Things your bartender isn’t telling you


Do you know that, asking for “light ice” means a weaker drink. …Asking to “make it strong” means nothing. …This is code for “ugh, I’m not making that mojito.” …You‘re not tipping enough. … They hate it when you wave your money. … Eye contact is the best way to get their attention. …Vermouth goes bad. …They have a “comp tab” for valued customers.

Okay below are what they want you to do but won’t tell you verbally. We want you to get drunk. 

Ever notice how mixed drinks are served with a wider straw by default, and always served in a standard rocks glass that only holds six to eight fluid ounces? These are classic tricks of the trade designed to get you to drink more quickly—and open your wallet more often. So always ask for a tall glass and opt for the thin straw to slow down your consumption a bit.

Find out how being polite plays to your advantage—and why you should always skip snacking on the fruit garnishes—with these pieces of advice.

 Politeness Leads to Service: A lot of bars have comp tabs, which allows me to give away drinks. It’s smart business and helps build a base of regulars.

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