Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bartending 101: Pass the Poseur

It's another week at Bartending School, and this week Betty lets us know that the latest trends can change the popularity of drinks ordered.  Apparently whenever a new song, movie, or TV show highlights a particular drink or alcohol, people flock to it, most of the time not even knowing what the heck they're ordering. 

For example, before you go all Snoop Dogg at the bar and order a gin and juice, you might want to decide what juice you'll be wanting with your gin.  Apparently when posed this question many wanna-bes acquire a vacant expression on their face.  Snoop Dogg was not specific, but you need to be.  Suggested juices that go well with gin are cranberry or grapefruit juice.  

Women who watched "Sex and the City" not only started ordering more martinis (especially Cosmos), but Manhattans.  And most were ordered without the knowledge that Manhattans have whiskey in them -- a lot of whiskey *cough cough*.  If you want to order the trendy Manhattan but not end up puking at the taste, try a Soco Manhattan.  The Southern Comfort has a sweeter taste that is easier for a non-whiskey drinker to endure.  And, yes, you'll still have that cute cherry garnish, don't worry.

For those of you who'd like to "Pass the Courvoisier," Busta Rhyme with a cocktail called a Baby Doll instead: it's got Courvoisier, Grand Marnier, and a splash of lemon juice, served in a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.  And for something more manly-sounding, try a Georgia: same drink on the rocks, without the girly sugar rim.


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