LA TIMES' How to Judge a Date by Her Drink

— by Caroline on Crack

Cocktails Personality
Is she a gold digger? A borderline alcoholic? Depends on what’s her poison.

To make up for the Sephora post I did for the ladies in the house, here’s a great guide for guys going on a first date. Perusing’s CalendarLive, I came across this insightful article on personology by cocktail by Nicole Roberge. That’s right, how to judge a girl by the drink she orders. Apparently the writer interviewed men about what they think certain cocktails say about a woman. Besides stating the obvious of the refined wine drinker or the fun-loving margarita lover, it covers Sea Breeze sippers and Red Bull/Vodka party girls.

Here are just some of my faves:

Gin and tonic: Guys are split on this one. Some say it signifies a sophisticated woman; others say it is someone looking to get drunk.

Cosmopolitan: A bit trendy, and some guys view it as snobby. Also, it shows someone with expensive taste. So if the guy’s paying the bill, steer clear of this one, especially if the date’s going badly. He doesn’t want to have to take out a loan to buy you drinks.

Whiskey and Coke: Borderline alcoholic. Someone who is a bit sassy, will speak her mind and won’t care what anyone thinks.

Red Bull and vodka: An absolute party girl. Save this one for the club.

Smirnoff Ice/Mike’s Hard Lemonade/wine cooler: He probably won’t appreciate this drink choice; unless your date is at the 7-Eleven, get a real drink.

Mudslide/white Russian: Any drink with milk in it scares guys.

Sea breeze/Midori sour/amaretto sour: A bit of a good girl. Someone who likes to drink but doesn’t like the taste of alcohol.

Tequila: Guys dig a tequila drinker, but some claim “she is a keeper” just for the night though.” Avoid at all costs if you don’t want to end up seeing his sheets. Otherwise, bottoms up.

As for what’s my drink of choice? I’m a whiskey and Coke girl. Read into that what you want.

EDIT: LA TIMES just added a guide for women to judge THEIR dates.