Can bartenders give free drinks?

One generally receives a free drink from the bartender either during happy hour, or when the establishment deems you’ve been a good enough customer to earn a buy back. The buy back usually occurs if you tip really well on the first few rounds of drinks.

Why do bartenders put two straws?

Sometimes two straws are given because one straw is so skinny and the flow is too slow. Particularly with drinks that have a lot of crushed ice — or that are a little more viscous — it can be frustrating to drink out of.

What do black straws mean?

Black straws are for bartenders, they come unwrapped, so you instinctually put them in drinks that come in pint glasses. Like long islands. The servers usually only have access to the clear straws. No bar code there.

What is a 2 finger pour?

The width of your finger is a “finger.” The width of two is “two fingers.” It is a way to gauge volume without using a measuring tool. Basically you hold the glass and pour until the liquid reaches the top of one, two, or three fingers.

What does dirty mean bartending?

To make a drink “dirty,” means you may slightly change the color and taste by adding or changing some of the essential ingredients. A dirty martini for instance contains olive juice. There are actually several versions of the dirty mojito.

What is difference between neat and straight up?

Neat: Right out of the bottle. Up: Chilled, and served in a cocktail glass. Straight Up: Usually means “neat”, but check first.