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Learn to turn down any free drink with brown in the title....

When Candice Cook worked as a bartender in Washington, D.C., her bar offered a special free drink to especially ‘obnoxious customers’ called the Brown Squirrel. And by special, we mean the worst drink ever. It is essentially a free glass of leftovers.

“A Brown Squirrel is the draining board of the soda fountain as well as the mat where alcohol and other drinks are spilled, poured into a glass with cola and vodka,” Cook says. “It's pretty gross, and usually caused the obnoxious customer to leave, or at least stop being so obnoxious.”