Drinks Wire

Old-Fashioned Recipe

How do you make old-fashioned mix from scratch? Better to make each drink separately from scratch.

Old Fashioned

You can premix bitters with sweet & sour as well.… Read more

Girly Drinks

Hello, my girlfriend doesn’t drink very often because she doesn’t know what mixed drinks to order. She likes frozen daiquiris and piña coladas and she also like rum and pineapple juice. Any suggestions of more how shall I say “fruity” or “girlie” drinks? Thanks. Love the site!

Here are a few that will make her happy:
http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/m/mojito.htm.… Read more

Flair Bartending

Q: What is flair bartending?

A: Flair bartending is the practice of entertaining guests, clientele, or audience with the throwing/juggling of bar tools (e.g., shaker tins) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. “Flair,” or “freestyle bartending,” can be divided into two styles: working flair and competition flair. The difference between the two being the level of risk and complication of the tricks are higher for competitions. Good flair should be light-hearted and entertaining while … Read more


Q: I’m thinking about buying some absinthe. I’d like to know what it tastes like, bitter?

A: Absinthe tastes of anise—think black licorice.… Read more

Up Drinks

Q: What does it mean when a bartender asks if you would like your martini “up”?

A: If refers to serving the drink without ice, as in “straight up.” No ice is also referred to as “neat.”… Read more

To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze

Q: I’ve been a bartender for 30 years. Some new bartender insists on squeezing the lime. I say don’t squeeze it, let the customer decide if they want to add the flavor of a squeezed lime.

A: Personally, I agree. Better to not ruin someone’s drink, if they want to squeeze the lime, there it is, just waiting. No problem.… Read more

Three Olives Vodka Review

English vodka! Who knew?

This super-premium vodka is more than just a fancy bottle; they have a snazzy website too. No, really, 3 Olives is a very smooth, crisp vodka that stands up to the big boys, and it comes in 6 flavors! The Cherry is featured in this week’s drink.

Three Olives Vodka… Read more

SleazyBars: Find Your Sleazy Bar Here!

Any site that lists Antonio’s Nut House is a winner in my book.

SleazyBars :: Find your sleazy bar here !… Read more

Bar Products.com. Tell your friends about this one!

Bar Products.com. Tell your friends about this one!… Read more



Impress your friends and keep your shot cold. That’s right—shot glasses made from ice. Cool, clever and you can throw them in the fire and no one will care.

ShotRock… Read more