Booze

Who's a dickhead? Barman Sean Kenyon's response to Jenn Wohletz's cocktail grievances

On Friday, Jenn Wohletz served up "Five cocktails only a dickhead would order." Shaken, not stirred, Cafe Society contributor Sean Kenyon offers this response:

Dear Jenn Wohletz: You don't know us You are not one of us You do not speak for us

I woke up Friday morning and, as is my routine, I checked e-mails, looked at my calendar, ate breakfast and checked on the Cafe Society blog. The first headline read, "Five cocktails only a dickhead would order." Before I clicked the link and went any further, I pondered for a minute. What could they be? A Mat Dillon (a lovely mix of all that is spilled into a barmat throughout the night)? A cement mixer (curdles in your mouth and is intended to make the imbiber ill)? No self-respecting bartender would serve anyone either of those. My curiosity was piqued. So I clicked. I did a double take, a triple take. That can't say "Old-Fashioned." No way. I checked the header to be sure I wasn't reading my own 2010 post on the Old Fashioned.

See also: - Five cocktails only a dickhead would order - Reader: Go ahead and slam daiquiris, but leave old-fashioneds alone - Ask the bartender: What's the perfect Old Fashioned?

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