Bartenders

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Coming soon interviews of bartenders and mixologist from all around Asia, will be displayed here! Come back soon and check out our...

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1934 to 1959 – The Margarita is Born

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This period was one of great innovation. One of the most popular cocktails the margarita is said to have originated in 1948. A Dallas...

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1960 to Present – Commercialization and Innovation

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In the second half of the twentieth century, the cocktail has taken on many guises as its popularity has flourished. Both literature and...

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What is Mixology?

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What is Mixology? I guess you could call it the art & science of making cocktails! Mixologist are bartenders, but bartenders are not...

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Juices in Cocktails – iF Juice

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The quality of juices used in cocktails is very important. We at Spirit It like to use freshly squeezed juices – that’s why we are...

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Bitters

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Bitters have been popular in Europe for hundreds of years, but in North America, they haven’t quite stayed as popular since the...

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Daiquiri

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Ingredients:  1.5 oz rum, 1 oz simple syrup, 3/4 oz lime juice Glass: Martini Origins: This Cuban classic gets it’s name from the town...

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White Russian

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Ingredients: 1 oz vodka, 1 oz kahlua, layout of heavy cream. Glass: Old Fashioned Origins: The White Russian was one of the first popular...

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Old Fashioned

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Ingredients (English version): 2 oz bourbon, 1 sugar cube, 3 dashes angostura bitters, dash soda water. Ingredients (American version): 1...

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Negroni

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Ingredients: 1 oz gin, 1 oz campari, 1 oz sweet vermouth. Flamed orange peel for garnish. Glass: Old fashioned. Origins: Created in...

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Gin and Sin

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Ingredients: 1 orange slice, 1 lemon piece, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 oz fresh orange juice, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 1/4 oz grenadine syrup, 2...

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Champagne Cocktail

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Ingredients: Champagne, 1 sugar cube, 3 dashes of Angostura bitters. Garnish with lemon peel optional. Glass: Champagne. Origins: This...

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The Martini

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Ingredients: 0.5 oz dry vermouth, 2.5 oz gin or vodka, garnish with olives or lemon twist. Glass: Martini. Origins: Like all royalty, the...

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Buck’s Fizz

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Ingredients: Fill up a quarter of the glass with orange juice then top up with champagne. Glass: Champagne Origins: Considered by many to...

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The Alexander

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Ingredients: 1 oz brandy or gin, 1 oz dark crème de cacao, 2 oz heavy cream, pinch of nutmeg for garnish. Glass: Martini Origins: There...

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The Cosmopolitan

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Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, 0.5 oz orange liqueur, 1 fresh lime squeeze, 1.5 oz cranberry juice, flamed orange peel for garnish. Glass:...

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The Manhattan

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Ingredient: 2 oz blended or straight whiskey, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, cherry for garnish. Glass: Martini Origins:...

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Mojito

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Ingredients: 10 mint leaves, 1 lime, 1 oz sugar, 3 dash angostura bitters, 2 oz rum, dash of soda water, mint sprig for garnish. Glass:...

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Shake

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Shaking will allow you to mix well your ingredients! There is 2 different types of shakers. Boston shaker and cobbler shaker. The first is...

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Dry Shake

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Dry shaking is common between bartenders. It means you will shake without ice for different reasons you may need. The most regular reason...

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Stir

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Stirring will allow you to mix cocktails without having to shake your cocktail. It is often used for cocktails such as Vodka Martini,...

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Free Pour

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The free pour technique consist of pouring inside your glass without the use of a jigger. This require proper training being able to...

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Muddle

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Muddle is a very useful technique that will allow you to smash fruits, ice, sugar cubes, anything you need to reduce to small pieces for...

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Floating

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Floating technique will allow you to have different layers on your cocktails like B52 cocktail. To do it, you will need to use the bar...

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Build on Ice

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This technique basically means that you will pour all ingredients directly inside of your glass, without having to use a shaker to mix your...

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