Articles About Beginning Bartending

25 Drinks Every Bartender Needs to Know

25 Drinks Every Bartender Needs to Know

So you consider yourself a perfect applicant to get hired on for that bar you’ve been applying and interviewing with, but you haven’t even mastered the ingredients in a Red Headed Slut. Or perhaps you still get confused when someone orders a Kamikaze and a Lemon Drop at the same time. When you become a … Get Drink Recipe »

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Bartending Essentials: Speed Rack, Speed Gun, Ice Bin

Bartending Essentials: Speed Rack, Speed Gun, Ice Bin

Let’s dive right into what you need to know about these three crucial items every bartender will use. First and foremost, you can’t make a great drink without ice. Which means you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the.. The Ice Bin As a bartender you’ll be chilling drinks in your cocktail mixer, blending ice to … Get Drink Recipe »

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Free Bartender’s Guide – The 3 Biggest Mistakes

Free Bartender’s Guide – The 3 Biggest Mistakes

Recently, we released our new free ebook titled The 3 Biggest Bartending Mistakes That Will Get You Fired. This high quality guide gives you exactly what the title suggests. Not only do we offer a description of what these mistakes are, but we talk a bit about how to avoid getting involved in them so … Get Drink Recipe »

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How Do You Get a Bartending Job Without Paying Hundreds for Bartending School?

How Do You Get a Bartending Job Without Paying Hundreds for Bartending School?

Want to skip bartending school and get a job in as little as a few days? Don’t have hundreds to fork over to pay for weeks of classes only to find out they didn’t teach you what you needed to know? How do I change out a keg? What drinks should I learn for my … Get Drink Recipe »

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How to Pour Beer

How to Pour Beer

As a bartender you’ll be mixing and creating more cocktails and drink concoctions than you’ll ever be able to keep track of, yet one of the most important drinks you’ll be serving is ice cold draft beer. It’s easily the most popular drink in any bar and is also a staple in almost every country … Get Drink Recipe »

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The Garnish

The Garnish

There are many ways to garnish any drink, especially between various establishments. But of the variety of treats available, you’re sure to want to know the following. They are the most popular and most common. Lemon, lime, orange, cherry and of course olive. Others to know are the tropical fruits: orange, pineapple, banana, and strawberry. … Get Drink Recipe »

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Bartending Lesson: Checking IDs

Bartending Lesson: Checking IDs

As a bartender it is your obligation to ensure every customer you serve alcohol to is over the legal drinking age. Regardless of whether you have a bouncer working at the entrance of your bar, you still have to check IDs for people who look under 21 years old (or whatever the legal drinking age … Get Drink Recipe »

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Online Bartending Lesson 3: Bar Tools

Online Bartending Lesson 3: Bar Tools

Many of these tools can be found in a regular kitchen, but a bartender’s version will be specially crafted for mixing your drinks. Prior to starting every shift you should ensure that your tools are clean and available for use. Become proficient in the use of your bar tools and you will find the art … Get Drink Recipe »

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Online Bartending Lesson: How to Open and Close the Bar

Online Bartending Lesson: How to Open and Close the Bar

Bartending isn’t just about making drinks and dishing them out to customers. There’s several other factors to take into account as well. Such as: customer service, taking inventory at the end of your shift, sales, and of course management of your workstation. If you were just a drink-manufacturing robot, I wouldn’t stress the need to … Get Drink Recipe »

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How to Muddle a Drink

How to Muddle a Drink

The term “Muddle”, in the bartending sense, means to crush the ingredients of a drink together so that the flavors can be released and ultimately combined in the drink. Muddling isn’t new Even though you may not necessarily know about what it means, muddling has most certainly been used in some of your favorite drinks … Get Drink Recipe »

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