Tips & Tricks
ADDRESS NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WITH SMART COCKTAIL SOLUTIONS
It happens every year: after a holiday season of splurging, people are looking to make smarter food and beverage choices — especially when it comes to things like sugar and empty calories.
STIRRING UP LIKES: HOW TO MARKET YOUR BAR IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
It’s unusual for bars and restaurants to not be active online these days. But, with so much noise and competition in a crowded digital space, we hear from Marian Beke of The Gibson on what it takes to make your venue stand out from the crowd.
ONE MILLION* WAYS TO BUILD A CAREER IN THE BAR BUSINESS
Finally, the traditional ‘career paths’ available to us are changing drastically as the industry grows. Here, we talk to 3 bar favorites from across the globe who have each treaded different paths to success in the modern hospitality industry.
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WORLD CLASS: THE WINNING FORMULA
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be crowned the world’s best bartender? Three previous World Class winners discuss this life-changing experience and reveal their top tips to shake off the competition, as well as the cocktails they can’t get enough of.
essential guide to shaking
Mastering your shaking technique can be a great way to inject a bit of theatre into your cocktail making – guaranteed to wow your customers and enhance your serves. We caught up with some of the biggest names in the bar industry who shared their top tips to get you shaking up a storm in no time.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: HOW TO HANDLE COMPLAINTS
Do you dread hearing ‘Can I speak to the manager?’ - Well fear no more! We take a look at some common customer complaints and share our top tips on how to resolve them.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: BAR TOOLS
Having the right equipment to hand makes your job easier and means customers enjoy a faster, more efficient service. So from shakers to stirrers, let’s take a look at the key tools you should have behind the bar.
5 classic whisky cocktails you need to celebrate whisky
Gone are the days when whisky was strictly served neat or on the rocks. Whisky cocktails are making a comeback on menus across the world and it’s time to get involved! World-class bartender and whisky guru, Ali Reynolds, reveals his favourite Scotch serves and discusses why this is one trend you need to try.
WHAT TO ASK WHEN YOUR CUSTOMER DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO ORDER
Rob Poulter focuses on the right approach and the necessary knowledge you need to make sure your customers come back time and time again.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: GARNISH
Are your garnishes up to scratch? The creativity and thought that goes into your serve’s garnish can be the difference between unforgettable flair or complete flop.
PERFECTING YOUR SERVICE SKILLS
Whether you are behind the bar or out on the floor, learning the art of great service is the key to providing the ultimate experience to your customer.
HOW TO MAKE IT: OLD-FASHIONED
Thomas Aske from The Fluid Movement reveals how he makes his Old Fashioned stand out amongst the crowd.