Food - Drink
What It Actually Means To Order An Angel Shot At A Bar
By ERICA ANDREWS
A night out shouldn't be filled with worry or require tons of precautions to protect oneself, but this is the reality for countless women and other people around the world. If you're ever out and someone acts predatory towards you, or you suspect someone has drugged your drink, head to the bar and order an angel shot for discreet protection.
An angel shot isn't a drink, but a code word that tells the bartender that you're in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation and need help from the staff. You can order an angel shot in three ways; firstly, ordering "straight up or neat" indicates that you'd like to be accompanied by someone while you leave the location.
Ordering an angel shot "on ice or on the rocks" lets your server know that you'd like them to arrange a service such as a taxi or Uber to come to pick you up. Ordering your drink "with a twist or lime" indicates the highest level of danger, alerting the staff you need help right away and authorities should be called to the restaurant, bar, or club.
Women aren't the only ones who should use the angel shot. According to a survey of 969 respondents by the American Addiction Centers, 56% of women and 44% of men have been unknowingly spiked with drugs or alcohol before, so everyone should know this tip to get help without escalating a situation or angering a potential assailant.