Editor's note: Welcome to Ask a Bartender, in which we chat with folks in the industry about what really happens behind the bar. Got a question you want answered? Leave it in the comments!
Some bartenders stick to lemon water, or bitters and soda... until, well, 9:00 p.m. or so. Some rely on light-bodied beers for a smooth ride through the night, while some start on Negronis and switch over to Scotch. And some will take a shot with you—or name a shot after you.
What do bartenders drink behind the bar? We asked a few of them to find out.
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