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8 TV Drinks We'd Like to See In Real Life Slideshow

8 TV Drinks We'd Like to See In Real Life Slideshow


'Boardwalk Empire'

Uh, hello? Boardwalk Empire so needs a bathtub gin to go along with the Prohibition-era thing. Think of all the Gin Fizzes and Gin and Tonics we could make during season 4!

Who should make it: Brooklyn Gin could definitely pull off a good "bathtub"-esque gin for Boardwalk lovers.

'True Blood'

Red wine, obviously. While we've seen a lot of blood-red cocktails swirling around for True Blood this season, True Blood needs a drink that's as seductive as the show.

Who should make it: Penfolds makes one sexy shiraz, we'll take it.

'Girls'

Now that we think about it, it's rare that we see the characters of Girls drinking (minus Adam's tiny relapse). And as much as we'd like to say that Cafe Grumpy should pay homage to Ray and Hannah, we know that Cafe Grumpy is just too cool for that. So how about another Brooklyn distillery jump on a spirit dedicated to Girls?

Who should make it: We pick Kings County Distillery to make a bourbon for the gang; after all, more women are drinking whiskey, and bourbon seems like a good match for our sweet-with-a-kick foursome.

'Mad Men'

Whiskey, obviously. While we like that Roger Sterling has the vodka thing down, we can't deny the power of Jon Hamm sipping on that whiskey.

Who should make it: Serious Eats notes that Don Draper's been known to sip on a blended Canadian whiskey, so we'll nominate Forty Creek Distillery to take on the job.

'New Girl'

While we'd love to find an appropriate vodka for the boys to sip on "bro juice," we nominate a craft beer. Here's why: you know that Schmidt'd be all up in that. Jess would drink it, maybe (but hey, more girls are sipping on craft beer, too). Winston would probably dig it, and we might even get Nick Miller on board — maybe he'd drink it at the bar! Besides, a good craft beer would be a nice alternative after surviving endless amounts of cheap beer during True American.

Who should do it: We'll pick a Los Angeles favorite, Angel City Brewery. Get on it, please!

'Parks and Recreation'

How has no one made a snake juice yet?! People, please do it: anything to see Ron Swanson dance like this.

Who should do it: Since Tom Haverford describes his concoction as "a high end Kahlua," we'd definitely like to see Kahlua take this one on. Even though the rest of the Parks gang called it "rat poison," we believe Kahlua can turn snake juice into something drinkable (and maybe a little less potent).

'Cougartown'

Hello, wineries: you're missing out on your most perfect spokesperson ever by not giving Cougartown its own red wine. After all, look how Courtney Cox can down that red wine!

Who should make it: How about Domaine Carneros, for a good Napa pinot noir?

'30 Rock'

Yes, we know 30 Rock is no longer on the air — but we know you'll still be binge-watching to mourn the loss of your favorite show gone. And even though Liz Lemon has experimented in Scotch and "business drunk" with Jack ("It's like rich drunk; either way it's legal to drive," says Jack), we know what her true drink is: "funky juice," basically a white wine spritzer.

Who should make it: We Like Gallo's Moscato already, which in some ways is probably as sweet as Lemon's white wine creation. We nominate Gallo to bottle that "funky juice" for all of our Friday nights in with 30 Rock on.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.


8 Things That Will Piss Off Your Bartender

1. This isn’t Westside Story, so don’t snap your fingers at the bartender. “I think that’s the thing that gets me the worst,” says David Shenaut, a bartender at Teardrop Lounge and Beaker and Flask in Portland, Oregon.

2. Don’t show off your phone. “The other one that’s been bothering me a lot lately is people shoving phones in my face and asking me to make drinks off apps. To sit down at the bar and just order from the phone is very frustrating,” says Shenaut.

3. Don’t bark orders. Talking to the bartender like she’s a human is a good thing: “When I ask ‘How are you?,’ don’t answer ‘Manhattan,'” says a bartender in San Francisco who didn’t wish to be named. Shenaut echoes her sentiment: “I said ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ as a customer sat down and he looked at me like I wasn’t doing my job because I had bothered to talk to him.”

4. Don’t flag down the bartender until you know what you want. “You get to the group and then none of them are ready to order. I can’t make all 100 other guests wait because you don’t know what you want. It’s not about being rude to me but to everyone else,” says Erick Castro, general manager at Rickhouse Bar in San Francisco.

5. Don’t dig your mitts in the garnishes. “I wash my hands 40 or so times a night. You do not. Please do not treat my garnishes like a buffet. I will have to throw out that entire cup of olives now that you have put your dirty hands into it,” says the anonymous San Francisco bartender.

6. Don’t filch the specialty glassware. Castro says that people steal Rickhouse’s vintage punch cups all the time, and that “our Moscow mule cups and our julep cups all got stolen.” The bar is not your personal souvenir shop.

7. Don’t slow them down when you are ready to pay. Just tell the bartender your name, says Castro. When the place is packed and there are 35 people running tabs, he says, “they come over and say, ‘It’s the blue one.’ We have [the credit cards] stored alphabetically, so that doesn’t help us at all.”

8. Don’t be sexist and pig-like. “Please don’t assume that I don’t know how to make proper drinks because I’m a woman. I drink like an old man and have the tolerance of an English sailor,” says our anonymous bartender in SF.