I would rather drink water than cheap tequila or rum and I do not drink beer, wine or coffee.
I was a diet coke junkie for the past 10+ years and stopped drinking them entirely September 23, 2011. I was drinking close to 1 gallon a day on some days. Now I drink unsweetened ice tea, juice and water.
I no longer knowingly drink (or eat) anything that uses an artificial sweetener.
I am Herradura Tequila fan first and foremost with Partida & Fortaleza being a close second.
I don't like margaritas that use an artificial mix instead of lime juice.
My house margaritas are made using quality tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar and water.
I like a reposado tequila for margaritas.
I only drink frozen margaritas with a shot of quality tequila added and I prefer a bartender made frozen to a machine made frozen just because I can call the tequila. But then again, I rarely order a frozen one.
I rarely do shots anymore.
I own a $350 bottle of tequila, though I did not pay that much for it.
I prefer Cuban rum when I can get it. Not "Cuban Style" or "Cuban Recipe"...CUBAN rum. From Cuba. Havana Club to be precise. I buy it when and where I can. I usually find it in the Caribbean but have found single barrel limited runs in Copenhagen of all places.
My default, go to rum is Mount Gay Eclipse or Mount Gay Extra Old which are from Barbados and Mount Gay is of the oldest rum makers in the world.
I will drink Baccardi but no spiced rums, Meyers or other "kettle" rums.
I'm not a big vodka fan nor do I care for gin of any kind.
I like Jack Daniels, Crown and various whiskeys but not scotch.
I rarely venture into the world of cognac or brandy, other than a little Presidente Mexican Brandy floated on top of my margarita on occasion.
I prefer to sit a the bar and eat dinner instead of a table or booth.
I pay attention when a bartender makes my drink. I like to know just how much they are/are not putting in there.