Metromix chatted with Rachel, a bartender at Mariner's on the Harbor in Kingston. The 26-year-old psychology major said she wants to make a difference in the world and eventually wants a career that helps people. But for now, you can find her serving up drinks to crazy customers! She dished the dirt on what she would serve her favorite celebrity and why she despises gin.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in the bar?
On an overly busy day with a bar full of people, I was being my wise-mouth self and I slipped as I was flying and both legs went up in the air as I fell. I scraped my leg and was bleeding and everyone couldn’t believe it. I look back and laugh now thinking it serves me right for being so fresh!
What celeb would you most love to serve, and what drink?
Seth Rogan hands down. He’s the actor from the movie '40 Year Old Virgin.' He’s the guy with the afro and is adorable. He can get anything off the menu. I'd serve him a roofie colada. I'm just kidding.
What’s the largest cash tip you’ve ever received?
I got $100 from a regular customer that had a party.
What does a guy or girl have to do to get a free drink?
Steal the shot glasses when the bartender is not looking, haha!
What drink will have you calling a cab home?
Vodka and club soda with shots of Patron or Jameson.
What alcohol will you not drink?
Gin, I despise the smell! It smells like a toxic cleaner. It’s just a nasty smell. And I hear gin makes you sin, so I'll stay away from it.
Do you go out to other bars?
Yes, I go to McGillicuddy's in New Paltz.
What made you become a bartender?
I noticed bartenders growing up and it always looked fun. As much as I am a wise mouth to my regulars, I do like people and having a good time!
Is there a drink that make you cringe when it’s ordered?
Red Headed Chick, or anything with Black Hause because I’ve gotten way too sick on them.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
These guys at the bar here now wouldn’t believe this, but I am actually really shy when I first meet someone.
Do you see fake IDs? If so, what’s the worst?
The worst was when somebody gave me an ID and the picture didn’t match her face and the picture was my roommate!
Have you had a really ridiculous or insane customers?
Have I? That’s my life! One that comes to mind is this really, really mouthy regular who wouldn’t stop being obnoxious, so I had to cut him off by spraying club soda at him! His reaction was, 'I love you and I'm sorry.'
Do you have a signature drink?
Yes, I do! I make a good Patron Pomegranate Margarita.
Single. Guys are alot of work!