Tips for Better Bartending
For Home Bartenders: Make Great Cocktails at Home (50% off Link)
When to Shake vs. Stir a Cocktail
How to Shake a Cocktail – and Two Cocktails at Once
How to Stir a Cocktail
The First Cocktail you Should Master – the Sour
Intro to Cocktail Strainers
Lemons vs. Limes Behind the Bar
Using Egg Whites in Cocktails
Pro Tips for Jigger Pouring
How to Set up a Speed Rack / Well
Make your own Cocktail Stencils
Seasonality & Species: Adjusting for Citrus Variability in Cocktails
Building Regulars and Making More Money
Formal Bar Education
The internet is filled with questionable websites promising a long and lucrative bartending career. I can’t speak to the quality of most bartender education programs, but I can wholeheartedly recommend these:
- BarSmarts Wired: This inexpensive web-based program will teach you the basics of classic cocktails, their history, and making them behind the bar.
- BarSmarts Advanced: BarSmarts Advanced is an all-day in-person workshop. The curriculum is like an advanced version of BarSmarts Wired.
- The Mixology Certification: This is our very own program, and as far as I know it’s the only course available on the web to teach cocktail design. You’ll finish this course designing unique, creative and balanced cocktails faster than ever – and with less time and product wasted along the way.