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Author Emma Witman, a bartender from Asheville, North Carolina.

I’m a bartender, and here are 11 signs your drink was made improperly

You can often tell your order was made improperly from the color, taste, or presentation of a cocktail or beer. Here are the most obvious signs.
Bartenders (not pictured) have a lot to say.

Bartenders share 13 things they’d love to tell customers but can’t

There are some things that bartenders just won't tell you, even if it's to everyone's benefit.
The author, Emma Witman, said bar customers can get intimidated by unfamiliar terms and ingredients.

Subtle ways bartenders get customers to tip more, according to an actual bartender

Bartenders have a few tricks up their sleeve that you may not realize they're using in order to up their chances of a greater tip.
When it comes to making cocktails, there's one mistake you should always avoid making.

A bartender says going rogue on cocktail recipes is the worst thing you can do

By straying from cocktail recipes, you could be wasting alcohol and ruining the flavors in your drink.
The author, Emma Witman, said bar customers can get intimidated by unfamiliar terms and ingredients.

What 7 of the most confusing terms you see at a bar actually mean, according to a bartender

Ordering at a bar could be made easier if it were clear what all these crazy cocktail ingredients are and why we bartenders use them.
Author Emma Witman has witnessed countless first dates and seen all the worst mistakes people make.

I’m a bartender — here are 7 brands you’re spending way too much money on, and what you should be ordering instead

Brand loyalty goes a long way, and that's especially true at a bar. These brands of liquor are simply not worth their high price tags.
Author Emma Witman has witnessed countless first dates and seen all the worst mistakes people make.

I’m a bartender — here’s exactly what you should do next time you don’t like your drink

Like in any other situation, there's a right and wrong way to handle getting a drink you don't enjoy. Take it from a professional.
The author, Emma Witman, said there are certain drinks bartenders will judge customers for ordering.

I’m a bartender — and these are the drinks that we secretly judge you for ordering

No matter what kind of drink you order, bartenders will happily make it. But there are some drinks they will secretly judge you for ordering.
Author Emma Witman has witnessed countless first dates and seen all the worst mistakes people make.

I’m a bartender who’s witnessed countless first dates — here are all the things you’re doing wrong

I've seen several mistakes people make on their first dates, like getting too drunk, underdressing, or not having enough money to cover the bill.
Women went from being barred from bartending to having most of the industry's jobs.

16 pictures that show how much being a bartender has changed over the years

Here's how bartending went from a seedy profession to a career that opens doors for many people across the country.