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.
There is a subtle art to upselling and whether you are behind the bar or working the floor, it is a skill that is definitely worth taking the time to perfect.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: ICE
Whether it’s cubed, cracked or shaved, we reveal how your choice of ice can make or break your serves and show you how to add a little frozen flair.
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!
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.
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.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: MUDDLING
A great technique to release flavour and aromas from your ingredients, muddling is a vital skill for creating classic serves.