Articles Tagged: Bartending Tips

The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion – Literary Monday

post iconIf you are always looking for the perfect drink for any occasion, then this little book is the one for you. In The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion, the author will help you find drinks to help with the problems in your life, drinks that will impress a myriad of people and drinks for major life events. …Read More

How to measure in ‘parts’

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Normal people measure things in ounces, cups, tablespoons and other recognizable increments. Cocktail people often use “parts” instead, which puts the recipe in the form of a ratio.

A part can be any type of measurement. All you have to do is assign a measurement increment to be a part—for example, one part equals one ounce—then do a little bit of basic math.

Here’s an example of a recipe given in parts:

Margarita

How to Prepare and Drink Absinthe

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So what is the “Green Fairy” and how can you drink it? It’s absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit. It’s usually light green, but can also be colorless, white, yellow … even red. On March 5th 2007, absinthe was once again legalized in America after about 100 years.

Because of its very high alcohol content, the typical preparation involves adding water and sugar to it. Though it takes a little patience, it’s worth it.

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Manhattans: Stirred Not Shaken

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The Manhattan is one of my favorite cocktails, yet some bars make me sad by shaking this drink instead of stirring it. Overall, a good rule of thumb to follow is that if a drink consists of all alcoholic mixers (as this one does), then stirring is sufficient to mix the drink. As Robert Hess points out in this instructional video, it also makes for a much more visually appealing cocktail. Check out this video … Read more

How to Muddle

post iconMany cocktail recipes tell you to “muddle” ingredients. We’ll explain what a muddler is and how you use it to make cocktails. …Read More

Tips for Spicing Up Your Margarita

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DIY Sour Mix

post iconMake your own “sour mix” … it’s easy and better than the green goo in stores …Read More

How To Pour A Perfect Guinness

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First, you have to use the traditional tulip shaped British pint glass (about 20 oz). Hold the glass at a 45 degree angle to the tap and fill until the glass is about 2/3 full.

Next, let the Guinness settle for at least 3 minutes. Don’t forget about it though; nothing is worse than making a customer stare at their not-yet-served Guinness for too long.

Finally, top of the pint and let it settle once … Read more

Essential Glassware – Beer

post iconA guide to the essential glassware for serving beer …Read More

How to Use a Boston Shaker

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Imbibe’s Evan Zimmerman shows us how to use a Boston shaker like a pro.

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