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Published on July 12th, 2016 | by TLV News

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Know Your Bartender: Jake Ludlum

Name: Jake Ludlum  

Home town: Allen, Texas

Bars where you have worked: The Library

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink?
“Why not?” seems to be the consensus of the fine citizens of Oxford.

What’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination?
When you combine Red Bull and Jager it tastes good.

What is your most essential bar tool?
The trusty bar towel. I find myself reaching for it even when I’m not at work.

Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford / your hometown?
The Rib Cage is my Shangri-La.

What are your personal specialties?
The Black Hohl: Orange vodka, Malibu, coke, sour.

Jenks on the Beach: Malibu, orange juice, pineapple juice.

What do you wish people would order more often? Less often?
Less often: Bloody Marys in the middle of the night, Buttery Nipples at any given time, and White Russians—you aren’t the big Lebowski you’re just ruining my night and quite possibly my entire life.

More often: literally anything not listed under less often.

Early alcohol experience:
The second I read this question I remembered the first time I drank we paid for delivery pizza in all quarters and threw half the pizza one slice at a time at the media room wall…so I guess that would have to be my answer.

Most famous customer you’ve ever served:
Ricky Bowles

Who would you most like to have a drink with; where and what would you imbibe?
From what I can tell, pounding Nattys with Jimmy Fallon seems like it would be a good time. He can come to Oxford, someone hit him up.

What have you been listening to this year?
A lot of Waylon Jennings and Robert Earl Keen

Favorite movie of all time:
Tombstone

Favorite sport & team:
The Rebs are my only love. I can get into just about any major sport during the year, but hockey and football probably top the list.

Who’s your favorite Rebel, and do you really ever go 18 MPH?
The Colonel. And I love Archie, but I wish he would’ve been number 25 or 30 preferably.

Read any good books lately?
Yes, Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne .

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately?
Someone pooped in the urinal trough again and I consider that comedy.

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar?
Fishing and not catching anything.
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