First real night

February 27th, 2008 by Colonel Tiki

Greetings cherished readers!

Due a a rash of sickness, Last night I was called in to the lone service at Thatch and rescue the place last night. Yep, That’s right – I finally got my rum slingers behind the bar and ran the place last night. We were slow, so the silver lining was that I had some breathing room to stop freaking out and show some confidence. It was exciting and terrifying. No major mistakes, and all my drinks were good (and some great – that Singapore Sling rocked). All that home practice paid off, I suppose. That and all the outstanding support and instruction from Zorn. He’s a gentleman’s gentleman.

To celebrate (when I got home) I poured myself a concoction I’ll call:

Fancy Rhum (*please* don’t call it a Maitini.)

1 oz Appleton Extra
1 oz Martinique
½ oz Cointreau
¼ oz Green Chartreuse
dash orange bitters (Regan’s)

Shake with crushed ice and strain into 4oz cocktail glass. Drink it while it is still laughing at you.

So with that behind me, I can now proclaim myself officially a (greenhorn, resident, newbie) professional bartender.

I don’t really need to sleep, right?



8 Responses to “First real night”

  1. Heather says:

    Sleep is overrated! Drinking is the answer!

    That Faux Navy Grog (Coast Guard Grog?) was delicious, I commend you.

  2. Sylvan says:

    Congratulations! Even a slow Tuesday night is still a ‘real’ night. Now you’ve got proof for the mgmt there that you can handle it.

    The drink sounds good – I like the sound of anything with Chartreuse.

  3. Wow, that drink sounds fantastic.

    *adds “Fancy Rhum” to his drink list on his phone*

  4. Ouroboros says:

    Congrats on your first solo flight!

  5. Brian says:


  6. Congrats! Welcome to the party. By the way, you do know that bartenders don’t sleep don’t you – we nap in the afternoons.

  7. Lance J. Mayhew says:

    For those of us with day jobs, I always suggest conference calls as a great way to sneak in a midday nap.

    Congratulations! I almost came in last night, perhaps tonight would be good for me.

  8. caoilin says:

    Well done, Cute! I never had a doubt!

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