Nothing inspires anxiety and mild panic quite like a first date. From finding the perfect place to meet, to figuring out whether to go in for a hug or a handshake, to keeping the slightly awkward conversation going, there’s plenty to stress about—and you shouldn’t have to add your drink order to that list. So, to help ease the first date jitters, we’ve gone ahead and ruled out a few options. Here are seven cocktails you should never, ever order on a first date.
Cocktails for Two
One of the fastest ways to freak out your date is by doing too much, too soon. Just like asking your date if they’d be free for a wedding six months from now, channeling Lady and the Tramp on the first date by ordering a double-strawed drink will most likely end things fast. Order a solo sipper on the first date and there may even be a second one in your future.