Soo... There are two main ways to push beer out of a keg. Carbon Dioxide and regular air. Most bars use CO2 (and Nitrogen in some cases) to push the beer out. Your regular backyard kegger uses regular air which is full of oxygen. A keg will not go bad if you take it offline as long as it was being filled with CO2 at the right pressure. (Or let's say it won't ...
I believe in the U.K. there is one called “Tom Thumb”, basically:
someone is allocated as the “Thumb Boss”
everyone in the group must watch them
when they place their thumb on the bar everyone must follow suit.
The last person looses and has to take a good measure of drink.
Usually this person then becomes the “Thumb boss” and they start over.
I never ...
Do bartenders try to do this? Yes.
Do they advertise it as such? Yes.
Is it truly original - as in nobody, anywhere, anytime, has ever made that drink before? Maybe.
I used to run a bar, and my bartenders would experiment with these things for various holidays and special events. Customers want to feel special - they know you're not making the ...
The short answer is probably not. Even if they thought it was original, chances are it has been done. Exceptions might include a "twist" on some mixed drink using a local product/ingredient rather than the nationally attainable and normally used ingredient. (Think local brewer's porter/stout to replace Guinness in a Black & Tan)
People can be quite ...
I just heard about this pop-up bar in DC. It's called Miracle on 7th Street and it's only open during the holiday season. Here's the menu.
One of their most interesting, and biggest selling, concoctions is the cookie-dough cocktail (w/ an incredibly terrible name ;)
"SNOW ANGELS, ICE SKATING, COOKIE DOUGH & SNUGGLES"
Butter-Washed Vodka, Don ...