Server shuts down customer who asked for ‘no ice’ to get more alcohol in drink

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By James Kay

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A server has divided opinions after shutting down a customer who asked for no ice in their drink, claiming that it doesn't result in getting more alcohol.

Those who are partial to an alcoholic drink will know how they like their favorite beverages served, especially when it comes to cocktails and drinks that involve mixers.

It's often debated amongst drinkers whether getting a drink with no ice would result in more alcohol, but it definitely takes up more room in the glass.

The logic is that having more ice in a drink will result in the beverage being watered down, resulting in the drink being less alcoholic, so to avoid this people ask for no ice in their drinks.

A bartender on TikTok who goes by the name Jemima June recorded an interaction between herself and a customer who asked for no ice when ordering a Tequila cranberry.

It wasn't the choice of drink that got people talking, but the bartender's reaction to the seemingly simple order that divided opinion.

After taking a moment, Jemima poured the drink but decided to use the opportunity to give the customer her opinion by saying: "Just because you say no ice, that doesn't mean you're going to get more alcohol."

She then informed the customer the only way to get more alcohol is to order a double. "That means you're going to get more alcohol," she said.

Jemima's reaction to the order really sparked a debate, with one person saying: "I asked for no ice and the bartender gave me a whole lecture. I was like I just don’t want my drink watered down."

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A second added: "As a bartender, I'm not questioning anything, I just give you what you ask for and have you pay for it."

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Though some supported Jemima, as a third person said: "Us bartenders know exactly what no ice means. You knew instantly your face you’re like okay no ice got it [sic]."

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A fourth said: "She’s literally not being rude. Customers act entitled therefore they get told what it is."

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It seems like we'll never have a definitive answer on the no-ice debate, but maybe the customer just didn't want their drink to be, you know, ice-cold.

Featured image credit: Gary Hebding Jr. / Alamy

Server shuts down customer who asked for ‘no ice’ to get more alcohol in drink

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A server has divided opinions after shutting down a customer who asked for no ice in their drink, claiming that it doesn't result in getting more alcohol.

Those who are partial to an alcoholic drink will know how they like their favorite beverages served, especially when it comes to cocktails and drinks that involve mixers.

It's often debated amongst drinkers whether getting a drink with no ice would result in more alcohol, but it definitely takes up more room in the glass.

The logic is that having more ice in a drink will result in the beverage being watered down, resulting in the drink being less alcoholic, so to avoid this people ask for no ice in their drinks.

A bartender on TikTok who goes by the name Jemima June recorded an interaction between herself and a customer who asked for no ice when ordering a Tequila cranberry.

It wasn't the choice of drink that got people talking, but the bartender's reaction to the seemingly simple order that divided opinion.

After taking a moment, Jemima poured the drink but decided to use the opportunity to give the customer her opinion by saying: "Just because you say no ice, that doesn't mean you're going to get more alcohol."

She then informed the customer the only way to get more alcohol is to order a double. "That means you're going to get more alcohol," she said.

Jemima's reaction to the order really sparked a debate, with one person saying: "I asked for no ice and the bartender gave me a whole lecture. I was like I just don’t want my drink watered down."

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Credit: TikTok

A second added: "As a bartender, I'm not questioning anything, I just give you what you ask for and have you pay for it."

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Credit: TikTok

Though some supported Jemima, as a third person said: "Us bartenders know exactly what no ice means. You knew instantly your face you’re like okay no ice got it [sic]."

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Credit: TikTok

A fourth said: "She’s literally not being rude. Customers act entitled therefore they get told what it is."

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Credit: TikTok

It seems like we'll never have a definitive answer on the no-ice debate, but maybe the customer just didn't want their drink to be, you know, ice-cold.

Featured image credit: Gary Hebding Jr. / Alamy