Raise the bar: 10 tips to shake up your bartending skills!
Know your drinks: Study and memorize popular cocktails, spirits, and mixers so you can quickly make drinks and recommend options to customers.
Be personable: Being friendly and approachable can make a huge difference in creating a welcoming atmosphere for customers.
Master the basics: Practice pouring, shaking, and stirring so you can make drinks with precision and speed.
Keep your bar organized: A tidy bar not only looks better but also helps you work more efficiently.
Stay up to date on industry trends: Attend events and workshops, read industry publications, and follow social media accounts to stay current on trends in the industry.
Be attentive to customers: Pay attention to customers' body language and verbal cues to anticipate their needs and provide excellent service.
Develop your palate: Taste new spirits, try different cocktails, and experiment with flavor combinations to develop your palate and create unique drinks.
Be knowledgeable about food pairings: Knowing which drinks pair well with certain foods can make you a valuable asset to your customers and your establishment.
Stay calm under pressure: Bartending can be fast-paced and stressful, so it's important to stay calm, organized, and focused during busy shifts.
Learn from others: Observe other bartenders, ask for feedback from colleagues and customers, and be open to learning from others to improve your skills and knowledge.