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New Orleans Bartender Weighs In On Bartender Vs. Mixologist Debate

Rhiannon Enlil, one of the fabulous makers of drinks at the uptown cocktail bar, Cure, got some press over at Eater National when she was asked to weigh in on a deep but essential rift in the cocktail industry. Namely, the propriety of using the term mixologist over the term bartender. Rhiannon chose Team Bartender:

If someone in the industry calls himself a mixologist, it definitely tells me we have different perspectives, and maybe even different backgrounds. Possibly, they don't have that old school idea of slinging drinks down and dirty. I don't necessarily find the term relevant or necessary. All mixologists and bar chefs should be bartenders and if they're not bartenders, all they're doing is passing drinks.

· All Rhiannon Enlil Coverage On Eater [-E-]
· Cure's Rhiannon Enlil [TP]


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