Your cocktail does not have a gender. Your drink has no sexuality. Liking passion fruit juice does not make you feminine and enjoying whiskey neat is not masculine. It’s your tastebuds reacting to something. Just like anything else you eat. I personally hate blue cheese and olives, meanwhile my brother becomes over joyed when the bar has blue cheese and olives. He also puts ketchup on EVERYTHING and he hates tomatoes. Taste buds are weird. You know what they aren’t? Girly. Gay. Manly. THEY ARE JUST TASTE BUDS. Everyone has them.
Cove Bar, California Adventure
Colors, colors don’t have a gender. Colors don’t have a sexuality. It’s not up to you if you’re a winter or a summer. What looks good is what looks good. Do you walk around the MOMA and think to yourself I can’t like this pink and orange painting because those are girl colors? NO!!!! NO you don’t. You look at it and think “I could have painted that.” Just like the rest of us. Oranges make stuff orange, strawberries make stuff pink… get the fuck over it.
Melrose Umbrella Co.
Glassware. Glassware has nothing to do with gender. The glassware your drink is put in is picked specifically compliment the flavor profiles of the drink and highlight the style of the drink you are drinking. A coupe glass is made to sip bubbles from. The martini or cocktail glass has a stem so the heat from your hands doesn’t fuck with the drink’s temperature and the wideness of the bowl allows for optimal nose to drink closeness so you can first smell what you are sipping. The Tulip beer glass has a stem for the same reason. It flares to the top to create a beautiful foam head and becomes narrow at the center to hold in aromas.
My mother’s backyard by way of Short Order
The truth is if you are worried about these things you are missing out on a lot of great stuff. The juices, the fancy salts and sugars, the amazing garnishes, and appropriate glassware that emphasizes the taste of your drink! Stop putting gender and sexuality on everything. I realize it’s important to you and a big part of who you are but please stop projecting that on to everyone and everything around you. Meanwhile while you are thinking about how much your gender means to you. Remember it probably means even more to people who weren’t born as the gender they identify with. Pull your head out of your ass and stop saying “Look Phil ordered the “girly drink”!!!” Because frankly Phil ordered the best drink on the menu and I feel sorry for you that you are just drinking that same whisky neat, again.
The Spare Room
The moral of the story is stop bringing gender rolls into EVERYTHING.
Cover photo: Melrose Umbrella Co.