A bartender has gone viral on TikTok where he revealed a trick he uses when customers complain about weak drinks.
@soberbartender19 posted a video where he introduces himself and a colleague. He brings a mixed drink and tells the worker to “watch this”. He pulls out a bottle of liquor and pours some into the straw. The overlay reads: ‘teaching the rookie here how to handle ‘it’s not strong enough’. The caption reads: ‘order a double’.
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The video has been viewed 4.8 million times since it was uploaded on July 13. Some viewers suggested different solutions instead of sending the drink back.
“Why can’t people just order a double? one person asked.
“Just drink at home,” suggested a second.
“I don’t tip…. or buy drinks lol. bring my little minis, order a water… fill my glass with clear tequila all night,” said a third.
“Pour out some of your liquor. Dip straw and flip. Then mix. Waste less alcohol,” wrote a fourth.
“If I thought my drink wasn’t strong enough, I just ordered another one,” a fifth commented.
Other people have reported having the opposite problem, where they don’t want to taste the alcohol.
“I’m instead still asking for it to be composed lol,” said one user.
“My problem is that it’s still too loud,” said a second.
“Me, on the other hand, I always find it too strong so I’m going to order a sprite”, agrees a third.
“I never understood that. I don’t want to taste my booze,” wrote a fourth.
The Daily Dot has reached out to @soberbartender19 for comment via a TikTok comment.
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*First published: August 4, 2022, 4:53 p.m. CDT
Melody Heald is a cultural writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine, and more.