I won't tell you what all of the secret ingredients were, but here we were at the bar getting them to show us what the fuss was all about. Two guys ordered...and we watched the show.
I think I was the brave one of the bunch, because I sat at the bar, shooting pictures of the bartender taking on Tom Cruise's role in Cocktail. Except this bartender liked to play with fire.
He filled his mouth up with Bacardi 151 and blew out the candles....and set the bar aflame. He looked tired. I can't imagine how many times he had served the drink, but this was one of the first times I felt like I just witnessed bartender burn out. I was thankful that his expertise did not fail him. I smiled thanked the guys for a good show. It was time for this gal to click her heels and say, 'there is no place like home'.