What To Drink? For The Upcoming Kenyan Lady

So you’re a young lady just out of college. You’re probably still looking for a dream job, but meanwhile the peanuts are trickling in. You can afford to buy yourself drinks whenever you go out. Now the question is, what to take?


Smirnoff Ice is a tired drink... for college girls!

Smirnoff Ices are a college girl’s drink. In fact after a while you get tired of them. Beer is not so tasty, and I’ve heard it gives you a beer belly and we don’t want that now, do we?

So in my short career sampling liquor, here is a few recommendations:

Wine

Red wine

Either red or white. I prefer red, white just tastes bland… Wine can also be sweet or dry. Or somewhere in between. If they have no semi-sweet wine ask for the sweet one. Well, I prefer my wine sweet.

Now, don’t ask me about the difference between Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon! Surely you can Google :-) You don’t have to be an expert in wines to enjoy them. If you’re at a fancy restaurant, you could always let your date choose the wine, or ask the waiter for recommendations of the unpronounceable names!

If you start a home collection, then you can learn more and come up with your pick. In the meantime, enjoy. One more thing, the wide glass is for red wine, the narrow one for white, and the narrowest for Champagne.

Gin and Tonic

You can never go wrong with this. Make sure you ask for Ice cubes & lemon slices. If it’s not a night out with your best friends, go easy on the gin!

Gin and Tonic... That pic has me salivating already!

Cream Liquors

Amarula.. the spirit that binds us as Africans.. so they say!

Amarula, Baileys etc.

Ask for Ice Cubes and see how they go down smoothly…

Cocktails

Cocktails!.... a girl's best friend!!!

They generally have one or more strong liquors (vodka/gin/tequila/rum/whisky). So as you look at the fancy names of the cocktails, make sure you check out the main ingredient to see if it’s something you are compatible with!

If you’re a techie lady, check out cocktails apps for your phone! Experiment with them at home and see what great combinations you can come up with!

Whiskeys
I generally stay away from brown drinks but if you feel you want to ask for Johnnie Walker because it is the most expensive thing on the menu and you’re not the one paying the bill, be my guest!

Make sure to sip slowly though. You’re supposed to savor the slow burning down the throat!

Other options

So you don’t want any of the above? Try Redds. Or Tusker Malt, I heard it’s a ladies’ beer. If you ask me what beer I’d take as a last resort–> I’d toast to Arthur anytime.

For shots, try tequila (but only if you’ve been drinking mild stuff like Redds or water), vodka (so clear!), Zappa (if you like the minty flavour) etc.

As you can see, you have quite a wide range to choose from.

Non-Alcohol Drinkers

I haven’t forgotten you.

Let’s see what can be on your list.. we have water, juice and more juice. Pick your brand. Maybe some energy drinks like Redbull and Fanta Orange (the sugar rush).

  • Cookieiskuku

    I have always had a dilemma when we go out. I’ve once teetered on being a teetoller(a move my BF welcomed with such enthusiasm(sp?)), to slaming it with Jameson and the two grouse brothers(these boys are not your friends).

    All in all I have come to realise that do what makes you comfy and as much as my friends cringe when I order mango juice( they only have the big delmonte version know?) it keeps me buzzing with just enough sugar and doesn’t leave me feeling hungry at the end of the night like a cookie muncher.

    • Anonymous

      It’s cool not to force yourself to drink just for the sake! Especially akina grouse n the rest :)

      Enjoy your Del Monte, I love the mango too!

  • Vivacioushy

    I love white semi-sweet wine on any other day, and gin and tonic for the looooooooooooooong weekends

    • Savvy Kenya

      Me & white wine are a no no… but gimme red any day! We should hook up for a drink-up someday!

    • Savvy Kenya

      Me & white wine are a no no… but gimme red any day! We should hook up for a drink-up someday!

  • http://nyamburazdiary.blogspot.com/ Nyambura

    I’m not much of a drinker, and can go for months bila alcohol in the system even when in the company of lovely drunkies but I’m with you on the Gin & tonic…easy on the throat too and you can sense the buzz coming a mile off, hence you jua when to switch to water…for the non-alcohol drinks, i also recommend chilled ginger ale…it doesn’t have too much sugar hence your tummy won’t feel funny…

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for contributing.. now I know what to drink when I’m not in the mood for alcohol

  • http://twitter.com/livie_livia livie livilla

    hahaha,sugar rush?! try vodka with bitter lemon ,not bad. another tip should be,avoid mixing drinks (vodka+gin+whiskey+brandy),the hangover will be legendary if you don’t trust me,try it.

  • http://twitter.com/livie_livia livie livilla

    hahaha,sugar rush?! try vodka with bitter lemon ,not bad. another tip should be,avoid mixing drinks (vodka+gin+whiskey+brandy),the hangover will be legendary if you don’t trust me,try it.

  • Nkirdizzle

    I was never a fan of wine, I don’t like the wine flavour lol, but I know a guy who sorta made me get used to it. He knows what wines go well with what foods and what not. I do not think I will ever reach that level, but my current favorite is Sangria, a brand called Penasol which comes at a bottle. You can find it at Nakumat. The smaller bottle costs 475 Kshs and the bigger one is 675 Kshs. It is soooooo nyummy tastes like juice, and it is only 7%.
    I am not much of a drinker either, when I do indulge I prefer sugary things because I am a sweet tooth.
    Try out smirnoff black ice with apple sour, southern comfort with coke or black current.
    I cannot stand Sambuca, tastes like hot strepsils yuck!!

    • Anonymous

      I know Penasol, I’ve tried it and I love it… could take bottles of it :)

      Sambuca in itself might not be nice, but in a cocktail it can work!

  • http://www.cesily.wordpress.com Cesky Cess

    Red wine (sweet), Pineapple or passion juice and tequila. That’s what I take.

    • Anonymous

      We could get along.. though I vary ‘my take’ widely!

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