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Edited: 11/7/19 3:21 PM
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Now fix me my Laphroaig Triple Wood with diet pepsi and blue cheese stuffed olive you pretentious cunt.

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2019/11/im-a-bartender-these-are-the-drinks-i-secretly-judge-you-for-ordering/

11/7/19 3:41 PM
2/8/08
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"We stand in front of people and do things that most people probably can't do."

What an idiot.

11/7/19 3:42 PM
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https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2019/11/im-a-bartender-these-are-the-drinks-i-secretly-judge-you-for-ordering/

11/7/19 3:55 PM
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She's implying you should only drink high end spirit neat.  Do people really drink gin, vodka, rum neat?  

I thought only whiskey was ordered neat.  

11/7/19 3:56 PM
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She's implying you should only drink high end spirit neat.  Do people really drink gin, vodka, rum neat?  

I thought only whiskey was ordered neat.  


I drank vodka on the rocks.

Then again, I'm an alcoholic

11/7/19 3:58 PM
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PatK - 
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She's implying you should only drink high end spirit neat.  Do people really drink gin, vodka, rum neat?  

I thought only whiskey was ordered neat.  


I drank vodka on the rocks.

Then again, I'm an alcoholic


cosign
11/7/19 3:59 PM
5/14/08
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I was bartender for a few years. At least in my circle of coworkers, none of us gave a shit about what you ordered unless it was a lot of work during a busy time. There are drinks I like that others dont and vice versa. I feel like Zned wrote a troll article.

"So it's no surprise that folks sometimes try to impress us - or at least not disappoint us - when it's their big moment in front of us: ordering a drink."

 

11/7/19 4:01 PM
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SeattlesbigDprolapsedME - "We stand in front of people and do things that most people probably can't do."

What an idiot.

11/7/19 4:02 PM
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She's implying you should only drink high end spirit neat.  Do people really drink gin, vodka, rum neat?  

I thought only whiskey was ordered neat.  


With the gin and vodka she is talking about dirty martinis. It makes sense. There is no reason to go with a top shelf gin and vermouth if you are putting olive juice in it.

That being said, they are paying for it, and if you don't have a menu that says no substitutions, or this is how this will be served, shut the fuck up and make the drink.

11/7/19 4:04 PM
4/1/10
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I was bartender for a few years. At least in my circle of coworkers, none of us gave a shit about what you ordered unless it was a lot of work during a busy time. There are drinks I like that others dont and vice versa. I feel like Zned wrote a troll article.

"So it's no surprise that folks sometimes try to impress us - or at least not disappoint us - when it's their big moment in front of us: ordering a drink."

 


I take that as a compliment.

Every bartender I have known, even the ones at fancy cocktail bars, have all complained about the same thing.

The asshole who orders a bunch a of mojitos when the place is packed and loud and busy.

I have never heard them be judgemental about the guy who mixes top shelf bourbon with cherry cola.

Edited: 11/7/19 4:09 PM
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I would never care about the bartenders opinion of me for a second.

11/7/19 4:05 PM
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What ever will I do...the chick whose income potential at her chosen profession will indirectly follow her age and then plummet once the years of living the barworker lifestyle ravage her looks is looking down on me...I'm not sure I can go on

11/7/19 4:07 PM
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This is why i openly judge people.

It is less pretencious.

11/7/19 4:07 PM
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She's implying you should only drink high end spirit neat.  Do people really drink gin, vodka, rum neat?  

I thought only whiskey was ordered neat.  

Not neat... but gin or vodka martinis should be dry (a cap of vermouth maybe)

 

 

11/7/19 4:10 PM
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androb - 
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She's implying you should only drink high end spirit neat.  Do people really drink gin, vodka, rum neat?  

I thought only whiskey was ordered neat.  

Not neat... but gin or vodka martinis should be dry (a cap of vermouth maybe)

 

 


That is how I enjoy my martinis.

Any sort of nice whiskey, scotch, bourbon and such.... just a splash of water. It opens it up.

11/7/19 4:14 PM
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Zned -
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I was bartender for a few years. At least in my circle of coworkers, none of us gave a shit about what you ordered unless it was a lot of work during a busy time. There are drinks I like that others dont and vice versa. I feel like Zned wrote a troll article.

"So it's no surprise that folks sometimes try to impress us - or at least not disappoint us - when it's their big moment in front of us: ordering a drink."

 


I take that as a compliment.

Every bartender I have known, even the ones at fancy cocktail bars, have all complained about the same thing.

The asshole who orders a bunch a of mojitos when the place is packed and loud and busy.

I have never heard them be judgemental about the guy who mixes top shelf bourbon with cherry cola.

How dare a customer order what they want! It is busy, better order something easy for sir bartender lest he not make $900 in tips tonight. Poor guy!

11/7/19 4:20 PM
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kkmmnn - 
Zned -
Submissable - 

I was bartender for a few years. At least in my circle of coworkers, none of us gave a shit about what you ordered unless it was a lot of work during a busy time. There are drinks I like that others dont and vice versa. I feel like Zned wrote a troll article.

"So it's no surprise that folks sometimes try to impress us - or at least not disappoint us - when it's their big moment in front of us: ordering a drink."

 


I take that as a compliment.

Every bartender I have known, even the ones at fancy cocktail bars, have all complained about the same thing.

The asshole who orders a bunch a of mojitos when the place is packed and loud and busy.

I have never heard them be judgemental about the guy who mixes top shelf bourbon with cherry cola.

How dare a customer order what they want! It is busy, better order something easy for sir bartender lest he not make $900 in tips tonight. Poor guy!


LOL you really escalated that.

11/7/19 4:33 PM
4/18/06
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That moron's job is to sell me what I ask for. I couldn't care less if they approve of what I order. 

11/7/19 4:35 PM
5/31/07
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Reminds me of a time years back we were in a crowded bar and I ordered a Old Fashioned. The bartender, who I'm guessing was also the owner, said "Dude, look. If we were slow I would make you Old Fashioneds all night but we are fucking slammed right now. How about something simple like Jack and Coke?" I said sure.

I appreciated his curt, yet reasonably polite rejection of my order.

11/7/19 4:40 PM
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Looks like someone isn't getting their dollar tip. 

11/7/19 4:50 PM
10/30/19
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"caipirinha" are disgusting faggot wanna-be educated drinks for people that try to seem cultured. The worst export from Brazil IMO.

Edited: 11/7/19 4:54 PM
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MarsMan - 
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The asshole who orders a bunch a of mojitos when the place is packed and loud and busy.

 

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that one... 99.9% of the people who order mojitos have no idea that it's a complicated drink (or that it is any more complicated than an old-fashioned or a caipirinha) - they have no intention to burden the bartender - just have a drink they enjoy.

If a cocktail is a pain in the ass to make, don't have it on the menu.

 

I can't disagree with you.

 

I agree with the bartenders out of my own selfish motives. Nothing is worse than when you are in an NYC pub type bar, the line is three deep, all I want is a beer, and someone orders a bunch of cocktails tying up the bartender.

Tonight though... I will be oging to a quiet bar for a very nice old fashioned or maybe just a nice irish whiskey, with a small splash of water.

I'll have one or two of those, then bottles of wine are $25 tonight at Eataly.

 

11/7/19 4:57 PM
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MarsMan - 
Homelander - "caipirinha" are disgusting faggot wanna-be educated drinks for people that try to seem cultured. The worst export from Brazil IMO.

Bullshit.

The worst export from Brazil is Samba, Bossa Nova, and similar musical crap.

Caipirinhas are as unpretentious as it gets - a very simple drink made with unexpensive ingredients.


I am going ot have to gdisgaree with you on that one.

Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto are absolute treasures. The albums with Stan Getz are classics.

Caipirinhas suck.

11/7/19 4:58 PM
4/1/10
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Homelander - "caipirinha" are disgusting faggot wanna-be educated drinks for people that try to seem cultured. The worst export from Brazil IMO.

If you drink a caipirinha here it means you like anal (receiving) ((this goes for men and women))

Edited: 11/7/19 5:04 PM
3/17/14
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I ran into one of these bartender at a sushi place a few days ago.

I'm with a party of 12. We are spending alot of money. We are ordering $150 bottles of Saki. Well one of the women with us likes warm saki(in other words she like cheap shit). She asks the waiter if she can get her Saki warmed up. She didnt ask for the whole bottle but just the amount she was going to drink.

The bartender comes over. Hes got a man bun and a beard trimmed in an unnatural way. He said "sorry ma'am but that Saki is too high quality for me to warm up. I know the Japanese culture and we follow their ways". 

I respond with "yeah pal well I do aswell as I was a sushi chef trained by real japanese sushi chefs and the Japanese would laugh at you for being a round eye and claiming to know the culture. Now unless you wanna give us a refund on this over priced Saki it would he nice if you gave her a warm cup to atleast let her drink with the Saki then". He refused still as he just didnt give a fuck. They made their money. 

 

Now he was right. Saki of that quality was not ment to be warm but so fucking what. We are the paying customer and everyone in that place was not even Japanese. Everyone working there was a round eye and their dishes were not very traditional at all.