Jordan Mackay has a nice long piece on being a bartender in 7X7 Magazine [link via Eater].
I especially love the sidebar: What Your Drink Says About You. Some excerpts:
1. Shot of Patrón You think you know, but you have no idea. 4. Vodka Soda Marina chick (even if you're a guy). 7. Milk of Millennia You're likely from L.A. 8. Mojito European tourist who will later ask whether we know of a good disco in the area.
Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer who has contributed to publications including Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, PopSci.com, Departures, Drinks International, and many more. He is also the pioneer of the "Directional Freezing" technique to make perfectly clear ice. Learn about Camper and Alcademics, or read clips of his published work.