For Bartenders, Sometimes Fiction is More Fun Than Fact

Robert Simonson

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.”

That epigram came from the mind of Mark Twain, but it is a favorite of Dale DeGroff, the celebrated bartender and one of the founders of the cocktail renaissance we are all collectively lapping up. I’ve heard him say it on several occasions, and, while it always tugs a smile from my lips, the...