BeachedBrit wrote:Old fashioned with no cherry. It's a bourbon based cocktail and you can, but don't need to, choose your whiskey by name. Works pretty much all over the country, no one will judge you negatively anywhere, works in the south because its bourbon, sophisticated enough for northern markets as a cocktail that is not too fancy. It's served on ice so that will slowly water it down if you want to drink it slowly. Also, be sure not to drink it through the little straw/stirring stick (I only say because i've seen people do it, sure fire way to look like an idiot).
If you have to coach someone on getting an old fashioned, it'll probably knock them on their ass. If it doesn't, the sour face they make when all that liquor hits their tongue will certainly betray the fact that it is their first time ever drinking one...
What's worse, drinking a beer or wine you like or looking like a poser and having to choke down a drink you don't?
Honestly, I have to think that the only reason anyone would ever care about this stuff is because people from TLS graduate law school and become attorneys...it's like a self perpetuating douche cycle.