Why is Smirnoff Ice considered a "women's drink"?

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#1 Posted by lightleggy (16007 posts) -

I dont get it, if somebody ask you if you like to drink, you can't say "Not much, a smirnoff once in a while" because they'll call you by a lot of homophobic nicknames. "Smirnoff is a girl's drink!".

At first I thought it was because it wasn't much of an alcoholic drink, but then I read on some stuff and it turns out smirnoff ice has more alcohol than a beer.

So it has more alcohol, thus its easier to get drunk, and it has a decent taste, its like taking away everything wrong with the beer and just leaving the good stuff.

So people really think that you're a "girl" if you drink it because it doesn't tastes like sht?

#2 Edited by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

Dunno, don't care. I drink it anyway.

#3 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Real ballers drink ovaltine at clubs.

#4 Posted by ferrari2001 (16937 posts) -

Social norms. You may not agree with them but they exist.

#5 Posted by lamprey263 (23985 posts) -

because it's sweetened for sissies that don't drink much is why, drink enough and you're more likely to puke from too much sugar than the amount of alcohol

#6 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6803 posts) -

Because it's practically soda.

#7 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

because it's sweetened for sissies that don't drink much is why, drink enough and you're more likely to puke from too much sugar than the amount of alcohol

Usually it's dehydration that gets people, not the actual alcohol.

#8 Posted by konvikt_17 (22237 posts) -

Because it tastes good.

its not a mans drink!

#9 Edited by MrGeezer (56374 posts) -

@konvikt_17: Screw all of you guys who say that beer tastes bad.

Anyway, I don't drink the stuff often, but I've got nothing against "girly drinks." Sure it's basically like soda or kool aid or juice, but so what? I like soda and kool aid and juice. Sometimes I'm not in the mood for a beer, I'm in the mood for something sweet and fruity. When that happens, it's nice if the stuff can also get me drunk.

#10 Posted by konvikt_17 (22237 posts) -

i never said beer tastes bad=P

but yes, agree wholeheartedly mrgeezer.

good tasting and gets me drunk, ill drink it. :D

#11 Edited by roulettethedog (10974 posts) -

@lightleggy said:

I dont get it, if somebody ask you if you like to drink, you can't say "Not much, a smirnoff once in a while" because they'll call you by a lot of homophobic nicknames. "Smirnoff is a girl's drink!".

At first I thought it was because it wasn't much of an alcoholic drink, but then I read on some stuff and it turns out smirnoff ice has more alcohol than a beer.

So it has more alcohol, thus its easier to get drunk, and it has a decent taste, its like taking away everything wrong with the beer and just leaving the good stuff.

So people really think that you're a "girl" if you drink it because it doesn't tastes like sht?

Never thought of Smirnoff Ice as a girls drink. Do not think any drink is just for females.

#12 Posted by CyberLips (1824 posts) -

Well i'm a girl and the only alcoholic beverage i drink is Smirnoff, so maybe they have a point... xD

#13 Posted by Celldrax (14609 posts) -

I can only recall having the black a few times, but I think the smirnoff ice is passable enough.

Bacardi breezers, on the other hand...

#14 Posted by TrooperManaic (3735 posts) -

Perhaps because $20 later im still sober.

#15 Edited by lightleggy (16007 posts) -

@Shottayouth13- said:

Because it's practically soda.

Did you read the part where I said it has more alcohol than a beer? A person who drinks 5 smirnoffs without getting drunk has more alcohol tolerance than a person who drinks 5 beers.

So who cares how it tastes? you get drunk way faster, not to mention the taste helps you drink it fast, I hate to go drinking with friends because it literally takes them 40 minutes to finish their drink, when im done in 10.

#16 Posted by lightleggy (16007 posts) -

@TrooperManaic said:

Perhaps because $20 later im still sober.

So with beer it would be 40$ later.

#17 Posted by Serraph105 (28082 posts) -

I don't know what your issue with beer is tc (my issue is that it tastes like piss water), but I do find it interesting that the same people who tell you smirnoff is a girls drink will also be the ones to break out bullfrog ingredients at parties. I use to drink smirnoff, but these days I really prefer various hard ciders, or just whiskey on the rocks.

Drink whatever you like TC, but don't be afraid to try other drinks also. Unless those other drinks are composed of more than %50 alcohol, then I suggest being cautious.

#18 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

Regardless, it's considered cheap Vodka.

Smirnoff is usually 80 proof = 40% alcohol content. 1 proof = .5%. Smirnoff makes a lot of flavored Vodka, the Raspberry one being my favorite. They're easy to drink if you're new to drinking, and there's no need for chasers. I'm okay with just pure vodka when it's cold or just pouring it in a glass of cranberry.

#19 Posted by sukraj (22861 posts) -

I dont drink anymore but when i did i used to drink bells whisky.

#20 Posted by lonewolf604 (8522 posts) -

I love it. Its the stuff that got me into drinking. My cousins dared me to chug 3 Smirnoff ICE and two beers in under 5 min and give me $500. Mind you this was when I first started drinking, so doing that was probably drinking like 15 shots...suffice to say I got the $500, but I puked pretty bad.

#21 Posted by Lalucar (296 posts) -

Why is pink considered a girl's color? Or The Notebook considered a chick flick? A social stigma is and always will be associated with certain things, the sweet taste of Smirnoff Ice and other wine coolers tend to be marketed toward women more and usually many women like them. That being said drink what you want and don't let the opinions of others throw you off something you like. Personally none of my friends can stand Bud Platinum, doesn't change my opinion of it.

#22 Posted by toast_burner (21677 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

Regardless, it's considered cheap Vodka.

Smirnoff is usually 80 proof = 40% alcohol content. 1 proof = .5%. Smirnoff makes a lot of flavored Vodka, the Raspberry one being my favorite. They're easy to drink if you're new to drinking, and there's no need for chasers. I'm okay with just pure vodka when it's cold or just pouring it in a glass of cranberry.

I wouldn't consider Smirnoff ice to be cheap vodka. If you want cheap vodka you'd buy a bottle of actual vodka.

#23 Posted by iampenguin (223 posts) -

Not in Russia

#24 Posted by toast_burner (21677 posts) -

@iampenguin said:

Not in Russia

If you're Russian why would you drink Smirnoff let alone Smirnoff ice?

Russia makes great vodka. England, not so much.

#25 Posted by WR_Platinum (4667 posts) -

Its sweetened up and is targeted towards women who often tend to like sweetened drinks.

#26 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2268 posts) -

I dint know anyone who drinks Smirnoff Ice so I can't really say from personal experience of this stereotype, granted most of my friends drink beer, mainly micro brews (Oregon has so many... >.> ). Looking online it looks like Ice has 5.5% ABV, that's pretty decent. More than cheap beers. You should try some microbrews sometime, they seem to average around 6%-6.5% ABV. A half dozen of those should get you a nice buzz haha. As for this Smirnoff Ice, I may try it out and I honestly could give a two shits about what people think, if it tastes good who cares, right? But, if I'm getting vodka in any form, I'll go with an actual bottle of vodka (Smirnoff 100 proof being my preference).

#27 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

I drink my vodka straight from a sipping cup. Sometimes normal smirnoff vodka. Most people not just women think that is gross( though they will do shots)

So companys like smirnoff sweeten them up to make them taste good. Its considered girly. I dont think its girly myself but it is a waste.

And I agree with those that think beer tastes good.

#28 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

At least here in the US, Smirnoff Ice is a malt beverage and brewed just like beer and has no vodka in it. It even has the same amount of alcohol as a beer. It just happens to have a sweet and fruity taste to it (from the malt). Many look at sweet drinks as a girl's drink. The reaction to stuff like Smirnoff Ice is similar to the reaction people had to wine coolers back in the late 80s. If you like it, drink it. I like beer and whiskey so that is what I drink. I don't care what someone else drinks.

#29 Posted by ExtremePhobia (227 posts) -

@lightleggy: Sweet drinks are girly drinks. That's pretty much what it comes down to. Beer and hard liquors are not girly drinks and they don't inherently taste bad. Generally the difference (in this case) is that men drink something for the experience of drinking it while women are just trying to get drink and act like they're on Sex and the City. Wine IS a relatively sweet drink but it's something that both men and women drink for the experience (or to unwind) and isn't considered a girly drink. Anybody with a respect for alcohol will tell you that you should taste the alcohol or you're not doing it right.

Which is all well and good. The occasions when I do really want to get drunk, there's nothing quite like a (sweet) Grateful Dead or Alabama Slammer. About 3 shots each and it goes down like water.

#30 Edited by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

It's sad that people try to make drinks gender specific.

#31 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@ExtremePhobia said:

@lightleggy: Sweet drinks are girly drinks. That's pretty much what it comes down to. Beer and hard liquors are not girly drinks and they don't inherently taste bad. Generally the difference (in this case) is that men drink something for the experience of drinking it while women are just trying to get drink and act like they're on Sex and the City. Wine IS a relatively sweet drink but it's something that both men and women drink for the experience (or to unwind) and isn't considered a girly drink. Anybody with a respect for alcohol will tell you that you should taste the alcohol or you're not doing it right.

Which is all well and good. The occasions when I do really want to get drunk, there's nothing quite like a (sweet) Grateful Dead or Alabama Slammer. About 3 shots each and it goes down like water.

If you wake up and step outside into the real world....you'll find out girls don't all drink sweet drinks and some guys do. Stop making alcohol a girl/guy thing. It's not.

#32 Posted by Flubbbs (3100 posts) -

all fruity drinks are women drinks

#33 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

all fruity drinks are women drinks

LOL gender stereotypes......and OT prides itself on being above those things.

#34 Posted by thegerg (15279 posts) -

"So it has more alcohol, thus its easier to get drunk, and it has a decent taste, its like taking away everything wrong with the beer and just leaving the good stuff."

Or you could just buy a good tasting beer with higher alcohol content.

#35 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (1967 posts) -

Everything other than ale is a womens drink

#36 Edited by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@XxR3m1xInHDn3D said:

Everything other than ale is a womens drink

Are you saying men can't handle stronger drink.....like whiskey and vodka?

#37 Edited by Flubbbs (3100 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

all fruity drinks are women drinks

LOL gender stereotypes......and OT prides itself on being above those things.

its ok if you enjoy fruity drinks guy.. who am i to question your sexuality ya know?

#38 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

all fruity drinks are women drinks

LOL gender stereotypes......and OT prides itself on being above those things.

its ok if you enjoy fruity drinks guy.. who am i to question your sexuality ya know?

I drink vodka tonic.....never assume. Anyway I'd imagine you just insulted some of the OT demographic with that comment. Working with liquor there is nothing more stupid to hear than someone wants to buy a drink for women. Women drink the same things as men. Period. Stupidity annoys me.

#39 Posted by deeliman (2432 posts) -

I drink it sometimes, and I like it. A lot of guys here even like it better than beer.

#40 Edited by Flubbbs (3100 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

all fruity drinks are women drinks

LOL gender stereotypes......and OT prides itself on being above those things.

its ok if you enjoy fruity drinks guy.. who am i to question your sexuality ya know?

I drink vodka tonic.....never assume. Anyway I'd imagine you just insulted some of the OT demographic with that comment. Working with liquor there is nothing more stupid to hear than someone wants to buy a drink for women. Women drink the same things as men. Period. Stupidity annoys me.

waaaaaaaaaah.. vodka tonic is a girl drink too. have a good day!

#41 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

all fruity drinks are women drinks

LOL gender stereotypes......and OT prides itself on being above those things.

its ok if you enjoy fruity drinks guy.. who am i to question your sexuality ya know?

I drink vodka tonic.....never assume. Anyway I'd imagine you just insulted some of the OT demographic with that comment. Working with liquor there is nothing more stupid to hear than someone wants to buy a drink for women. Women drink the same things as men. Period. Stupidity annoys me.

waaaaaaaaaah

Sorry....I'll let you get back to your regularly scheduled sexism.

#42 Posted by toast_burner (21677 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

all fruity drinks are women drinks

LOL gender stereotypes......and OT prides itself on being above those things.

its ok if you enjoy fruity drinks guy.. who am i to question your sexuality ya know?

I drink vodka tonic.....never assume. Anyway I'd imagine you just insulted some of the OT demographic with that comment. Working with liquor there is nothing more stupid to hear than someone wants to buy a drink for women. Women drink the same things as men. Period. Stupidity annoys me.

waaaaaaaaaah.. vodka tonic is a girl drink too. have a good day!

And I'm sure you're so manly drinking your watered down beer.

Vodka > Beer

#43 Posted by Brain_Duster (404 posts) -

@lightleggy said:

it turns out smirnoff ice has more alcohol than a beer.

Duh, really?

#44 Edited by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

@Flubbbs said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Flubbbs said:

its ok if you enjoy fruity drinks guy.. who am i to question your sexuality ya know?

I drink vodka tonic.....never assume. Anyway I'd imagine you just insulted some of the OT demographic with that comment. Working with liquor there is nothing more stupid to hear than someone wants to buy a drink for women. Women drink the same things as men. Period. Stupidity annoys me.

waaaaaaaaaah.. vodka tonic is a girl drink too. have a good day!

And I'm sure you're so manly drinking your watered down beer.

Vodka > Beer

LOL I didn't see his edit. Vodka is a hell of a lot stronger than beer.

#45 Edited by megagene (23010 posts) -

I don't consider it to be a girly drink, but I do think it's a crappy drink. Although I don't knock others who enjoy it. I just prefer my vodka served in other ways.

#46 Posted by KHAndAnime (13780 posts) -

Sweet or easy drinks are considered girly drinks. You really didn't know that? There are only few exceptions (maybe hard cider isn't too scoffed at...)

#47 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151111 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

Sweet or easy drinks are considered girly drinks. You really didn't know that? There are only few exceptions (maybe hard cider isn't too scoffed at...)

It's disgusting though.....

#48 Posted by KHAndAnime (13780 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@KHAndAnime said:

Sweet or easy drinks are considered girly drinks. You really didn't know that? There are only few exceptions (maybe hard cider isn't too scoffed at...)

It's disgusting though.....

Maybe to those with effeminate tastes...

Just kidding. I don't really care about what I drink or what other people drink. I like sweet stuff and I don't mind nastier tasting stuff. I'd never give people **** for their choice of drink, but hell, I'd get teased occasionally even when just buying Gin. We live in a dumb world with dumb people. In my mind, whoever can hold more liquor at the end of the night is the man. But it's really unimportant.

#49 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

@megagene said:

I don't consider it to be a girly drink, but I do think it's a crappy drink. Although I don't knock others who enjoy it. I just prefer my vodka served in other ways.

Smirnoff Ice does not have any vodka if it is made in the US. It is a malt beverage and brewed just like beer is.