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!

More info: Reddit

#1

Piña Colada

Piña Colada Pina Colada - you care more about flavor than image. Also want to be in the Caribbean.

CodyLeet , Patricia Díaz Report

Ms.M.
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Piña Coladas are deliciously refreshing. And yes, it would would be nice to be in the Caribbean right about now.

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#2

A Drink From Pinterest

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.

CybReader , Phil Denton Report

#3

Seven Seas

Seven Seas 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

q1w2e3r4t5z , Salim Virji Report

#4

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.

sweetjoyness , Todd Carr Report

Yoga Kitty
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds absolutely easy to mix - I do not see the "high maintenance" part so far...

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#5

Long Island Iced Tea

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.

CoolHandRK1 , Joe Szilagyi Report

Ivana
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That pro tip is what bartenders do when they are watering down shitty drinks at bad bars. Just saying. It was what the bartenders were told to do at the bar my husband worked at. It was the standard practice to rip off customers.

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#6

Martini 'Shaken, Not Stirred'

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.

time_is_galleons , Sarah Stierch Report

Funhog
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True that James Bond orders a watered-down drink. As a spy, he probably does this on purpose.

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#7

Vodka Water With Lime

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.

FREAK_DOLPHIN_R**E , James Temple Report

#8

Jagerbomb

Jagerbomb Jagerbombs are ordered by students which just want to get f**ked up asap.

[deleted] , Ben Sutherland Report

#9

Shirley Temples

Shirley Temples As a grown man who orders Shirley Temples I can say the stereotype is usually that I'm joking.

I'm not.

smallerthings , Ruth Hartnup Report

MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's harder to come by someone who knows how to make them properly. Or even what a Shirley Temple is.

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#10

Old-Fashioned Sweet. Fun grandma with a s**t ton of stories. Has been to hell and back but still is nice as pie.

Adroite , m_culnane Report

Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, that’s me...minus the grandchildren!

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#11

Double Brandy And Coke

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.

Scarlet_Rad , masatsu Report

Lord Mysticlaw
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TIL brandy and coke is a SA thing, I thought everyone loves it as much as we do

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#12

Gin&Tonic

Gin&Tonic This might be silly, but people who order a gin&tonic never end up drinking fewer than 5 of them.

skorletun , Katherine Lim Report

#13

"Make It Strong"

"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

drunk_and_clumsy , mariobonifacio Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I imagine drunk tippers are either really good or terrible with no inbetween.

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#14

Loudly Announcing That They Don’t Like/Drink Beer

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!

yamigrl , Felipe Tofani Report

Don't Look
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a beer fan but why anyone has to know that is beyond me. Then again I don't go to breweries so....

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#15

Pitcher of Bud Light and one glass: here's $1 while I harass every female within eyesight.

octopussua , Michel Curi Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did always think of Bud Light as the official beer of date rapists...

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#16

Manhattan While In NYC

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.

acunderthetree Report

ShriSha Kamboj
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they expect drinks they dont know to taste like drinks they know

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#17

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop 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

hashtagpueb , Schezar Report

MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was given a lemon drop shot. I didn't know it was a shot. Thought it was an actual drink.

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#18

Appletini

Appletini 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

Son_of_Carr , Michael Lehet Report

Helen Haley
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know about incredible doctor, I'd go with hilarious doctor with a huge man-crush on his best friend.

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#19

Pink Beer

Pink Beer "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.

thisguypatrick , Bernt Rostad Report

snipergun
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've had some pink beer, it's called delirium red here in Netherlands and it's damn tasty. At beer tasting everyone drank it, no problem at all.

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#20

A Bourbon Old-Fashioned

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

UncleTrustworthy , Jazz Guy Report

Ivana
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is my absolute favorite. 99% of the time I will order this. One day I will be an old woman from the South. Got the Southern and woman part, just working on the old part one day at a time.

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#21

Lager

Lager “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.

DANIELG360 , David Woo Report

Baby Fratelli
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Surely people would know this means they’ll get the most expensive one

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#22

Man Orders The Same (Type Of) Drink As The Lady

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.

Berlin_Blues , djjewelz Report

Don't Look
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that's hilarious, stereotyping and probably at least 60% accurate.

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#23

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

SpartanLegend , Jazz Guy Report

Ivana
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What about oyster shooters? Those things are amazing.

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#24

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.

buttpants_r_r , Acid Pix Report

#25

A Bud Light/ Miller Light/ Budweiser With A Shot Of Bourbon Or Whisky

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.

Modod_ , Rick Report

Nikki Sevven
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me, a 56yo woman: "May I have a pale ale and a shot of whiskey, please?" Bartender: "You're a younger man who works intensive manual labor." Me: "My dude, open your eyes."

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#26

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.

sneekiepee , Anto&Max Report

Bexxxxx
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow this is….surprisingly accurate lol. I worked at a hockey bar and it’s nothing but pitchers of bud, Caesar’s and anger bombs for those teams

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#27

Something Yummy

Something Yummy "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.

kokaneeranger , Paul Wilkinson Report

Don't Look
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sucks for you I guess. Early twenty something I would think are more interested in spending money on alcohol because they like the feeling so ... why not give them cheap pretty, sugary drinks and get more money out of it?

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#28

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour Amaretto Sour - don't card me because I'm 18

nightster89 , sascha_medwedew Report

James
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a teen I used to drink Whiskey Sour. Would go to the Chinese restaurants as they never carded.

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#29

Long Island Iced Tea

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

Di5c0_T , Kyle Taylor Report

#30

Shot Of Rye

Shot Of Rye Shot of rye - you're probably a fast gun who'll clear leather like lightning, quicker than anyone else in the territories.

dolemite_II , Wendel Fisher Report

Travis Hassig
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dah! Just posted above I like a double Bullitt Rye with a little ice. Definitely not a cowboy, though...

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