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Why Your Lazy Bartender Doesn’t Want To Make You A Mojito

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Once upon a time, I had a Dumb Idea. I decided to make mojitos, my favorite cocktail. They look so tasty and delicious in the bar, but come to find out they are a pain in the ass to make. The rum/mint/sugar/lime juice ratio is a delicate balance. And muddling the mint — “muddling” means abrasively rubbing, to release the flavor — is the worst. My uncle, who is a professional bartender, even gave me special mojito sugars. That didn’t help. My mojitos looked, and tasted, like swamp water.

So I can almost, almost, feel sympathetic now that The New York Post is now claiming bartenders are flat-out refusing to make their customers mojitos. Keep reading »

MWAH: The Cocktail Gallery K.I.S.S. Poster

The mantra “Keep it simple, stupid” may get you through life, but it won’t help you mix a delicious drink. The Cocktail Gallery’s “K.I.S.S.” poster reminds us what’s really important when it comes to shaken or stirred beverages: simple syrup. Be sure to keep the 1:1 water and sugar combo in mind whenever you whip up a batch of mojitos. [$25, The Cocktail Gallery] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Plants, Bartending, Sperm, & Jayden

  • Male and female plants “converse” with the molecules in the pollen (male) and the pistol (female). [EurekAlert]
  • A woman in Alton, IL, was arrested for bartending in the nude. She faces a misdemeanor charge of “lewd entertainment.” For such a naughty act, isn’t “lewd” a wonderful word? [AHN]
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