5 Delicious Cocktails for Your First Date
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Has the ever been a more tried and test first date than going for drinks in a fancy cocktail bar? Alcohol and dating go together like cheese and crackers. But what should you drink when you finally get there? You don’t want to send the wrong impression by ordering the cheapest beer in the place. You want a cocktail that’ll send your taste buds into a frenzy of flavor.
You may have some difficulty choosing an appropriate cocktail, especially if you don’t know an awful lot about drinks. Luckily, we are here to help! Dating website reviews users have shared five-light and tasty cocktails for drinking on a first date to ensure that your first impression is a good one.
1 – How to Balance Dating and Drinking
It is important that you don’t just go for drinks and nothing else. Cocktails may be a good ice breaker, but you also want to do something fun to really wow the other person. Find somewhere where you can do activities – like a bowling alley or mini-golf. Competitive games are a great way to settle your nerves and bond straight away. You can give each other banter, which allows for jokes and good-natured fun. You can even get yourself a drink in these places if you still need to settle your nerves.
If the date is going well and the conversation is flowing, then you can move onto a cocktail bar. Even better, go somewhere that serves food and take the other person out for dinner. After all, drinking is a natural part of dating, but it works best when it is not the only thing you are doing. Enjoy a nice wine or cocktail with a meal while you talk about your favorite foods. If the night is progressing how you would like, suggest more drinks afterward at another location.
2 – How Much to Drink on a Date (and Still Have Fun)
Well, we would suggest about three drinks , this way you won’t get too drunk nor ruin the perfect evening.
Interestingly, both genders agreed that shots are a big no-no on your initial night out. Why is that? Because shots are a sure-fire way to get absolutely hammered. This raises all sort of issues in regards to consent or even just getting kicked out of the bar. Take it from us – neither of those are a good look!
If you want to be safe, a few cocktails are definitely the way to go. And if you are worried about dating etiquette, might we suggest being kind to the waiter? And don’t spend the entire night on your phone. That’s the quickest way to make sure you never see each other again!
3 – Make Memories, Not regrets – 5 Delicious Cocktails for You and Your Girl
If you need some tips for the best cocktails to order on your first date, look no further! These suggestions were the most popular among our Askme4date users.
Check them out!
– Grapefruit, Ginger and Lemongrass Sake Cocktail
Grapefruit and sake are definitely an acquired taste when they’re on their own. But combine them into a cocktail, and you have a recipe for success. Add a dash of ginger for a floral spice and just a hint of lemongrass for an added bonus. The grapefruit and sake bring the best out of each other, coming together to make a delicate yet satisfying drink.
– Sparkling Nectarine and Mint Lemonade
Usually a mocktail, you can add gin to a sparkling nectarine and mint lemonade to create a truly dazzling first date drink. This is like a citrus massage on your tongue. The added mint will also do wonders for your breath – if you catch our drift!
– Raspberry Rose Tequila Kombucha
Roses are one of the most iconic symbols of romance, so it’s no surprise this cocktail makes our list. With plenty of zest, thanks to the raspberries and lemon, coupled with the always amazing tequila and Kombucha, this drink will be a hit with any first date couple – it may just become your new favorite cocktail!
– Rosemary Grapefruit and Gin Cocktail
Gin has become the most popular spirit among many young people. It’s easy to see why with Rosemary Grapefruit and Gin cocktails in the world. The rosemary may throw you for a second, but it adds a touch of herbal fragrance, which really brings all the ingredients together.
– Strawberry Champagne Floats
A perfect alternative to dessert, Strawberry Champagne Floats are a decadent way to end any successful date. Strawberry, ice-cream, and a good, old-fashioned bubbly. Do we need to say anymore?
A lot of cocktails are based on personal preference, so remember to ask your date what they would like to order.