YK’s 365 Release: Day 20

As with many of my city friends, I was a bartender for a stint. I initially got my bartending certificate because I wanted to learn more about the drinks themselves. Although I don’t really drink hard liquor much anymore, back in my day, I was a discerning drinker. I knew how to make and order the cleanest, unrivaled martinis. I used to tell new bartenders how to make it better if it wasn’t perfect. Yes, I was that person.

day20_jasonmondesirI purchased most of the setup for a home bar many years back. It was to be installed in someone’s house, but it never worked out because her home never had the right setup. So now I have a speed rack and mixer bottles. At this point I only really drink champagne and wine, so it would go severely under-appreciated in my home if I did choose to install it.

The reason I have held on to these items is because the idea of having a home bar is awesome, in a peculiar frat boy kind of way. I would have to say, were it not for the suggestion of the original individual wanting this setup, this idea would never have occurred to me, and I would not have all of these items to hold onto.

So as brilliantly fashionable the idea of a home bar sounds, I am currently not letting the bar live to its full potential.

I am releasing this to a fellow former bartender, and someone who entertains many fancy discerning mixed drink guests more frequently.

So on Day 20 of my 365 Release practice, I am letting go of the idea of holding onto something to be cool. May the bar flourish in my friend’s home and impress many guests upon arrival.


[I created the 365 Release Project to practice non-attachment, letting go and change by giving away 1 thing a day for 1 year. The background, vision and guidelines to the 365 RELEASE project are here. The running list of everything I have released is here.]

2 responses to “YK’s 365 Release: Day 20”

  1. […] Day 20: (9/27/10): speed rack and mixers […]

  2. […] beer at all now. My entire taste for beer and liquor changed after I worked as a bartender (see Day 20). I learned about all of the liquors, what they each tasted like, how they mixed, what combinations […]

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