What Drink You Should Order On A First Date

Table of Contents Whiskey on the RocksMartiniVodka Soda/Hard SeltzersCraft BeerTequila SunriseShots First impressions are hard,

First impressions are hard, I get it—but when it comes to meeting someone for the first time there are a couple things you can do to start off on the right foot. Play some hype up music while you get ready. Wear your favorite outfit. And make sure you know what you’re going to order if you happen to be meeting at a bar.

For first dates, it’s common to go out for a drink and see where the night takes you, but it’s also true that what you order on a first date might speak volumes about your personality before you even get to talking. Angelica Gutierrez, also known as @bartendermom on TikTok, knows that first dates can be awkward. As a bartender, she sees a lot of first dates and even believes that helping out with that first date discomfort is part of her job.

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“People don’t get that bartending is a lot more the middle man than you think. We kind of do it all, and [being the] matchmaker is kind of part of that,” she told Delish: “You want them to have a good time, you try to start conversations for them if they’re not already having conversations. Or maybe I’d send over a round of shots just to get that spark going and to lighten their mood.”

With over 972,000 followers on TikTok, Gutierrez shares her favorite mixed drinks, craft cocktails, and fun shots for her fans. She says that sticking to the menu is always a good idea when possible: “Those are really hand crafted and don’t stray from the ounces, they’re not making things up, it’s things they do day in and day out on the regular so they’re perfected drinks.”

As for her opinion on what your go-to cocktail can say about you, there are a few drinks that may be even more telling than your zodiac birth chart.

Whiskey on the Rocks

“They are precise, they know what they want, they’re straight up that’s not a person to mess around with.”

Martini

“Sophisticated, classy, usually they know their limits—that’s a strong drink, that drink is not for everybody, so they can handle themselves.”

Vodka Soda/Hard Seltzers

“That person is easy going, not going to bother you as a customer, and is going to tip well.”

Craft Beer

“They’re a little bit more trendy, with the times, an explorer.”

Tequila Sunrise

“Part of the older crowd, person who doesn’t do a lot of fruity stuff, more mature.”

Shots

“They’re the party, they believe the saying: ‘I’m not here for a long time but here for a good time.’”

If you don’t know where to start, Gutierrez says that asking the bartender for advice is never a bad idea. “Sometimes people don’t want to ask because they think the bartender is intimidating. We’d rather have all the questions to know what they like so they start off on a good drink and the rest will just follow,” she said.

Cheers to hot girl summer!

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