Former server seeks current bartender/server's opinion...
I'm a former server who has been working in an office for the last 2 years (hence why I haven't posted in quite some time), and I'm in the office Secret Santa pool and I really dislike the person I got and don't know much about her other than what she's written on her "Letter to Santa."
Anyway, the woman apparently likes mojitos. What I'm wondering is this : Do the ready-made "mojito mixes" that they sell in liquor stores taste any good? (I never worked anywhere that served mojitos much and I don't particularly care for them so I'm pretty clueless when it comes to how they should taste).
I don't know what she already owns so I don't want to buy her a whole "mojito making setup" thing if she already has a mortar/whatever, and I don't want to get her some mint and a nice bottle of rum if she DOESN'T have one of those things. I also don't want to get her one of those ready made mixes if they tend to be really gross. I need the opinion of someone who knows booze! I kind of asked one of the dudes who works at one of the liquor stores I went to, but all he said was "Yeah, they're really popular". Well, so is Natty Ice, but that doesn't make it good and that doesn't mean I'm going to give it as a gift.
Bartenders, servers, what say you? Mojito mixes = ok, or should I get her something else entirely?