At work, I noticed 2 visibly upset women sit at the bar. I asked what put them in such a bad mood. They had gone to one of the new “craft/mixology bars” in the city. Exhausted after work, they just wanted a drink to lift their spirits. Nothing on the menu was remotely familiar to them so one just went with her old standard. A Tequila sunrise. What came next is the reason people are making funny videos about “mixologists”. The 20 something behind the bar rolled his eyes and said “ma’am, this is a CRAFT cocktail bar. We don’t use grenadine”
WHAT A LOAD OF HORSE SH**! This little punk took a 3 week course on bartending and now thinks part of the job is making his guests feel dumb.
Grenadine has been around and used in classic cocktails since before the turn of the century!
Look up “Jack Rose Cocktail” – a wonderfully delicious CLASSIC cocktail from the early 1900′s using……wait for it………………….GRENADINE!
I apologized for the Hipster idiot and made her a very nice Tequila Sunrise with home made grenadine we keep at my bar.
It’s going to be a long fight to get these little bastards in order……..but don’t let them make you feel bad. They are lucky you are there to buy drinks, not the other way around.