Your go-to drink says a lot about your personality. (You can take a guess about what people think when you order a Manhattan at a dive bar.) But did you know your drink order can also tell us what decade you belong in?
That's right. From the free spirit of the '60s to the grunge of the '90s, there's a quintessential cocktail for every decade. Find your favorite drink on this list and we'll tell you when you should have been hanging out at the bar. Also, now would be a good time to start working on that time machine.
If You Love Manhattans
You belong in the 1920s
Often called the "Drinking Man's Cocktail," the Manhattan was a popular drink among men who felt that the rules of Prohibition did not apply to all. If you love this strong and refined drink, you just may be a current-day rebel.
Steal our recipe: The Manhattan
If You Love Bloody Marys
You belong in the 1930s
This hangover helper made its American debut in the mid-30s at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, and has been a brunch mainstay ever since. Maybe you're a partier and you use the cocktail to take the edge off in the morning? Or maybe you're known among your friends for spicing things up at all times? Or maybe you just love all the fun accompaniments that modern bars hang off the rim of the drink?
Here goes: How To Make a Great Bloody Mary
If You Love a Daiquiri
You belong in the 1940s
In its original form, the Daiquiri was a simple lime drink that gained popularity in the '40s, when rum was the easiest liquor to get. Even Ernest Hemingway fell in love with the Daiquiri when he happened upon the cocktail while in Cuba. He did tweak the recipe just a smidge to create the yummy and refreshing Hemingway Daiquiri. Regardless of which kind you like to drink, you're fun, laid-back, and probably love the beach.
If You Love Martinis
You belong in the 1950s
Holding a Martini is an instant stamp of sophistication, and proclaims that the drinker (that's you!) truly appreciates high-end alcohol. While the gin Martini has been around since Prohibition, this smooth cocktail spiked in popularity in the 1950s with the creation of a vodka version (after the U.S. began importing vodka from Russia). Our classic martini recipe works with either gin or vodka.
Start shaking: How To Make a Classic Martini
If You Love Whiskey Sours
You belong in the 1960s
The whiskey sour is for those who are sweet but also have a little bit of an edge. Although this drink has been around for centuries, it became all the rage in the 1960s with the invention of pre-bottled sour mix – a trend that allowed bartenders to prepare drinks quickly and easily. However, our classic whiskey sour recipe reflects this cocktail how it was originally intended, made with real ingredients from scratch.
If You Love Fuzzy Navels
You belong in the 1970s
During the seventies, popular cocktails like the Fuzzy Navel were sweet, fruity, and neon-hued. After all, drinking was all part of that glamorous night life. So if the fruity Fuzzy Navel is your thing, we're betting that your evenings out tend to lean more towards glitz and glamour than a dive bar.
The classic recipe: Fuzzy Navel Wine Cooler
If You Love Piña Coladas
You belong in the 1980s
As the desire for fun and fruity cocktails lingered into the '80s, Americans were hit with the song "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" and movies like Cocktail, so it's no wonder that the Piña Colada represents that period of time. If you like Piña Coladas, you've got a super-relaxed attitude — and you're probably singing that song right now.
If You Love Bellinis
You belong in the 1990s
For those who like to keep things light and bubbly, especially literally when it comes to breakfast, the '90s were ideal. This peach-and-Prosecco cocktail rose in popularity right along with the brunch culture of this time.
If You Love Cosmopolitans
You belong in the 2000s
This feminine version of a Martini, which gained widespread recognition through Sex in the City, suggests that the sipper is confident, independent, and sexy. Although its quick and powerful rise to popularity eventually made it somewhat unpopular, the Cosmo has been credited with ushering in a new era of flavored Martinis like the Appletini and Chocolate martini.
Check out our spin on the drink: White Cosmo Cocktail
If You Love Old Fashioneds
You belong in the current day
Recent years have seen a resurgence of classic cocktails and anything vintage. The Old Fashioned is at the top of that list, thanks in part to Don Draper, who made the craft cocktail cool again for the first time since the early 1960s. If the Old-Fashioned is your thing, it's funny to say that you're already in the right decade, but it also means you love things with timeless appeal and vintage charm.
Get the recipe: How To Make a Classic Old-Fashioned Cocktail