Bartender divides people with response to customer who asked for 'no ice' to get more drink
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A Nashville bartender has divided TikTok users on whether or not you should get more alcohol when asking for no ice in your beverages.
However, one particular interaction with a customer has got her one million followers fighting in the comments.
In the clip posted on February 26, a customer asks Jemima to make them a 'Tequila Cranberry, no ice'.
The bartender then proceeds to use the postmix dispenser to fill up a glass with cranberry juice, to which the customer repeats 'No ice'.
The Nashville resident shows the visitor the glass and confirms that there is 'no ice in that'.
She then asks the customer: “Do you want a double Tequila Cranberry?”
“Just ‘cause you say no ice doesn’t mean you’re gonna get more alcohol,” she stated.
It then sounds as if the off-camera customer argues with Jemima, prompting her to say: “Double — that means you’re gonna get more alcohol”.
Since being posted earlier this year, the 28-second clip has racked up 1.1 million likes and has drawn over 5,000 comments from TikTok viewers.
Many users who have experienced the trials and tribulations of the hospitality industry have been quick to jump to the mixologist's defence.
One wrote: “Us bartenders know exactly what no ice means. You knew instantly your face you’re like okay ‘no ice, got it.’”
Another said: “When I say in advance ‘there will be the same amount of liquor is that ok?’ And they say ‘yes’ then get mad when it’s the same amount.”
A third commented: “I always use the line ‘you gotta’ pay a little more to get a little more.’ Usually shuts them up.”
However, many viewers have sided with the anonymous customer and believe he should have been given more cranberry juice.
One viewer said: “Ok but sometimes we just want more drink, not more alcohol, so we don’t finish our mainly cup of ice in five seconds.”
Another user commented: “If the bartender doesn’t make my drink the way I want it I just simply don’t tip.”
Elsewhere in the comment section, a user questioned Jemima and asked why she didn’t just top the drink up as it wasn’t coming out of her 'paycheck'.
However, another bartender replied: “Bro I’m not risking my job to do someone a favour.
“If ya’ want more then pay for it. Stop being a b**** when you get what (sic) you asked for.”