They’ve got to remember a bazillion (estimated) recipe combinations
I botched my first non-wristband drink of the night by using soda instead of tonic, and it happened to be for a regular. So that was a good omen. The Fifty/50 has a lengthy list of specialty cocktails, and I was dreading the moment someone would order something with more ingredients than the two I’d already proved I couldn’t deal with.
Naturally, a friend of mine decided to test me by ordering a Tom Collins. Now I’ve had plenty of Tom Collins in my day, but never once have I stopped to think exactly what was in it, or how much, or whether the plural was actually Tom Collinses. All I knew was it involved gin, citrus, and something bubbly. Helpless, I asked my buddy to Google it – on his flip phone, no less.
As I learned to make an ancient, foundational cocktail from a relatively old phone, the barback Angel cracked up in the corner. Thanks man! At least my deodorant was supporting me.