A Single Tequila Shot from 5 Drinks to Have Before a Date Slideshow

5 Drinks to Have Before a Date Slideshow

Maryse Chevriere
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A Single Tequila Shot

Bartender Laura Lashley of Madam Geneva in New York City swears by the tequila shot as the perfect pre-date shot of courage. "It's quick and it gives you energy and courage."


If you're taking a shot for pre-date courage, save yourself a hangover and splurge for a top-shelf brand. It's potent, but won't go straight to your head. Also, be sure to take your shot well before your date arrives, or at an entirely different bar altogether — there's nothing more disheartening than showing up and seeing your date downing shots at the bar.