by Jon Santer The Wrong Order Order There is a recognized order of how to call for alcohol in a bar and it is: brand name of liquor first, then how you want it prepared, e.g., “I’d like a Kettle One and tonic.” Stating the brand name after the method of prep just makes things confusing, e.g., “I’d like a vodka tonic, Kettle One.” So, do you want a vodka tonic and a Kettle One? No, you want a Kettle Tonic. This is why Tanqueray and tonic is written T&t, not G&Tw/T. Brand name first, everyone is happier. Also you don’t need to tell us that Kettle One is vodka, i.e., “A Kettle One vodka tonic please.” We bar-people are well aware that Ketel One is vodka and Jack is whiskey, etc. Thanks.