You never forget your first time—well, unless it's drinking we're talking about, in which case you're actually quite likely to forget your first time. But first-time drinking stories are great ones, even if they make you cringe later. (Mine involved a bottle of Bailey's and a beach in Italy when I was about 13; the idea of getting drunk on Bailey's now is almost too revolting to handle.)
We asked 10 bartenders about their first drink. What's the first drink you remember having?
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