What Your Signature Drink Says About You

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
While you will likely order many different drinks over the course of your life, there will always be that one you fall back on for comfort's sake. So, it's important to get that drink right. Just like your hairstyle, your signature drink should reflect you and the vibe you exert; just imagine how weird it would feel if a cowboy walked into a saloon and ordered Champagne. Exactly.
To help you identify your perfect signature drink, we have paired a number of personality types with the drink that best reflects them. Go ahead, find yours.
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Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
Personality Type: You are bubbly and tough at the same time, like one of those young women who would start drag races in the '50s by standing between two extremely loud cars and dropping a handkerchief. You self-identify as 'fun.' Your preferred party position is to set up shop right by the room's centerpiece (the large mirror, or the corner bar, or the festive tree) and let others congregate around you.

Signature Drink: The Fog Cutter, one of the earliest Tiki recipes. Like all good Tiki drinks, this one is packed with booze — and also packed with sugar to cover up all that booze. Sweet and tough, just like you.
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Personality Type: You stand on the outside of crowds and observe. People approach you to ask your permission for various things. You receive calls about moving large sums of money around, business you dispatch quickly and in a quiet voice. You don't eat much; you don't sleep much. Your preferred party position? Above it.

Signature Drink: Champagne. For those of us who don't drink champagne all that often, it is a celebratory, special occasion drink. For those who choose to drink it all the time, it is a signal to others that your whole life is a special occasion and you simply don't have time for them.
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Personality Type: You can hold your liquor, and you want others to know it. You once tried to write a novel. You would say you are more head than heart. Your preferred party position is at the bar regaling others. You are the type to use the word 'regale.'

Signature Drink: A proper martini. No less than three ounces of straight gin will do for you. Proper gin martinis are for lifelong, professional drinkers. It is the signature drink for the intellectual set; it was both Dorothy Parker's and Winston Churchill's drink of choice, after all.
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Personality Type: You manage to somehow act fancy without putting on airs. You might wear jeans and button-up shirts every day, but they have a crispness to them — as if you walked out of a catalogue. You were voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in high school. Your preferred party position is arriving late and leaving early.

Signature Drink: Whiskey, neat. The more expensive, the better. Because everything in life should be straight-up.
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Personality Type: You thrive in the heat. You are one of those rare people who look good in linen pants and straw hats. Like a lot of hot-weather animals, you move slowly during the day and become active at night. Your preferred party position is walking through the dance floor.

Signature Drink: A Paloma. Tequila, lime, grapefruit soda, and salt for the electrolytes. Refreshing like a mojito, without all that silly muddling.
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Personality Type: You still read paper books and write with a pencil. You have dreams of fixing up a motorcycle. You do not like your birthday — or any holiday really, except for bank holidays because you get the day off. You like routine. You prefer small groups over large ones. Your preferred party position is at the bar down the street.

Signature Drink: A shot of whiskey and a beer — both of them cheap. Sometimes called The Boilermaker, this combination is a favorite of bartenders and other people who get off work at 6 a.m., because nothing builds a wall between you and the toils of the day like a shot and a beer.
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Personality Type: You turn down sparkling water at restaurants in favor of tap. You eat a lot of fish. You run but don't necessarily enjoy it. You do enjoy Danish design and neutral colors. The color purple (the actual color, not the book) upsets you. Your preferred party position is organizing it.

Signature Drink: A vodka tonic — the coldest drink in the cocktail world. And, we mean its temperament, not its temperature.
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Personality Type: You used to self-identify as a traveler, but that was a while ago. You would say that contrary to appearances, you are risk-averse. You've had the same hairstyle for a decade, and you still get compliments on it. Your preferred party position is around the fire pit.

Signature Drink: The Old Fashioned. It does not get better than this drink, which makes it the right choice for people who are very certain of things.
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Personality Type: You combine relaxation with decorum. You have a formal bathrobe. You prefer carpeting to hardwood floors. When you leave the house, it is in a high-end sweatsuit. People tend to believe that you have a connection to the mob. Your preferred party position is being chauffeured around with a bunch of other people in expensive sweatsuits.

Signature Drink: The Brandy Alexander: brandy, creme de cacao, and heavy cream. Read that again — you enjoy drinking heavy cream. If this is your signature drink, you have one strong stomach.
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Personality Type: You were the kid who wore a fedora or a feather boa to school. You carried a briefcase when you were 16. It was straight art school for you. You can talk at length about graphic design. Your preferred party position is extremely drunk.

Signature Drink: The Sazerac, which is basically an old fashioned with blood-red bitters and absinthe added. It's an artsy drink for artsy types.
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Personality Type: You can handle your liquor but, unlike the martini types, you don't broadcast it. You enjoy drinking but find drunkenness unseemly. You feel very strongly that a person should know how to keep in control. In fact, you spend a good deal of time thinking about what others should do. Your preferred party position is gossiping.

Signature Drink: A Pimm's Cup, the official drink of Wimbledon. It's a delicious low-alcohol drink that you can indulge in all day without actually getting drunk.
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Personality Type: You feel generally happy and dissatisfied at the same time. You are ambitious but don't feel lucky. You would call yourself jealous because you are also very self-aware. Your preferred party position is talking late into the night.

Signature Drink: Wine. It's the drink that's easiest to refill.
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Personality Type: You only drink when you dance. You only drink when you get dressed up. And, generally, you only drink on the weekends. Yet, when you drink — holy shit, people — everyone better get on this party train or get out of the way. Your preferred party position is in the eye of the storm.

Signature Drink: The Lemon Drop. It gets a bad name, and in many ways, deserves it. But, it's alcoholic lemonade, and sometimes nothing can quench a party-needing thirst like this sugar-rimmed shot of energy.
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Personality Type: You are generally happy and a tad lucky. Things tend to work out for you. Sure, you have some regrets, but who doesn't? You work hard, but don't necessarily want to work that hard. You buy lottery tickets and contribute to your 401K. Your preferred party position is whatever's nearby.

Signature Drink: Beer. It's readily available and unassuming. No one has ever been criticized for ordering a beer at a bar or drinking one at a party. Beer just doesn't make a fuss.
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Personality Type: You like luxury. Gold is your favorite color. You prefer nightclubs over bars and castles over houses. Your preferred party position is paying for it.

Signature Drink: Cognac, whether by snifter or by bottle. There's a reason it's preferred by both the Hef and hip-hop moguls.
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