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Know Your Bartender: Patrick Mink of Soulshine and Moe’s Penny Bar


Name: Patrick Mink

Home town: Oxford, Mississippi, baby

Bars where you have worked: Soulshine & Moe’s Penny Bar

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? Being born

What’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination? Ethanol for sure

What is your most essential bar tool? Moe Pomerlee

Where’s your favorite spot to sip? Penny if I’m getting drunk. City if it is casual, though I rarely drink casually

What are your personal specialties? Googling how to make drinks and scaring children

Craziest request by a customer? Bud Light

What drink do you recommend to someone who doesn’t know what to order? The door

Most famous customer you’ve ever served: Britain Moor

If you could have a drink with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and what would you drink? Mike Gordon. Appletini

If you’re in charge of the tunes in your bar, what music do you play? Phish 1.0

What’s the best live band you’ve seen in Mississippi? Panic in Southaven. Also The Busty Petites

Favorite movie of all time: Lord of the Rings, specifically the first one. The Balrog is the coolest part of the whole trilogy.

Read any good books lately? The Helping Friendly Book, also Fifty Shades of Grey

Best joke to tell to a grumpy customer: If it’s a girl I’ll just hit on her. Most girls laugh in my face when I hit on them.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? Britain Moor ordering water

Favorite after-shift drink? A glass of red wine listening to island tour in the nude

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? Behind a guitar writing and jamming out the heaters

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