Bar IQ
Sangria Article
Sangria - Summer's Ultimate Libation   August 14, 2012

On those summer nights when the A/C isn’t cutting it, Manhattan-based consultant Jerri Banks advises you seek the sanctuary of Sangria.More>>

Tiki Drink Article
The Mega-Trend Revival of Tiki    July 31, 2012

Forecasting a mega-trend before it hits is like knowing next week’s stock quotes, an open invitation to financial success. One trend that’s now firmly entrenched on both of our coasts and headed inland—Tiki drinks.More>>

Ice Article
Too Cool for School - What You Don't Know About Ice    July 31, 2012

Shine a bright light in the eyes of an accomplished mixologist and he or she will eventually admit that ice is most important ingredient in cocktails.More>>

Alcohol Free Martini
Succeeding at Zero-Proof   July 31, 2012

Today, people are more predisposed to socializing without alcohol. Research reveals that only 25% of consumers who dine out at full-service restaurants order some type of beverage alcohol, be it spirits, beer or wine. More>>

Drew Levinson Article
Drew Levinson - An On-Premise Olympian   July 31, 2012

In the on-premise world, no one better illustrates the type of hard work and commitment needed to succeed than Drew Levinson, beverage development manager for Wirtz Beverage Nevada, a liquor, beer and wine distributorship headquartered in Las Vegas.More>>

Margarita Article
The Search for La Señorita Margarita    July 17, 2012

There is a thin line between fact and fiction, a line that is often obscured with the passage of time. Such is the case surrounding the origin of the Margarita. As for the “who done it” part, lets take a look at all of the evidence.More>>

Cocktail Article
Summer Drinks are Hot Items   July 17, 2012

After a sweltering day laboring at the office or languishing in the afternoon heat on the freeway, your parched clientele will be looking to you for icy cold relief. To be truly successful though, your icy cold relief needs to be appreciably better than what the other guys are selling. More>>

Bloddy Mary Article
Getting the Most Out of Your Drink Mixes   July 17, 2012

While content to remain in the background and play a supporting role, drink mixes play a vital role in the success of your beverage operation. More>>

Derek Brown Article
Derek Brown, Our Man in Washington   July 17, 2012

The Columbia House and The Passenger are the brainchild of Derek Brown, one of the nation’s preeminent mixologists and spirits authorities. The two bars are a sanctuary for people who appreciate great spirits and classically prepared cocktails. More>>

Spritz Article
Effervescence - The Unheralded Secret Ingredient   July 2, 2012

Adding a fine spritz in a drink is a marvelous thing, a centuries old practice. Today, however, mixologists and bar chefs no longer think in terms of committing a splash of club soda to a cocktail. More>>



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