You can learn a lot about the kind of boyfriend-and bedmate-a dude is based on his favourite libation. Below, top bartenders tip you off.
Shot: This guy is out to get fired up ASAP…or to forget he just got fired. He's eager to impress and funny as hell if you like a dirty joke or a man who can rock the worm on the dance floor. Just don't count on anything long-term unless you're an erectile-dysfunction researcher.
Mojito or blended drink: This exotic wannabe is either just back from vacay or wants to seem like it. He'll offer to take you to "the islands" or mention his fave kama sutra pose, but his never being on time may extend to bed. And if you see an umbrella in his glass, run, sister!
Standard bottled Beer: Don't be fooled by the bland exterior. He's great boyfriend material because he sticks with one thing and loves the hell out of it. Creative he's not (hope you want wind shield wipers for your birthday!). But like his trusty four-door, he gets the job done.
Fancy Microbrew: The sophisticate of brewsers, this guy is seeking a brains-plusbeauty equal who can swap stories of backpacking in Patagonia. Leave your inhibitions at the bedroom door with this creative lover; vanilla sex is as appealing to him as a mass-produced domestic.
Low-carb, Lo-cal light beer: Eye candy in a tight tee, he prefers endorphins to booze so he can remember how hot his muscles looked during sex. You'll get the plate of fries on the bar to yourself, but you can bet his sculpted ass he'll judge you for eating them.
Wine: Vino is the mark of a connoisseur who likes to show off his exquisite taste. Like his drink, his sex skills improve with age (he's sipped from enough glasses to know!). And this literate loth-ario actually appreciates a high-maintenance chick- why not be picky at 500 bucks a pop?
Scotch neat or on the rocks: He is a considerate man who picks up the tab, tips generously, and knows a good thing when he sees it. He lacks commitment issues, but be careful what you wish for: If he's lonely, he'll linger long after the smell of his stogie fades.
Anything ending in tin (like a sake-tin): The rare straight dude who'll quaff one is trying to look cool but is a people pleaser at heart. Rule out anything sweaty or sloppy in the sack but plan on VIP style as he blows his salary (or inheritance) at the hottest sushi joints.
Energy drink and Vodka: As crisp as his beverage is, he's a prepster with a plan: Entertain you till breakfast in bed. With that caffeinated wit, he may be too flirty with other chicks. But hang in there to find out why his catchphrase is "Another round?"-even at home.
Whisky and Cola: You'll love the no-BS way this macho guy shows interest. He knows what he wants in bed and actually will ask what you need too. Just beware of insecure types who think whiskey is "rocket fuel for winners". In reality, it just makes them drunken asses.