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:
Never past noon unless you’re hungover and starting brunch at noon.
Never after August
Never in Utah unless you’re making it at home.
Ramos Gin Fizz
I am not sure who orders this unless you’re on a beach.
Dirty Vodka Martini
Not a place that sells more than 6 beers on tap, but I would say more appropriate around the holidays.
No one really orders these anyway.
I do take umbrage with this one. This drink really seems to fit just about everywhere.
Just, no. Don’t do this to your bartenders.
Espresso and Coffee Drinks
Again, no. Just get a coffee and a shot of a decent vodka. Keep it classy.
You’re not Lebowski, though I admit that the one in this picture looks delicious. I may take umbrage with this one, too.
Fancy Drinks at a Dive Bar
I already address this, but if you do, double your tip.
Guinness Ordered Last (it should be ordered first due to needing a slow pour).
This is a solid point.
If you treat your bartenders right, they’ll do the like. Tip well this holiday season, be merry and take a Lyft!!!!