Whether or not you like to admit it, your bartender is silently judging you. And not just in the type of way like if you order a complicated cocktail while they’re slammed or fail to tip — in those cases, your bartender is not simply judging you, but unequivocally hates you. Rather, because bartenders deal with a wide spectrum of people on a regular basis, many of them have you pegged down by the time you order your first drink.
To that point, look no further than this Ask Reddit thread which poses the question: “Bartenders of Reddit, what drink instantly gives away someones personality?” As well all know, what type of drink someone orders at a bar says a lot about that person, which is why it’s the very first question we ask in the Uproxx 20. We’ve compiled some of the best answers below, and fear not — if you’re the type to order a simple gin and tonic or glass of wine, then you’re probably pretty normal, compared to some of these people, anyway.
Enigmical starts out by identifying what we’ll politely call a problem drinker:
“White rum, no ice. Pour as tall a glass as you can. Cup of water on the side.” = Alcoholic that is either getting kicked out or he will be silent the whole night.
On that note, kaveinga knows when things are about to get out of hand:
Fireball shots and anything with Red Bull. Douchebaggery will ensue.