Behind the Bar: Mumtaz Rauf

Mumtaz Rauf

Hummingbird

220 South Union Street

Old Town Alexandria

703-566-1355

Hummingbirdva.net

 

 

 

 

 

Mumtaz conjures up the Hummingbird Dark and Stormy with Thrashers Tonics & Elixers.

 

How did you get started in the bartending business?

 

High hopes of money, women and fame.

 

What is your biggest bartender pet peeve?

 

When I say “Hello, how are you?” and they say “Vodka and tonic.”

 

What is the cleverest line anyone has ever used to get you to give them a free drink?

 

Dropping the big boss’s name. Not exactly clever.

 

What is the best/worst pickup line you have overheard at the bar?

 

“Wanna make out?” Now, I’ve seen this one go both ways.

 

Tell us about an interesting encounter you have had with a customer(s).

 

New Years Eve – the ball just dropped in NYC and a very attractive bar guest turns to me and says,“Wanna make out?”

 

If you could sit down and have a drink with anyone in the world, past or present, who would that be?

 

Bob Marley….and I am pretty sure we would do more than just have a drink.

 

Mumtaz is behind the bar on Monday and Wednesday nights.

 

If you would like to see your favorite mixologist featured in this space, send contact information to office@oldtowncrier.com.

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