Whether it’s the shape of the glass, type of spirit used or mixer in a cocktail, some drinks are deemed manly and others are considered girly. We gathered America’s best bartenders to find out it customers still applied gender to drinks. Despite the cocktail boom, it’s still happening every night at bars across America, but things are starting to change. And these bartenders argue that the shape, color or ingredients of a drink don’t really matter—what matters is the drink tasting great. So stop worrying about whether a drink is manly or girly. If you like it, drink it.
Bartenders, in order of appearance:
Bobby Heugel, Karen Grill, Sam Parrie, Charles Joly, Yael Vengroff, Erick Castro, Pam Wiznitzer, John Reusing, Spencer Elliott, Chris Hannah, Gillian White, Mariena Mercer and Sean Kenyon
Producer, Director & Writer: Jeremy Repanich
Directors of Photography: Jenna Morse and Lee Fritz
Coordinating Producer: Alyson Sheppard
Editor: Backlot Digital
Executive Producer: Brian Berkowitz