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A more manly version of the Cosmopolitan mixed drink?

Asked by metadog (381points) May 24th, 2011

I admit it, I like Cosmopolitans. When my wife orders one, I get one too. However, when I’m out with “the guys,” I would like to order something similar… without all of the ribbing. Does such a drink exist? Maybe the same thing with a different name?

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Cruiser's avatar

Vodka martini….shaken not stirred!

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Vodka and cranberry is pretty close, but I’m not sure it’s really that much less feminine than Cosmos – Cosmos have sugar and are in a martini glass, but otherwise they’re the same. If you’re concerned about ordering gendered drinks, why not just get a scotch or a beer? Perhaps a Sapphire gimlet to mix things up. Or, just embrace your love for Cosmos and tell the guys to man up and order what they like to drink as well.

jrpowell's avatar

Russian Turkey with lime.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

A male friend also likes Cosmopolitans. On occasion, I have seen him teased by one or more people in the group. He either ignores the comment or says that it is his choice. It has always quieted the teasers. I could be wrong, but it seems like speaking up about supporting a personal opinion on such a frivolous topic of choice of drink may be a way to help educate your friends that sweet drinks are not limited to being appreciated by a specific sex or gender.

If you want away around it but still have a Cosmopolitan, how about asking for it to be served in a lowball or highball glass? I could be way off-base, but I suspect having a cocktail served in a martini glass that includes fruit juice is more likely to experience ridicule of the purchaser.

JLeslie's avatar

I agree a vodka cranberry with a slice of lime. It will be missing the triple sec though.

@Pied_Pfeffer mentioned a good idea, asking for it in a lowball, or if you know you will have two a highball maybe. If you order it in front of everyone, they know you have a cosmo in a tall glass, but if you order at the bar and walk over with it, you can just say it is a vodka cranberry.

I think you should just order the cosmo, the glass would matter for me.

El_Cadejo's avatar

eh I never put much weight into the whole male/female drinks thing. I dont understand why men arent allowed to like fruity drinks. Fruity drinks taste fucking great imo. I say order the cosmo and ignore those who give ya shit.

Haleth's avatar

You could order a Manhattan (whiskey, vermouth, bitters, maraschino cherry) or a Sidecar (bourbon, cointreau, lemon juice). Classy.

_zen_'s avatar

Whiskey neat.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Order a Seabreeze – vodka, cranberry, grapefruit juice or a Madras – vodka, cranberry, orange juice. They’re served tall. Or just vodka and cranberry juice. All are great summer drinks.

JLeslie's avatar

Oh, yeah, sea breeze. Or, you can order Bay Breeze for something sweeter.

meiosis's avatar

Rib your friends back with something along the lines of “Yeah, I know, it’s tough being so secure in my manliness that I can drink what the fuck I like, instead of hiding behind a beer like you pussies. Don’t let me stop you though”

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@BarnacleBill I don’t think Seabreezes are really any more masculine. They were the butt of many a “Finch isn’t a man” jokes in Just Shoot Me.

JLeslie's avatar

It’s the cranberry. Pink/red drinks are going to seem girly I guess.

JLeslie's avatar

Bars could start using white cranberry juice for the men.

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