For a long time, anyone working behind a bar was called, well, a bartender. But more recently, terms like "mixologist" have become much more prevalent. Is "mixologist" a way of designating a skilled cocktail shaker—or is it just a pretentious and unnecessary term? We asked 10 bartenders what they called themselves; here's what they have to say.
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Most Memorable Regulars
What's the Strangest Drink Request You've Ever Gotten?
What's the Best Drink You've Had Recently?
What's the Worst Night of the Year to Work?
What's the Next Big Trend in Cocktails?
What's The First Drink You Ever Had?
What's Your Favorite Drink On A Hot Summer Day?
What's The Worst Bartending Job You've Ever Had?
What Was Your First Bartending Job?
What's Your Favorite Dive Bar?
Have You Ever Kicked Someone Out of Your Bar?
What's The Best Tip You've Ever Gotten?
What Do You Drink Behind the Bar?
What's Your Least Favorite Drink To Make?
What's The Worst Date You've Ever Witnessed?
What Would You Ask a Bartender?