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The Case Against Vodka-Sodas
“[V]odka-soda drinkers are like jilted lovers; they’ve often had brief relationships with other spirits in the past, and walked away feeling scarred and skittish. Reluctant to open old wounds, they have trained their palates to crave neutrality. The phrase I hear most often is, ‘I don’t want to taste the alcohol.’ In effect, they want the punch but not the flavor.”
—Bartender Michael Neff is only halfway right about the vodka-soda, but he’s completely wrong about whose side to take in this story about the first date, because that lady sounds like an asshole.