I recently hit the American drinking age (what what) and have consequently committed to drinking as often as possible in public settings (I'm joking. Ish). The only problem is that I'm not much of a wine guy, and beer seems weird in nicer restaurants. Is it traditionally appropriate to drink cocktails with meals instead of wine? I'm thinking something like whisky and soda or a bloody mary. Could I go so far as to just drink straight liquor? Just to be clear, I know a lot of people do drink cocktails with meals, I'm wondering whether it's a breach of formal etiquette.