If you happen to ever thought one in all your cocktails tasted identical to soda, this TikTok bartender is right here to inform you you're not imagining it

  • TikTok bartender @benjispears went viral for displaying a bartender’s sleight-of-hand for too-drunk prospects.
  • The creator confirmed viewers how he discreetly makes a cocktail with little or no to no alcohol.
  • Commenters responded with gratitude: “I want a buddy like this.”

If you happen to’ve ever ordered one too many drinks at a bar and thought the final one tasted like juice — sans any alcohol — you it might have been intentional.

TikToker @Benjispears, who posts movies about bartending, let followers in on a little bit secret in an April 27 TikTok. “When your drunk bestie is insisting on one other drink, however you realize they need to work within the morning,” he captioned the video as he filmed himself pretending to make an alcoholic drink by holding a liquor bottle over a glass with out pouring in any of its contents. The video has since been seen 8.5 million instances.  

“Alright, honey, a powerful one coming proper up,” he is heard saying as a gesture to the “drunk bestie.”

Within the feedback, @benjispears clarified for involved commenters that he did not cost prospects for the non-alcoholic drink.

High feedback had been constructive and known as him a hero for looking for his prospects.

“Good buddy. All gotta minimize our pals off at one level,” one individual wrote; “”I want a buddy like this,” one other added.

Some expressed self-awareness and gratitude: “I caught one bartender do that to ME,” one individual wrote. “And after I did, I simply stayed quiet as a result of I believed, ‘No, he proper.’” 

Customers who recognized themselves as bartenders additionally confessed to utilizing related methods, together with pouring a tiny drop of liquor into the straw so the primary sip tasted passingly of alcohol.

@BenjiSpearsi is one in all dozens who’ve garnered an enormous following by sharing behind-the-scenes clips of on a regular basis jobs, however particularly within the drink providers area. The hashtag #bartendersoftiktok has accrued 1.4 billion views on the app. 

Insider has reached out to the creator to be taught extra.