New Hampshire Pulls Bartending Guides With Sexual Drink Names

Sep 3, 2015


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New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names.

The Concord Monitor reports that the New Hampshire Liquor Commission paid $3,300 for 500 copies of the "The Bartender's Black Book Tenth Edition" as a resource for retail store employees to answer consumer questions.

Workers started complaining in April about dozens of drink titles including "stripper mom" and "panty dropper."

In July, Gov. Maggie Hassan told the commission to recall the guides.

Commission spokesman E.J. Powers told the newspaper that the commission could have done a better job reviewing the guide.

The 78 state-run liquor stores accounted for $626 million in sales in 2014 and pumped $149 million in profits into the state's general fund.