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Ten Popular Spirits

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Ten Popular Spirits

Ten Popular Spirits all Bartenders Should Know

Top quality spirits have strong buying power, so much so that sales have been left relatively unscathed in the midst of current economic woes. A good bartender is familiar with all the good brands that make up some of the most popular spirits in the world. Bartenders also know what to do with these spirits, whether they should be served straight up, mixed or in a ...

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Ten Popular Liqueurs

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Ten Popular Liqueurs

Ten Popular Liqueurs All Bartenders Should Know

A liqueur is an indulgent treat whether enjoyed on its own or on the rocks. It is also an indispensible part of a wide range of popular cocktails. If you’re interested in bartending and want to get your foot in the door at a great establishment, why not take the time to get to know these ten essential liqueur specialities?

Kahlua

This is the original coffee liqueur. Originally ...

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Restaurant vs Nightclubs

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Restaurant vs Nightclubs

Restaurant versus Nightclub:

Finding the Best Bartending Job for You

Bartending work, whether in the frenetic environment of the nightclub, or the bustle of a restaurant, usually requires the same set of personality traits. In order to be successful, you need to be an energetic night owl, with the ability to stay on your feet for long hours at a time. You must be prepared to work holidays and weekends. You should have a positive ...

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Making Great Cocktails

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Making Great Cocktails

How to Make Great Cocktails

Have you always wanted to make cocktails with the sophistication of a professional? In the world of bartending, the tiniest of details can make the difference between a scintillatingly crisp Martini and a pale imitation. How, then to give your cocktails the necessary zing to distinguish them from the rest? Here are some tips on how to make great cocktails.

Asses your Liquor Cabinet

A Martini made from a budget bottle of ...

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Earn the Most Tips

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Earn the Most Tips

How to Earn the Most Tips

Bartending can be a lucrative and flexible career-choice for those in the know. Bartenders with the most on-the-job success enjoy being around other people. They are positively-minded, energetic, friendly and even a little playful. If you feel you have these characteristics, and are looking to make a splash in the bartending industry, take a look at these hints on how to maximise your tips per shift.

Get to Know your Customers

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How to Clean a Bar

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How to Clean a Bar

How to Clean a Bar

A successful bar is a spotless bar. It is important to strictly stick to local sanitation requirements in order to keep the customers coming in. The ignominy of having a messy bar space will not only send prospective clients running in the opposite direction, but permanently damage your business in a scathing – and published – health inspector’s review. How, then, to keep your bar up to standard?

Delegate tasks

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Bartending Competitions

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Bartending Competitions

Bartending Competitions

If you think that bartending is only about earning decent tips, think again. If you have a few flair skills under your belt, and are looking to turn your usual salary into something more generous, consider signing up for a bartending competition. Flair bartending – in which competing mixers showcase their own choreographed flipping and juggling routines – has become a recognised competitive sport. The stakes are high, and many bartenders have left the counter ...

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Five Great Careers in Hospitality

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Five Great Careers in Hospitality

Five Great Careers in Hospitality

The hospitality industry is booming. Jobs within this domain are usually lucrative, flexible, and take place in dynamic and exciting environments. They are a great way to meet similarly-minded, energetic people. A good hospitality job is perfect for making inroads in one of the most fast-paced businesses in the world. Here are five of the best.

Becoming a Bartender

With a bartending job, you have the option of working in ...

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How to Hire a Bartender

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How to Hire a Bartender

Tips on how to hire an effective bartender

In the hospitality industry and especially in the restaurant industry, finding an efficient and reliable bartender is paramount towards enhancing your business’s growth. Success in this business is usually measured by the loyal customers a business has. It is therefore important that when hiring bartenders for your bar, you should always ensure that you hire the most competent one, in order to enhance your business’s success and growth. In this business, ...

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High Quality Bartending Services

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High Quality Bartending Services

To be a successful bartender, you will need to be aware of all the  success  strategies and customer service delivery tips that you need to use in this line of work. In a bartending job, your success is solely dependent on your personal effort and personality as opposed to other common beliefs about this profession. This is because in this profession, you interact directly with people of different types ...

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