Cocktail Q & A – Tall Drinks

SunshineinMalibu.jpgDear Barkeep,

Is it customary to charge extra when someone orders a “tall” cocktail? I always thought that a tall meant more mix, not more alcohol, so what’s with the extra $? Greed?

Broke Alcoholic

A: This seems to cause quite a bit of confusion and I cannot find a good definition. I have a feeling this varies from bartender to bartender as to what they think a “tall drink” is. Best to let the barkeep know what you are looking for in a tall drink. It may seem less cool, but you won’t be surprised at what you get.

The Barkeep

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