Hot Pour for Sept. 27, 2012

September 25, 2012 

  • More information SIGNATURE DRINK Shaved Hippo (Crown Royal, peach schnapps, Red Bull)

BARTENDER | Jason Drake, 35

WHERE | Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo

QUESTION | Do hippos eat nachos?

ANSWER | Last time I checked.

Your signature drink is a Shaved Hippo, huh… So what's in an unshaved hippo?

Something I don't want to taste.

Have you ever been to Oktoberfest in Germany?

No, never.

Can you speak German?

Depends on what time of night it is.

Why do Germans get to drink out of large steins while Americans typically drink beer out of 16 ounce glasses?

I have no idea.

Do you suppose Germans drink liquor out of steins, too?

That would be a definite no.

How are you celebrating Oktoberfest this year?

I guess I'll be drinking some beer.

What's your favorite holiday?

Christmas because I get to give gifts. I like to see my daughter wake up and get presents. And, would the first week of football be considered a holiday?

Who are your football teams?

The (Oakland ) Raiders and the (University of South Carolina) Gamecocks.

You're from here...how are you a Raiders fan?

I played on the Raiders team when I was in little league football, and it stuck.

Would you rather be a hippo, swordfish or a moth?

I guess a moth so I could fly.

Where would you fly? Would you stick around here or fly elsewhere?

I'd definitely fly elsewhere...I've already seen everything here. When my daughter goes to college, I'll probably move to Hawaii. That'd be an ideal place to retire.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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