Bartenders In This Online Group Jokingly Disclose What These 30 Drink Orders Tell Them About You As A Person
The famous French lawyer and politician, also the author of The Physiology Of Taste, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once said, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” Meaning that the choices a person makes about their food which is fundamental for being alive can reveal things about other aspects of their life.
Apparently that can be applied to drinks at a bar as well because many bartenders shared their thoughts on what they think about a person when they order when Redditor Indianfattie asked “Bartenders Of Reddit: What Are The Stereotypes That Come With Specific Drinks People Order?”
People eagerly joined the conversation and shared what stories they can tell from people’s drinks. Do these stereotypes bartenders ascribe to your favorite drink are true? Tell us in the comments!
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Pina Colada - you care more about flavor than image. Also want to be in the Caribbean.
A Drink From Pinterest
If you pull up a drink you found on Pinterest and it has 25 steps and is more pretty than tasty, I can tell already you are a future “I want to speak to the manager” type of mom.
Obligatory "not a bartender" but once in NYC I overheard a dude ordering a "Seven Seas". Turned out it's "A splash of the first seven things the bartender sees" - yep, instantly judged as an alcoholic
When I first started drinking I never knew what to order so my sister told me to get her college friend’s favorite drink, which was Malibu and Sprite. As a lifelong sugar addict I loved it.
One night I ordered it at a bar and the bartender chuckled to himself a bit so I asked him why, he said he just learned the name of that drink but didn’t want to offend me. I said to let me have it; it’s called a High Maintenance White B***h.
Long Island Iced Tea
LIT. Usually someone who wants to get drunk for cheap and is going to complain that the drink is not strong enough. Life Pro Tip for bartenders, before serving, fill the straw with well tequila. You will never get another complaint about a weak LIT.
Martini 'Shaken, Not Stirred'
Martini 'shaken, not stirred'= Idiot who knows nothing about booze and definitely has no idea what they're ordering, and will most likely not like it.
That said, I'm pretty tolerant of most drink orders, people are allowed to like what they like, even if I don't share the same taste.
I should clarify, it's the specific way of ordering it to sound like James Bond that I find douchey and tells me the guest probably don't know what they're doing and won't like the drink, not the actual drink itself.
Vodka Water With Lime
Vodka water with lime for the sorority girl who wants to cut calories, then drinks 8 of them and gets blackout pizza from the place next door.
Jagerbombs are ordered by students which just want to get f**ked up asap.
As a grown man who orders Shirley Temples I can say the stereotype is usually that I'm joking.
Old-Fashioned Sweet. Fun grandma with a s**t ton of stories. Has been to hell and back but still is nice as pie.
Double Brandy And Coke
Double Brandy and Coke means you're probably from South Africa
TIL also very popular amongst Babushkas and Wisconsinites. Who woulda thunk it.
This might be silly, but people who order a gin&tonic never end up drinking fewer than 5 of them.
"Make It Strong"
Anyone who orders a drink and says "make it strong" means that they aren't going to tip. No, I will not give you free booze, this is how I make my living. I always ask if they want to order (and therefor pay for) a double, the answer is always no. You can F**k right off, my good sir
Loudly Announcing That They Don’t Like/Drink Beer
I work at a craft microbrewery. As soon as someone feels the need to loudly announce and explain that they don’t like/drink beer, I know they’re going to be a pain in the a**. We also sell cocktails, wine, and cider, but why not talk about how all beer is disgusting in front of the brewers and staff!
Pitcher of Bud Light and one glass: here's $1 while I harass every female within eyesight.
Manhattan While In NYC
Ordering Manhattans while in nyc because of the novelty, not knowing that it’s mostly bourbon then saying it’s too strong.
the woman who ordered a Lemon Drop is the only person to this day who has screamed at me at work, so I’ll say that’s a drink for high maintenance a**holes
If they come in and order an appletini you can bet they’re one hell of a doctor and not the slightest bit feminine for ordering it
"Pink beer? No, I can't drink this, too gay, I'm not gay" I work at Harpoon in Boston and there really still are some people too afraid of being emasculated because of the color of beer they drink.
A Bourbon Old-Fashioned
My go-to is a bourbon old fashioned. A bartender once told me this means I'm an old woman from the South
“I’ll have a lager” too lazy to look at the taps or you literally don’t care what you drink.
some people think I’m judging lager drinkers, I’m definitely not. In the UK pubs usually have 5+ unless they’re just a real ale pub so it’s a really unspecific order.
Man Orders The Same (Type Of) Drink As The Lady
If a man orders the same (type of) drink as the lady, they haven't had sex (with each other) yet.
Any brand name liquor on the rocks with a splash of soda means it's a person between 55-65 with decent money. They usually tip pretty well.
If I'm asked about the malty flavor or mouthfeel of every IPA we have, it's a hipster in their 20's trying to be cool.
If they ask for any kind of shooter, at my bar at least (not a college bar), they're 30-35, unhappy with their life and wishing to go back to college. Often they're trying to seem fun, young, and hip to the other people at the bar.
Idk what it is about moms and margaritas, but they go together like pb&j
If your a "vodka drinker" and you demand obscure expensive vodka for the "clean" flavor, your a victim of marketing. You don't like vodka, you like alcohol, which is fine, but pretending like there is a difference between grey goose and pinnacle is one of the lower aspects of my job.
A Bud Light/ Miller Light/ Budweiser With A Shot Of Bourbon Or Whisky
From my experience if you order a Bud Light/ Miller Light/ Budweiser with a shot of Bourbon or Whisky you probably work a manual labor intensive job. Most older women want vodka with water/tonic/soda. Younger woman tend to order vodka with cranberry or sweeter mixed drinks. Younger men tend to order IPA's or Craft Beers. I can always tell who just turned 21 due to all the complex sweet shots with fancy names being ordered. Old ladies that want to party usually start with Margaritas. I bartend on the weekends at a shot and beer spot, so I don't get a lot variety.
I have bartended for more than 15yrs, & honestly the biggest correlation I've experienced is with sports fans. Here, baseball fans = beers, low maintenance, minimal tips. Football fans = double whiskey 7s at 9am, as fast as possible, decent tips as its pure volume and turnover. Soccer fans = moscow mules, kamikazes, anything with 3 or more ingredients, unless it's a shot of expensive tequila. High maintenance customers, but good tips. I realize this isn't universal, but it goes with the fans and teams in my city.
"just make me something yummy" - early twenties girl that's going to flirt with me and everyone else in the bar and get carried out by 10pm. I'm a bartender not a Chef, just order a f**king drink Tiffany.
Amaretto Sour - don't card me because I'm 18
Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island iced teas rarely get tips and are almost always asked to “make it strong.” It’s nearly an entire cup of liquor how tf am I supposed to make it stronger