Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Most drinks these days aren't real drinks

It's been a while since I posted a good bartender rant.  Here's something that came up last night:

Bars and restaurants usually have cocktail lists.  The vast majority of them invent some of the drinks on their menus.  In doing so, they also think of names for the cocktails they have created.  Where am I going with this?

When you ask for something like a "cinnamon toast crunch" drink, don't be surprised if the bartender isn't familiar with it.  And if that's the case, it likely has nothing to do with his/her knowledge of the subject, and everything to do with the fact that he/she isn't also employed in the other bar that made that cocktail for you (or doesn't read all the same things on Pinterest that you do).

If you don't know what's in it yourself, you could try looking it up on your smartphone--but you'll find about a million different recipes for it online because it's not a real thing.

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