Food and Drink

Infographic: The Unspoken Rules of Drinking on a First Date

Mark Yocca / Supercall
Mark Yocca / Supercall
Mark Yocca / Supercall

Choosing what to drink on a first date can be as perilous as your outfit (Those shoes with those pants? Really?), conversation skills (aka, ability to make your desk job not seem mind-numbingly dull), or teeth (get thee to a dentist). Normally we say, drink and let drink-order whatever you want no matter what the haters say. But a first date is no ordinary drinking occasion, and your booze order is not a decision that should be taken lightly (though sometimes you ought to opt for a lighter beverage). It can be tricky to come up with the right cocktail in a high-pressure moment, with a waiter or bartender waiting not so patiently for you to make a choice.

To grapple with this seemingly large problem, we gathered expert advice from bartenders, picked out some great venues for where to take your date, and even outlined a few faux pas drinks that could easily end your date early. But all that info can feel pretty overwhelming. While we imagine it would vastly improve your dating life to study all of our date-based drinking advice and learn the secret signals that your cocktail choices are sending to your intended romantic partner, we distilled all the details down into a handy infographic instead. Keep this cheat sheet loaded on your phone beneath the table, and check it as often as you’re able to sneak a glance.

Mark Yocca / Supercall
Mark Yocca / Supercall
Mark Yocca / Supercall
Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
Instagram / @redrooster_au

The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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