Have you ever fallen in love with a cocktail? Have you ever felt so passionate about a mixed drink that the bartender passed your way that as soon as it hit your lips no other thought could enter your mind except a hard-hitting DAMN that’s good! The power of a delicious cocktail can change someone’s world even for just a moment. It can take you to the top of the bartending community as well as drive you into high-paying job in a popular establishment. Essentially, if you can make an amazing cocktail then you have a future of success is in store.
I love the taste, smell and balance of a well made cocktail. It takes a certain eye for pouring and an understanding of the flavors of various alcohols to be proficient in mixology. But you don’t have to be a professional with years of experience to get started. In fact, ANYONE can mix a drink with just a bit of practice.
Whether you’ve never made a single cocktail before or you simply want to remember the ingredients to a specialty drink that your friends love, spend some time looking at some of our seasonal drinks and browse around the free bartending lessons.
Although Bartender Mixed aims to help bartenders learn the art of mixology, we also want to provide anyone who comes here with the resources they need to learn the basics of bartending. Perhaps the greatest service a bartender provides to any setting is their vast knowledge of mixed drinks. Each ingredient must be accounted for in it’s exact proportion in order to comprise the end result of a tasty and buzzworthy drink. Without this knowledge of drink recipes, a bartender is simply another server who stands behind the counter.
Cape cods are simple drinks that most people make without even knowing. They’re more commonly referred to as Cranberry Vodkas and are ordered many times as “Cranberry and Vodka,” but they’re all one and the same. The classic Cape Codder refers to the city in Massachusetts but was actually created by the company Ocean Spray. … Get Drink Recipe »
An unusual shot you can mix up simply using two ingredients is a great addition to your personal drink list. Whether you want to surprise friends with something new or just serve up something you can almost guarantee your customers have never tried, a Coffee Cake Shot is delicious and simple to make. Just make … Get Drink Recipe »
Take your bartending up a notch and learn how to throw together a Chocolate Cake shot. How in the world can a sugary drink like this take my bartending to a new level? The answer is simple. First off, most people won’t believe you when you explain to them that a Chocolate Cake actually tastes … Get Drink Recipe »
With a simple dash of olive brine, you create a flavorful twist to a noted classic. Dirty Martinis are usually ordered by those who have had more than one night’s experience with a standard Martini. Don’t be surprised if the customer who orders one is particular about the flavor. A good martini is appreciated and … Get Drink Recipe »
Perhaps the most popular happy hour drink outside of beer or wine. Margaritas are meant to be paired with sun, sand, and good company. The Cadillac Margarita is just as it sounds, it’s the “Cadillac” of Margaritas. Made with top shelf tequila and only quality ingredients, you can expect to pay a pretty penny more … Get Drink Recipe »