Hot Pour for March 14, 2013

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    SIGNATURE DRINK | Chang's Mai Tai (Bacardi Light Rum, Myer's Dark Rum, orange Curaçao, tropical juices)

BARTENDER | Michael Jones, 46

WHERE | P.F. Chang's China Bistro

QUESTION | What would you consider the most dangerously delicious libation?

ANSWER | For a guy, I would definitely say an Espresso Martini. It's dangerous because you won't remember what you did or who you did it with.

How well can you eat with chopsticks?

I can eat pretty damn good with chopsticks. I've had many years of practice.

You're trying to catch the eye of a girl you want to flirt with...what do you do to get her attention?

Just introduce myself and let the drink and my tattoos do the talking. And a cocktail napkin rose works every time.

Tell us about your tattoos.

I've had tattoos done in Miami, Key West, Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, and, of course, Myrtle Beach. They're kind of a storyline of my life.

Which location has the best stories?

I spent 15 years bartending in Key West - hands down the best stories. It's time to write a book.

Tell me one of the craziest things you saw there.

A scooter crashed into our building and the driver flew through the front window and did an airplane landing across a six-top table. Needless to say he was pretty hammered.

Serve anyone famous in Key West?

A lot of celebrities. My favorites were Harrison Ford and Jimmy Buffett.

What do you do besides bartend here?

I instruct at the Grand Strand Bartending School.

If you were a superhero, what would be your Kryptonite?


What would be your secret weapon?

My secret weapon would be a hot female sidekick like Batwoman.

If you were able to pinch your nose and blow your head up like a balloon, how would you use that skill to advance yourself professionally?

I would use that skill to float away to my happy place when customers become grumpy.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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