17 alcoholic drinks to fit your every mood
Apr 26, 2018
1. Craft beer
To impress your edgy mate
2. Red wine
To look sophisticated
You’re out to dinner and need to order something kind of classy – a glass of red wine will do it (unless you’re ordering fish). You know the trick – order the second bottle down from the top of the menu; it’ll still be cheap enough, but not totally terrible.
3. White wine
You just got dumped. Cue a bottle of cheap white plonk with a straw, your onesie, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, and a date with the TV. Feeling better already!
4. Rose wine
Keeping everyone (kinda) happy
Red vs. white wine! When the whole table is in disagreement over what type of wine to get. The simplest solution – go for the Rose, the wine that is no one’s favourite, but is tolerated by everyone.
You’re in the mood to par-tay! The short and zingy Margarita cocktail is your ultimate partner in crime when it comes to having a good time… but also a guaranteed hangover creator (see No. 6).
6. Bloody Mary
Save me from hangover hell!!
Woke up sweating from way too many Margaritas last night? Head is pounding and it’s the least you can do to prise yourself off the bathroom floor? The only thing that can raise you from this terrible state is your good pal Bloody Mary. The simple sugars in the tomato juice give your dwindling glucose levels a good boost, plus the vodka is the hair of the dog you need to pull you through the day.
7. Old Fashioned
Roaring fireplace, chilly winter’s eve and a glass of boozy Old Fashioned in your hand. This old-school whiskey cocktail is just the ticket to get you a nice level of woozy and all warmed up for bed.
8. Aperol Spritz
The obligatory sunny-bank-holiday-on-a-rooftop drink. It started with a huge advertising campaign, and now it’s firmly engraved in our brains; sun’s out = Aperol Spritzes all ’round!
9. Glass of Bailey’s
When you’re craving a little somethin’ sweet after dinner – you can almost persuade yourself the liquid calories don’t count.
10. Espresso Martini
After work pick-me-up
It’s been a long, long Friday at work, your boss was a total nightmare today, and you have two huge suitcases under your eyes. You need a pick-me-up sharpish or this night out is going to be a short one. Praise the lord for the Espresso Martini – an expensive, yet very effective way to wake you up and get you in the mood.
11. Vodka Red Bull
Get me in the ZONE
For when you’re out on the town with the gang, but you just can’t get in the mood. Last resort option – Vodka Red Bull. Let’s do this!!
12. Rum & Coke
When you reach the bar and you feel really on the spot and just can’t decide what to order, a Rum & Coke is your go-to drink.
Easy cocktail option
When you have no idea what anything else on the cocktail menu is. Avoid ordering something that tastes like a pond and go for the fail-safe option – the trusty vodka and cranberry cocktail, a Cosmopolitan – what’s not to love?!
Pretending to be wholesome
For when you’ve been out the last five nights on the trot and then your mate asks you to go to the pub for a beer. You order a Shandy because technically, this is a night off the booze – and apparently the lemonade cancels out the alcohol, someone told you once.
15. Tequila slammers
To celebrate BIG style
On your 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th birthdays. Then suddenly you hit 30 and those tequila shot hangovers hit you HARD.
16. Bottle of Prosecco
To celebrate anything!
Baby shower, engagement, wedding, funeral, Monday evening; when is it not a good time for a glass/bottle of Prosecco?
17. Glass of water
Tonight is going to be a long one
Wah poor you. You’re either really really poor, or you got stuck with the driving duties.