Hmmm... Gin & Tonic smells like perfume and has a British heritage.
Ditto Earl Gray tea...
A gentleman's drink "compliments a Cuban cigar".
I whole-heartedly agree.
A friend of mine told me a story once:
He got an insane bonus on his paycheck one month and decided to blow it on something he'd never buy otherwise; a 200-dollar bottle of liquor (I don't remember what brand or type, just that it was amber-colored and came in one of those 'artsy' bottles).
He read a few things on what to mix it with but decided to first go for a straight shot just to "get the taste".
He said it tasted unique, but not very remarkable.
Not 200 dollars worth remarkable at any rate, so he chalked it up to experience and put the bottle away for a time when he was in the mood for experimenting.
About a month later, a friend of his came over for a chit-chat and spied the neglected bottle on the top shelf.
He immediately inquired about it excitedly, jaw agape.
"You have some of THAT?!?" he queried.
"Yeah," replied my friend, "but it's nothing special... wanna belt of it?"
His companion raised an eyebrow, wagged his finger and said "Not now. Stay right here. I'll be back" and immediately left.
After about 30 minutes, his friend had returned with his personal humidor and two very expensive-looking cigars.
He poured out a modest amount of the liquor for the both of them, and insisted they retire to the back porch.
Once comfortably ensconced in the porch furniture, his friend said "Watch... do what I do" and promptly prepared his cigar, lit it, took a full draw, leaned back slowly let the smoke lazily escape his lips, then imbibed just a little more than a sip of the mysterious fire-water.
My friend said he mimicked his companion's motions exactly; bite, spit, light, draw, let, sip, swallow.
"Aha..." he said with slowly-dawning amazement; "so THAT's what 200 dollar liquor is for!"
"Eddy," he then told me in a somber, hushed voice, "I swear to you, that was the best damn drink I've ever had in my life."
And THAT (whatever it was) is what I would call a gentleman's drink.