Straight From The Horse’s Mouth: Stop Putting the Dick in Mixologist

on 10/01/11 at 2:48 pm

Booze News

I read an article today at the Threepenny Review (thanks for tweeting it dshenaut) entitled “Against Mixology.” It’s a bold title, intended to be a bit inflammatory, but what really grabbed me was the second paragraph:

When it’s a question of sin, however—and no matter how much we dress up drinking or call it by a fancy name, it remains just that—judgment is absurd. People want their sin the way they want it. This is something every drug dealer and pornographer knows, so why can’t today’s upscale bartenders understand? To the so-called mixologists, I say: Pour up and shut up.

The rest of the article goes on to rail against the snooty mixologist – the one who transforms into the Soup Nazi because he or she doesn’t like your cocktail order.

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