Any Kind Of Drink I Wanted

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 21st, 2012 · Quotes

“On my night off I went visiting a few places—busman’s holiday.  In one place, the young bartender approached me for the order.  He said he could make any kind of drink I wanted.  So just for the fun of it I said, ‘Could you suggest something in the line of a cocktail?’

‘Yes sir, just let me make it, and you’ll like it.’

Sure enough he made one, and the minute I tasted it I knew it was a sidecar cocktail that I had originated many years ago.  I was rather surprised myself, and, over the young man’s objections, I almost but not quite convinced him that it was the drink that I originated.”  My 35 Years Behind Bars: Memories and Advice of a Bartender, Including a Liquor Guide by Johnny Brooks.  New York, Exposition Press: 1954.

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