Brooklyn Restaurant Creates Separate, Lighter Drink Menu 'For Ladies'

DNAinfo New York

Are you female? Do you enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage, but often feel confused about whether your liquor selection is gender-appropriate, and wish you had a menu that made that decision for you? Well, guess what? Your wishes have just been granted by Brooklyn's Los Pollitos III restaurant, which has a menu that conveniently divides beverages into gender-specific categories, ending years of debate over who gets to enjoy the sweet taste of Alize (score one, ladies!).

As DNAinfo New York reported, the menu parcels beverages into three categories based on alcohol content: For Ladies ("light alcohol"), For Men ("extra alcohol"), and For Everyone ("alcohol"). It also includes virgin drinks for kids, as well as a list of shots, helpfully designated "heavy alcohol."

Along with Alize, Bailey's, Kalhua and cream, and "glass of wine" have all been approved for female consumption. If you want something a little stronger, though, you're better make sure you're a man first. The male existence apparently necessitates the consumption of extra alcohol (which, in this case, also seems to include a lot of Kalhua).

Mojitos, Mai Tais, and "Modelo Lemonade" were all determined to be gender-neutral territory.

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The categories were created by bartender and gender studies expert Leo Vasquez, who said the idea was inspired by women who ask for lighter, fruitier drinks.

"A lot of times ladies don't like to have the strong stuff, so this menu is for them," he told DNAinfo. "The drinks for women are sweeter with less alcohol."

Vasquez added that customers can order whatever they want, regardless of their chromosomal makeup. But some locals think that the conclusions he's drawn in his gender politics dissertation bar menu might be a little bit backwards.

"I think it should be the other way around," said Karin Torres, who owns a nearby wine shop that focuses on female winemakers. "I am much more comfortable around drunk women than men."

But Leo Jackson, who has eaten at the restaurant many times, thinks Vasquez might be on to something. "It makes sense," he said. "It's women who get so inebriated that they pass out and stumble around. It's safer for them to have drinks with less alcohol."

Perhaps Jackson and Torres can hash out their conflicting viewpoints over a drink or two--maybe a round of Modelo Lemonades, just to make sure everyone's operating on a level playing field.

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