The humble sugar syrup is just as much of a bartender sidekick as any other common technique or tool in the bartenders arsenal. It is always there to help balance the cocktail when required & to boost those specific flavours in the cocktail. Here we explore the possibilities of of sugar syrup & suggest what could possibly be the ultimate sugar syrup. We encourage for you guys to test this recipe & let us know your thoughts about the final results! Breaking it Down: In the end
Cocktails For You has a special relationship with the International Bartenders Association because our founder Eddie Rudzinskas has been a member of Bartenders Association of Ireland for most of his bartending career. In 2014 Eddie represented Ireland at IBA world cocktail championships & took home the Silver medal when the final was held in Cape Town, South Africa. For us it was a special moment when they called us this year to invited Eddie as a super-final judge for the 4
Following last weeks teaser about the 7 basic plot lines of storytelling are based on essentially the early days of Shakespeare. Most old written stories were created on the basic plots outlined in the picture above & this can be used as the basis for learning how to craft a story whether for a competition, a cocktail in the bar or when developing a seminar about your venue. In this case we’re going to focus on creating a story with regards to a cocktail for a competition. So
World Class is a behemoth in the competition landscape with seemingly every they try to outdo not all their competitors but rather themselves. This year for their 10th anniversary we at Cocktails For You were invited by Diageo to join them during this 4 day extravaganza of fierce competition, seminars, workshops & good old fashioned fun. World Class has always been the bartending competition to test bartenders from every possible angle with challenges that threw them for a cu
One of the biggest events throughout the cocktail calendar every year for every bartender is the *Insert Brand Name* cocktail competition. There are many different types, many different challenges & many different judges for every single type of competition out there. There is always a debate about whether or not competitions are good or bad & whenever there is a test of skill with judges there are always those who are happy & those who are sad. After all it is a competition
We at Cocktails For You believe in brand ambassadors, they're the messy glue that links brands with bartenders & support the industry. Nowadays there are as many brand ambassadors as there are brands & its sometimes hard to keep up with all of them. Find below some of our favourite personalities we've encountered in the past year. 1. Daniyel Jones Why?
There are few brand ambassadors that we meet that fully encapsulate not on their brand like Daniyel does. That being said he
Back once again in its 3rd year this event keeps getting bigger. Naturally Cocktails For You is back again on the scene to broadcast the seminars, meet fellow bartenders & for the first time we stepped behind the bar in Kiev with out own unique style of guest shift. Our host was none other than Hendricks Bar supported by Libbey Glass, Supasawa & William Grant's & Sons. This year the amount of visitors increased by over 30% & we saw more & more bartenders from all over flock t
We at Cocktails For You travel regularly all over the world & taste a lot of drinks but there are simply some things in bartending that NEED TO GO! This list is an opinion piece based on some 'delicious' things we've encountered recently in the last week of our travels. 1 - Black drinks made with Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal can be dangerous for those with certain medication, makes your teeth black & it just doesn’t create a tasty looking beverage. STOP. 2 - Mezcal i
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