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I had a sweet bachelor pad for 8 years from the age of 31 through 39. My mailman referred to it as The Skinnin' Pad, which I never understood.
The answer to your question is a Knob Creek Perfect Manhattan. You need to add a little bit of the cherry juice (1tsp) and just give her a quick swirl in ice. Your date will go wild for it, but take it slow. It's not just the stereo either. Get a cheap DSLR with a cheap kits lens and mount it on a Manfrotto tripod off to the side. Talk about how fast the lens is, the bokeh and 4k video.
For music, always go heavy and then apologize and tone it down from there. I.e. Start with Motor Head's 'The Ace of Spades' and do a quick switch to The Thompson Twins 'Lies Lies Lies' or even some Carly Simon.
Hef is right: it's all about appearances. If one gets too esoteric about stereo, her eyes will glaze over and that 2012 Olivi Coreno will take her down a different path, usually the one to your door.
And most important: if you gaze long enough into her eyes, she will gaze back into you and hopefully not see any monsters. :-)
All the best,
"My question is addressed to those who are really, really, really into stereos, have a McIntosh receiver and reside in a bachelor pad -- what's a good cocktail to serve when discussing Nietzsche with that special female acquaintance?"
Its a trick question. People that are really, really, really into stereos, never have money for anything else, like drinks. And to let a girl talk while there's music playing? You must be on crack.