What Your Drink Says About You

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Location: Hip cocktail lounge
Order: Mezcal stirred up with Carpano Antica vermouth, Cynar, house-made chokecherry bitters, and handcracked ice, strained into a Chartreuse-rinsed champagne coupe and garnished with a twist of calamansi peel
Verdict: Like Grey Goose Guy, but you have more money.

Location: Hip cocktail lounge
Order: Rye Old-Fashioned, hold the garbage
Verdict: You’re me. And nobody wants to hear about my problems.

David Wondrich is the James Beard Award–winning author of Punch and Imbibe!, among other books, and has written about drinks for more magazines and newspapers than he can count. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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