April 7, 2006

5 Drinks Bartenders Hate To Make

Hulk Smash!Ever muscled your way to the bar during the busiest time of a Friday night, squeezing your way through the throngs until you reach that wooden slab of promised land, only to find that the jackass in line ahead of you ordered 14 Long Island Iced Teas, a Flirtini and a Fuzzy Navel? All you want is a beer, but you have to wait while the bartender peels, shakes and crushes his way through the drink.

Did that piss you off a bit? Turns out you're probably not alone - the bartender was just smiling through gritted teeth to get the tip. Find out the right way - and the right time - to order drinks like Lemon Drops, Manhattans and Martinis, plus find out how to avoid being smacked upside the head with a muddler, by reading the article below.

Being in the hospitality industry, bartenders don't like to grumble. But there are certain drinks they hate to make.

The primary reason a particular cocktail earns bartenders' ire is the time it takes to make. On a busy night, with patrons three-deep, most bar professionals don't want to spend five minutes muddling mint leaves.

Other dreaded orders are popular drinks that have no accepted, consistent recipe; the martini is a classic example. These invite the customer to say the drink was made incorrectly, no matter how it was mixed.

San Francisco Chronicle: Five drinks that bartenders just hate to make

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at April 7, 2006 8:02 AM
Recent Comments

pay is shit, hours are long some times too long
atmosphere is fun in general unless u are in a fine dinning restorant, u don t have to memorize all drinks at once time will teach u to make them
yes its easy to get large tips
and no really hard to get hired with the right attitude, some times u can drink when someone offer to buy u a drink most owners will accept it
i don t recomend u nothing because i don t know u
u can try u may like it

Posted by: gustaf at September 4, 2008 4:54 AM

Hi my name is Scott I have to do a research project on my future job and I would appreciate if you could answer a few questions thanx

1. how is the pay?
2. are the hours convenient?
3. how is the atmosphere?
4. is it hard to memorize all of the drinks?
5. is it easy to get large tips?
6. is it hard to get hired?
7. can you drink on the job?
8. do you recommend bartending to me?

Thanx again for all of your help

Scott: GeoManRider@aol.com

Posted by: Scott Keller at May 17, 2006 11:35 PM
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