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Popular Drinks Every Bartender Should Know

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Sours and Tropical Drinks to Memorize
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Here is another list of drinks that are very popular among bar patrons. Many of these drinks are so classic that people will expect to be able to order them in almost any type of establishment. Because of their sour ingredients (sour mix, lemon juice and/or lime juice) these drinks are often classified as Sours. Further down you'll run across a list of tropical cocktails. Remember that when making a Margarita or Daiquiri you need to know how the customer prefers their drink: Rocks or Blended? Salt Rimmed? Flavor?

The sweeter a drink is, the easier it goes down. This makes it important that, as a professional, you keep an eye on patrons who may be ordering a few too many of these drinks. Strong flavors disguise the alcohol and leave the taste buds wanting more, causing the person to drink more and become intoxicated before they know it. Use your best judgment.

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