Hate ordering mixed drinks or margaritas while out. Always a disappointment. Margaritas are mostly corn syrup. Mixed drinks are rarely what I expect. I’m to the point of just ordering a shot and ordering a coke on the side. Then I mix it myself.
With all of the staff turnover restaurants and bars have experienced the last 2.5 years consistency has flown out the window. Probably a little gun shy on investing in training staff if they won't stay.
It's annoying when a drink isn't the same. Even worse, I have a garlic intolerence and it can ruin an afternoon or evening when a restaurant I've safely eaten at a dozen plus times unexpectedly adds garlic to something.
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Posts: 21236 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005
Ever since Covid when I learned how to make cocktails I've been disappointed with bar drinks. I'm shocked when I get to a real bar that knows what they are doing.
But usually, ask them if they can make a classic daiquiri and they say some stupid shit like, "I don't have any strawberries or an Island Oasis machine." Fuck, it's just rum, sugar, and lime.
And don't even get me started on the overly sweet margaritas with sour mix. Tequila, lime, orange liqueur. I wouldn't lose my shit if they added a tiny bit of agave syrup. But damn the stuff at most bars is horrible.
Then the whiskey sour. They will literally pour the whiskey over rocks and then pour sour mix on it. WTF. When I make mine it has good bourbon, lemon juice, Demerara syrup, egg white, and 3 drops of bitters. Made with love...
These go to eleven.
Posts: 11706 | Location: Westminster, MA | Registered: November 14, 2006
I had an old fashioned for the first time last week. Went to a chop house with the 1SG and he bought. Must say it was a damn good drink. Definitely want to get it again but now I'm afraid it won't be as good elsewhere. LOL.
I started making my own fresh fruit syrups like passionfruit (which I grow) and grenadine (grenadine is NOT simply red colored sugar water). What a difference! I never order any mixed drinks from a bar, nothing would come close to the quality I’ve come to expect
Posts: 754 | Location: FL | Registered: September 19, 2011