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9 Drinking Faux Pas You Should Be Aware Of

We're all ladies and gentlemen here, no? Then the next time you're out with friends, make sure to avoid all of these no-no's, and be sure to keep it classy with Bacardi.

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1. Waving down the bartender.

Bartenders hate this. The more of a show you put on for their attention, the longer you'll wait!
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Bartenders hate this. The more of a show you put on for their attention, the longer you'll wait!

2. Disregarding wine temperatures.

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Hey, it's a rule for a reason! Chardonnay and full-bodied white wines should be around 55 degrees (known as "cellar temperature"). Champagnes and sparkling wines should be very chilled, as should Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Red wine should be 65 degrees, which is considered room temperature.

3. Avoiding eye contact when you cheers.

In several cultures it is considered rude not to make eye contact. Do this if you want bad luck!
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In several cultures it is considered rude not to make eye contact. Do this if you want bad luck!

4. Putting the ice in last.

"Building" a drink is a careful art form. Put the ice in first to avoid splashing your drink everywhere—and worst of all, getting liquor in your eye.
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"Building" a drink is a careful art form. Put the ice in first to avoid splashing your drink everywhere—and worst of all, getting liquor in your eye.

5. Showing up empty-handed to a party.

It's considered rude to show up to an intimate party without any gifts—especially a party where only drinks are being served. Also, never whine about the bar spread if you haven't contributed!
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It's considered rude to show up to an intimate party without any gifts—especially a party where only drinks are being served. Also, never whine about the bar spread if you haven't contributed!

6. Pouring beer at the wrong angle.

This step in beer pouring is crucial. Tilting the glass at a 45 degree angle assures the foam ratio is not way off. No one likes that.
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This step in beer pouring is crucial. Tilting the glass at a 45 degree angle assures the foam ratio is not way off. No one likes that.

7. Not muddling or over-muddling.

Want the perfect mojito? Mix, sugar, Bacardi, seltzer and muddled mint. Without muddling, herbs don't release their flavor. Too much muddling and the drink will be bitter. Here's the right way to muddle.
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Want the perfect mojito? Mix, sugar, Bacardi, seltzer and muddled mint. Without muddling, herbs don't release their flavor. Too much muddling and the drink will be bitter. Here's the right way to muddle.

8. Mixing alcohol with energy drinks.

Bad idea friends. Don't make this mistake or you'll be feeling it later.
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Bad idea friends. Don't make this mistake or you'll be feeling it later.

9. Pouring your own drink.

Another international taboo is pouring your own drink. Friends should go around the table and pour for each other.
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Another international taboo is pouring your own drink. Friends should go around the table and pour for each other.

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