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Dealing with Unruly Patrons

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Bartending Tips: How to Deal with Unruly Patrons

Bartending is exciting work. If you’re naturally energetic and social, it’s a fast-paced job that will keep you on your toes and give you the opportunity to meet a wide range of interesting people. However, for every friendly client you get, there will always be the odd one out. This type of client is difficult, rude – and inclined to get drunk more often than not. In fact, the ...

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Interesting Gin Facts

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Interesting Gin Facts

Interesting Gin Facts for Bartenders

Gin is derived from the juniper berry. It has been a notable spirit since the Middle Ages when it was initially used to ward off the Black Plague of Europe. These days, it works much better as a refreshment, particularly in a gin and tonic or Singapore Sling. In fact, it is one of the world’s best-loved spirits. Here are some interesting gin facts that all bartenders should know.

The Early ...

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Unique Martini Variations

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Unique Martini Variations

Five Unique Martini Variations

The classic martini structure is one of the best-loved cocktails in the world. It has also provided a platform for mixology experimentation, giving rise to a host of martini variations. Vodka martinis, 50-50, dry and desert martinis are tamer versions of the original. Other variations are so outlandish, it’s difficult to identify them as martinis at all. Let’s take a look at some of the bartending world’s more unique martini creations.

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Getting A UK Pub Job

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Getting A UK Pub Job

How to get a Job in a Pub in the UK

Have you ever wanted to live and work in the UK? It’s a vibrant, fascinating place to explore, rich in culture with a bustling social scene. The UK is also a great base from which to explore the rest of Europe – and of course, having a bit of spare cash for that always goes a long way. That’s why a UK live-in pub job is ...

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Beginners Guide to Beer

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Beginners Guide to Beer

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Beer

Do you want to work in a bar? Sure, you can pour a neat lager – but do you know anything about it? If you can’t tell the difference between ale and cider, it’s time to take a step back and educate yourself about this much-loved beverage – beer. Here are some basic beer facts to help you get that coveted bartending job.

What is Beer, Exactly?

It’s an ...

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Getting A Resort Job

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Getting A Resort Job

How to Get a Job at a Resort

Are you serious about a career in hospitality? Do you want to travel the world? Why not apply for a job at a resort? A resort job is a great way to develop a range of marketable skills, meet interesting people, and more importantly – pay for your adventures abroad. Due to seasonal nature of the job, the turnover rate is consistently high. This means that there are a ...

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Triple Sec for Bartenders

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Triple Sec for Bartenders

Triple Sec for Bartenders

This fragrant orange-flavoured liqueur is an indispensable element in most popular cocktails. Ranging from clear to amber in hue, it is made from dried sweet and bitter orange peel. It can be enjoyed as a refreshing aperitif or indulgent digestif; on the rocks or straight. In fact, so ubiquitous is delicious triple sec that it’s one of the most important liqueurs for all bartenders to know.

Origin

The first triple sec experiments took place between the years 1834 and ...

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Make the Best Caipirinha

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Make the Best Caipirinha

How to Make the Best Caipirinha

Inject a little samba energy into your next dinner party with a round of refreshing Caipirihnas. This is the national cocktail of Brazil; the star of the sweltering streets of Rio de Janeiro and the colourful madness of the annual Carnival. Its key ingredient is cachaca, local sugar cane hard liquor with spicy aromas resonant of Caribbean rum. The liquor is muddled with sweet lime, sugar and piled with ice. It’s ...

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Swinging 60’s Cocktail Recipes

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Swinging 60’s Cocktail Recipes

Five Swinging 60s Cocktail Recipes

With the popularity of TV show Mad Men, Sixties glamour has never been so popular. Whether it’s a scintillating Tom Collins, or a zesty Bloody Mary, it’s all about smoky lounges, jazzy bars and the pulse of the urban jungle. Here five of some of the most timeless cocktail classics, which are perfect for that dressed-up Mad Men-themed party.

Tom Collins

Have you seen Tom Collins? This refreshing summer favourite ...

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Iced Tea Recipe

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Iced Tea Recipe

The Best Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

There’s not a drop of tea in this popular, but potent concoction. It’s famous for harnessing the power of five white spirits – vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec – with a hint of sours and a refreshing splash of cola. It’s one of the strongest highballs in the world, and at 22% alcohol, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. In fact, many recognise it as the “Trojan Horse” of ...

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