I'm a 23 year old bartender, and I don't drink alcohol. From 18 to 22 I worked in my father's pub, where I served classic beers, shots, and cocktails.
Last year I decided to try my own career. I read a lot about alcohol and cocktails and mixology, I also did a flair bartender course, but since I left my father's place, I was refused several jobs at the exact moment when I mentioned I don't drink alcohol, even if my resume seemed interesting until that moment.
Am I supposed to stop my career and try other jobs? Am I supposed to lie during interview? Can a non-drinker be a decent bartender?
EDIT: Note that if I'm asked to define the flavour of some products, I'm able to describe it and even maybe to make some good improvisation about it. In fact, until questions drive me to say I'm a non-drinker, I'm like any other bartender
EDIT 2: Most comments are heading to the "say the cocktail you like to prepare or so on", but that does not fit the problem here, because at a certain point I'll have to say or my hire will note I'm a non-drinker, and that's exactly the point, not the question of which cocktail I like
Note: Due to a medical issues, I MUST avoid alcohol, even a "tear".