Thursday, September 18, 2008

This week in bartending.

T.W.I.B. #6

Honey do me.
Had a guy that ordered a vodka redbull and after explaining that we didnt have energy drink he moved onto a stoli raz press. I kept my snickers to myself and was totally fine with his over average tipping. He was ordering rounds and was obviously a nightclub bafrtender. This speculation was confirmed when he asked if he could explain a drink to me.I am always down to learn new recipes so I didnt shudder as it was explained to be 1/3 Midori, 1/3 Barenjager, and 1/3 pineapple. I actually ordered a round of these and the jury is still out.

T.W.I.B. #7
Chocolate "Martini" vs. The worst dirty martini EVAR!
So we were busy and me and the bar manager were both making drinks behind the bar when we got a ticked for "vodka Martini, dirty, see server" Fortunately i didnt make it but they wanted half water, half vodka and as dirty as we could make it. Later in the night I got an order for a chocolate martini.

I've talked about this in the past but still cant explain why I have an affinity for making this drink really well.
I did equal parts vodka, tuaca, kuhlua, an frangelico topped with Cool Whip, ok not really but some cool fresh whipped cream from an isi canister along with chocolate shavings on top.

So in having fun I asked which would win in a steel cage death match, that dirty martini or that chocolate "martini" The explanation I got was priceless. One took 30 seconds and wasn't that great, one took five minutes and wasn't much better.


Closing aside: I just threw together some 43, some St., Gin and bitters and I think there's something there.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey KL,

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