Unlike Maria, I do not have an ongoing love affair with tequila. Nay, tequila and I officially broke up in high school after a messy and abusive relationship. I rarely get hangovers. Drinking has led to vomiting less than 10 times in my life to date. That said, the smell of tequila was, for years, the smell of hangovers and vomit. We've slowly come back to neutral. I can appreciate a light-on-the-liquor margarita, and I think one of the last times I was in L.A. some girl kept buying me shots of Patron because my name is Jenny.
So. Tequila and I? Don't always get along that well, but our relationship may be on the mend.
When I went away to college and started drinking RUM! This lasted for two or three years. But, yknow, when you typically split a handle of either Captain Morgan or Bacardi with just two friends on a Friday night? Eventually rum starts to taste like burning, and you start to lose control of your extremities.
About the time I was legally old enough to drink, I started drinking gin & tonic. Preferably Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray, but I'll drink well liquor when I'm poor. That's still my "go-to" drink, with extra limes. It's virtually always what I order in bars, and it's generally what I pick to drink if I'm the one buying the liquor.
I've never gone on enough of a vodka glut to feel like I hated vodka, although when I was 18 I distinctly remember taking shots of vodka, chased with water, and I remember that was a mistake.
I've more recently discovered that vanilla vodka + ingredient of your choice = magical fairy drink.
While I can't stand licorice, I think that Jager & Coke is surprisingly delicious.
I'm always willing to try new froufrou girly cocktails, but I'll never mix dairy and liquor (well, never again- white russians, I'm looking at you!). I'm not a fan of whiskey, but I've been known to enjoy it on occasion, mostly as a result of peer pressure, but once, when I was freezing my ass off in Lesotho, whiskey poured generously into a hot cup of cocoa was the only thing that kept me from setting myself on fire in an effort to keep warm.
I typically don't take shots, because I don't like them, but I'm occasionally coerced:
Throughout it all, I'm also a lover of beer and wine, but yknow, that's more of a side hobby. Really quick though: For wine, I know nothing, so 2 Buck Chuck does me just fine. Beer Favorites-Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Pacifico, New Castle, Smithwick's, Guinness, St. Pauly Girl, PBR. I could list more, but I'll spare you.
Oh! I am a big fan of drinking pink box wine, particularly on Valentine's Day.