When you are just first starting out as a newly 21-year0-old  it can be hard to know what to order at a bar. One time I ordered a jack and Coke and I didn’t even drink soda. I just panicked. After all those frat parties didn’t give you a choice for your drinks!  You drank what they had. Which is kind of terrifying thinking about it now. But if you see a bartender roll their eyes or let out a heavy sigh, there’s a chance you may have ordered something they hate making. Maybe the drink is overly complicated, or maybe it’s boring. Eat This, Not That spoke with bartenders across the U.S. to find out which cocktails they hate making the most:

Those drinks are:

  • Bloody Mary
  • Pina Colada
  • Mojito Ramos
  • Gin Fizz
  • Dirty Vodka Martini
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Chocolate Martini
  • Espresso Coffee Drinks
  • White Russian
  • Fancy Drinks at a Dive Bar
  • Guinness Ordered Last (it should be ordered first due to needing a slow pour)

Obviously, if it’s on the menu or at the appropriate place (ie a Bloody Mary at a brunch place or Pina Colada at an island resort), then that’s different. Which of these drinks do you order at a bar? How often do you go to bars?

10 Fun Vodka Cocktails To Try That Aren't A Vodka Soda

Happy National Vodka Day! It’s October 4th and we today celebrate the liquor brand we know and love today. Typically if I’m going to order a cocktail I go for something vodka-based. And that 9 times out of 10 will be a vodka soda with a lime. More specifically a Titos soda with a lime. I’m a creature of habit and know what I like. This is partly due to the fact that I just can’t drink sweet drinks the way I once could ( and would still like to). And also for the low-calorie benefits of the drink. But while I’m stuck in my rut and chances are you are too, there are so many good vodka-based cocktails you can try!

So I went to the go-to source for any information- TikTok– to help find some more *fun* different vodka cocktails to try. Most of these are shown being made at home, but almost all of them can be ordered at your standard bar as well. Some are sweet, but I kept in mind that not everyone enjoys that as well. I think the first or last of these drinks are what I’ll opt to try first. Cheers to National Vodka Day!