Rebecca Riddle, seasoned bartender extraordinaire and Tasting Table contributor, explains that if the bar is busy, you shouldn’t order frozen drinks. Ten different people are staring at you. BuzzFeed agrees with her Riddle that when people in a busy bar see a frozen drink arriving, everyone seems to want it, exacerbating the problem of busy bartenders.
If you happen to run into a bar late, feel free to order that frozen drink. It points out that it may be difficult to replace or repair. If you’re not sure whether or not to order a frozen drink, research the scope of the scene to see if the bartender has already been slammed, or if there’s a handy drink machine filled with pina coladas, and prepare accordingly. Please place an order.