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Old 02-03-2015, 02:07 PM
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Embarrassing? In most states taking your own alcohol into an establishment with a liquor license is against the law. Get caught and we'll talk about you in another thread.
And what if the flask is in the golf cart.
Besides,
you missed my entire point. The point was that it would be foolish to bring alcohol in an establishment to save a little money. That's why no one does it. OK maybe one or two out of a thousand but certainly not me.
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When drunk gets thirsty enough he'll pay the price! No matter how high the price maybe.
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Being a bartender, let me help clear this up for you. Your average rum and coke, vodka tonic, etc has 1 1/4 ounces of liquor in a standard 8 ounce glass. The rest of the cocktail is made up of ice and mixer. When one orders and liquor on the rocks, you are given 2 ounces of liquor. All martinis and Manhattans also have a 2 ounce pour whether you order them "up" or on the rocks. You are paying for additional alcohol. If you only want to pay for 1 1/4 ounce of alcohol, request it to be served in a standard 1 1/4 ounce shot glass with ice on the side. I have been a bartender for 18 years and in the Villages for 7, it is standard practice at every bar I have worked in. You are practically getting a double for $1.50 more.

Or you could pay $3.50 for a single shot and then order another one, resulting in a $7.00 total or just pay the standard "rocks" charge for the additional pour and have a $5.00 bill. Saving yourself $2.00.

Makes sense to me, considering how inexpensive the drinks are in The Villages to begin with!

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Being a bartender, let me help clear this up for you. Your average rum and coke, vodka tonic, etc has 1 1/4 ounces of liquor in a standard 8 ounce glass. The rest of the cocktail is made up of ice and mixer. When one orders and liquor on the rocks, you are given 2 ounces of liquor. All martinis and Manhattans also have a 2 ounce pour whether you order them "up" or on the rocks. You are paying for additional alcohol. If you only want to pay for 1 1/4 ounce of alcohol, request it to be served in a standard 1 1/4 ounce shot glass with ice on the side. I have been a bartender for 18 years and in the Villages for 7, it is standard practice at every bar I have worked in. You are practically getting a double for $1.50 more.

Or you could pay $3.50 for a single shot and then order another one, resulting in a $7.00 total or just pay the standard "rocks" charge for the additional pour and have a $5.00 bill. Saving yourself $2.00.

Makes sense to me, considering how inexpensive the drinks are in The Villages to begin with!

CHEERS!
Drinks are cheap here. But if it was my bar I would spell it out on a drink menu rather than have my bartender explain it to customers. They think they are paying extra for ice but won't embarrass themselves by asking.

The perception matters to you as a bartender. Tell your boss to raise the price for on the rocks drinks. Ask customers do you want it straight up for $3.50 or a double on ice for $5.50. You come off looking good. This means bigger tips and more profit.

Am I missing something?
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The vodka martinis I order at Nancy Lopez Club at Happy Hour are made with Grey Goose vodka and are only $3.75. Same thing for Mrs. Trap when she orders her Cosmopolitan with Grey Goose.

It is their Happy Hour price but Happy Hours are from 3-7. You can get mighty happy with those hours!
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The vodka martinis I order at Nancy Lopez Club at Happy Hour are made with Grey Goose vodka and are only $3.75. Same thing for Mrs. Trap when she orders her Cosmopolitan with Grey Goose.

It is their Happy Hour price but Happy Hours are from 3-7. You can get mighty happy with those hours!
Yet another good reason to live on the north side of town.
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[quote=tomwed;1009669]Drinks are cheap here. But if it was my bar I would spell it out on a drink menu rather than have my bartender explain it to customers. They think they are paying extra for ice but won't embarrass themselves by asking.

The perception matters to you as a bartender. Tell your boss to raise the price for on the rocks drinks. Ask customers do you want it straight up for $3.50 or a double on ice for $5.50. You come off looking good. This means bigger tips and more profit.

Am I missing something?

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Drinks are cheap here. But if it was my bar I would spell it out on a drink menu rather than have my bartender explain it to customers. They think they are paying extra for ice but won't embarrass themselves by asking.

The perception matters to you as a bartender. Tell your boss to raise the price for on the rocks drinks. Ask customers do you want it straight up for $3.50 or a double on ice for $5.50. You come off looking good. This means bigger tips and more profit.

Am I missing something?
I'll drink to that tomwed.
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Yet another good reason to live on the north side of town.
Yep, but stay off the trails around 7PM,
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Yep, but stay off the trails around 7PM,
Well, actually around 7:30. It takes us a good half hour to find our carts in the parking lot!
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