Going to oh-so-grown up places like Hermitage Rd bar and restaurant (http://www.hermitagerd.co.uk/ 20-21 Hermitage Rd, Herts SG5 1BT) with my friends for cocktails and dinner is a prime example. I don't mean this in a mocking way as I think the place was wonderful. I say grown up because it's so nicely decorated (with the prettiest toilets I've ever been in - first time I have ever mentioned the toilet in my blog) and the exposed brickwork, tall windows and lovely light should help keep the young chavs away.
I could actually do with a bike and this one is quite cute and clearly not used much.
This is a Caipirinha. Perfectly sweet and refreshing and drinking it makes me want to go to Brazil (which I'll add to my growing list of holiday destinations that I can't afford).
This is a Bergamot gin sour. Made by a novice cocktail waiter but overseen by someone who definitely seems like he knows a thing or 2 about making cocktails. Usually drinks in this glass spells danger but it really wasn't potent and was in fact very enjoyable to drink.
So if being a grown up mean we get to go to lovely places like this, then I guess it's not a bad thing.