this may be a stupid question but.... I don't drink. I know there ia a lot of drinking while networking and that sort of thing but will it be looked down upon if I don't have bourbon with everyone else? The smell and taste of alcohol repulse me so I won't be taking one for the team.
Your option would be club soda then. I think the standards are set lower for a woman that chooses not to drink. It may even say, I'm a classy abstainer (It might also say you're crazy, but the days of the hatchet abolitionists are dwindling into the past). If you're a man and choose not to drink then well.... something must be wrong. And don't use AA as an excuse.
at a lawyerly function...just tell one of the servers to bring you a ginger ale with a couple of cubes of ice, then deliver it to you and have her say "here is your scotch"....then drink it, drink it all and then seductively moan, like "ahhhh, I really needed that.." It should do the trick.