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.
A BATCH MADE IN HEAVEN: A GUIDE TO GREAT BATCHING
To outsiders, batching may conjure up sweet punches and poorly measured ingredients. To bartenders, it’s another thing entirely and 2012 World Class winner, Tim Philips explains how pre-mixed drinks free up bartenders to focus on their craft and execution.
FESTIVE FLAVORS FOR EASY WINS
Cold weather, long nights and big tips – the festive season can be a mixture of highs and lows, but it can also be an opportunity to have fun with flavors! Simon Aukett shares great tips for creating easy festive flavors this busy season.
THE BE(GIN)NING OF GORDON'S
Gordon’s is the world’s number one best-selling gin but how did a Londoner with Scottish roots and impeccably high standards kick off a global gin revolution amidst London’s ‘Gin Craze’ over 250 years ago?
THE STORY BEHIND THE MOJITO
A drink that has navigated the peaks and troughs of fads and trends for decades, championing flavor and fresh ingredients and introducing countless drinkers to the world of cocktails; the Mojito has earned its legendary status.
MIXERS 101: LIFTING SPIRITS WITH FLAVOR
Using the right flavor combination and quality of mixer can make or break a drink.
FOOD AND SPIRITS: ADVICE FROM A FLAVOR PRO
Maximizing the impact of a well-crafted meal with a corresponding drink, or vice versa, is a great way of elevating a guests’ experience
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WHISKY REGIONS OF SCOTLAND WITH TOM JONES:
In the second of our two-part series, we continue our tour of the whisky regions of Scotland with Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador, Tom Jones.