What Do Lesbians Drink?

Do women who like women lean more toward bourbon, Bud Light, or Bourdeaux?
By: Michelle Garcia
October 11 2012 1:53 PM

Do women who like women lean more toward bourbon, Bud Light, or Bourdeaux? A study by Experian Simmons determined what lesbians, gay men, straight women, and straight men prefered when happy hour comes around.

The survey shows that gays and lesbians are more likely to go out to a nightclub or bar, concerts, or dine out than straight people. We're also serious foodies. 52% of gay women say they enjoy eating foreign food versus 46% of straight women. And on top of that, 55% of lesbians say they've cooked for fun in the past year versus 44% of straight women (there's something to that — I mean, you could base an entire sociology or gender studies term paper on that statistic alone, right?)

Below are results from the survey, accompanied by a few personal picks in each category.

And we want to know: what do you usually have in-hand at parties? Or, is drinking just not your thing?

Vodka - Reyka. Smooth and classy, unlike the vodka disguised as turpentine I guzzled as an undergrad.
Lesbians - 44%
Gay Men - 45%
Straight Women - 25%
Straight Men - 26%

 



Cordials & Liqueurs - Gabriel Boudier Creme de Cassis de Dijon.  Just look at the bottle. How do you not want that at least on your mantel? Pinkies up.
Lesbians - 27%
Gay Men -27%
Straight Women - 16%
Straight Men - 12%



Rum - Caliche Puerto Rican Rum. If you're going to go with rum, go with Puerto Rican rum. That's a personal endorsement from a real Puerto Rican!
Lesbians - 22%
Gay Men - 29%
Straight Women - 19%
Straight Men - 21%

 



Champagne & Sparkling Wine - Sofia Blanc de Blancs. I drank these watching Hairspray in a park in Hoboken, N.J., with one of my very good pals. More drinks should come in cute cans with tiny straws.
Lesbians - 28%
Gay Men - 29%
Straight Women - 20%
Straight Men - 13%

 


Tequila - Kah Tequila. How cool looking are these?!
Lesbians - 35%
Gay Men - 25%
Straight Women - 17%
Straight Men - 19%

 


Bourbon and Whiskey - Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. I don't even like whiskey but this is shockingly easy to drink.
Lesbians - 18%
Gay Men - 26%
Straight Women - 7%
Straight Men - 19%

 

Beer - Red Hook brewery. I'm married to one of those Pacific Northwest people. I can attest -- they know their beer, and Red Hook is a fine example of that.
Lesbians - 59%
Gay Men - 43%
Straight Women - 34%
Straight Men - 61%  

 


Gin - Beefeater. I won't lie, I'm not a gin connoisseur, but I like the name Beefeater.
Lesbians - 12%
Gay Men - 24%
Straight Women - 9%
Straight Men - 13%

 


Wine - Rideau Vineyards is one of the few (if not the only) solely female-owned vineyards in California's Santa Ynez Valley. BONUS: The winery is across the street from the Quicksilver Ranch, a ranch with miniature horses!

Lesbians - 51%

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

 

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