Bar Chat & Trends
The latest buzz in the cocktail industry and features to enhance your conversations with your peers and your guests
TAKE BEER COCKTAILS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
With St. Patrick’s Day almost upon us, beer sales will be ramping up in a big way. More guests than ever are clamoring for the new and novel, so there’s an amazing opportunity to elevate beer to the level of craft cocktail creation. And by bringing premium spirits into the mix, you’ll be elevating your profits, too.
MAKING THE MOST OF SEASONAL INGREDIENTS WITH LAUREN MOTE
After 20 years behind the bar, Diageo’s Global Cocktailian and co-owner of Bittered Sling is well experienced when it comes to sourcing ingredients and she takes us through her favourite ways to squeeze the most out of seasonal ingredients.
OSCAR NIGHT COCKTAILS FOR RAVE REVIEWS
When it comes to celebration, nobody does it like the Academy Awards. From pre-Oscar dinners to post-ceremony galas, the season is replete with glitz, glamour and glory.
BEHIND THE GATES OF THE GUINNESS OPEN HOUSE BREWERY
With interest in craft beer growing every year, brewer Aisling Ryan gives us a look behind the scenes at the creative world of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. From coming up with new and innovative craft beers to what she sees as the next trend in beer, join us as we step behind the gates of this experimental brewery in the heart of Dublin.
A former pastry chef and owner/ chief drink slinger at Queen’s Park in Alabama, Laura Newman is just about the perfect person you’d want to fix you a drink after dinner. We caught up with Laura to get her top tips on how to create the perfect digestifs to delight your customers.
FINDING THE BALANCE: BARTENDER REFLECTIONS ON 2018
With the new year around the corner, there’s no better time to contemplate on how the past year went down and to consider what’s ahead in 2019 on a professional and personal level.
HOT OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLD-WEATHER COCKTAILS
With chilly temperatures and sweater weather comes the demand for warming, comforting cocktails.
A VODKA WITH A STORY TO TELL
As the most-awarded vodka in the world, Smirnoff has been synonymous with leading the line in quality and innovation for decades.
THE STORY BEHIND A WORLD CLASS SERVE
Ahead of World Class we catch up with last year’s winner, Kaitlyn Stewart and she showcases serves which have been inspired from winning the competition last year.
INFUSING COCKTAILS WITH AUTUMN INSPIRATION
With cocktails being the most profitable beverage you can sell, it makes sense to promote them prominently throughout the year.