I hope everyone had a profitable and safe New Years! Back to business…
Here’s something that really grinds my gears.
A girl walks into the bar. “Hey. What can you make me that has, like, vodka and, like, cranberry juice in it?”
The bar is busy, the bartenders are trying to take drink orders and food orders while making OTHER drink orders, while washing glasses, and the tickets from the service bar printer are streaming out like they’re lotto numbers. Look around. You have no less than six people standing behind you that know EXACTLY what they want to drink, and they’re holding cash. And I have to put this couple’s food order in. And those people want to pay. I don’t have time for your version of “Deal or No Deal.” Here’s your vodka cranberry. I put some club soda and an orange peel in there to make you feel fancy. Enjoy.
The dinner rush is not the time to get adventurous folks. Go with what you know or get an idea from our drink menu. When I’m standing around polishing glassware with two guests at the bar, I’d be happy to come up with your new go-to drink for you. I’ll even go to the kitchen for fresh berries to muddle in the bottom of your newly-inspired sugar-free mojito. Otherwise, if you’re looking for inspiration, may I suggest Google.