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US bar culture of ‘buy backs’ labelled irresponsible

The American bar culture of “buy backs” has been slammed as “bad practice” and irresponsible by industry experts

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »


Bartender sets guest’s face on fire

A bartender set a guest’s face on fire after a drink called the Flaming Lamborghini was served horribly wrong

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »


Bartenders encouraged to experiment with flavoured vodka

Bartenders have been advised to embrace “crazy” flavoured vodkas such as whipped cream, rather than take the category too seriously

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »


Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail is over for another year, but the memories of flash mobs, llamas and crooning cocktail legends will certainly stick around for some time yet

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »


Bars without vodka are ‘failing’ customers

Bars that refuse to feature vodka on their cocktail menus are fundamentally failing their customers, a panel of leading bartenders and brand ambassadors has claimed

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »


Ballantine’s makes consumer’s dream bar a reality

Ballantine’s blended Scotch whisky is to make a consumer’s dream bar come to life this September in Paris, following a competition the brand held earlier this year

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »


Jamie Oliver searches for next face of cocktails

Jamie Oliver is calling for professional and amateur bartenders to record their cocktail-making skills on video for the chance to be “the new face of online cocktail mixing”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »


The benefits of pre-bottled cocktails

Pre-batched cocktails are quickly being adopted by a number of innovative bars, allowing their bartenders to establish a rapport with their guests, while serving a flawless drink

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »


Bartenders invited to enter 2014 Auchentoshan Switch

The 2014 Auchentoshan Switch cocktail competition is now accepting entries from bartenders seeking an overseas guest shift at one of the world’s best bars

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 No Comments »


Steak cocktail trend arrives in Manchester

A Manchester Hotel has re-launched its restaurant with the introduction of a steak-infused cocktail menu

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 No Comments »