A good first date first impression is just as important as a strong first date cocktail. Or maybe you’re sick of being treated by the girl next door and are more interested in looking like a sexy siren tonight.
Either way, a lot of consideration goes into the type of vibe you’re going to send.Once you’ve picked your outfit, secured a meeting spot, and arranged your transportation, it’s time to move on to the promised land, aka the bar.
So what do you order? We decided to leave this to the experts and get first-hand advice from a few bartenders who have seen it all.
Read on to see what your first date drink says about you:
1. red wine
According to bartenders at the first-date hotspot, temptation screams when you order a full glass of red.
“There’s one guy who comes here. I think he’s with a new woman every time, once a month. He drinks red wine all the time, and he rocks her to drink red wine all the time. Now I’m really a girl.” If you want to get it, depending on your mood, with red wine.”
But another experienced bartender warns first dates to order red wine at a low-key bar at a popular chain restaurant.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time so I can make a rough generalization. And I’ve never seen anyone swirl and smell in this place. It’s a big hoax.” is.”
2. White wine
Both bartenders agreed that white wine was the more feminine pour of the two.
“Women tend to drink white wine here. To be honest, a lot has more to do with the choice of wine than the fact that she ordered it.”
What’s the biggest mistake patrons make when requesting their favorite wine? Order a glass of the house blend.
“People who order house wine are thrifty. A bottle of house wine costs $40. A bottle you’re buying for $10 costs $13 to redeem at a restaurant. Good stuff.” .”
Martinis definitely exude urban sophistication on the big screen, but our bartender observations don’t.
“Anyone who orders a martini looks like an alcoholic. Sorry, it’s just alcohol.”
Even if martinis are your favourite, you might want to save this potent cocktail for date two.
4. Baby Breeze
Just as red wine screams seduction and house wine screams cheap, this one screaming fruity drink screams, “I just discovered my parents’ liquor cabinet!”
“Girls who order Malibu Bay Breeze are idiots,” says the bartender. hmm, a bit harsh?
“It’s really like a ‘fruity drink!’
According to both bartenders, ordering a Manhattan means you want to get drunk, and you want to get drunk quickly.
One thing is for sure, men like women who enjoy cold beer.
“I think it’s great when girls order beer, especially when they want to hear the specials. This shows that you’re not limited to just one type of drink. I think it’s more attractive when you’re surprised.” With a different kind of beer. ”
“But there’s also the Craft-Beer-Guy. He wants to hear all the weird beers we serve, and talks about the hint of lemon zest it has and how hoppy it is.” I try to act like a snob.”
Not all restaurants are breweries, and Craft-Beer-Guy ranks one step below Red Wine Swirl-and-Sniffer.
7. All About “On The Rock”
Both bartenders agreed that it was OK to order hard alcohol on the rocks, but only if you have personality and try to back it up.
“There are people who order vodka on the rocks. I honestly don’t know how they do it, but it definitely takes the tension out of the first date.”
If you plan to transition to beer or wine at dinner, it’s better to start with a stronger alcohol, but it’s also worth noting that ordering something on the rocks can seem a little silly. You have to be careful.
“Sometimes you get 25-year-olds who order Bourbon on the Rocks to look sophisticated.” and advise you to order something else.
So what’s the perfect first date drink?
As one bartender said: Pink scent of cranberries. You didn’t order house vodka, but you didn’t order something as ridiculous as Gray Goose.
But other bartenders don’t think your drink order actually matters on a first date.
“Don’t be afraid to order your favorite drink. The best first date I’ve observed is to be honest with yourself, even if some people might not like it.” It involves people who aren’t afraid. On the first date, don’t be afraid to show who you are.”
Tiffany McHugh is a new media journalist who has been featured in HuffPost, Time Out New York, Women’s Health and more.
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