Depending on your local bar scene and how sought after bartender jobs are, you may not be able to get hired directly into a bartender position. (Part 1 of this series is here) If you’re in a country where competition for bar positions is less fierce, the following may still be useful if where you’re […]

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A gentleman is a man who behaves well and is always courteous with other people. They are expected to act and behave in a certain way. Yet, as time goes by, we see less of these actions, meaning that their numbers are decreasing. This is because there is a stigma that being one is embarrassing. […]

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Hpnotiq Liqueur, the storied spirits brand known for its electric blue hue, is bringing back the original packaging that gained notoriety in hip-hop artist Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena’s ‘Lean Back’ music video. Launched in 2001, Hpnotiq was quickly embraced as a cultural mainstay, becoming one of the most successful new product introductions […]

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Flair bartenders and others have long mastered the joyful skill of knocking the cap off pressurised bottles with a bar blade in such a way that the top hits the ceiling with some force. Its also a great party trick when you use one bottle to open another in a house party with dramatic results. […]

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If one of the brands using a Tequila diffuser is your current favourite, the chances are you haven’t tasted the good stuff, as this video explains. Tequila Diffuser Diffuser Tequila is a recent creation of the big brands in order to help the bottom line profits. The downside is that the process also strips away […]

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BartenderHQ is on tour this week in Tenerife, so let’s talk about drinking well when you fly. Though spirits can be limited, there are some easy hacks to enhance your mile high drinking experience. So here’s our guide to in flight cocktails and drinking like you’re in first class. Just to be clear this is […]

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In world where bars and other businesses everywhere are working to reduce the amount of waste – and more specifically plastic waste being put into the environment, McDonalds have decided its not a big deal. WTF McDonalds? On May 24th, 2018, McDonalds shareholders voted against a request from SumOfUs to report on their use of […]

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Will glass bottles be the next plastic straws? In a world where drinking from a plastic straw is basically telling everyone you would happily club baby turtles to death, what will the next campaign be? My money is on packaged beers and ready to drinks (RTDs). Here’s why. Plastic Straws are the Devil Plastics in […]

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American grape sodas are one of my favourite flavours in the world. As a Brit, its a difficult flavour to find over here. While in Amsterdam, I actually discovered that there are real grapes that taste just like the sodas – it was a revelation, but you can’t buy them in the UK, so I […]

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Cucumber in recent years has become a favourite flavour in drinks, with the Cucumber Martini being considered a modern classic. The Prairie Cucumber Collins takes this to a new, long and refreshing level! Cucumber is a really difficult flavour to capture without getting it all directly from fresh cucumber. Making a good distillate or syrup […]

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