The last week at the bar has thankfully been another smooth and easy one. I am almost beginning to miss those “special” customers I am so fond of writing about…almost. So tonight…I got a question I have been getting more and more frequently over the years: Are you a mixologist? I am never sure how to answer this. Yes, I enjoy making mixed drinks, I like to get creative and write my own recipes, I infuse simple syrup and vodka with exotic ingredients, I make emulsified foams and flavored whip creams and I am currently learning about spherification, deep freezing, gelification, and thickening techniques. I literally carry around scribbled cocktail recipes in my wallet. But does this make me a mixologist? What the fuck is a mixologist anyway? So I looked it up after work when I got home to the cave. A mixologist is defined as…someone who is skilled in mixing drinks. Mixology…the study or skill of preparing drinks. Bartender…one who mixes alcoholic drinks at a bar. There you have it. I am just a humble bartender. So for all of you self-appointed so-called mixologists out there who are standing at a bar and not actually working behind the scenes for Grey Goose or others…I dedicate this video to you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB2aVzmPxxM Thank god I am a bartender!
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