Bartenders all over the world both love & hate the Holiday season because it means first time drinkers, long hours & crazy requests! Never the less if you can look past the Grinch inside you there are plenty of ways to stay creative & be inspired by the festive period. Here are Cocktails For You here are some ways we've been playing around with flavours of the holiday spirit! Name: Christmas Cosmo
20ml Mandarin Napoleon 25ml Lime Juice 40ml Cranberr
We at Cocktails For You believe in better drinks, we believe in delicious ingredients & even though nowadays everything is going quite down the direction of scientific experiments there are some classic old-school techniques that need to be mastered by all bartenders in our opinion. We’ve taken on the humble sugar syrup in a previous article so today we’re going to approach the infamous ‘Sherbert’ family of syrups. It all starts with Oleo-Saccharum:
The old school ingredient
Dear young bartenders everywhere. This is a series aimed at you, to highlight careers of known bartenders in order to share a path & provide light at the end of the tunnel.
So you want to have an awesome career in bartending? You want to make drinks, lead bar programs, create 'concepts' & travel the world preaching about spices, techniques & ideas. You're young but you've read through more than 10 books about distillation, rotary evaporators, the yeast used in Wild Turkey B
Dear hipster bartenders, I just love your romantic notions of moving to sunny Andalusia & monologues about the Renaissance of Sherry. You’re all masters of the Bamboo cocktail or the Adonis as you wax on about the mythological properties of the Solera system as some sort of rare Pokemon card of knowledge.
Before I dive in I must say Sherry is one of my beloved top 3 categories in spirits, I event did a preface for an amazing book called “Sherry by Talia Baiocchi” for its It
This was possibly one of the most creative & challenging competitions we’ve come across this year. It challenged the bartenders on every turn & rewarded them for their efforts as well as inspiring them enough during their stay in the global finals in Bologna that everyone left feeling that they’ve obtained a new family, new knowledge & experience in order to boost their skills for when they returned home. From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to thank Amaro Montenegro for i
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