If you’re planning on ordering up a “stripper mom” at a New Hampshire liquor store, then think again.
A bartender’s guide which includes explicit drink names has been pulled from use in New Hampshire’s state-run liquor stores on account of its sexist and offensive language. Governor Maggie Hassan had the Liquor Commission recall the 500 copies of ‘The Bartender’s Black Book Tenth Edition’ it originally purchased, after retail workers complained.
“In retrospect, we could have done a more thorough job vetting the guide,” Liquor Commission spokesman E.J. Powers said in a statement. Private companies cannot operate liquor stores in the Granite state.
The book gives recipes for drinks such as “busted rubber,” “gang banger,” “stripper mom,” “panty dropper” and “screw me sideways.” A user on book rating website Goodreads.com wrote in a review that the book is “cheap” but “perfect for having behind the bar in an urban-hipster scene given that half the drinks have ‘clever’ names.”
“This book was written years ago, it’s updated every two years,” a spokesman for the book said. “There are some sexually driven names, that’s the names of those drinks, you know.”