In the summer, when it's hot and the kids are playing in the pool outside, I LOVE to crack open a beer with a girlfriend and chat while our kids play. I don't care if it's 10, 12, or 5 as long as it's only a beer or two and it's hotter than Hades.
I love to drink a beer or have a mixed drink on occasion, but usually not until dinner time. It's not like I think there's anything wrong with it, it's just not my preference to drink during the day. Though the kids make me wonder why I don't quite often.
Oh, and drinks mixed with Gin are my fave.