"Don't order all off-menu drinks. When a mixology geek places an order with a bartender, it can sometimes feel like a lost chapter of Harry Potter, with bespectacled, intense young men shouting strange, incantatory phrases ('Tailspin!' 'Mother's Ruin!' 'Tuxedo!') at each other in an attempt to cower their interlocutor into submission. At least make your first drink order one from the menu — it's a sign of respect, and it'll help broaden your horizons. "
— Christopher Ross, from "The Five Biggest Cocktail-Order Fails" in Details magazine.