Jon Taffer describes himself repeatedly on Bar Rescue as one of the world’s best bar consultants, and that seems pretty accurate. His track record speaks for itself, and you can tell by watching the show that he really knows what he’s looking for. He surrounds himself with some of the best experts in the industry, […]

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On this week’s podcast I interview Brian Weber from the Bartender Journey podcast. Bartender Journey We talk about Tales of the Cocktail, making drinks for Dale  DeGroff, how Brian became a podcasting bartender and his job as a food & beverage manager in New York. You should check out Brian’s podcast and website over at […]

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On this week’s BartenderHQ Podcast: Mixology Talk Podcast Gave out their “5 More things your bartender wishes you knew” on their latest show (check them out) and we add another into the mix, a way to train your guests to save you time! How competition between bartenders drives standards. Having internal or company wide bartending […]

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On the BartenderHQ Podcast this week: Manchester Flair Social: If you’re a flair bartender in Manchester, get in touch with Ryan Clayton via the Fresh Flair page on Facebook for full details, and share moves with bartenders from across the city. In the news this week: Calorie content of drinks (BBC Article) What are your […]

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Its a really tough thing to get your first bartending job in a great bar, so how on earth do you land a job without experience? Be willing to start at the bottom and work your way up! The Bar Back is the guy (or girl) who’ll keep your bar stocked with bottled beers and […]

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Thanks for checking out the first BartenderHQ Podcast! On this week’s show: Featured Cocktail: The Velvet Hammer (and my His & Hers variation!) Roadhouse’s Chick & Flicks Event Masters of Flair Results Tips for Tips: Why offering sweets will make you more money behind the bar (Check out the Dennis Regan’s experiment section) If you’ve enjoyed […]

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Hi guys, I’ll be at the Masters of Flair competition in Birmingham UK on July 20th 2014, having been asked to compare the competition by the organisers. The competition is supported by Stolichnya, Bols, Molson Coors, and Red Bull, with 12 competitors from around the UK and beyond battling it out to be crowned the […]

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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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How to build your confidence (and your manager’s) in flair. Flair bartending is one of those things that a lot of bartenders would love to do, or find fascinating, yet they’re often stuck thinking either “I could never do that” or “My manager would never agree to this”. There’s a lot of fear around beginning […]

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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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