Welcome to BartenderHQ! Whether you’re an experienced bartender, just starting out behind bars or just looking for drinks to make for friends, we’re glad to have you!
This website will never be finished… New drinks are being created all the time and great bartenders around the world are pushing the boundaries forward every day, so we’ll try to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the world of bars!
How to use Bartender HQ.
I’m collecting the recipes for as many of the standard drinks that you can find in almost any (good) bar around the world, so this will become a resource for new bartenders learning their craft. The Podcast posts also include at least one recipe both in the audio of the show and in the show notes.
- The Dirty Barbados Cocktail – The Real McCoy Rum
- Bee’s Knees Cocktail – Rock Rose Gin
- The Alexander Cocktail Family
- Cocktails of the Movies (infographic)
- 3 Bulldog Cocktail Recipes
- El Presidente Cocktail
- Cupid Cocktail Recipe
- Sazerac Cocktail
- Cassini Death Dive Cocktail
- Dark Matter Storm Cocktail
- Prairie Cucumber Collins Cocktail Recipe
- Larios Rose Cocktail – Ginebra a Fresas
- 10 Epic Retro Cover Songs for Your Speakeasy Bar Playlist
- Gabry Carnaghi – The Vermouth Ambassador Cocktail Showcase
- Party Donkey Cocktail – Burrito Fiestero Mezcal
- How to use Bitters in Cocktails – The Bitter Truth
- Luke Bensley – The Vermouth Ambassador Cocktail Showcase
- Should you stop learning recipes?
- Rory Eaton – The Vermouth Ambassador Cocktail Showcase
- Avoid hangovers the right way, according to Science!
- St George Negroni Cocktail Recipe | BartenderHQ
- Apollo Cocktail | BartenderHQ Space Season
- Strawberry Mezcal Julep Cocktail Recipe
- Starsky & Hutch Cocktail Menu Design – a case study.
- Alan Shepard Cocktail Recipe | BartenderHQ Space Season
- Space Season Begins | BartenderHQ Podcast
- The Gagarin Cocktail | BartenderHQ Space Season
- Dark n Stormy Cocktail Recipe
- Fresh Bloody Mary Cocktail – Distil No 9 Creation
- How to make a Scarlett O’Hara Cocktail | BartenderHQ Easy Sundays
- How to make a Mojito Cocktail – Updated
- Grappa by the Pussy Cocktail Recipe – Donald Trump Tribute
- A La Peché – The World’s Best Woo Woo Recipe!
- Lost And Found Tiger Sling by Guruprashanth Muddiyavar (Video)
- Le Parrain Cocktail Recipe – Your French Godfather
- Tommy’s Margarita Cocktail Recipe
- The Last Word Cocktail Recipe – How to make it
- Romarin Fizz | Suze Cocktail Recipe
- Adventures in Mixology Competitions – Suze & Byrrh
- How to apply for a Bartending Job from a Facebook advert.
- The Savoy Cocktail Book: A Brief History [Infographic]
- El Tindero: A Bacardi Legacy Cocktail by Richie Cruz
- How to make a Boulevardier Cocktail by Dale DeGroff (via Liquor.com)
- The perfect Valentines Cocktail – His & Hers Velvet Hammers
- Central Flair Series – Dave Tsouvallaris Round 1
- Deadpool Cocktail Recipe
- Midori Melon Liqueur, What it is and what Cocktails to mix
- Porn Star Martini Cocktail Recipe
- English Garden Cocktail Recipe
- El Diablo Cocktail Recipe
- The Bramble Cocktail Recipe
- Scarborough Christmas Fair Cocktail (NUBI Competition Entry)
- Poe Dameron Cocktail – Star Wars The Force Awakens
- Mauritian Rum Frappe Cocktail
- Bartender Gifts perfect for Christmas
- BBC Good Food Show with Minus 33 & Loca Bev Labs
- Star of Mauritius Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- MojoJoJo Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- Gold Winter Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- Bartender Spotlight: Glenn Talavera
- Gold of Mauritius Mixology Competition & Halloween – BartenderHQ Podcast
- Tall Rumedy Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- Speculation Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- Mauritius Pride Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- Cherry on the Inside Cocktail: Gold of Mauritius
- Banana Blues: Gold of Mauritius
- Mauritian Sunset: Gold of Mauritius
- Hendricks Gin Cucumber Martini Recipe
- Feel the force: Blindfold Flair Bartending
- The ScareTrack Zombie Cocktail
- Brugal Cobbler Cocktail Recipe
- Salted Liquorice Sour with Gold of Mauritius
- Monkey Shoulder Presents Neave’s Pop Down Bar
- Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe
- The Dead Parrot wins the title of UK’s best bartending team
- Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
- Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
- Negroni Cocktail Recipe: BartenderHQ
- Americano Cocktail Recipe
- Pegu Club Cocktail Recipe
- Mauritius Club Julep Cocktail Recipe
- Artist’s Special Cocktail
- Fashion Prohibition Cocktail
- Black Widow Cocktail – Age of Ultron
- Hulk Cocktail – An Incredible Spiced Gin & Tonic
- A Captain America Cocktail to re-live his youth.
- Iron Man Cocktail – What would Tony Stark Drink?
- Southside Cocktail Recipe
- June Bug Cocktail Recipe
- Kryptonite Cocktail Recipe – Reflex Retro Special
- Hurricane Cocktail Recipe
- Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe
- Peach Crush Cocktail
- Ginger Jack Cocktail Recipe
- Bramble Cocktail Recipe
- Russian Spring Punch Cocktail Recipe
- Drinks Menu Development
- 5 Lessons from Jon Taffer’s Bar Rescue
- The Godfather Cocktail Recipe
- Wetherspoon, Rusty Nail & Flair Practice.
For those of you who aren’t so experienced, we’ve tried to link all of the drinks out to the information you’ll need on how to make them, how to prepare any sub recipes like lime and lemon juice or sugar syrups from the recipes directly, rather than cluttering each drinks page with information you may already know, but if you don’t, it’s right there! Check out our learning to mix guide for the real basics of making great cocktails, we’ll lay everything out so you can’t go wrong!
Notes on Measurements
Throughout this website we list our drinks using imperial measurements (oz) for ease – The United States is probably the most prolific market for cocktails (even though this site is primarily maintained from the UK!) and as such, we’ve used the most prominent measurement used there for the recipes on this site. Also its the measurement that my brain works in, from years of working at TGI Fridays!
If your country (or just your bar) uses metric measurements, its not a problem! 1oz is approximately equal to 3cl or 30ml, so its fairly simple to convert the drinks for your use, ½oz being 1.5cl/15ml, ¼oz being 0.75cl/7.5ml.
As long as you use the same measurement system for all of your ingredients you’ll be fine. If you don’t have access to physical measures in either of these sizes, you could simply use something like a ramekin or egg cup to be a ‘unit’ and again, as long as you consistently use this measurement for every ingredient, you will get a drink that tastes right (although it may be bigger or smaller than you may expect!
Please leave any comments or requests below! 🙂
For the experienced bartenders, you’ll be able to find new recipes (and we’d love you to submit your own, and include a picture of you with the drink, so you get your glory!), hints on increasing your tips and even beginning to flair or perform magic and really engage with your guests.
I’ll also share and discuss my thoughts on bartending for those with the basics in place already – aspects like Multi-Serving, Setting up your bar perfectly, free pouring and why everyone should do it, creating themed menus and getting that dream job.
If there’s more you want to see on the site, something we’ve forgotten or broken links, please tell us here – we want to make this the best possible place for everyone so help us to do better!
We’ve got big plans in the future to add to what we’re doing here and in other media, so watch this space!