Cocktails & Spirits

Bartender Q&A: Kelsey Simon on Inhaling Alcohol Fumes and Miami Vice

Tending bar tends to be an extrovert's game.

You have to deal with other staff members and chat to dozens, if not hundreds, of customers on a daily basis -- it's almost like being onstage.

For the most part, you're not going to find many shy people behind the bar, unless they've learned to get over their shyness by jumping straight in, says self-proclaimed introvert and mixologist extraordinaire Kelsey Simon of Tin Fish.

Clean Plate Charlie spoke to her about learning to socialize and some really strange drinks.

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