6. You can just top it off
No matter how good the cocktail, you can’t just refill it to the exact specifications of the original. Some poor bartender has to re-muddle all that mint and crack an egg and who knows what other herculean efforts it takes to get you that tasty beverage. Give the guy a rest.
7. The old adage is true: three’s a crowd
If you’ve ever been a third wheel, you know it’s a drag. There you are, an unnecessary flavor stuck into a solid couple. Sure, you’re all bowling together. And Cindy and Travis are both nice; they told you they wanted you there. But deep down, all three of you know your presence has just made things knotty, and that you’re unnecessary at best. The same can be said for grenadine.
8. You can still get plenty of variety in that second ingredient
Like cola. And ginger ale. And soda. You could even use some sort of artisanal soda. Look at you, so cosmopolitan with your wildly varied tastes.