Whiskey, neat. You’re single and looking to find a date.
Long Island Iced Tea. You’re single and looking to hook up with someone, anyone.
Martini, straight up and dirty. You’re on a first date and looking to impress.
Red wine, with dinner. Yes! You’re on the second date and already planning the third.
The bottle of sauvignon blanc you were saving for your friend’s dinner party. It’s the first time you casually invite them in for a drink (you can pick up a new bottle for your friend’s party).
Mimosas and Bloody Marys. It’s the first Sunday morning after you’ve spent the entire weekend together for the first time in blissful coupledom.
Tequila shots for everyone, on you. It’s the first time you go out with his or her friends, and you want to make a good first impression.
Any beer that’s on tap, and keep them coming. You’re meeting your best friend at a bar, completely distraught, after your first fight.
A bottle of something fizzy, like lambrusco. It’s six month into the relationship, you’re at your favorite Italian restaurant, when you realize you might love each other.
Lots and lots of Champagne. You’re at your cousins wedding, and he or she is meeting your entire extended family for the first time.