Friday, December 23, 2005

On the rocks, in a plate

I'm reading this article about how bartenders pour less liquor into taller, skinnier glasses, and the angle on it is: "If you want to watch what you drink, get a tall skinny glass." Certainly not the most harmful kind of media bias in the world, but it's funny how the media focuses on the health-conscious side of things as opposed to the getting-drunk-cheaper side of things, even when most people are going to be thinking, "Whoa! I'm gonna ask for my next Long Island in a pan!" Or at least, that's what I was thinking.

Long Island Iced Tea, by the way, has become my default drink, since it's hard to beat on the alcohol per dollar measure. So drinks the utilitarian.

6 comments:

JCB said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who read that and thought, "If I want less? No, I need to start asking for shorter, wider cups!"

Aidan said...

The true utilitarian drinks the vodka from the liquor store next door to me. Under 7 bucks a litre. Cashback!

Neil Sinhababu said...

Yikes! is that vodka safe, Aidan? If so... what kind is it?

Anonymous said...

the _true_ utilitarian drinks boxed wine, like Franzia, which is often the greatest amount of alcohol per dollar.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Yeah, I like Franzia.

Amanda said...

Gotta admit, I'm the opposite on this. I prefer weaker drinks so I can draw it out and not get drunk.