Tips & Tricks
What’s in a name
The name of a drink can be very influential to its success or failure. It can provoke…
The Kings Speech
Bartenders steps of service 1. Greet all guests as they arrive at the bar. If you…
Diageo Reserve World Class Special from Speakeasies to 1950s
Speakeasies were glamorous underground nightclubs in America that sprang up as a…
Representing Asia Pacific Part 2
Introducing the best cocktail bartenders from Hong Kong S.A.R China, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Korea….
REPRESENTING ASIA PACIFIC PART 1
There's never been a better time to be a bartender in Asia Pacific.
Uber Bar Tools
The job of a bartender is multi-faceted these days – creator of crafted drinks,…
Barrel and bottle ageing chart
Ageing a badly made cocktail is not going to make it better!
Diageo Reserve World Class Special Classics for the 2000s
In this seventh instalment, we explore the idea of “twisted classics”, and provide tips and ideas on updating classic cocktails.
How to win a cocktail competition
There are winners, there are losers and there are people that have not yet learned how to win - Les Brown
Diageo Reserve World Class Special - World Class Evolution
As the World Class Global Final approaches (4 – 9 July 2013), it’s an opportunity…
Taking the strain
Like every aspect of making a drink, you have a choice that will show your level…
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Diageo Reserve World Class Special - Vermouth Cocktails
In this fifth instalment, we look at vermouth-modified cocktails, a category that…