It happens all too often: You go to a bar and, when the bartender asks what you want, you blurt out “Whatever IPA you have on draft” instead of ordering the bar’s critically acclaimed Margarita or that bourbon cocktail you’ve been meaning to try. Big mistake. Here’s why you should order a cocktail instead of a beer every time.
Cocktails Give You More Bang for Your Buck
It’s no secret that a cocktail is typically twice the price of a beer, but think about what you’re really paying for when you order a cocktail: You’re getting a drink that probably packs a boozier punch than a beer, a drink made with fresh ingredients (if you’re in a good bar), a drink made by hand from scratch by a seasoned professional, and a drink you probably wouldn’t be able to make for yourself at home. Plus, if you opt for a cocktail that’s strong and stirred, you’re more liable to sip it slowly, which means you’ll be enjoying your drink much longer than your buddy who went with a light beer.