The Flaming Moe Effect: User-generated cocktails
Bartenders used to take requests from regulars to create new cocktails. But an emerging trend — dubbed user-generated cocktails — has bartenders finding partners on the other side of the bar.
The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on how speakeasy rules are giving way in bars designed to encourage input from drinkers. As bartender Josey Packard explains to The Chronicle, it’s a dialogue about what cocktail is right for this moment:
“I walk into a bar and I need something, I want it to do something for me specifically, and I tell the bartender what my needs are,” she says. “I need a pick-me-up, for example, and the bartender comes up with a solution.”