First dates are nerve wracking – fact. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first ever first date, or if you’re a seasoned dater, the anticipation will always lead to sweaty palms, a thumping heart and probably a good helping of awkwardness.
While it’s impossible to be completely prepared for a first date, there are some things you can decide on beforehand to make it as smooth as possible. One of these things is what you’re going to drink.
First date drinks are often a key component, and it’s easy to have a mind blank when ordering, or overthink the whole thing.
The first date drink you pick says a lot about you. On a first date, your companion is looking for every hint and clue about your personality and lifestyle. Your oldest friends may not bat an eyelid at what beverage you order, but your date will take note.
That’s why we recommend having a few reliable first date drink orders in your back pocket – drinks that suit you and what you want to demonstrate to your date, and that you will feel comfortable ordering and most importantly, enjoy drinking.
First date drinks shouldn’t be too fussy. You’re best off avoiding ordering something that’s going to take the bartender ten minutes to make, or anything that needs lots of input from you. We think the best first date drinks are the old reliable classics.
Here are five that are always sure to make a great first impression…