I run Thirst Mobile Bar with my partner, and the bulk store saves us time and money on mixers, garnishes, cleaning supplies, and snacks.
These cocktail-makers shared what they observe and look for when customers first arrive, ranging from outfits and moods to attire and manners.
The experts said some of the best ways to get on their good side when asking for drinks involve eye contact and some specific ordering lingo.
In a recent interview published in Interview magazine, Reese Witherspoon shared her favorite cocktails, most of which involve ginger ale.
A woman tweeted a picture of bartender Max Gutierrez, who later identified himself, holding the discreet note that she says helped her and a friend.
Around the world, bar and nightclub owners are implementing unconventional ways to promote social distancing between customers. Some owners are betting on robot bartenders and sit-down dance clubs becoming the new normal. Here are ways bars and nightclubs around the world have decided to implement social distancing. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
Going to a bar or restaurant could be a totally different experience after the pandemic. Bartenders and servers will most likely be required to wear gloves and masks during their shifts, and things like shareable drinks and non-disposable menus could be a thing of the past. Other commonplace items like […]
Bar carts are a fun and beautiful way to store your booze. They should also be functional and properly organised. Aleksey Reznikov, a professional bartender and partner at the Garret bars in Manhattan, shared his tips for properly stocking and organising your cart. The main components are liqueurs, bitters, mixers, […]
Aleksey Reznikov is the head bartender at the Garret West, a cocktail bar in Manhattan’s West Village. The veteran mixologist gave Insider some tips for making bar-quality cocktails at home. He says the gimlet, paloma, Moscow mule, negroni, Aperol spritz, and old-fashioned are simple cocktails that even amateurs can make. […]
Insider spoke to bartenders to find out what people should never do when making a cocktail at home. The type of ice and glass that you use can make a difference when it comes to your overall beverage. According to bartenders, it’s cheaper and better to make your own simple […]
Insider asked a group of bartenders to share some of their favourite ready-made cocktails. One bartender said they like the lemon and honey flavours of Fishers Island Lemonade. On The Rocks’ premade cocktails, like the Old Fashioned and Cosmopolitan, received praise from the pros. One former bartender said she loves […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at critics who deride her past experience as a bartender during an appearance on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero.” She suggested that some fellow members of Congress think they’re “smarter” than the bartenders, waitresses, and other working people they represent. AOC and the talk show hosts […]
Experienced bartenders can be experts in getting patrons to spend more money than they intend. Fluffy language, exclusive holiday cocktails, and happy-hour “deals” are simple ways bartenders can walk away with a bigger tip – and you walk away with a larger-than-anticipated bill. Upselling is a common trend across industries, […]
I’ve seen many customers panic when they don’t recognise the ingredients of some specialty cocktails. Knowing a couple of the most commonly used bar terms can boost your cocktail game and make ordering your next drink a breeze. Here’s a bartender’s guide to seven of the most confusing ingredients you’ll […]
An old video of a bartender butchering an old-fashioned has resurfaced and is going viral. In the now-deleted video, originally posted to the Mahalo.com YouTube page, Ja Nee Nisonger demonstrates how to make the cocktail. THE RIGHT WAY: Stir sugar, bitters, and water in a tumbler, then fill with ice […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is taking up bartending again – this time to promote minimum wage increases. The 29-year-old former bartender will pour a few drinks at a restaurant in her Bronx-Queens district on Friday to promote two laws that would boost wages, including for tipped workers. “Let’s […]
Bartenders aren’t always chatty people who love to drink alcohol. Most of the time, bartenders want you to get a drink you enjoy and won’t be bothered if you ask for modifications on a cocktail. Bartending can be a profitable career and one must go through a lot of training […]
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