I went out with Julia on Friday. First, because, I'm cheap and I don't like to buy all of my drinks at bars, I asked her to bring something over when she came to get ready at my house. That led to my unwitting participation in the experiment Does Vodka Go Bad? (answer: YES).
So we left my house in a cold state of sobriety. We got downtown, and splitting a pitcher of beer at a skeezy dive bar simply didn't feel like a frugal enough choice in today's tough economic climate. So we went to Long's (experiment: is Long's Drug's the creepiest place downtown you could possible go at 9ish on a Friday night? answer: YES).
Everything there was looking a might pricey, so we ended up selecting a small bottle of Skolvar Vodka to share, and we each got a Gatorade and/or "Juice Drink" for ourselves. Dumped out part of the Gatorade a la Getting Drunk at a High School Dance. And....went to the bus station to drink it. Until the security guard yelled at us. Experiment: Is there anything classier than sneaking sips of cheap mixed drinks on a bus station bench? Answer: NO.