further dispatches from the provinces
People in LA apparently still drink mudslides! This article from 20 years ago a/k/a Laguna Beach purports to explain what a woman's choice of beverage means to the male gaze:
Rum and Coke: This is a basic, and fairly safe, drink choice. Someone who likes to have fun but can keep herself in check.
Whiskey and Coke: Borderline alcoholic. Someone who is a bit sassy, will speak her mind and won't care what anyone thinks.