A new era is at hand, the dawn of a new and dark time is upon us. This new generation will be the "Ignorant Drunks." That's right, slowly but surely new adults are becoming sloppier, deadlier, and more ignorant than ever. Gone are the days of creativity and flavour; today's club-goer sticks to bud-lights and rum and coke. I'll bet you that a majority of 19-23 year olds, including bartenders, don't even know what a 'Cuba Liba' or a 'Cape Cod' is. Not that I blame them. Bartenders these days are awful. they lack creativity, energy, knowledge, and personality. Hell, the only thing bartenders have in common these days is titts.
And for those consumers out there, the many that make it possible for these bartenders to exist: try something new. Look up old cocktail recipes, mix your own liquors, try scotch; good scotch, get into wine, try a martini, order a cape cod. Get away from Budweiser and jager bombs guys, and ladies; no more cosmos, You're not Carrie Bradshaw. Try some beer, learn to like nice wine. I'll tell ya, there's nothing sexier than a woman who can handle some scotch.
The point is people, both making drinks, and drinking them is an art. It's something a lot of people take great pride in. Learn to appreciate it, learn to enjoy it. You wouldn't go out for dinner and settle for shitty food (if you would then you're an idiot), so don't settle for shitty drinks. Try one new drink every month, learn how to make drinks properly, and most of all, learn to control yourselves. Stop drinking and driving, stop fighting for no reason, and bartenders; you have a wonderful job, explore it, be creative, and take pride in what you do.
"The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid"
- Richard Braunstein
Rule #21: "Remember, your parents were better drinkers than you are"