While its still too early to say for sure... and I happen to personally disagree with the sentiment...
In what can only be called a stunning reversal from Area51 sentiment, it appears the community as a whole has deemed drink related question on-topic: What should our FAQ contain?
What is a proper Manhattan? (also look at the other meta questions on this topic)
With that said, I think it's time to refine what this means. For example, some seem to think brewing is on-topic, some think chilling drinks is off topic, some think there is a distinction between alcoholic vs. non-alcoholic drinks.
This is CW, so each answer should be one drink related premise, as narrow as possible (without being sarcastically ridiculously narrow), and you should vote up or down each premise listed, so we can get a fine grained answer to this and put this issue to bed.