What you drink says a lot about who you are
Pass on those light beers and put down that white wine spritzer, because Life, Tailored is here to teach you how to drink like a man.
The drink in your hand says a lot about your personality, and these manly drinks convey the confidence and bravado of a modern man. Consider this your field guide to drinking like a gentleman. Here are some basic rules to follow and keep in mind in order to drink like a true gentleman.
If it’s good enough for Don Draper, it’s good enough for you
If there was ever a show that taught you how to drink like a man, it was Mad Men. The amount of drinking on that show was incredible, and you should consider the laundry list of cocktails and alcohol they drink at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, and Pryce as your unofficial list of drinks worth drinking.
Manhattans and Old Fashioneds are right at the top of this list. If you want to know how to make a proper Manhattan or Old Fashioned, mosey on over to Life, Tailored’s Complete Guide on Becoming a Mixologist. Here’s the link.
Martinis shouldn’t have lychee in them
A real is never caught ordering anything called an appletini either, unless it’s for the lovely lady on his arm. A proper martini should have 3 things in it: gin (or a top-shelf vodka), vermouth, and an olive garnish.
Get your whisky right
First things first, know the difference between a bourbon, scotch and so on. The easiest way to distinguish this is where the bottle is from, Scotch is from Scotland, Bourbon is made in the U.S., Rye is made in Canada, and Whisk(e)y is made in Ireland.
When it comes to drinking whisky, its best to have it on its own. A couple of droplets of water activates the flavor and tones down the fire of the alcohol. If you absolutely need to drink it with ice, get spherical ice since it doesn’t melt as fast. Too much water and you’re killing the flavors you should be enjoying.
Know a little something about wine
No one is asking you to have sommelier level knowledge. But knowing about a good bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or knowing the basics (i.e. what to drink with fish or red meat) will go a long way for you, and keep you looking good in your date’s eyes.
Basically, if you drank it when you were 21, leave it behind now
These are the years where you’ve grown to love the taste of beer, so grow to love more. Ditch the vodka sodas and crap mixed with diet coke. You’re a man now, damnit!
Want to learn the rest of the Life, Tailored steps to drinking like a real man? Check out the entire guide at Lifetailored.com. Just make sure to implement them in your weekend festivities.