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Bar staff insider: the drinks you never want a customer to ask for

By Bar staff insider

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Challenging: don't ask us for these drinks!
Challenging: don't ask us for these drinks!

Related tags: Pint, Pint glass, Guinness

A Guinness and a bitter shandy – the two drinks that are the bane of a bartender’s life.

When a customer strolls in, with a smile like butter wouldn’t melt and says: “Nine Tequilas, four pints of lager, three ales, five G&Ts and a bitter shandy please.”

Not a proper drink

The mind goes into panic mode. A BITTER SHANDY?! Who even drinks this? It isn’t a proper drink, it’s half lemonade.

And it goes everywhere, takes hours to settle by which time you are ready to throw the drink over this monster who dared to order the hardest drink to pour in the entire galaxy.

Last orders

You finally get to the end of this godforsaken round when the drink demon says: “Can I add a pint of Guinness on to that please?” Plot now lost, eyes have rolled, heads have dropped and the madness begins again.

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