Published on April 27th, 2017 | by TLV News0
Know Your Bartender: Joe Humphries
Name: Joe Humphries
Home town: Jackson, Mississippi
Bars where you have worked: Soulshine & The Apothecary (Jackson)
In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? For pleasure
What’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination? Tequila
What is your most essential bar tool? Bar Key
Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford / your hometown? City Grocery / The Apothecary
What are your personal specialties? Margaritas & Martinis
What do you wish people would order more often? Less often? Martinis. Moscow Mules.
What drink do you recommend to someone who doesn’t know what to order? Anything with Jameson or Tequila
Most famous customer you’ve ever served: JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic)
Who would you most like to have a drink with; where and what would you imbibe? Faulkner, anywhere and anything
If you’re in charge of the tunes in your bar, what music do you play? Grateful Dead
What’s the best live band you’ve seen in Oxford? Mac Demarco, it was crazy.
Favorite movie of all time: Good Will Hunting
Who’s your favorite Rebel, and do you really ever go 18 MPH? Patrick Willis, always.
Read any good books lately? The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake
Best joke to tell to a grumpy customer? We don’t serve bad attitudes.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? A guy with a boot mug
Favorite after-shift drink? High Life and a shot
Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? Sitting at another bar.