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Tiger inTampa
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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many bitters were classified as "Medicinal Tonics" or the like


Paternal grandmother used bitters for everything soothing an upset stomach to dabbing on a wasp sting. Always had a couple bottles of Peychaud's in her medicine cabinet BUT nowhere near Paw Paw's bar.


scott8811
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
apparently same logic is applied to jager. Has a sweet little old lady from Whales come into the bar and order "one glass of jagermister" We all kinda looked at her stunned, to which she replied she had a heavy lunch and needed to settle her stomach...I told her the United states has a very different use for it, and now the sight of it makes my stomach do flips
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Eric Stratton
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
My biggest problem with an OF is people putting soda in it. I've gotten to where I wont order an OF in a new place because 9/10 it's just not how I drink em.


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Nicky Parrish
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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Whats questionable is not just saying Jack & Coke

We’ll back in the day (late ‘60’s early ‘70’s) that’s how you ordered Jack Daniels on the Bossier strip. JD and Coke.


RMac1
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
One night at a steakhouse we frequent very often I ordered a Basil Hayden on the rocks (this is what I always order) with him and every other wait person in there. this was before we even ordered apps, waiter brings me Bailey’s OTR, he said that’s what I had ordered, and maybe I did. I said I’m not drinking this shite before dinner, he said “I wondered why you ordered it” I told him next time to wonder out loud. I paid for it but it was ruined by the time we finished dinner.


Matisyeezy
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
eta apparently I can't read so just ignore me
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scott8811
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
I mean weird mix up.... but there was probably a better way to handle that, man


Twenty 49
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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I'm really confused by this whole thing --


Basil Hayden’s could have sounded like Baileys to the waiter’s ears in a loud restaurant. Say it out loud.

He may not have even heard of Basil Hayden’s before.


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RMac1
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
I may not have conveyed that the entire mix up,was pretty lite hearted. It was just weird to get a Baileys before dinner when you are expecting bourbon. There was absolutely no hard feelings or any uncomfortable moments. I very well may have mis-spoken and ordered the wrong thing, just was kind of funny.


scott8811
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
Yea.... I think I read the...I'm not drinking this shite in a much more serious tone


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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
I was in Florida for a football game. Typical sports bar in Gainesville. They had a chalkboard advertising specials and one was a Mojito. I thought why not and ordered one. Horrible. Too sweet, not enough liquor, and hardly any mint. I heard another guy order one and watched the bartender make it. He puts two small mint leaves in and halfass muddles them. Pours a shot of rum and way too much simple syrup, and hardly any soda. Squeezes a small lime wedge in it. It was more like a margarita with a hint of lime.


scott8811
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
At least all the components were there I feel like a mojito is an easy one to frick up the proportions and basically end up with kinda minty rum syrup


Styxion
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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apparently same logic is applied to jager. Has a sweet little old lady from Whales come into the bar and order "one glass of jagermister"


I was in Germany during my college years and ordered Jager for me and the other 3 guys playing pool that night since it was cheap. I was shocked when the bartender put down 4 glasses with ice and started pouring.


BigB0882
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
This isn't a cocktail but once at J Alexander's we had a waitress who was obviously new. We ordered a bottle of wine for the 4 of us at the table. She began pouring and completely filled up the glasses. The bottle was gone by the time she got to the last person. I don't know why we didn't stop her, I guess it was too funny. She was embarrassed but we were all family so we just poured some out of each glass into the empty one.


scott8811
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
Well on her way to being a master somm


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BRich
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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I feel like a mojito is an easy one to frick up the proportions and basically end up with kinda minty rum syrup


A problem I've had with ordering Mojitos is that often they don't muddle the mint leavess, they freakin' destroy them into little bits and stir the whole thing up-- little bits of mint are all over in the drink. Yuck. They are supposed to stay as whole leaves in the bottom of the glass.

A very common is order a Scotch (Dewar's, since I'm mixing) and Seven(-Up). Waiters (not bartenders) always seem to hear "Scotch and Soda".

Ordered a cranberry juice and vodka with a shot of Blue Curacao (made it purple) at The Columns during Mardi Gras weekend just past. They actually used "cranberry juice" coming out of the pistol grip, which was PINK colored and weak. Never seen that before and wasn't happy with it. Thankfully, after I mentioned it to them, they started using the real stuff from a bottle.

Which was good, because I went and ordered about 3 of those (doubles) each day.


pjab
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
Damn. A lot of catching up in this thread.

I’m not an OF expert, but the best one I ever had was at Edgewood Courty Club in Tahoe. It was spectacular and they had dozens of them premade for the party.

Worst drink I ever got was a Gin Fizz from Desi Vegas. The year before, a lot of the people in our party requested them but the bartenders didn’t know how to make them. Next year they had the ingredients and premixed a bunch. It was like drinking milk perfume. fricking gross.

Worst drink I ever made was my first attempt at a Sazerac. I thought it wasn’t bad, the look on my friend’s face said otherwise.

NYC is plagued with “speak easy” mixology type bars. The majority of the time it’s a bunch of overly sweet random bull shite mixed up $20 cocktails.

Bridge Lounge on Magazine made the best Mojitos. I’ve tried many times to replicate them to no avail.


scott8811
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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NYC is plagued with “speak easy” mixology type bars. The majority of the time it’s a bunch of overly sweet random bull shite mixed up $20 cocktails.



If someone labels them self as a mixologist or is wearing a leather apron behind a bar, it's my signal to just order whiskey neat. This tells me:
1. The drink is going to take 10 minutes to make
2. It's going to be some overly complicated, non-nonsensical garbage
3. it's going to cost no less than $15


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jdd48
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
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Worst drink I ever got was a Gin Fizz from Desi Vegas. The year before, a lot of the people in our party requested them but the bartenders didn’t know how to make them. Next year they had the ingredients and premixed a bunch. It was like drinking milk perfume. fricking gross.


Sounds like they went too heavy on the orange flower water. A good Ramos gin fizz is awesome.
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whatchamacallit
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re: Worst cocktail blunder you ever experienced
Elsie's Pie and Plate sent out a Sazerac......on the rocks.


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