One of the most common questions asked by new bartenders is “What should I do to become successful?” or “It’s my first shift behind the bar, what do I need to know and what should I focus on?” These are
There are hundreds of so-called “essential cocktails” out there. Some of them were created in the 1800’s and even more are being thought up today by creative bartenders. If you really wanted to, you could spend years poring over cocktail books
Similarly to knowing a few popular shot recipes, it’s always useful to know some great-tasting mocktail recipes. Not everyone that enters your bar will want to drink alcohol. Whether it’s because they’re pregnant, they’re underage, it’s dry July, or they’ve
After months of writing & slogging away, I’m proud to announce Crafty Bartending’s upcoming e-book, The Bartender’s Field Manual – A complete & practical guide for new & aspiring bartenders who want to land their first bartending job, craft delicious
Regardless of where you work, it’s always useful to have a few shot recipes up your sleeve that go beyond the standard tequila, sambuca and Jager shots. People love shots for a variety of reasons, They’re a quick route to
There’s a lot of confusion on the internet for new and aspiring bartenders around the topic of bartending licenses. Some people say that you need one in order to become a bartender whereas other’s claim that they’re a complete scam.
When you first step behind a bar and you notice all of the glimmering bar tools & equipment, it can be confusing. There are spiral shaped spoons, shapely wooden sticks, shakers everywhere, measuring tools with strange names, blenders, juicers, mallets,