Whether you’re at a bar enjoying them, reading recipes about them, or even hearing about different ones in your favorite (and not so favorite) song … shots are everywhere. What’s so special about the phenomena of doing shots?
Since the dawn of bars (or so I’ve read), one of the main attractions of a shot is that it’s a social thing. It’s a way to bond over a shared experience with a stranger, friend, enemy or family member. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, wishing someone good luck, saying hello or maybe goodbye. It’s an opportunity to bond like blood brothers, the same alcohol running through your veins.
A shot offers an easy icebreaker when meeting (or trying to meet) someone for the first time. It helps break that awkward silence while and gives you both liquid courage to have a conversation about what you just shared. It’s an opportunity to better your chances to move on and see what may or may not happen the rest of the night.
A shot can also be a great tool in the dating scene. Imagine having the power to communicate with someone of the opposite sex at the bar by simply having the bartender send them a shot. They’ll either refuse the shot, which means you know where you stand. Or they accept your gesture, opening that door of dialogue you might not have had the courage to do on your own.
We all enjoy shots at different times and for different reasons. What will your next shot be? I know what mine is.