A Spirited Memoir
7:05 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

'Twenty Years Behind Bars'

Jeff Burkhart on the job

Take 20 years of experience, a healthy dose of human foibles, stir in a way with words and add alcohol—mix well and you’ve got an entertaining account of life as seen from the other side of the bar.

The hardest thing a bartender has to do from time to time, says Jeff Burkhart, is cut off someone who has one or two too many.

By comparison, mixing drinks is easy. Below Jeff demonstrates his approach to a classic Margarita.