on Jul 24, 2011 -
I like drinking out of teeny tiny cups. If drinking a beverage involves repeatedly pouring it out of a large container into a cup that holds like 5 sips, I'm into it. Please tell me every conceivable example of this. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Jul 6, 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 -
Where can I watch the space shuttle launch on Friday in Washington, DC? Or, if there isn't anything going on: shuttle-themed cocktail recipes? [more inside]
posted by troika
on Apr 27, 2011 -
I'm looking to find some iPhone apps related to coffee and coffee culture. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
posted by remixnine
on Mar 30, 2011 -
Ginger Milk Tea is my new beverage obsession, but it's time-consuming to make. I'm thinking about making a large amount of ginger-infused water that I can keep in the fridge and reheat when I want some tea. Will this work, or is there an easier way to make this? (recipe I'm currently using inside) [more inside]
posted by pourtant
on Mar 8, 2011 -
Bar essentials. If I want to stock a bar, what are some essential ingredients for mixing?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy
on Jan 17, 2011 -
Need precise recipes for various Viennese coffee variations. Too many websites either list competing information, or seem to have carelessly copied other sites' lists without any sort of editorial fact-checking. [more inside]
posted by umlaut
on Jan 9, 2011 -