So what does the fact that I’ve ordered the same basic thing (in summer and spring, a glass of white wine; in winter and fall, a glass of red) for years, any time I go to a bar, say about me? P.S. I’m also the person who ordered the same flavor of ice cream all through childhood, any time I walked into a Baskin and Robbins (mint chip). My own informal and completely unscientific interpretation says it means I’m risk averse, drawn to comfort and routine, and I’m a homebody. All true.
So what do others think? Here’s a snippet from “Are You Wearing My Pants?” (the bartender’s blog mentioned above)—“a list of common personality traits and characteristics” based on drink orders:
“Stella: You are foreign…or are trying to appear to be.
Vodka Cran: You don’t know what you want in life, or at this bar.
Gin & Tonic: $$$
Red Bull & Vodka: You are an asshole.
Pinot Grigio: You are approaching menopause faster than you think.
Vodka Martini: You had a serious day at work, or you are a functional alcoholic.”
The writers at coed magazine have their own take. Mind you, the magazine is targeted to college age kids, but their assessments are kind of fun, and I think they apply to any age drinker.
“If you’re a wine drinker, you’re very social, but prefer to go to parties where you can actually talk to the person next to you.”
And if you like domestic light beer? “You like to yell. You like to yell in groups…The light beer drinker is the beer game champion. You are always up for a game of beer pong…Your life revolves around quantity. Who cares if it tastes like watered down piss because you could drink a million of them. If you like regular domestic beer, “you used to be an athlete.”
Is vodka your drink of choice? Then you’re versatile, and drink according to the time of day and your moods.
Do you gravitate to Bloody Marys? Then, sadly, according to coed magazine, “You are a true alcoholic who knows the number one rule of alcoholism. You need to bite the hair of the dog that bit you. There isn’t a time of day that you wouldn’t rather be drinking.”
Rum Straight? “You’ve never had rum, or you’re a pirate.”
What kinds of personalities do you associate with different drinks? Did you ever order a drink you didn’t want just to enhance your image? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.