Drinking like an American doesn’t necessarily mean slurping down red, white and blue slushies (although it certainly can). This great land of ours is filled with uniquely American spirits, cocktails and drinking experiences. Before you defect to Canada, make sure you check off each one of these:
Drink at a Dive Bar
It doesn't matter where you are in America—a big city, a suburb, a shack in the woods—there is almost certainly a dive bar somewhere nearby. Comfortable, dirty and cheap, there is nothing quite like having a shot and a beer at a good dive.
You know it, you love it, and while it isn't quite the OG American spirit you might think it is (George Washington was drinking rum, not bourbon) it has become the liquid expression of the U. S. of A. Drink it neat, drink it on the rocks, drink it in a Whiskey Sour—just be sure to drink it.
Drink Cake Vodka
Flavored vodka is not an American invention (people were flavoring vodka long before America was a gleam in the founding fathers’ eyes) but gimmicky, absolutely insane flavored vodkas are as American as it comes. If you need some ideas about how to actually make a drink with cake vodka, we have some ideas.