A brunette, a blonde and a redhead walk into a bar. The brunette orders an Apple Martini, the blonde orders a Sex on the Beach, and the redhead orders a Long Island Iced Tea. No, this isn’t a joke, so don’t hold your breath waiting for the punchline. This atrocity repeats itself over and over every 6 seconds across the globe. The next time you’re ordering a drink, I beg thee, please step outside of the box and refrain from ordering anything that ends with a -tini or an -ita. And for the love of Carrie Bradshaw, please don’t order a Cosmopolitan—it was de rigeur when Sex and the City first aired in 1998, but not so much now. We’re all grown women here, so let’s govern ourselves accordingly.
- Do have at least three drinks stored in your Mental Rolodex. These should be classic drinks known by the average bartender. Even better if these are drinks that you actually enjoy, and can have at least two rounds of without getting sloppy.
- Do learn to enjoy at least one kind of whiskey— it isn’t just for men, you know. If you’re feeling ballsy, order one and enjoy the bartender’s reaction. Continue Reading…