The Worst Thing that can Happen Behind Any Bar

October 04, 2018

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A glass gets broken in the ice.

Your bar back is running late.

A drink that you made gets sent back.

You run out of __________ on a busy Friday.

Nobody stocked the beer cooler last night.

You cut your finger on the foil when opening a new bottle.

The sink gets clogged with fruit . . .

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Have You Ever had a Martini at a Baseball Game?

Time and Place for Cocktails

October 03, 2018

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Certain drinks don't work in certain places. I have always known this but unless you change your geographic location and always drink the same thing it is often hard to tell.

Think cocktail bar vs dive and what you would order at each one. What if instead of a cocktail bar and dive it was urban and rural settings? What . . .

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

July 17, 2018

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Now more than ever we should be paying attention to the things we put in our bodies. There are differences in the quality and legitimacy of the many products on the shelf today. With so many fly-by-night bottles littering the bars and liquor stores you have to be careful who you trust to point you in the right direction.

As . . .

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Find A Bartender Who Knows How To Fit You

Don't order off the rack. Get measured!

July 16, 2018

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The bartender and the tailor are both noble trades. They have tons in common and much that they could teach each other.

For those of you who can't find clothes that fit right, get a tailor! A tailor is a person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit individual customers.

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Overlooked Cocktail Books You Need To Read

They are some of my favorites

June 07, 2018

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Cocktail books are a dime a dozen these days. Every big name bar seems to be releasing their own tome. When the The PDT Cocktail Book came out in 2011 it quickly and sadly became the Bible of bartenders everywhere. I say sadly because everyone took the recipes as gospel when they should have been used as guidelines. That book set so . . .

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Know Your Enemy: The Fruit Fly

Fan them once and for all

May 31, 2018

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As bartenders we like educating not only ourselves but our guests on different spirits, cocktails, beers, wine, ageing processes, distillation, fermentation etc. When it comes to basic cleanliness and keeping fruit flies out of our bars (and out of our drinks) we are certainly uneducated.

At least once a week . . .

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What is a Classic Cocktail?

May 23, 2018

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A classic cocktail should be familiar like a pair of Chucks, brown loafers, or an always shined pair of black dress shoes. These are without a doubt staples that every guy should have in their closet. A modern cocktail, on the other hand, may or may not stand the test of time like the previously mentioned enduring footwear. I'll . . .

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