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I'm not drunk (YET!) but my topic idea is: Cocktails most bars would be able to make that I need to try.
I usually just get a screwdriver or some other vodka + juice mix. And I like long island iced teas.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO TRY?
My favorite "stump the bartender" drink is the Negroni. This cocktail is made of one part gin, one part sweet vermouth (not dry) and one part bitters, traditionally Campari.
I have yet to come across a bartender who knew or had even heard of it. One young female bartender told me that she'd always wanted to make something out of the bottle of Campari that was on the shelf but didn't know there were any. In any case I've always had to tell the mixologist how to make it. It is indeed a rather bitter, high alcohol drink but I like it.