Tips & Tricks
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.
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.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: SPEED AND EFFICIENCY
Working in a bar is fast paced, so how do we ensure that fast service does not compromise serving the perfect drink?
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: OPENING PROCEDURES
We outline the ultimate tips and tricks to ensure you start and end every shift on top form.
LOW ABV AND LOW-SUGAR COCKTAILS FOR JANUARY
Ivy Mix shows us how to produce the perfect cocktails to please the calorie-conscious customer this January.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: MUDDLING
A great technique to release flavour and aromas from your ingredients, muddling is a vital skill for creating classic serves.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: COCKTAIL BASICS
We take you back to basics and look at the principles behind crafting great cocktails every time.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: THE ART OF SERVICE
What makes good service? Andrew Joy gives us some insight on how to up your service skills and make sure your venue is the talk of the town.