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Whiskey Cocktails for Bartenders

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Whiskey Cocktails for Bartenders

Whiskey Cocktails all Bartenders Should Know

Puritans will tell you that whiskey needs to be enjoyed straight. However, there is so much fun to be had with blended whiskeys and cocktails. In fact, some of the most sophisticated and timeless cocktails in the world are made up of blended whiskey. They’re also perfect for people who haven’t yet quite warmed up to its taste. Here are some of the best whiskey cocktails that all bartenders should know.

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Vodka Facts for Bartenders

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Vodka Facts for Bartenders

Vodka Facts for Bartenders

Any bartender will tell you that the most popular spirit amongst the swilling crowd is undoubtedly vodka. This gift from Eastern Europe is extremely versatile, and is enjoyed in cocktails as diverse as Bloody Marys and Moscow Mules. The best brands come from Russia, Poland and Sweden, but recently, Canada and France have jumped on the voddie bandwagon, producing some very impressive variations. Here are some more vodka facts for bartenders.

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Top Tequila Cocktails

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Top Tequila Cocktails

Top Tequila Cocktails

Every tequila-lover will tell you that there’s no substitute for a shot of anejo, accompanied by lemon and salt. However, there are also a range of cocktails that are absolutely dependent on tequila’s potent and pungent taste. Each concoction conjures summery breezes and warm, sultry Mexican nights. Let’s take a look at some essential tequila cocktails that all bartenders should know.

Margarita

This is the most ubiquitous tequila cocktail in the world. ...

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Best Martini Recipe

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Best Martini Recipe

The Best Martini Recipe

This is arguably the most famous cocktail in the world. It has been called “the best American invention since the sonnet” and “the elixir of quietude.” It is clean, crisp and stylish. Martini variations abound, with many ranging from the understated to the outlandish. It is definitely THE cocktail that all bartenders should know.

Origin

Like all cocktails, the early years of the martini are hazy. It came to prominence, however, ...

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Tequila Facts for Bartenders

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Tequila Facts for Bartenders

Tequila Facts for Bartenders

In the aftermath of any wild party, one word repeats itself over and over. Tequila. Tequila. Tequila. This spirit is arguably Mexico’s greatest export. It has been fuelling wild revels since it was first concocted in the 15th century. It also features in a range of timeless cocktails. The margarita, in particular, is unimaginable without this particularly potent and playful spirit.

Origin

Tequila can only be produced its region of origin. ...

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Rum Facts for Bartenders

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Rum Facts for Bartenders

Rum Facts for Bartenders

This is the ultimate tropical cocktail spirit. When plantation workers discovered the magical result of fermented molasses and sugarcane juice, the Caribbean was never to be the same again. Rum is not simply the defining spirit of the region. It is also an integral part of the history and culture of the Caribbean, bearing witness to tumultuous political shifts, pirate wars and Royal Navy adventures. Let’s take a look at one of the ...

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Rum Cocktails for Bartenders

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Rum Cocktails for Bartenders

Rum Cocktails all Bartenders Should Know

When you think of rum, what comes to mind? Balmy beach paradises of the Caribbean? Pirate adventures on the high seas?  It can be said that where there’s rum, a party is bound to follow – especially if it’s near the beach! Rum features in some of the most celebrated tropical cocktails in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the essentials.

Daiquiri

This drink emerged in ...

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Midori Cocktails

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Midori Cocktails

Midori Cocktails All Bartenders Should Know

We know what you’re thinking. What on earth is Midori? It’s an unusual little liqueur made of muskmelon, and is famous for its luminous bright green appearance. In fact, Midori – which means “green” in Japanese – is responsible for giving some signature cocktails a distinctive green look and sweet taste. It originated in the heyday of New York’s Studio 54, and is a fun, easy-drinking addition to any party.

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Vermouth Facts for Bartenders

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Vermouth Facts for Bartenders

Vermouth Facts for Bartenders

A clean, crisp martini is unimaginable without vermouth. This elegant and stylish fortified wine has experienced a bit of a revival of late, with many a bartender rediscovering retro-glamour of yesteryear in the form of the Martini, the Manhattan and the Negroni. As a bartender, it’s your job to keep abreast of new trends in the world of liquor. So, here are some essential vermouth facts.

Origin

Vermouth unites the sweetness ...

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Korean Soju for Bartenders

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Korean Soju for Bartenders

Korean Soju for Bartenders

What’s the best selling liquor brand in the world? As a bartender, you could be forgiven for assuming it’s a popular spirit, like, say, Smirnoff Vodka. Or Gordon’s London Dry Gin. However, the planet’s top-selling liquor brand couldn’t be further from these much-loved European spirits. In fact, research reveals that the first and third most popular liquor brands – in the world – are Korean, and are called Jinro and Lotte soju.

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