What’s a Dressing Drink you might ask? Well I bet you’ve already had one or two. Quite simply it’s just a cocktail while your getting ready for a big night out, but if you want to be a classy gentleman or lady, it's all about the right words and presentation.
How many times have you poured a drink or cracked a beer while you were getting ready to go out? Probably a lot, but slugging a PBR or taking a pull from a box of Franzia doesn’t do a lot to tell your friends or significant other that you’ve got it together. With just a tiny bit of effort in selection and presentation, you’ll be the suave GQ Gentleman or Classy Cosmo Gal you’ve always wanted to be, at least when your friends are coming over for a drink before you go out. After that it’s up to you.
So here are some suggestions for the next time your getting ready for a big night out. Since this is only a drink or two it’s the perfect time to shake it up and try something new. I recommend you change it up based on the time of year so I’ve broken it down by season, and provided some links.
Swing down to the liquor store and drop a few dollars on some quality Whiskey or Scotch and pour one neat or on the rocks with a splash of water. I like Crown Royal Special Reserve or XR also if your worried about not having a mixer they also offer some new honey blends now that are a little sweeter and may be better for your non-whiskey loving friends. http://www.crownroyal.com/
Try some good chilled white wine. I’m not a huge white wine drinker but I love Conundrum, if you’ve never tried it, this one may actually make you like White Wine. Also white wine is great for avoiding stains while partying while getting ready.
I love Sweet Tea Vodka in the summer and the best is Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, the best and easiest drink to make: equal parts vodka & water and add a squeeze of lemon. It tastes just like iced tea, perfect for a hot summer day and getting ready before you head out, or even good in the day time, no judgments.
I always love a craft beer in the fall, try a local, beer preferably and if you haven’t tried Pumpkin Ale, there is no better time. Craft Beers can be heavy so this is a great time to try just one beer.
Great for all times:
Top Shelf Vodka on the rocks with a Lime
Red Wine, but be careful not to spill, a great red blend is a Meritage, good for a larger group with lot’s of preferences.
Also if you’re a group of girls doing your thang, you can try one of those cupcake or many other flavored vodkas: Gentlemen, however sorry it may be delicious but it's not acceptable.
The bottom line is tailor the cocktail to the occasion and start by inviting everyone over for a "dressing drink".
As always, You Stay Classy San Diego,
Till next time,