With glasses and purchasing Laphroaig scotch: No ID asked for.
With glasses and purchasing Grey Goose Vodka or Bombay Sapphire Gin: No ID asked for.
With contact lenses and buying 12 oz. fruit-flavored alcoholic beverages: ID asked for, customer scrutinized, purchase completed, but with suspicion.
I don't know if it made me look younger, or he simply thought I ought to have my head examined for buying the stuff. True, most of that ilk are pretty vile concoctions, descended from the abomination that is Zima. And, for the most part, the sole purpose of those things, I gather, is to get you and/or your girlfriend drunk as quickly as possible. So they are made frighteningly easy to drink.
However, Glacier Bay, which is supposedly made with vodka is emminently drinkable and refreshing. And Smirnov (which makes a mediocre vodka) makes an addictive green apple malt beverage. Literally, it's addictive, because it has alcohol in it, but I mean it's also tasty. In the fall and winter I think the whole genre is vile and I gravitate toward single malt, port and other actual grown-up drinks. But in the summer for some reason they become palatable.
And apparently they make you look young. Or perhaps just suspicious.