Do you make a good... ?
Some cocktails like Bloody Marys will change from bar to bar, but any bartender worth their bitters should be able to execute all the classics with equal quality. Asking about it is a recipe for stink eye.
What can you make me that's strong?
The S word rears its ugly head once again. Bartenders hate this question because it prioritizes alcohol quantity over quality, and it doesn't actually guide them in making a recommendation.
I had this drink once but I don't remember the ingredients, can you make it?
The answer is no, your bartender cannot read your mind, and even if they could it would not help since you don't know what you're asking for.
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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He asks bartenders stupid questions all the time, typically for stories like this one. Follow him to burning out all his sources at @Dannosphere.