Drinking is one of the most common activities in many cultures. People make friends over drinks and get into fights because of alcohol. Some relationships start because alcohol makes people more relaxed. Yet some relationships end because alcohol can make people forget that they’re in a relationship.
So alcohol is a double-edged sword. Does that mean you should avoid it? You don’t know much about blades? Double-edged swords are great! But learn to handle them unless you want to cut yourself.
And to become a master at that, you don’t have to invest 10,000 hours into drinking. You can simply pick your drinks better. That’s what this article will help you do.
Not all of us are born with the gift of gab. Some need a little liquid courage, while others admire the art of mixology. A well-crafted cocktail doesn’t just satisfy your taste buds; it can act as an icebreaker.
Think about it. How many times have you started a conversation about a mojito or whatever drink you had in your hand?
Not too many? Really?
That’s okay. Let your drink do the talking if words aren’t pouring out naturally. Alcohol will relax you. Your flirting skills will increase immediately. But remember that there’s a thin line between being relaxed and hammered. After all, the goal is to impress, not to wake up with vague memories and regret.
And for those afraid that their seduction game is too weak even after they drink some cocktails, online dating is the perfect playground. Singles spend hours video chatting on the local flirt dating platform. Not only is everyone honing their flirting skills by doing that, but they also get some dates on the way.
The best part is that you can test how your flirting changes as you drink more without leaving your apartment. Thank us later for that trick.
Now we’ll describe why alcohol helps people relax and overcome shyness.
If the human brain is a bustling city center during peak traffic hours – thoughts, worries, and inhibitions are the cars that jam up the roads, making movement slow and hesitant. Alcohol, in moderation, acts like a traffic cop who knows how to direct vehicles efficiently, making the traffic flow smoother.
Scientifically speaking, alcohol can depress the central nervous system. In the right amount, it can lower anxiety and inhibitions, making you feel more at ease.
Let’s consider drinks as characters at a party. Some are loud, rude, and scaring the other guests away. You feel embarrassed for inviting them.
Others? They’re more low-key but packed with charm, everyone remembers them and wants to see them again.
Below are 3 charismatic cocktails that make first dates memorable instead of embarrassing:
Ingredients: Prosecco, elderflower liqueur, soda water, lemon slice.
Flavor: Light and floral with a bubbly personality, the Elderflower Spritz will make you smile without making you stumble.
Prep: Mix 1 part elderflower liqueur with 2 parts Prosecco in a glass of ice. Top off with soda, and garnish with a lemon slice.
Ingredients: Cold champagne, cold citrus juice (orange or grapefruit).
Flavor: Bright and zesty, the Mimosa is that morning person we all envy. Bubbly and full of life, yet never overbearing.
Prep: Pour champagne and citrus juice 50-50 in a glass. Stir gently.
Ingredients: Gin, honey, lavender simple syrup, lemon juice, soda water.
Flavor: Aromatic and sweet, like whispered secrets under a moonlit sky.
Prep: In a shaker, combine 2 parts gin, 1 part lemon juice, a dash of honey, and lavender syrup. Shake well, pour over ice, top with soda.
We listed short recipes because you’re more likely to order a cocktail on your first date than make it, but still, it doesn’t hurt to know how they’re made.
If you want something unusual, check out the recipe for marijuana cocktails. And keep in mind that cocktails aren’t about getting buzzed. They’re about enhancing the ambiance. Sip, don’t gulp. Enjoy the company, not just the drink.