Old Testament Bartender

correcting the lies of modern mixology.

"It’s said that Los Angeles is the birthplace of drinks that never should have been born, including the Harvey Wallbanger, the Rusty Nail and the White Russian. And no degree of fancy language will give you the Toro experience as it was given to me; the twenty dollar bill placed on the bar; the bartender asking if I was sure; the sudden hush; the look of concentration, then whispering, first to himself, and then, as if possessed, to the bottles he maneuvered, now a whir, chanting—Toro….Toro…Toro…it rose, slowly, then through the room, fey Korean hipsters and tattooed lesbians, shouting and banging on the wood, the drink grew and grew, a large Samoan appeared, and a dozen blushing cherubs wheeled above in the invisible fumes of tequila that billowed from the potion in front of me.”

(via Tiki Culture of Los Angeles and the American West | VERY ETHNIC)

"It’s said that Los Angeles is the birthplace of drinks that never should have been born, including the Harvey Wallbanger, the Rusty Nail and the White Russian. And no degree of fancy language will give you the Toro experience as it was given to me; the twenty dollar bill placed on the bar; the bartender asking if I was sure; the sudden hush; the look of concentration, then whispering, first to himself, and then, as if possessed, to the bottles he maneuvered, now a whir, chanting—Toro….Toro…Toro…it rose, slowly, then through the room, fey Korean hipsters and tattooed lesbians, shouting and banging on the wood, the drink grew and grew, a large Samoan appeared, and a dozen blushing cherubs wheeled above in the invisible fumes of tequila that billowed from the potion in front of me.”

(via Tiki Culture of Los Angeles and the American West | VERY ETHNIC)

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