Two glasses of gin with herb and fruit garnishes
Why Your Gin And Juice Order Has Bartenders Rolling Their Eyes
Ordering a gin and juice might seem simple, but it often complicates a bartender's job due to its vagueness. This unspecific order can mean anything from grapefruit to cranberry.
To make the process smoother and show consideration for your bartender’s time, ask for their advice or clarify the gin brand and type of juice you prefer, and whether you want ice.
Bold gins with strong juniper notes, like London Dry, blend well with any juice, whereas softer gins, such as Plymouth or New Western Dry, are better suited to citrusy flavors.
This not only ensures you get a drink suited to your tastes but also helps the bartender enhance the service for everyone at the bar. Lastly, always be sure to tip your server.