Future Learnings from Hope & Sesame
Faced with closing their bar Hope & Sesame in south China in January 2020, owners Andrew and Bastien share useful tips on how they implemented a successful strategy that enabled them to keep their business afloat during difficult times.
TIPS TO ELEVATE THE HIGHBALL
The Highball is indeed a drink for the ages - its history is vast, dating back to the 1890's. It’s not certain who invented it but there are some definite rules to stick by when making the perfect Highball cocktail as Josh Reynolds from Scout Sydney demonstrates.
BRINGING YOUR A-GAME AS A BAR MANAGER
Behind every successful bar is often a happy, thriving team. Take inspiration from Australian Bar Manager of the Year Ewan Stroeve as he shares his experience of managing a team.
YOU KNOW YOU’RE A BARTENDER IF...
Long nights, tired legs and aching muscles from pouring, shaking and stirring are some of the tell-tale signs of being a bartender. Then there are some less obvious ones that you will be all too familiar with.
The World’s Best Bartenders Favorite Cocktails
Everyone has a favorite cocktail, their go-to drink they love to make for others. So, we asked three World Class bartenders what their favorite cocktail was and why!
BARTENDING: THE EVOLUTION OF AN INDUSTRY & AN ART FORM
The bartending journey has been a long one, filled with many ups and downs. Senior bartender Simon Aukett delves into the past, present and future of bartending.
PRACTICING RESPONSIBLE SERVING LIKE A PRO
Creating a fun, vibrant yet safe space for guests should be top of every bar’s agenda. In this article, we delve into the finer details of responsible serving, how to spot the signs of intoxication and promote responsible serving in your bar.
Bar Trends of the Future: 2020 Predictions
In an industry that is continuously evolving, it is important to break boundaries and stay ahead of the curve. From plant-based cocktails to a simplified back bar, leading bartender Thomas Aske lets us in on some of the exciting bar trends he is forecasting for 2020.
LOW SUGAR SERVES: HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Drinks trends tend to come and go but wellness and the option of a low sugar serve isn’t going away. Former World Class winner Tim Philips-Johansson looks at how to offer low sugar drinks without losing your bar’s signature flavours and serves.
FOOD AND COCKTAIL MOMENTS – HOW AND WHY WE DO IT
Guests are looking for the ultimate food and drink moments and, if you’re not already providing pre and post meal experiences, then it’s worth thinking about how you bring these exciting moments into the mix.
THREE COCKTAILS WITH A STORY TO TELL
The origin of many of our favorite cocktails today are hotly debated, but the multiple stories behind most are probably a reflection on how important the art of storytelling is to bar staff.