I Know Nothing About Mixed Drinks

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 · Quotes

“On hearing a customer in dispute with the bartender, Mencken wrote, “It was the jackass who did all the talking . . . He was displeased, it appeared, with the manner in which his beverage had been mixed.  In the measuring out of the whiskey, the injection of the bitters, the cracking of the ice, the squeezing of the lemon peel, some obscure crime had been committed.  I couldn’t fathom it: I Know Nothing About Mixed Drinks; I never insult my palate with such garbage.” Baltimore’s Evening Sun on May 11, 1911..  On Bartenders by H. L. Mencken. The Young Mencken: The Best of His Work

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