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The Imperial Bartender

May 8, 2013

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Several months ago, the New York Post---which, as we know, is one of the last defenders of cultural norms in a deteriorating world---ran a piece on Manhattan bartenders refusing to make Mojitos for customers. The story basically said that you canít get a Mojito in a New York bar during peak hours on a Friday or Saturday evening. In addition to being messy to make, the drinks are time-consuming: You have to carefully muddle the mint leaves to get it right, which is hard to do when there are dozens of customers at the bar, three or four deep, clamoring for alcohol. Request a Mojito, and youíre likely to hear that the bar is out of mint leaves. (more…)