On this week’s BartenderHQ.com Podcast we’re delving into the murky world of Molecular Mixology, specifically a Molecular Mojito. What is a Molecular Mojito? Molecular Mixology is a way of taking high end cooking techniques from Molecular Gastronomy and applying them to cocktails. We’re taking the core ingredients of a Mojito and playing around with some […]

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While out in Dubai opening One & Only The Palm’s bars, I got my first taste of some Molecular Mixology. This Cocktail R-Evolution Kit (also listed as Molecule R in some places) is designed as a taster kit for experimenting with Molecular Cocktail recipes. At One & Only The Palm, we were focusing mainly on flavoured foams, […]

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The Southside Cocktail is a gin twist on the far more popular Mojito and is generally served straight up. Thought to originate from New York, and based on an older recipe from Chicago. The Southside Cocktail actually makes more sense than the Mojito as the mint matches well with the Gin’s botanicals. Glassware The Southside Cocktail […]

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Brian Weber over at the Bartender Journey podcast has just posted highlights of his interview with cocktail legend Dale DeGroff from tales of the cocktail. Dale was credited with the return of cocktails to quality ingredients and the move away from mass produced juices and mixes and towards fresh squeezed juice and craft ingredients. Tales […]

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On this week’s podcast I talk to Chris & Julia Tunstall from the Mixology Talk Podcast and ABarAbove.com.  Mixology Talk We talk about how they came to talk about bartending, what they cover on their show and what they choose to order when they find a new bar to drink in! Find them on Twitter @abarabove […]

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Competition flair is very different from the working moves you will use from day to day behind the bar (or at least it certainly can be!). Bartenders will pull out all of their biggest moves in order to impress the judges and get the crowd cheering them on, which is exactly as it should be. […]

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Cocktail shakers come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes each with their advantages and downsides. Below is a (incomplete) guide to some of the more popular ones and why you’d want them. We’ll split them into a couple of main groups, Boston style and three piece style. Three Piece: These are the traditional […]

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Hi Guys, A few people have been asking me what the best cocktails are to make when someone asks you for something special, those guys that let you pick their drink, and its your chance to show off. Every bartender has their surefire cocktails that they will make in this situation, drinks that go down […]

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Stirred drinks cover many of the classics, properly made Martinis being the most notable. Whenever a drink is served chilled straight up and doesn’t contain fruit juices, syrups and creams, its most likely a stirred drink. Stirring a drink with ice to chill it reduces the amount of dilution compared to a shaken drink, maintains […]

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Blended is the catch all term for frozen drinks made using an electric blender. These drinks generally have a thick, slushy or milkshake like texture, and are not poured over ice, as the ice is blended into the drink itself. It includes Frozen drinks (blended with ice) and Ice Cream drinks (blended with ice cream […]

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