Art of Mixology — How-To Guides

Best Practices And Tips On How To Maintain Bar Equipment

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Best Practices And Tips On How To Maintain Bar Equipment

It's the end of another long week, and you notice that everything behind the bar has gone unnoticed for so long, and all you see is a mess when you get there—garnishes are missing, house liquor is mixed up, napkin holders are empty, and need refilling. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed and annoyed by such chaos. However, you get what you give in the bar industry when it comes to organization and maintenance. A bar is only as good as its tools. Good bartenders understand that a clean and organized space is a haven for customers and a money...

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6 Creative Ways To Instantly Elevate A Standard Cocktail

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6 Creative Ways To Instantly Elevate A Standard Cocktail

If you’ve been bartending for some time, you likely hold a deep respect for the classics and know how to appreciate a well-made cocktail. You understand how important it is to use quality ingredients and follow each recipe to a T. However, sometimes you can’t help but get a little creative behind the bar. Whether a guest requests something special or you’re feeling a bit rebellious, switching things up with different garnishes, ingredients, and presentation styles can instantly elevate a standard cocktail. Below, you’ll find six creative ways to take your favorites to the next level—and thoroughly impress anyone who...

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How To Drink Cognac Like A Pro And Enjoy Its Rich Flavors

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How To Drink Cognac Like A Pro And Enjoy Its Rich Flavors

Table of Contents What You'll Need How to Drink Cognac Neat On the Rocks Cognac Cocktails Cognac Food Pairings Smoking a Cigar Tips on Drinking Cognac Conclusion Cognac is a luxurious drink that can be intimidating for those who haven't tried it before. But, by learning about how to drink cognac, you can appreciate this rich and complex spirit like a pro. There are many ways to drink cognac. Some like it neat, while others enjoy it on the rocks. But there's more to cognac than that. This blog post will also discuss other methods of drinking cognac and provide some...

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The Essential Bartender’s Guide To Becoming A Wine Expert

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The Essential Bartender’s Guide To Becoming A Wine Expert

When you’re a bartender, your days and nights are bound to be filled with excitement. You get to mix and match a lot of ingredients to create the perfect drink and meet new people. But have you ever thought of giving your bartending career an upgrade? If so, have you ever considered becoming a wine expert? There's something about wine that just makes it irresistible. Maybe it's the way that different flavors can complement each other so perfectly, or perhaps it's the sense of sophistication that comes with enjoying a good bottle of red. If you're interested in learning more...

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How To Order A Bespoke Cocktail Like A Pro

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How To Order A Bespoke Cocktail Like A Pro

If you've ever been to a bar and ordered a cocktail, you may have noticed that some cocktails are made specifically for you, based on your personal preferences. This is what's known as a bespoke cocktail, and ordering one can be a bit intimidating if you're not sure how it works. If you are adventurous enough to try out some unique cocktails, you can go to your local bar and ask for their in-house beverage creations. Whichever the case, your overall takeaway is the wealth of experience you gain from these cocktail tasting sessions. In this blog post, we'll walk...

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