We bartenders have been pouring, shaking & mixing drinks all of our lives. We've been focused on different types of spirits, wines & beers all the time testing each other on historical recipes, obscure ingredients & who's got the best techniques behind the bar. Nowadays progressive bars all over the world are utilising crazy new technology to extract flavours & textures that we never thought possible. The question is - How much do we really know about alcohol, booze & where i
The bar industry is an absolutely crazy place sometimes & we always knew that the Rum family were always the most fun-loving criminals of our global bar community. There is something about the people involved with creating, selling & drinking rum that makes them unique individual that are always smiling, dancing & brings happiness to any room they enter. So you can imagine when theres a gathering such as UK Rumfest, organised by none other than Ian ‘Global Rum Ambassador’ Bur
When we talk about Tiki culture as bartenders it is often conjure up images of cinnamon, fire & ceramic mugs. Although this most definitely a part of Tiki culture it would only be scraping the surface of the depth of what Tiki really is. Naturally the number of books written about Tiki is huge & of course we could not cover all the intricate details in just 1 article. Regardless as an introduction find this abridged quick summary from Home-Wet-Bar: Most often when we hear the
We've long know that cocktails are definitively an American export & many hotels all over Europe back in the day had an 'American Bar' with one of the most famous of these bars located in The Savoy hotel in London. One of the most interesting parts of this export are a few classic drinks that have made it into the library of any self respecting bartender. These drinks are named after the five boroughs of New York City & are as such - The Bronx, The Manhattan, The Brooklyn, Qu
Bar Convent Berlin is definitely the largest bar convention in Europe, attracting the biggest names in the industry from all corners of the globe. The show grows bigger annually with more & more people attracted to it to discover new techniques, ideas & to network. Every year, Cocktails For You is present at the show either as a seminar holder, as guest bartenders, or to work the show itself. So, to give some insight into the show & to tell you what we’ll be up to find below
Bartenders are always searching for the next cool new ingredient or the next unheard of technique. One of the biggest trends of modern mixology is the application of sustainable working practices as well as fermentation especially since both generally go hand in hand. Especially when it comes to re-using ingredients or making by-products go the extra mile. One of the most commonly thrown away foods in the hospitality industry is bread. It is often said you should NEVER run ou
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