As a bartender, I try never to do “The Double-Take.” What is The Double-Take, you ask? Well…it’s when someone orders some ridiculous drink, that doesn’t make sense, and you question their order. Sometimes I’d like to be almost robotic. What would you like? A tequila and Coke with a sugar rim? Sure, absolutely, coming right up.
But sometimes, I just can’t help myself.
First up, lady approaches the bar, asks for a Cosmo. I’ve made a thousand Cosmos in my life, not a problem. But then she says, I’d like gin in it. What? I’m sorry. (Double-take). Gin? Are you sure? Yes, I want gin in it. Well, Cosmos are usually made with Absolut Citron vodka. Are you sure you want gin instead of vodka? Yes. Make it Tanqueray. Allll-right. A gin Cosmo coming right up.
Then she says, I had one in New York and LA. They make it there. Well, gee, shucks. Must be good then.
Then, about five minutes later, another lady approaches the bar, says, I want a Pomegranate Martini, put some olives in it.
You gotta be kidding me. Olives in a sweet-ass martini?!? Am I on Candid Camera?
Ok, how about I make you a Pomegranate Martini, and give you some olives on the side? No, she says. I want them in it. I like it when the olives soak in.
Ah, yeah. That sounds delicious.