Anything called a "-tini"
"That's not a real martini. More specifically, the drink that unfortunately has still not died off: the appletini. The '90s and early 2000s steakhouse cocktail menus all had versions of this drink. Due to its relatively easy production and only needing some form of dyed green apple schnapps, consumers could order them anywhere. They could even call for them when the drink wasn't listed on a menu. I would gather that a guest that orders an appletini enjoys sweeter drinks, doesn't like to taste the spirits in those drinks, and doesn't get out much."
What to order instead: Southside (mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, gin)
"This is the drink where if someone orders it, we ask for their ID one more time," he said, laughing. "A lot of times it's just amaretto and sour mix. It's another safe one. It's too cloyingly sweet, and is not a balanced drink."
What to order instead: Whiskey sour (whiskey, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, egg white)