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12 Drinks That Bartenders Hate to Make

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Don’t Make Bartenders hate you

It’s your company holiday barter and the bartenders are ready to pop the top on a brew, pour you some Chardonnay, pour an extra finger of whiskey,  or even make you a gin and tonic. It’s just that there is always that one person that will roll up to the open bar to order up a headache for the bartender (and probably stiff on the tip). If you see a bartender roll their eyes or let out a heavy sigh, there’s a chance you may have ordered something they hate making.

As we gather together at private functions or a bar with friends, take into account time and place. If you roll into a busy bar at 11 pm, don’t order an overly complicated drink that you saw on “Drink Wars.” I’m looking at you, Lake Effect crowd (😂). Look around. Are people drinking beer and doing shots of Fireball? Act accordingly. As a matter of fact, no drink after 10 pm needs fruit. You missed your window. Get a whiskey/ginger and move on.

Eat This, Not That spoke with bartenders across the U.S. to find out which cocktails they hate making the most.

Those drinks are:

Bloody Mary

Never past noon unless you’re hungover and starting brunch at noon.

Pina Colada

Never after August

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Mojito

Never in Utah unless you’re making it at home.

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Ramos Gin Fizz

I am not sure who orders this unless you’re on a beach.

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Dirty Vodka Martini

Not a place that sells more than 6 beers on tap, but I would say more appropriate around the holidays.

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Tequila Sunrise

No one really orders these anyway.

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Whiskey Sour

I do take umbrage with this one. This drink really seems to fit just about everywhere.

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Chocolate Martini

Just, no. Don’t do this to your bartenders.

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Espresso and Coffee Drinks

Again, no. Just get a coffee and a shot of a decent vodka. Keep it classy.

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White Russian

You’re not Lebowski, though I admit that the one in this picture looks delicious. I may take umbrage with this one, too.

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Fancy Drinks at a Dive Bar

I already address this, but if you do, double your tip.

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Guinness Ordered Last (it should be ordered first due to needing a slow pour).

This is a solid point.

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If you treat your bartenders right, they’ll do the like. Tip well this holiday season, be merry and take a Lyft!!!!

Cheers!!!

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