What does your drink order say about you?

Probably nothing.


Little did we know, while we were out there having fun, our friendly bartenders might just have been judging us all along…

Bartenders of reddit : what are the stereotypes that come with specific drinks people order ?
byu/Indianfattie inAskReddit

Give us the inside scoop on our pours of choice, Reddit.

1. Long Island Iced Tea

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

2. 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.


3. Watermelon Bacardi Breezers

Used to be a bartender in a pub in London. Typical pub, you’re selling a lot of beer, the odd cider or glass of wine.

There was a local gangster type that even the other hard bastards in the pub used to be wary of.

Friendly enough guy, but definitely not someone anyone wanted to be on the wrong side of.

He drank nothing but bright pink Watermelon Bacardi Breezers. Taught me not to judge.

– Uberman77

4. Vegas Bombs

Either having a great time and one guy is flexing cash with a bunch of friends…will tip well


Douchebag flexing cash around random people he barely knows. Will not tip well

– WetParchmentPaper

5. Pint of Bitter

I’m a middle aged man who is going to stand by the bar silently until my other middle aged man friend comes and then we’re going to sit silently and watch the football and only speak to ask who’s round it is.

Always a lovely bloke though.

– [deleted user]

6. 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

7. Manhattans in Manhattan

Ordering Manhattans while in nyc because of the novelty, not knowing that it’s mostly bourbon then saying it’s too strong.

– acunderthetree

8. The Glass Bigot

Tended bar at a pan-tropical bistro when I was in graduate school.

Naturally, we had a few pre-blended fruity, frozen drinks, which were typically served in a hurricane glass, with garnishes.

One evening a very manly man ordered one, but requested that it not be served in “A f**goty glass.”

Apparently real men drink their Mango Mambos in proper Old Fashioned glasses.

– DBRookery

9. P**n Star Martinis

I’m going to be loud and obnoxious all night, and my vomit is going to be neon orange when i’ve drank 5 of these.

– chlomydia

10. The Caucasian

“One Caucasian Please” – neckbeard fedora dude ordered about 10 white Russians from me one night and called them “caucasians” every time while chuckling to himself every time he came up to the bar

– wisc0

11. Cosmo

This person is almost certainly a pain in the a**.

– thatguyfromnewyork

12. Mojito

I worked at a bar, bar backing, 10 years ago, when Bacardi’s ad campaign made the mojito popular again, somehow… I mean, it’s a great f**king drink, don’t get me wrong.

Anyway, one of the bartenders was telling me at closing that he hated the f**king drink because process- all the muddling and it sucked when everyone wants a Jack or Bacardi and Coke, gin and tonic, vodka-soda- y’know one step, two part drinks and then you have to stop, muddle, muddle, muddle, muddle, and mix- especially when we would be four deep at the bar, both bar tenders busting a**, I was running ice, washing glasses, and pouring beers, and then someone would order a mojito.

The guy who hated making them would act super excited to make them, pulling out all of the Cocktail lines, flipping bottles, smiling- chatting up the person, it was really disingenuous to me, but really funny, I swear he threw so much hatred into that pestle while muddling the lime and mint… So naturally, after we closed, I’d ask for a mojito.

– Oldpenguinhunter

13. LIT

We turned an outdoor shed into a tiki bar shortly after the smoking ban (WI).

Malibu gave us these little buckets to make fun fruity drinks in as a promotional thing. I was 18 but knew the basics of bartending and 3 couples came in and asked for LIT in those d**n buckets. Of course I screwed up my alcohol portions because the drink is f**king straight booze in a bucket and all 3 couples went inside to complain to my manager about my drink making skills and the prices I charged.

We gave the buckets away to make sandcastles after that. We also had a bartender who refused to make a bloody Mary after 4:00 pm, said it was a day drink.

– mpr1011

14. The Pinterest Recipe

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

15. 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

Cheers to you, whatever your drink of choice.

What’s your go to order and why?

Tell us in the comments.