Barside Basics 1

Diageo Reserve World Class Special

The Art of the Perfect Cocktail Pour: Technique

The Art of the Perfect Cocktail Pour: Technique

In this first installment, Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2010 Erik Lorincz imparts his knowledge on four essential bartending techniques – straining, stirring, shaking, and pouring. 

Coming up in Part 2, don’t miss Erik’s tutorials on the dry shake, ice sawing, throwing, and knife skills. 

Since its debut in 2009, the Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final has grown into one of the most influential bartending events of the year, where some of the best emerging and charismatic personalities gather to celebrate a shared obsession, the art of being a bartender. At the end of a week of grueling competition, fresh talent is uncovered, novel techniques start to generate buzz and new trends begin to shape the industry for the year ahead.