This happened a little while ago but I remember it like it was yesterday.
I work in a gin bar and I had the pleasure of making these two (AH) ass holes a couple of gin martinis.
I start building them in separate mixing glasses and add vermouth and also a dash to rinse the glass with some ice to keep them cool.
As I start to stir them down and he turns to his mate. AH, "he's fucking it up" Me, "excuse me what?" AH, "you're making it wrong, you're meant to shake it" Me, "well actually no a martini isn't a shaken cocktail, if you wanted it made that way so you can feel like James Bond I would be more than happy to but you asked for martinis, so that's what I'm making. AH, to his mate "this guy has no clue what he's doing, he has ice in the glasses, is this some on the rocks bullshit?" Me, "it's actually to rinse the glass with vermouth and to keep the glass chilled"
Ok fuck this guy, he clearly has no idea about the drink he ordered.
I usually under charge a bit on martinis to make them rounder numbers, sorry not this time.
I usually drink at home, or friends houses. I recently order a double tequila while at the airport and it didn't have the strong burning taste/sensation that I'm used to with the tequila silvers I've had in the past. I've had this happen a few times at bars. I'm fairly new to drinking and was wondering why it doesn't have as much burn to it sometimes.
Got a ticket today for a double southern comfort old fashioned extra sweet with mushrooms. No, that was not a typo, I tripled checked with the server. So did the other bartender.
Same ticket wanted a double Korbel old fashioned, extra sweet, with olives.
We wasted many minutes telling the server all the ways these drinks were so, so wrong, but the table insisted. I made him put the olives on the side and told him he could go fuck himself on the mushrooms, I wasn't walking to the kitchen to ask!