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Amaretto Hibiscus Fizz

Amaretto Hibiscus Fizz

It would be sweet if it weren’t for the quick-shrub and bubbly addition of soda water.

The Truth about Vermouth

The Truth about Vermouth

You’ve probably used it, and definitely heard of it, but rarely tasted it: after all, Vermouth is a spirit most famous for not being drunk.

How to Serve Great Cocktails at a Party without Working as a Bartender all night

How to Serve Great Cocktails at a Party without Working as a Bartender all night

Always asked to bring the drinks for parties? Here’s a cheat that lets you put your guests to work!

Corpse Reviver no. 2

Corpse Reviver no. 2

When made with Big Gin and Lucid Absinthe, this hair-of-the-dog drink is a perfect example of the classic recipe.

All about Craft Beer with Joe Pfeifer and Andrew Perroy from Hopsy

All about Craft Beer with Joe Pfeifer and Andrew Perroy from Hopsy

We’re learning all about craft beer – how to find them, how to choose them, and how to help your guests pick something they’ll like.

What’s in my Well – plus a few Wells from Around the World

What’s in my Well – plus a few Wells from Around the World

Here are two of my recent well choices, plus a few wells from readers around the world.

Rum and Kola

Rum and Kola

Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not “craft”. This week’s cocktail is a perfect example of craft ingredients turning a “red cup” drunk into something worthy of a cocktail bar.

How to Avoid Unwanted Advances from Guests

How to Avoid Unwanted Advances from Guests

It’s extremely common, and can be very distracting. Here are some tips for dealing with guests who hit on you or your fellow bartenders while you’re on shift.

Pedro Cottontail

Pedro Cottontail

This savory cocktail has an earthy flavor and warm, peppery heat. It’s a bit like a carrot Bloody Mary

Pony Glasses, Cocktail Competitions, Experimentation and Melon Liqueur – Listener Questions

Pony Glasses, Cocktail Competitions, Experimentation and Melon Liqueur – Listener Questions

Another listener question this week! Glassware, competitions, experimentation and keeping your melon liqueur tasty through the winter.

How To Recover From the Dreaded “No Call No Show”

How To Recover From the Dreaded “No Call No Show”

Did you accidently no call, no show to your shift? Don’t worry, it happens. Here’s how you can make amends

Classic Gin Martini

Classic Gin Martini

Is there anything better than a classic, beautiful, Gin Martini?

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