Case 389 – Tequila shot salt and lemon ban

Issue

Bar manager refused to serve salt and lemon with Tequila shots to customers in a nightclub due to health and safety.

Panel opinion

There is no workplace health and safety legislation that prohibits the service of salt and lemon with tequila. This looks like a case of quoting an easy excuse – possibly to cover up poor customer service. The bar should simply serve the drink in the traditional way as requested, and not misuse health and safety legislation in this way.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2016/case389-nightclub-refuses-to-serve-salt-and-lemon-with-tequila-shots.htm