Gallery: Ask a Bartender: What's Your Guilty Pleasure Drink?

Grasshopper
Grasshopper
"My guilty pleasure drink is the Grasshopper cocktail. Creme de Menthe, Creme de Cacao, and cream. Am I the only person willing to admit how delicious that is?" —Jose Cespedes (The Bazaar at SLS Hotel South Beach)
Piña Colada
Piña Colada
"The infamous piña colada served in a fluorescent plastic yard cup on resorts in Mexico. They give me great memories." — Hernan Cortes (Copita Tequileria y Comida)
Red-Headed Slut
Red-Headed Slut
"I absolutely hate to admit it, but a youthful appreciation for the red-headed slut still lives within me. A few drinks in on my birthday someone always brings me one (curse of being a ginger) so it reminds me of blissful birthday drinking." — Lauren Lathrop Williams (Jsix Restaurant)
Tom Collins With A Mixer
Tom Collins With A Mixer
"I love a Tom Collins even when it is not made with fresh juices.  We all know that fresh sweet & sour make it the perfect refresher.  I will slum and drink a TC made with commercial mixers.  Even in the worst form, a Tom Collins brings up your 'spirits.' Tom has been a good friend to me over the years."— Richard Middleton (Brennan's of Houston)
Cape Codder
Cape Codder
"I still enjoy the Cape Codder (Vodka and Cranberry).  It was the go-to in my salad eating days, when I couldn't stomach the taste of alcohol.  I won't order it at a bar or even drink it in front of people, but I do enjoy them." — (Filini Bar and Restaurant)
Test Tube Shots
Test Tube Shots
"When I recently went to New Orleans, they had these test tube shots that I became obsessed with. I’m not sure what they are but they are only $1 and really fun!" — Elmer Mejicanos (Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Capo's)
Piña Colada
Piña Colada
"I've got to admit that I'm a sucker for a piña colada. It’s so damn good. Especially after a long day of sitting on the beach doing nothing at all. But don't ask me to make you one unless I'm on vacation!" — George Costa (Pub & Kitchen)
Sailor Jerry and Dr. Pepper
Sailor Jerry and Dr. Pepper
"Sailor Jerry and Dr. Pepper! It is very rare to have Dr. Pepper at a bar, but without a doubt that combo is my ‘guilty pleasure’. It’s sweet in really bad, sugary way, and I love it." — Nate Howell (Cusp Dining & Drinks)
White Russian
White Russian
"White Russian. Made with whole milk. On bad ice. At a bowling alley." —Mike Ryan (Sable)
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
"Probably a Miami Vice, it's pretty much a strawberry pina coloda. Usually adorned with a little umbrella, there is nothing more emasculating. But, on a hot day by the beach, it's so worth it!" — Jesse Anholt (Wallsé)
Mudslide
Mudslide
"I know it's sort of old school and made poorly at chain restaurants all over the world, but I've always had a soft spot for a good mudslide." — Bill Riley (Talde)
Bowling-Alley Beers
Bowling-Alley Beers
"I have a soft spot for bowling-alley beers, the stuff that my dad and his friends were drinking in the 80s. Yes, I still love a high-gravity double imperial porter from some obscure village hidden deep in Bavaria, but, damn it, every once in a while I want a Stroh's." — Chad Musick (Sip Tasting Room and Rooftop Lounge)
Jameson on the Rocks
Jameson on the Rocks
"Jameson on the rocks. It's simple, straightforward and smooth. No frills and impossible to make wrong. It makes me happy after a long day." — Armand Rodriguez (Juvia)
Lava Flow
Lava Flow
"Lava Flow. It's a good thing I don't live in Hawaii, so I don't have to face my guilty pleasure often." — Aaron Ranf (Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen)
Frozen Margaritas
Frozen Margaritas
“Yup, you got me—frozen margaritas with fresh ingredients. Come on, you know you love ‘em too!” — Carlos Yturria (E&O Asian Kitchen)
Hiram-Walker Plum Brandy
Hiram-Walker Plum Brandy
"I secretly enjoy Hiram-Walker Plum Brandy. It's like plum flavored cough syrup, and coats your stomach like slow molasses, and enjoy it. I have been drinking it every since I was a teenager, playing hookie to ride the train in for St. Pattys day in NYC. Oh! The the sloppy memories and tummy aches. Every once in a while I take a shot or two and reminisce." — Courtney Tietze (Salinas)
Jagermeister With a Chilled Goldschlagger Floater
Jagermeister With a Chilled Goldschlagger Floater
"My go-to guilty pleasure drink is a holdover from college: Jagermeister with a chilled Goldschlagger floater. Sweet as sin, and leaves your mouth black and gold as a Pittsburgh locker room. We always knew it as the 'Kerry King' in honor of the Slayer guitarist, but like all good shameful beverages, there's a lot of more embarrassing names it answers to." — Dan Bronson (The Strand Smokehouse & Crescent & Vine)
Italian Pizzeria 'Rose'
Italian Pizzeria 'Rose'
"I am very fond of the Italian pizzeria "rose" that consists of red and white wine on draft being mixed together. There is sometimes a bit of prosecco added if it needs the edge taken off." — David Welch (Lincoln Restaurant & Sunshine Tavern)
Piña Colada
Piña Colada
"I love a great Piña Colada. Who doesn't? A perfectly made hand-shaken piña colada is amazing." — Robert Ferrera (Swine)
Espresso Martinis
Espresso Martinis
"Espresso Martinis. Not only do I feel bad for ordering an annoying drink to make, but it contains just about every sugary liquor there is. But I love them!" — Jared Krauss (Catch)
White Russians
White Russians
"When I travel in airports I drink white Russians, but only in the airports." — Jared Schmidt (Absinthe Brasserie & Bar)
Bud Light Lime
Bud Light Lime
"Bud Light Lime. Hands down." — Sarah Mengoni (South Water Kitchen)