I was reading lee’s thread about cocktails in the Cafe when I stumbled across this post.
I was pretty offended for teela brown, but also pretty horrified that a bartender would do something like that. I was horrified because I’m pretty allergic to juniper, and so gin is really right out for me. I always check the list of ingredients if I’m picking a new drink*, but if there is no list, I’ll stick to something easy and safe.
So, what if a bartender pulled the same trick on me, but I was served a drink containing gin? Would he be charged with anything if I only got a little sick? What about if I were hospitalized? Worst case scenario, what if I died?
I consulted my friend Basandre, and she guessed reckless endangerment. I guessed criminal negligence** if I got really sick and involuntary manslaughter if I died. But, since neither of us has so much as a “Law & Order” education, we decided to ask here.
*I actually don’t drink anymore, but if I said that there’d be no thread.
**Is this even a formal name for a crime, or did I just think I heard it was one once?