We all have to start somewhere — for some that means Malibu and pineapple juice, and for others, it’s shots of Fireball. From mispronouncing common wine varietals to being unable to answer simple follow-up questions, here are seven ways bartenders can tell you’re a rookie drinker.
1. Ordering a Long Island Iced Tea
Nothing says “show me the quickest route to drunk” quite like a Long Island. They’re easy to make and usually pricier than a simple mixed drink, so bartenders never mind the drink order. However, we may shake our heads just a little as we pour your drink. Mostly, though, we’re just reliving memories of our own youthful mistakes after one too many.