5 Drinks Besides ‘Whiskey, Neat’ That Will Make a Woman Look Hotby Maryse Chevriere on May 30, 2012
A chick who orders a ‘whiskey, neat’ on a date? Hot. You’ve no doubt heard this (not at all off-base) philosophy somewhere before – hell; maybe you even subscribe to it. Problem is, a lot of other girls have and do too.
And just as you can’t help but need to find a new in-the-know-only spot for authentic [dish name here] after The Times reviews your old favorite standby, so it goes with your “I’m hot”-signaling drink order.
To that end, here are five drinks to try out on potential suitors the next time you’re out at the bar.
Falling more or less in the same wheelhouse as a ‘whiskey, neat,’ the Sazerac is made ever so slightly more awesome by the fact that the glass it’s served in gets an absinthe wash to start. Any girl that opts for whiskey and absinthe is bound to score points on the hotness scale.
A drink to separate the would-be-drinking-vodka-cranberry girls from the brassy ladies to be sure. This aperitif cocktail (and known bartender favorite) is a bracing mix of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, garnished simply with an orange slice or twist. A gal that eschews sweet for bitter? Badass. And really, there’s no faking this one — it’ll show all over your scrunched up face if you don’t like it.
No, I don’t mean those too-sweet, frozen concoctions of Spring Break in Cabo fame. (Not that they don’t have their place, but on a date, that’s like asking to end the night sloppily slamming back tequila shots.) Rather, I’m talking about the original, first-generation daiquiri – just rum, lime juice, and simple syrup over ice. A girl who knows (and more importantly, appreciates) the difference between the two is sure to get a guy’s attention, especially if he’s a card-carrying cocktail geek.
Whether you take it in a cocktail, or, better yet, served neat, choosing tequila’s sexier, smokier cousin is just plain hot. It’s like saying, “Yeah, I like to party, and I’m no amateur. If you can keep up, maybe you’ll be invited.” Now, who wouldn’t want a glass of that?
If you’re going for the “I’m hot because I’m down to earth and can hang with the guys” kind of thing, ordering a well-chosen craft beer or microbrew might be the way to go. Some keywords to look out for on the menu when selecting your brew: “double IPA,” “cask-conditioned,” “saison,” “aged,” and anything that denotes it’s produced locally. It helps, of course, if the person you’re trying to impress is a hophead.