Different Alcohol’s Effects on Men and Women

We already know that people tend to get horny when drunk. Science has proven this more often than anyone can remember. You might have also heard that different types of alcohol induce varying levels of horniness. What’s so unbelievable about this after all? Whiskey gets you frisky, tequila blacks you out, gin makes you sin until you wake up naked next to a strange bedfellow…does not all of this sound way too familiar?

 

While this may seem anecdotally sound, it is not because of the chemical constituency of the different alcohol types, but because of the alcohol content in them, and how much you end up consuming. A standard drink comprises of nearly 14 grams of pure distillate alcohol. Generally speaking, one or two standard drinks are sufficient to shoot your libido through the roof, without really leaving you being rendered incapable of an Earth-shattering performance-if you understand this.

 

What accords various drinks their respective reputations is a combination of factors.

Here, we have explained the libido capacity of 4 different types of alcohol, and how they turn you into the person that you are between the sheets.

 

1. Beer

 

Beer

 

It is common knowledge that beer slows you down and makes you clumsy. This is why it is not good for your sex life. While there may be various studies to prove that beer could improve your performance in bed, that happens to be true only when the right beer amount is used (this is generally 1-2 bottles at most). Since beer is viewed as “light” alcohol, drinkers tend to consume more beer than they should, ending up feeling bloated, drowsy, and too intoxicated to just normally be. Here’s a suggestion: relegate the beer-binge to “chilling out with the bros” time, because moderation is important if you hold any ‘after-party sex’ intentions.

2. Wine

 

wine effects

 

Sex and Wine are a powerful combination for more reasons than one, as long as you do not binge drink the entire wine bottle Italian researchers conducted a study in 2009 to demonstrate that women who regularly consumed red wine but in moderation tended to be extra horny than their non-wine drinking or other alcohol-consuming counterparts. Women get instantly turned on by certain fragrances often described as woody, earthy, cherry-like, and musky: all of which red wine contains. So serving red wine to a lady date is a good idea for some action between the sheets!

3. Champagne

 

Champagne drinks

 


Due to the fuzzy carbonated nature of the drink, several drinkers aren’t able to overcome the strength of more than three glasses before feeling highly buzzed. Fortunately, champagne is amazing for your routine sex life, since it contains the perfect concentration of alcohol to shoot your sexual powers right up even after a few glasses of it. Additionally, it is great for men, because men have been shown to get aroused by scents such as caramel, lavender, orange, and vanilla: essentially all “fruity” flavors-which are all usually found in high-quality, smooth champagne.

4. Whiskey

 

Whiskey

 

Whiskey is tasty; you have to give it credit for that. But it does not do anything special to turn-up your oomph factor in bed. Why is that so? Well, it is because whiskey, apart from other dark liquors, contains distillation’s fermentation byproducts. These byproducts are called “congeners”, -the major ingredient of terrible hangovers that are the exact opposite of anything remotely related to “sexy”. However, even with that said, whiskey can still not be used as a potent aphrodisiac as it is most often consumed (that is, not as a single drink in a glass, or mixed with some other liquor or concoction instead of a shot-on-the-rocks thing).  No matter how you consume it, whiskey does absolutely nothing for sex.

 

Apart from all the scientific physiological effects which are discussed time and time again, alcohol holds the potential of “suggestion”. This is why it is a big reason we feel ultra horny (or even emotional or angry sometimes) when we drink beyond our capacity. According to a study conducted in 2003, people only thought that they consumed alcohol, when in fact they were just drinking plain tonic water without any alcoholic content in it. But they still acted suggestible, horny and drunk.  This study proved that people’s inner sexy beast emerges only after they have had a couple of drinks and not because they are drunk! This can be partly attributed to their subconscious directing their behavior.

 

So there you have it. An exhaustive instructional guide on the various ways the different kinds of booze impact your bedroom performance. What is the biggest takeaway after all this? No matter which kind of booze you drink, as long as it is consumed in moderation, allow those inhibition-stripping sweet and sense-abandoning effects to take over you. Cheers!

 

Effects Of Alcohol On Men And Women

 

So far, we have already discussed the effects of different types of alcohol on their regular consumers. But it is about time that we discussed alcohol’s effects on the descendants of Adam and Eve as well (that is on men and women)

Effects Of Alcohol On Women

 

If the vagina is your sex-organ, then alcohol can register a wide range of effects on your overall sex life. Here’s how alcohol can bring in some changes for women:

1. Increase in sexual libido:

 

While moderate drinking might cause an upsurge in your arousal, you can never quite really be sure all of the time. Alcohol consumption raises testosterone levels in women. This male sex hormone has been reported to play a major role in the rising of overall sexual desire. It might be a contributory factor in women reporting enhanced sexual prowess and appetite during and after drinking.

 

However, there might also be an element of subconscious expectation involved. People mentally associate consuming alcohol with an abandoning of inhibitions to feel more sexy and confident. You can go so far as to call it a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think you might get lucky while drinking, you probably might.

 

2. It can increase or decrease sexual arousal

 

Some women develop a greater interest in sex while they have only a few drinks. However, that still does not mean that their bodies look forward to a steamy seductive session.

 

Some trustworthy sources have demonstrated that alcohol consumption might make women think they are in the mood. But the truth is that excessive booze might induce a depressive physiological impact, thereby decreasing women’s sexual response.

 

As mentioned here before, with sex and alcohol, moderation is important, suggest experts. The more you end up drinking, the worse your sexual arousal will be along with a delayed response from your sex organs.

 

3. Orgasms are difficult to achieve

 

While a single drink might not interfere with the blood flow towards your genitalia, excessive drinking can have severe cognitive, physiological, as well as behavioral impact due to orgasm dysfunction brought about by alcohol. This means that you will have a delayed climax and less impactful orgasms- if you can get an orgasm at all.

If you much rather prefer a happy climax at the end of masturbation or sex with your partner, then it is best to check your booze buzz.

 

4. Alcohol makes getting wet more difficult

 

When you are highly turned on, your body anticipates sex by enhancing the blood flow towards your vagina, causing it to swell as well as self-lubricate. Or in other words, your vagina prepares itself to get “dicked-down”.

Excessive drinking can halt the above mentioned physiological responses while interfering with your vagina’s ability to get wet, leading to rough friction and overall discomfort.

Effects Of Alcohol On Men

 

The effects of alcohol on men’s bodies are directly observable and hence more straightforward.

1. Alcohol may make getting hard difficult

 

We are talking about the reality of “whiskey drink” here. And only blame whiskey for that matter? Any hard liquor or alcoholic beverage makes it harder for men to get an erection!

 

Alcohol affects your penis’ ability to obtain as well as maintain an erection for a sustained time. Regular excessive drinking might even induce permanent damage in worst-case scenarios, leading to erectile dysfunction.

 

Here’s how booze affects your boner in some ways:

  • Decreases blood flow towards your dick.
  • Increases the level of angiotensin in your bloodstream- a hormone associated with erectile dysfunction.
  • Depresses the stimulations of the central nervous system.

 

2. Alcohol might delay ejaculation

While a couple of drinks may not interfere with your ejaculations, but excessive drinking definitely might.

Too many drinks at a time have been reported to cause delayed ejaculation, which means, you might take more than 30 minutes orgasm and immediately ejaculate. Or in the worst-case scenario, you might not be able to ejaculate completely!

 

3. A little alcohol may still make you horny!

 

Similar to how women get aroused with a little bit of booze but not too much, a little amount of alcohol may enhance sexual arousal in men as well.

Yet again, the important thing to remember here is moderate drinking. One drink (two drinks if your weight is upwards of 190 pounds) might be enough for you to feel the heat. But if you drink more than the mentioned amount, then your sex drive along with your erection capabilities will have to see a downturn.

4. Alcohol makes you undertake new sexual risks

 

This sexual risk can be good or bad depending on how you see it. 

While alcohol is associated with increased risk-taking in women and men, it has been established to be more of a driving factor in men.

Moderate drinking has a relaxing impact on men’s bodies and helps decrease hesitations with overt sexual expression. This makes men sexually explorative. However, it’s as they say-there must be a limit to all good things. The limit here is risk-taking. Excessive alcohol consumption leads to extremely risky behaviors during sex. Several research studies have proven that men are more likely to have unprotected sex or physically injurious sex under alcohol’s influence.

Top 3 Drinks That Ladies Simply Love!

When you invite a lady friend home for any reason whatsoever, what is the first thing you decide to offer her? While some people veer towards snacks and coffee, others offer alcoholic beverages, if that lady friend in question happens to consume alcohol. But what alcohol should you offer to her, without possibly knowing her taste? Well, there are some foolproof options that always work for ladies and their preferred drinks.  

 

Some people immediately turn towards the most common option-of offering beer.  Some others, on the other hand, make do with a nice glass of wine. While both of these alternatives work more or less, they are extremely generic and lack any display of thoughtfulness. The variety of Lady Drinks need not be so limited. Cocktails flamboyantly express your consideration and care for your lady-friend or otherwise. Cocktails make her appreciate the entire effort you went to for making her relax and have fun at your place. 

 

There is an additional special message hidden in cocktail preparation. Cocktails immediately boost up your “classy” factor by multiple magnitudes. As mentioned before, a freshly prepared cocktail speaks volumes about the attention and care put into crafting a sophisticated drink. Making a cocktail right before your lady friend arrives is still better than saying: “Here’s some wine from the fridge I thought you’d like” or something along those lines.

 

So here in this article, you are going to learn to make the Top 3 drinks that ladies have loved from times immemorial:

 

What Drinks Are Considered “Good” By The Ladies?

 

The common misconception in society about lady drinks is that women most often prefer “girly beverages” which taste sweet and piquant. However, nothing can be far from the truth.  It is high time that we realize and appreciates that women’s taste in alcohol is far more complicated than it is generally perceived.

 

What all women do appreciate, however, is when their drink not only tastes but also looks “sophisticated. What does that mean, you may wonder? Firstly, all the 3 drinks listed below taste fantastic. Isn’t that the primary objective most classy drinks try to fulfill? Secondly, drinks that enable showmanship while you are preparing them adds to their charm and overall fanciness factor. Lastly, drinks that stimulate several senses and enhance the mood are the real clincher.

 

So now that we know what drinks are appreciated by the ladies, let’s get down to making some superb cocktails.

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1. Mojito

 

Mojito

 

The Daiquiri’s close cousin, the Mojito finds its origins in Cuba. It is simply perfect to beat down the hot, sultry weather. But it can also be taken right after an intense physical activity, so summer is not much of a differentiator here. Ladies love this drink because it is gives off that festive, laid-back vibe, where they can simply knock their shoes off and sip the Mojito in peace.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Rum: 1-1⁄2 oz 
  • Sugar syrup: 1 oz 
  • 3-5 mint leaves
  • Lime juice: 3⁄4 oz 
  • Soda water: 4 oz 
  • Mint leaves and/or lime wedge for garnish

 

Instructions:

 

  • First add a few mint leaves on the bottom of the glass.
  • Add some sugar syrup until the mint absorbs it.
  • The point here is to extract all the essential oils from mint leaves without tearing them up completely. Your lady guest might not be too pleased with leaf bits annoying her drinking experience.
  • Add rum, lime and ice. Stir thoroughly
  • Add some soda water and garnish with a mint sprig or a lime wedge, 

The Mojito’s biggest appeal lies not only in its refreshing taste, but also its visual aesthetic as well as the minty aroma.

2. French 75

 

French 75

 

French 75 is probably the classiest drink among all the classy drinks available out there. One of the primary reasons for its popularity is the wine or champagne base that goes into making it.

 

But be careful of French 75’s strong intensity. It would help you to know that this drink was named after France’s usage of the 75-millimeter artillery during the First World War. That is why the saying “getting hit by a French75” is used to denote this drink’s powerful intoxication. Thus, you should be aware of your lady friend’s alcohol tolerance levels before you set yourself to prepare this drink for her. You want her to get relaxed, not feel agitated, don’t you?

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Gin: 2 oz 
  • Simple syrup: 1 oz 
  • Lemon/lime juice: 3⁄4 oz 
  • Champagne: 4-5 oz 
  • Lemon twist or wedge for garnish

 

Instructions:

 

  • Add simple syrup, lemon juice, and gin to a shaker. Fill it up with ice
  • Shake thoroughly for nearly half a minute
  • Strain the shaker’s contents into your desired glass
  • Top the entire concoction with some Champagne (or wine)
  • Garnish with lime wedge/twist.

Remember: you must NOT add the champagne/wine before shaking up all the ingredients. If you do this, you will end up with an undrinkable, unsavory mess instead of the French 75.

 

The lemon, gin, and champagne add a refined and zesty taste to the entire mixture. Moreover, Champagne in itself is the poster boy for classiness. Ladies love to know that their presence inspired a Champagne bottle to pop off!

 

3. Cosmopolitan

 

Cosmopolitan

 

Cosmopolitan-or Cosmo-for short is a drink that ladies simply cannot get enough of! This drink is fun and popular for its perfect balance of different flavors. Not only that, it is very pleasing to the eyes and equally pleasing to the taste buds. The toasted orange peel added in the end heightens the drink’s majesty by leaps and bounds!

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Vodka: 1-1⁄2 oz 
  • Cointreau: 1⁄2 oz 
  • Cranberry juice: 1⁄2 oz 
  • Lime juice, freshly squeezed: 1⁄2 oz 
  • Slightly flamed orange peel 

 

Instructions:

 

  • Add Cointreau, cranberry juice, vodka, and lime juice to an ice-filled shaker.
  • Shake for nearly 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain the content into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the orange peel

 

The drink’s color and flavor are its star performers. Sidecar or Margarita follow the same prep principles as your Cosmo, so you need not doubt the cocktail verity of your favorite Cosmo.

What Drinks Do Lesbian Women Prefer?

What does a lesbian prefer to drink? Are they inclined more towards Bourdeaux, bourbon, or Bud Light? If a research publication by Experian Simmons is considered,   then there are clear answers for what gay men straight women, lesbians, and straight men prefer when the urge for binge drinking arises.

 

According to the survey, it is common for gay men and lesbians to visit concerts, a bar or a nightclub, or simply dine out at a fancy eatery as compared to straight persons. It is official: queer persons are serious foodies. 52% of lesbians enjoy dining on foreign food as compared to merely 46% of straight women. Additionally, 55% of lesbians say they cook for fun-whenever they do, as compared to just 44% of straight women. (Is there not something subversive in this statistic? If you want, you can dedicate an entire gender studies or sociology research dissertation on that one statistic alone, isn’t that so?)

 

The stereotype that lesbians tend to be heavy drinkers as compared to straight women has been a common refrain of incumbent wisdom, not the least because this has been proved by research studies.

 

However, this is true.  A centrally funded research published in the USA concluded that “lesbian’s binge drinking habits increased their risk of contracting psychological distress”. This binge drinking habit could be a coping mechanism brought on by childhood trauma, or “coming out” stress, among other things. 

 

However, brand new research published in the UK, shows that though a larger portion of bisexual and lesbian women among all women share a “hazardous” association with booze, they are not dependent on it. 

 

These findings emerge from a five-year-old research finding that was carried out by PACE, Britain’s top mental health organization dealing with LGBT issues. It involved about 2,000 women (biological females) participants. It is considered one of the largest surveys in itself. 

 

The researchers discovered that

 

  • 31.9% straight women display problematic drinking as opposed to 37.1% bisexual women and lesbians. 
  • Alcohol addiction levels in both straight as well as queer women are nearly the same: 4.5% of LGBT women as well as 4% of straight women which is in the margin of error.

 

Given below are the survey results, about the drinks preferred by people of different sexual orientations (along with some personal suggestions from each category).

 

1. Vodka

Vodka (Reyka)

 

Reyka. Smooth and classy, much different from the turpentine pretending to be vodka all of us chugged down during our undergrad years.
Lesbians – 44%
Gay Men – 45%
Straight Women – 25%
Straight Men – 26%

 

2. Liqueurs and Cordials 

 

Gabriel Boudier Alcohol drink

 

A lot of people prefer Gabriel Boudier Creme de Cassis de Dijon.  Even if you do not drink, you cannot deny that the bottle is in itself a work of art that can be displayed on the mantelpiece! Bottoms up!

 

Lesbians – 27%
Gay Men -27%
Straight Women – 16%
Straight Men – 12%

3. Rum

 

Rum Alcoholic drinks

 

If rum is your preferred liquor, you have to try Caliche Puerto Rican Rum.

 

Lesbians – 22%
Gay Men – 29%
Straight Women – 19%
Straight Men – 21%

 

4. Sparkling Wine and Champagne

 

Sofia Blanc de Blancs come packed

 

Drinks like Sofia Blanc de Blancs come packed in cute cans and tiny straws.

Lesbians – 28%
Gay Men – 29%
Straight Women – 20%
Straight Men – 13%

5. Tequila

 

Tequila

 

One of the most preferable tequilas is Kah Tequila.

Lesbians – 35%
Gay Men – 25%
Straight Women – 17%
Straight Men – 19%

6. Bourbon and Whiskey

 

Whiskey

 

Although most whiskeys are delicious, connoisseurs have a favorite, which goes by the name of-“Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey”.

Lesbians – 18%
Gay Men – 26%
Straight Women – 7%
Straight Men – 19%

 

 

7. Beer

 

Red Hook beer

 

Red Hook brewery knows its beer since it is one of the finest beers in the world.

Lesbians – 59%
Gay Men – 43%
Straight Women – 34%
Straight Men – 61%  

 

 

8. Gin

 

Beefeater

 

Though most Gin enthusiasts have other recommendations, “Beefeater” is still worth a try.

 Lesbians – 12%
Gay Men – 24%
Straight Women – 9%
Straight Men – 13%

 

9. Wine

 

Wine

 

Rideau Vineyards is the only female-owned and managed vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley of California. All their vines are absolutely top-notch

Lesbians – 51%

Gay Men – 47%
Straight Women -39%
Straight Men – 30%

 

 

Alcohol with BDSM: Yay Or Nay?

For a lot of kink enthusiasts, kink playing while tipsy or high is the very opposite of safe play. According to them, intoxicated BDSM play must be avoided as a rule. It’s a big no-no or an absolute limit for them. Playing under alcohol’s influence is also considered to be irresponsible. On the other hand, others find it a way by which they can enhance their BDSM experience. They think alcohol can induce spontaneity, relaxation, and lubrication for an elevated state of mind. For such players, their limits are well defined and sturdy.

 

Alcohol with BDSM

 

Yet again, there are some who are either eager to explore alcohol’s influence on their kink-play or have already found a middle ground. However, you must know that playing under alcohol’s influence can be hyper dangerous.  Even then, you can experiment with a little alcohol in one of your sessions. 

 

But if you are just getting started or are against the idea of alcohol-dependent BDSM, just hold your judgments on a leash as of now. Tease your discomfort a little and then see what you decide to ultimately do. 

 

A Huge Disclaimer Before Getting Started

 

This post does not condone risky, intoxicated edge-play. Players are strongly advised to understand their alcohol tolerance as well as that of their partners before engaging in alcohol-based kink stuff. Intense self-awareness should be practiced at all times before and during the BDSM session. If you have just started out with BDSM, or a specific category of BDSM with your intoxicant or your partner, try with extremely low levels of the intoxicant first. 

 

You should never, at any point, misconstrue this post’s message as an encouragement to use alcohol for BDSM. You should be aware of the fact that alcohol’s influence can complicate things for both you as well as your partner. Being dulled/numbed due to alcohol might result in extreme physical injuries since your decision-making and judgment process will be impaired.

 

 TL; DR: Before trying alcohol for BDSM, just be very, very-and this cannot be stressed enough-very careful. 

 

 Now that we are aware of the consequences of alcohol mixed with kink, let us get ahead with how alcohol should and should not be mixed with kink-play. 

 

Things You Must Absolutely Know Before Starting Your Alcohol Laden Kink Session

 

Emphatically speaking just as before-Know thyself intimately enough! 

 

This means you must KNOW the following:

 

  • How your body might react to the play-type you are about to engage in
  • Your body’s reaction to the intoxicant you will be using, 
  • Understanding your emotions and mindset before the play
  • Your general feelings experienced every day
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Intoxicant and kink play limits 
  • Abilities
  • Know your partner’s likes/dislikes/abilities/limits 
  • Know your kink-play inside out. Engage play methods that both you as well as your partner are thoroughly familiar with and have preferably practiced before.
  • Know that certain intoxicants affect your body’s reactions and abilities this may include but is certainly not limited to the inability to get an erection.
  •  Difficulty/inability in reaching an orgasm.
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Mild to severe nausea
  • disassociation
  • thinned blood (proportionate to alcohol consumed)
  • Numbed/dulled stimulatory responses: you might not realize that you have had a painful physical injury until you get sober
  • Distorted perception as well as reasoning ability
  • Distorted spatial abilities

Some Do’s & Dont’s for alcohol with BDSM 

 

After taking the time to know everything related to you, your partner, both of yours intoxication tolerances and BDSM in the first place, here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts:

 

The Do’s

 

  • Do play only with partners already know and can trust.
  • Do explore your kink-play first only when you are sober and then try with low doses of intoxication
  • Do take your partner’s consent when they are fully sober and aware of your decision to go drunk.
  • Do play “lightly” at first. Try shorter, smaller, halfway intense experiments. Make it fun, silly, and happy for your first time.
  • To ensure that you have the necessary after-session safety equipment ready- paper towels, EMT containers, sharps, shears, etc.
  • Do ensure that you as well as your partner take in more non-alcoholic fluids. That’ll help prevent dehydration during your playtime.
  • Do constantly check your partner from time to time. Are they proving that they’re with you? If they’re not responding adequately, stop immediately. If they go silent after some or seem disoriented and incoherent, stop and get up. Ask if they how they are feeling wait for their response. If they don’t answer at all-plug the scene at once!
  • Do talk with your partner when both of you are sober. Consider the following questions:
  • Has either of you kink played while being intoxicated before? 
  • How was your past experience with drunken play? 
  • Have you had any experience with the planned intoxicant? 
  • What was your/your partner’s drunkenness like? Horny or angry? Crazy romantic or sad?
  • Are you in full control when you smoke? How do you feel? Dissociated or more connected? 

 

These are some important questions you must consider before you start playing drunk. Spanking someone after a few drinks only to make them angry and bitter-maybe even combative-won’t be something you’d want. Ask the stared questions above before going hanky-panky with your partner.

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The Dont’s

 

  • Don’t play with an entirely new person when drunk. 
  • Don’t try anything new while drunk. When drunk: you ARE NOT AWARE of what you might be doing. You ARE NOT AWARE of how your partner might react. Save it advanced kink-play for more sober times. 
  • Avoid playing heavy. This means you must avoid playing complicated narratives, including heavy, emotionally cathartic scenes.
  •  Do not get involved in emotional play: this includes

humiliation, 

emotional sadomasochism

Dom-sub relationships etc.

 

 Intoxicants can severely amplify your deep-rooted negative emotions in extremely unpredictable manners.  So what may have been passable humiliation kinking might completely result in a mentally disturbing, sobbing breakdown. As mentioned before, if you or your partner have underlying mental health issues, only play sober.

 

  • Don’t try to involve extreme bondage when drunk. If you have been practicing Shibari for quite some time, maybe it is all based on muscle memory and nothing else. However, for several new entrants of Shibari, this is often not feasible. Bondage (of every kind) demands razor-sharp focus and involvement of many other factors. 

 

You may or may not realize that you or your partner is going numb. Also, when drunk, you might take time in recognizing your body parts turning blue. Besides, rapid physiological changes elicited by intoxication can induce rapid movements. 

 

If your lower body goes numb all of a sudden, but your partner is so heavily tied that they cannot move, what will you do? 

 

Cutting off all ropes with your EMT shears? 

 

Allowing them or yourself to throw up everywhere to feel better? 

 

Look frantically around for keys to undo all the straps? (This can be a lot of work considering you or your partner or both would be heavily drunk). 

 

On the other hand, you can use verbal bondage:  For example: “don’t move or else I’ll cancel the scene”. Also, try to *loosely* tie the straps around your partner’s wrists/arms and waist and then tack them to the wall. This way, even if you pass out drunk, you can move your bottom instantly while still under the illusion of “heavy” bondage. Still, you should be mindful of circulation. Steer clear of any insulting, or emotionally hurtful comments that might hurt your partner. 

 

  • Don’t use hard drugs for playing. Even if both partners are aware of their uptake of LSD/Molly/coke/, etc., you are strongly advised to avoid playing in their effect. Psychedelics induce unpredictable experiences that can change rapidly. Moreover, their effects take a lot of time to wear off. Even large doses of alcohol should be likewise avoided.

An Essential Guide To Gay Drinks: Served Muddled, Stirred, Shaken Or Neat

Recent research by a marketing firm which delves into LGBT behaviors found out that gay people, dine out more and prefer fancier meals over their straight counterparts, on average. While gay men mostly choose gin, lesbians show a remarkable preference for tequila. Meanwhile, both lesbians and gays together drink the majority of a region’s vodka supply.

 

The study was conducted by “Target 10”- a New York-based agency. Its results were based on the Experian Simmons data set after 33,000 people had been polled.  According to the study:

 

  • 75 % of gay men and lesbians had responded positively to dining outside of their homes in the last year
  • Only 60 % of straight women, as well as 50% of straight men, admitted to having dined out in the last 12 months 
  • Lesbians and gays are reported to be “risk-taking eaters”. This means that they are more prone to try new cuisines and foods in general than straight persons. This has been attributed to queer persons’ appreciation for food-preparation as an art-form.
  •  Nearly 68% of gay people reportedly enjoy dining on “foreign cuisines”, compared to 50% of lesbians and merely 40% of straight counterparts.

 

On the other hand, when it comes to drinking, lesbians and gays lead the way. This is why alcohol companies cater to their queer consumers more often than their straight consumers. Wine and vodka are preferred the most, with lesbians and gays drinking vodka two times more than straight people. Gin, while trying to find a place in the USA, is consumed by nearly 25% of gay men, while 35% of lesbians consume tequila regularly. Beer, on the other hand, is consumed by everyone. 

 

How To Make Pride Drinks 

 

Are you trying to learn how you can prepare the most preferred Pride drinks at home, with easy ingredients?

 

We will help you to know and prepare the best drinks for gay couples in this article.  We have also mentioned a brief history of queer drinks with tips and tricks on celebrating Pride. These Pride drinks can be made easily at home. These easy and quick gay drink recipes include a wide range of top-quality alcohol including artisanal cider, fine wine, spirits, and craft beer.

 

We have also featured some alcohol-free flavorful gay drinks recipes, especially for your sober queer and straight friends looking forward to celebrating Pride!

 

Gay History

 

For a very long time, the LGBT community’s members have had a preference for taking gay drinks.

 

Popular gay bars all across the world are located in gay travel destinations such as Savannah, New Orleans, Montreal, Miami, Toronto, Puerto Vallarta, Bangkok, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Bali, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Mexico City, Ibiza, Dresden,  Florida, Berlin, Cardiff  Potsdam,  Leipzig, Cologne,   Belfast Malaga, and Brighton.

 

In Toronto, Church and Wellesley Village gay bars are extremely popular among locals and visitors. The history of gay communities across the world explains why queer folks prefer to have neighborhoods of their own.

 

 

In the USA, Canada, as well as Europe, gay communities and neighborhoods were created to keep its queer inhabitants safe. Even longer before the legalization of gay marriages, LGBT community members did not even have basic rights for employment or adoption. As of today, these queer localities offer queer-centric programs, bookstores, drag bars, and parties during the Pride season.

 

New York City’s 1969 Stonewall riots should be remembered as a landmark incident in Pride history. Those demonstrations were a significant Pride turning-point when police had raided a gay bar in Greenwich Village.

The “Classic” Gay Drinks

 

Classic gay drinks often conjure unappetizing tastes for most straight people. Most gay drinks often featured at Pride events are extremely sweet, display performative vibgyor colors (which admittedly never taste awesome) or are appalling outdated like, Jello shooters. May someone never pour a glass of bottled Rev to you! 

 

Gay drinks linked with bar-visiting gay persons include:

  • Vodka Redbull 
  •  Vodka Cranberry 
  •  The Cosmo  
  • Appletini (90s favorite) 

 

Today, thankfully, there are discerning, fine cocktail-appreciating LGBT queer members who are eager to elevate the Pride gay drinking experience. Taking drinks muddled with regional or homemade spirits, bitters, freshly squeezed citrus, and syrups will surely be a life-transforming event. Now you would not need to rely on some chemically enhanced Rev anymore.

 

Gay Cocktail Essentials

 

Gay Drinks
(Tahitian tiki cocktails)

 

Cocktails such as rum and tiki are considered essentials for Pride celebrations. Often such Pride events are so hot that there is a cold tiki cocktail with crushed ice as the most refreshing drink. Tahitian Tiki is representative of Pride festivities as well because they can be decked with colorful garnishes! Everyone is provided with a tiki mug or colorful glass with individual metal straws which can be used all the time. Pride is, after all, more of a marathon! Mix some zero-proof cocktails or ABV so that you remain hydrated throughout the party hours.

Jack Rudy Tonic

 

You can even experiment via butterfly pea flowers as well as a G&T bar. Clean tonics such as Jack Rudy should be used so that the flavors of garnishes and spirits can be brought out. Use gin, vodka, or tequila, with dried and crushed butterfly pea flowers, or a brew with tea.

While serving, pour with some citrus juice or tonic for acidity, to see the blue drink turn pink! Ensure a constant supply of accessories and garnishes, like herbs, citrus wedges, oranges-preserved and freshwild edible flowers, as well as cocktail straws and picks to maintain a color palette. 

The widely used gay drink accessories include:

  •  Reusable pride plastic straws 
  • multihued glass straws
  •  decorative umbrellas 
  • cocktail floaties 
  • Mermaid Flask 
  • Pride disco ball tumbler  
  • Gourmet garnishes like Maraschino, Bourbon Cherries, Luxardo, Woodford Reserve
  •  Neon Party or Disco sign