Are you going out for happy hour with your colleagues? If so, you need to consider the drink you order carefully. Remember, you aren’t in college anymore, so you need to find something that is delicious, but that won’t cause you to get hammered right away. Also, avoid a beer, especially if you don’t eat regularly throughout the day as this is going to lead to embarrassing gas.
If you are looking for some ideas about what to order during happy hour and what the drink says about you, keep reading.
Gin and Tonic
This is a classic cocktail that says you are sophisticated and that you are likely wearing white and want to avoid a stain on your blouse. It’s a safe drink, but also one that will help you maintain an air of professionalism around your boss.
Vodka Soda and a Splash of Cranberry
This drink is another classic. It lets others know that you like a little fruitiness and that there’s no problem with this. With this drink, you may also want to add a bit of Splenda (but it’s only added when no one else is looking). If you are looking for a variation for this, try something a bit sweeter, such as vodka that is infused with fruit flavors.
A Greyhound is a mix of grapefruit juice and vodka. If you order this, it lets others know that you can remember the name of a drink, but there’s a good chance you can’t remember what is actually in it. That’s fine. After all, knowing all the names of the most popular cocktails would make you a bit of a lush, right?
An amaretto sour shows that you re a responsible individual and that you have plans to drive yourself home after happy hour. After all, this cocktail combines a mild liqueur along with a non-alcoholic mix. It’s a safe bet, especially if you have to get up early the next morning.
Do you love “Sex and the City?” If so, ordering a Manhattan (or a Cosmopolitan) may be a go-to strategy. However, it may be time to upgrade your drink tastes as this is considered by many to be “old hat.” Take some time to drink it slow, if you do go with this drink, as the alcohol and sugar combo may do a number on your stomach if you aren’t sure.
Happy hour is a great time to socialize with your co-workers and boss in a casual atmosphere. However, make sure you find the right restaurant and that you consider your drink choice carefully. By doing this, you can feel confident that you won’t have any embarrassing moments and that you avoid getting “too drunk” while out with the people who you work with. Also, if you aren’t sure what to order, turn to the bar tender. They can provide you with some suggestions about some of the most popular options at their bar.