Jill and Dale DeGroff over at the Museum of the American Cocktail are celebrating Repeal Day with us… Is December 5th marked on your calendars? No? Well it should be. It was on this day in 1933 that the 21st Amendment was ratified, thus ending Prohibition. …and they’ve found some great videos online. Hop on | Read More
Well, the response to Repeal Day hasn’t been this good since the first Repeal Day. I’ve talked to bartenders, bloggers, mixologists, and ordinary drink-minded people all over the country who are getting excited about celebrating December Fifth with me. Paul over at Drink This Blog is behind us all the way, and is spreading the | Read More
Those who know me well are aware that I’ve been going on about this for years, but for some reason I’ve only just now remembered that I have my own website and can carry on the effort here. Folks, there are a few drinking holidays here in the United States, but I’m here to tell you | Read More
Okay, it doesn’t sound so great when you scream it like that, but… The Eugene Weekly’s Best of Eugene poll came out, and I’ve tied with my good friend Jeremy Shank for the second-best bartender in Eugene. You can read the full story here. Scroll down about halfway to see my little name in there. | Read More
Hey Bartender As a novice bartender I find that martini etiquette can be quite confusing, perhaps because the traditional martini and the present-day fad are different. I understand not shaking clear martinis, and I also do not add vermouth to vodka. I suppose I would like to hear your take on what to shake, and | Read More
Art of the Drink (no relation to the previous post) has a great little class on how to present wine in a bar or restaurant setting. This is a great video to watch for service industry people and restaurant-goers alike, as he covers some key points – my favorite being this: it is not okay | Read More
You all know how I feel about vodka martinis, if you’ve read this blog for any length of time. Well, Darcy over at The Art of Drink put it better than I ever could: People seem to fear the vermouth, when in reality vermouth is your friend. It is the vermouth that adds the flavour | Read More
The luck of some people. I suppose congratulations are in order, but wow! “I’ve been waiting on him for about three years,” Kienow said. “We’d just talk across the bar he’s a really nice guy. I hope he comes back in so I can tell him thank you, because the other day I was kind | Read More
The Mr. and Mrs. Jones Juicer Set by Polly George would be a fine addition to your Adamms Family-inspired bar. Simply cut your fruit in half, and ream on the lifelike small head and torso that protrudes from the bowl. The copy doesn’t mention how to get the juice from the bowl, or how easily | Read More
Fun bar blog Make Money Bartending has this post giving advice to people looking to get started in the bar biz. And I quote: It’s much easier to get a job as a busser than it is as a bartender, this is obvious. A busser’s job is an entry level position where a bartender’s job | Read More
I’m moving to Feedburner! Starting this weekend, the new address for my RSS feed will be: http://feeds.feedburner.com/bartenderblog Update your RSS readers accordingly! Thanks.
Hey Bartender I’m a waitress who was thrown into bartending by chance. Our bartender quit on a Friday night, so the manager came up to me and said, “Guess what …you’re it.” This has been about 5 weeks ago. I’m learning rapidly and am doing okay. Fortunately, its a small bar and not heavily populated. | Read More
I get so many visitors looking for tips on how to write a bartending resume that I thought I should finally post a tutorial on how to write your own. Read on, reader! Step One: The Header. I see a lot of resumes in my position, and you’d be surprised at just how many people | Read More
I’ve gotten tons and tons of feedback from bartenders all over the globe about my Eight Things You Should Never Say to Your Bartender post a while back. It seems that everyone’s got their own list of things they don’t want to hear while working, so here are a few: “Do you know who I | Read More
If you date a man who drinks blended margaritas, you’ll always have to hold the door open for him when you go out.