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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.
The counter at Dante.

I went to the New York City bar recently named the best in the world, and saw firsthand why it deserves that title

Insider visited Dante and sat down with the bar's owner Linden Pride to find out what makes the lower Manhattan establishment so iconic.
These cold-weather cocktail recipes come directly from restaurant menus.

11 spicy, cold-weather cocktails perfect for entertaining

Impress your nearest and dearest with these cold-weather cocktail recipes directly from restaurant menus.
Ordering a drink from a bar can sometimes seem complicated or confusing.

9 mistakes you’re making when ordering drinks, according to bartenders

From ordering a surprise cocktail to asking for your drink to be strong, here are some mistakes you may be making when ordering at the bar.

6 simple cocktails everyone should know how to make by the time they’re 30

Cocktails such as the Old Fashioned or the Negroni may seem complicated, but they're actually rather simple to make at home.
The author, Emma Witman, said bar customers can get intimidated by unfamiliar terms and ingredients.

8 tricks bars use to get you to spend more money, according to a bartender

Fluffy language, exclusive holiday cocktails, and happy-hour "deals" are easy ways bartenders like me can increase your spending. You've been warned.

These booze-filled ice pops contain 15% alcohol and come in different cocktail flavors, from watermelon martini to vodka lemonade

Ice pops are a childhood summer staple, but Drake's Organic Spiked Ices are here to remind you that they aren't just for kids.
Electric Rosé's pouches come with straws.

From margaritas to frosé, these are the best boozy juice pouches ranked by ABV

The soft, plastic pouches are great for the beach, the pool, and other places with glass container restrictions. Plus, they're fun to drink!
Some fancy-looking cocktails are easier to make than you think.

8 cocktails that seem fancy but are surprisingly easy to make

You can make cool-sounding cocktails like a tequila-based Paloma or sweet and sour Bees Knees using just three ingredients.
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.