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Just turned 21...Good drinks to order at a bar?

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What are some of your favorite drinks to order at a bar and what's in them? Why do you like it?

I liked an Irish Car Bomb I had. It's Guiness with whisky and Bailey's and it is smooth and yummy like a root beer float.
post #2 of 72
predrink before the bar, then at the bar split pitchers of beer with friends
post #3 of 72
There are a ton of good drinks to order. It just depends what exactly you're trying to accomplish. A good idea would probably be to try all of the different "mainstream" mixed drinks (Martini, Margarita, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito, White Russian, Bloody Mary, Scotch) to figure out what alcohols you like. Then you can move on to trying the different brands and styles of each alcohol when you find the ones you like.

You could spend many years drinking just the different varieties of Scotch that exist...

I stick to beer mostly now a days... Been trying to drink the best beers out there. My current favorite beer I can find at a store is DogFish Head 90 Minute IPA. Very delicious and very potent.
post #4 of 72
Question here

Do you guys drink to get drunk or drink for the taste?
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Question here

Do you guys drink to get drunk or drink for the taste?
The goal is to drink for the taste before you get drunk.
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Do you guys drink to get drunk or drink for the taste?
I.e., are you out of college yet?
post #7 of 72
I'm still in college and I drink for taste Nothing wrong with that
post #8 of 72
A good pint of beer is always nice. Something more user friendly is a vodka collins. Another refreshing drink is a gin and tonic.
post #9 of 72
Sidecar. Whiskey sour. Mojito.
post #10 of 72
Captain Morgan and Coke. Or rum on the rocks.
post #11 of 72
Never underestimate buying calls or premiums, since they may save you a bad hangover. You'll get a feel for which brands and varieties make you feel like you've been run over by a trolley the next morning. Personally I love a good mid-grade vodka like Svedka or Finlandia. They've got the perfect clean taste without the prestige and marketing of Goose or Chopin. Never order anything involving whiskey unless you name your brand. The well stuff at most bars will make you sick faster than a carnival ride involving the words "whirl", "rip-roarin", or "death" in their titles. Y'know for that matter just stay away from wells. Get to know the budget brands that are respected.

You can never go wrong with a martini (not talking about the modern vodka and fruit/chocolate abominations), and most all Gins are tasty and unique. Drink a vodka martini if you must but please for the love of all that is holy leave out the flavors, unless they're IN the vodka. It's not entirely sophisticated but the Three Olives stuff actually comes in some pretty tasty varieties, just use your judgement. The grape tastes like cool-aid for example, amusing at first but a little disturbing to be drinking something that tastes like what you enjoyed when you were five.

Beware the scotch, lol. College bars aren't known for a great whisky selection anyway and if they do have a bottle they'll likely pour it on the rocks, which is stupid. Buy some bottles at home and drink slowly, neat but with as much water as you need at first to enjoy the flavor. You'll develop the taste and from there on you'll be proud to order a strong whisky (neat) on a date, and look like a big man .

Don't forget to try a particular bar's specialty drink or even one that the bartender enjoys. If you're not in the mood for anything particular you'll find some interesting creations out there. Just make sure they aren't pouring super-premiums and trying to charge you fifteen bucks for it.

Oh and my favorite ****tail for when I'm already half trashed, just because it's impressive and tastes good when your 'buds are already dead. http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink13.html
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predrink before the bar, then at the bar split pitchers of beer with friends
good advice here, listen up
post #13 of 72
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Captain Morgan and Coke. Or rum on the rocks.
love your av by the way!
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I liked an Irish Car Bomb I had. It's Guiness with whisky and Bailey's and it is smooth and yummy like a root beer float.
Beware ordering that at a real Irish bar. Some old Micks WILL kick you out .
post #15 of 72
A glass of water. As a veteran of too much money wasted at bars, you're better off drinking at home with friends.
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