Best Bars 2014

Are You Drinking the Right Cocktail for Your Personality?

No matter who you are, there’s a cocktail (and a bar) out there for you.

By Katharine Shilcutt November 30, 2014 Published in the December 2014 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Cocktail: Manhattan
Ingredients: Whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters
What it says about you: “I own many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”
Where you drink: Warren’s

Cocktail: Martini (gin)
Ingredients: Gin, vermouth
What it says about you: You appreciate the value of a good tailor.
Where you drink: The Davenport

Cocktail: Martini (vodka)
Ingredients: Vodka, vermouth
What it says about you: Your alternate drink orders are Pinot Grigio and Blue Moon with a slice of orange.
Where you drink: Benjy’s

Cocktail: Negroni
Ingredients: Gin, vermouth rosso, Campari
What it says about you: “I’m just playing devil’s advocate.”
Where you drink: Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar

Cocktail: Blood and Sand
Ingredients: Scotch, orange juice, vermouth, Cherry Heering
What it says about you: You like the idea of Scotch—just not the smell…or the taste
Where you drink: Hearsay

Cocktail: Old Fashioned
Ingredients: Bourbon/rye whiskey, Angostura bitters, sugar cube, water
What it says about you: “Get off my lawn!”
Where you drink: Reserve 101

Cocktail: Last Word
Ingredients: Gin, lime juice, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur
What it says about you: You’ve been called the most interesting man/woman in the world without a trace of irony.
Where you drink: Mongoose vs. Cobra

Cocktail: Corpse Reviver No. 2
Ingredients: Gin, lemon juice, Cointreau, Lillet, absinthe
What it says about you: You fan yourself for dramatic emphasis.
Where you drink: Grand Prize Bar

Cocktail: Sidecar
Ingredients: Cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice
What it says about you: You take great pains to match your Tory Burch flats to your Michael Kors bag.
Where you drink: Marfreless

Cocktail: Sazerac
Ingredients: Cognac, absinthe, sugar cube, Peychaud’s bitters
What it says about you: “I’m counting the days until my next trip to New Orleans.”
Where you drink: The Honeymoon Café and Bar

Cocktail: Cosmopolitan
Ingredients: Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice
What it says about you: “I think I’ll just stay in this weekend and watch a Sex and the City marathon.”
Where you drink: Triniti

Cocktail: Mojito
Ingredients: White rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, mint
What it says about you: You like making your bartender really work for that tip.
Where you drink: Under the Volcano

Cocktail: Daiquiri
Ingredients: White rum, lime juice, simple syrup
What it says about you: “I don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Where you drink: Double Trouble

Cocktail: Zombie
Ingredients: White rum, gold rum, dark rum, apricot brandy, pineapple juice, 151-proof rum, lime juice
What it says about you: You always wished there was a classier version of Jungle Juice.
Where you drink: Lei Low

Cocktail: Yoohoo Challenge
Ingredients: Yoohoo, plus a random bar patron’s choice of mixer (e.g., Blueberry Stoli, Jägermeister, Black Grouse)
What it says about you: You like to yell, “Hey, watch this!”
Where you drink: Poison Girl(only), from bartender Lindsey Rae (only)

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