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The bar community is a continual source of inspiration, because of its creativity and innovation. Here, you’ll be able to read about some great initiatives from bars and bar professionals around the world, to celebrate them, and find inspiration to explore ways to maintain engagement with your customers and generate revenue.

COCKTAIL DELIVERY

From the Netherlands to China and South Africa, discover the innovate world of cocktail delivery to your door.

  • Flying Dutchmen

    Flying Dutchmen

    The renown Amsterdam cocktail bar, co-owned by World Class Netherlands winner Tess Posthumus, started their cocktail delivery shortly after the closure of bars in the city. The postal service is a weekly delivery of 3 cocktails vacuum sealed e to last up to 10 days.

  • Hope & Sesame

    Hope & Sesame

    Guangzhou’s first speakeasy bar is now in its re-opening phase. Facing closure for 8 weeks, owners Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca devised a plan including takeaway cocktails. Their takeaway cocktails were designed bespoke utilising canning techniques.

  • Sin+Tax

    Sin+Tax

    Owned by former South Africa World Class winner, Julian Short, the Johannesburg cocktail bar was the first bar in the city to offer bottled cocktails for customers at home, for pickup or delivery. The service and menu were shared solely through social media.


Bringing the on-trade experience home

Giving customers a unique in-home experience with pre-batched or DIY cocktails.

  • A BATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

    A BATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

    To outsiders, batching may conjure up sweet punches and poorly measured ingredients. To bartenders, it’s another thing entirely. Tim Philips, explains how pre-mixed drinks free up bartenders to focus on craft and execution.

  • HIGHBALL HIGHLIGHTS

    HIGHBALL HIGHLIGHTS

    Great Highball recipes are something every bartender should have up their sleeve, so learn how-to highball like a pro with our downloadable recipe cards, webinar master classes and expert advice.

  • FOOD OCCASIONS

    FOOD OCCASIONS

    We're talking all things food, flavour and perfect pairings! From teaming the right spirits with meals, to advice from world-renowned flavour pros and how to create amazing moments with food and cocktails.


Building online presence

Remaining top-of-mind by connecting with customers on social media and other online platforms.

  • Opportunities Online

    Opportunities Online

    Whether it is having a great website, creating video content or engaging your audience through social media there are many cost effective ways of marketing your venue and making sure you show up in potential customers feeds!

  • picture perfect

    picture perfect

    Sharing cocktails on social media is a tangible way of raising your profile. We talked to professional drinks photographer, Rob Lawson, on the best ways to capture drinks when you’re limited to a phone.

  • MASTERCLASS: ENGAGING WITH CUSTOMERS ONLINE

    MASTERCLASS: ENGAGING WITH CUSTOMERS ONLINE

    Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote, Julian Short and Gemma Duff share ways to maximise your online presence now. With expert tips and practical solutions - learn how  to communicate with customers at home.


USEFUL TOOLS

  • CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

    CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

    Initiatives from around the world, to find inspiration, explore ways to maintain engagement , generate revenue, and keep staffed employed for as long as possible.

  • PUB QUIZ WHIZZ

    PUB QUIZ WHIZZ

    THEME: CLASSIC COCKTAILS

    Interact with your customers online with a virtual quiz hosted on Facebook or Instagram live

  • BATCHING Recipe card

    BATCHING Recipe card

    Batching cocktails is a smart choice for busy service hours at your venue, you can make these cocktails look and taste great and benefit from:

  • CREATING VIDEOS AT HOME

    CREATING VIDEOS AT HOME

    Stay connected with our tips on how to successfully create amazing videos at home, be it a simple recipe or virtual quiz.


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