Serving people five nights a week can make the nicest of bartenders judgmental. But we bartenders learn to comfort ourselves by complaining about the little things. From making vodka-based drinks to watching customers on a Tinder date, here are the seven things bartenders love to hate.
The white bread of the spirits world. You rarely see vodka on the menu at trendy cocktail bars and it’s considered an insult to gin by cocktail purists. Vodka martinis and bloody Marys are often the only acceptable outlets for this spirit. But, here’s the thing — it’s hard to actually be mad at vodka. It’s flavorless, malleable, and vodka sodas are the perfect “I want to drink all night and not be too hungover” drink.