A Better Bitters Bottle

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After a decade of frustration with the bar
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Yep, we’re totally biased. But take a look and I think you’ll agree, this barware is pretty great!

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Is Pasteurized Juice a Blessing or a Curse?

We do a side by side comparison between fresh and pasteurized lime juice and see how they “measure up.”

Wedding Party Gift Guide

Finding perfect gifts for your groomsmen, bridesmaids, and other attendants is part of the wedding planning process that often gets overlooked. But if you want some awesome gift options for your wedding party that aren't the same old-same old, check out our list below...

Announcing the Launch of Our New Copper Bar Tools

We are so excited to announce our new line of antique copper barware! A beautiful combination of our former bronze equipment and rose copper bar tools, this new copper collection has a major advantage over our previous copper version: It’s dishwasher safe! We are...
The Classic Mojito Recipe

The Classic Mojito Recipe

The Mojito is a minty classic is just the right level of sweetness – as long as you’re not out of mint, of course!

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Classic Mint Julep Recipe

Classic Mint Julep Recipe

Spring is finally in full effect, and with that comes some of our favorite cocktails! And while Derby day at Churchill Downs racecourse has already passed, it wouldn't be May without a good Mint Julep.   Brief History of the Mint Julep This famous classic...

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Piña Colada

Piña Colada

The Pina Colada is the quintessential summer sipper: sweet, fruity, and boozy. Enjoy by the side of the pool (or anytime you wish you were!)

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A community for people who love cocktails. Join for great recipes, Q&A’s, monthly contests, and a positive place to share your drink creations. This is a positive community all about experimentation, collaboration and enjoying great cocktails.


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Here you’ll find conversations about surviving the bar career, being a better bartender, and advanced mixology techniques. A positive place for support & solidarity with others working to make a great career behind the bar.

We’re a husband-wife team of cocktail nerds who started A Bar Above way back in 2013, dreaming of a website that would help make craft bar education accessible to everyone.

What started as a blog and YouTube channel quickly grew to include a podcast, online courses, and our very own custom line of barware.

All of the tools and equipment you see on this site are custom-designed or hand-selected by us personally to be the best possible tools for the craft bartender or home mixologist. We hope you love them as much as we do!

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