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10 Must-Have Bits of Kit for All Bars

When talking about must-have bar equipment this pretty obvious listicle shouldn't even be necessary right? Wrong, most bars and restaurants are still cocking up some of the most basic items their bartenders need. All these items save time, money and ...

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The Dark Side of Hospitality Pt 2 Harassment

Harassment Hospo, we have a problem. The last post I wrote was about the hospitality industry’s reliance on alcohol and drugs to deal with stress (as pointed out and challenged in the comments it’s more stressful for us than being a neurosurgeon). ...

Lukewarm Libations and Tepid Tipples – Room Temperature Cocktails 101

In contrast to my last article on how to cool your drinks down with liquid nitrogen, this week we’re going to be exploring room temperature cocktails - what they are, why they came about, and how you can best utilise them. To be frank, those ...

MxMo 109 – The Dry Cocktails Wrap-Up

For Mixology Monday 109 I threw down the glove of coming up with a good dry cocktail recipe. The post was long but essentially pointed out that as a "scene" the cocktail movement tends to use sugar and sweetness a bit too willingly and ignores ...

Keeping Your Cool With Liquid Nitrogen

These days, many a cocktail bar is sporting a canister of liquid nitrogen below the deck to chill their drinks and add an element of theatre to preparation. What is it exactly though? Is it safe or will it burn off your face with one wrong move? All ...

Stocking a Bar – Spirits

Bar managers, owners, restauranteurs and event managers this guide is for you. There are three things to consider when stocking a bar; price bracket, point of difference and how to sell. Most venues make the mistake of only focusing on one or two of ...

Rehydrating Cocktails – Post-Marathon Mixology

Recently I found out my size 7 feet were the sample size for New Balance shoes. Somewhat irrelevant to you the readers, I’m sure, but another irrelevant fact is that this meant due to my sisters friendship – I could get all the free kicks I wanted! ...

Fear and Loathing in Lagavulin Pt 2 – Bruichladdich B*tches

If you missed Part One - Check out Feat and Loathing in Lagavulin Pt 1 What happened? I blacked out. I think I was meant to post this last week, or last month, or something. Anyway, Islay, part two. I've just awoken in a top bunk at the Port ...

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Beyond The Beers Kickstarter

Beyond the Beers is for Men... just getting that out of the way up front, this post is for men. Not like exclusively, there's no stonecutting tools or secret handshakes here, it's just about blokes and something maybe a bit more serious than our ...

MxMo 109 – Dry Cocktails

This month is our first time hosting Mixology Monday and there's only one way to describe it: Here's how it started - The shift was over and the four of us had packed up the bar and moved on to whatever watering hole would take us in for a ...