The Ice-Skating Cocktail Waiters of at the Grand Hotel les Bains

By Pen Cooper

In the 1920s and 30s at the Grand Hotel les Bains in St. Moritz, Switzerland, they had the right idea: serve drinks on its ice terrace by skating waiters. It took some practice getting the rest of the staff serve cocktails successfully. For some clients, waiting for servers take a spectacular fall while balancing expensive booze on a tray was obviously half the fun.

This was made famous by head waiter Renee Breguet, pictured below.

H/T Life Archives

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