Bar IQ
Citrus Article
Flavored Syrups: Doing Fresh One Better   March 13, 2012

The essential quality that all great cocktails share in common is sessionability. In response, bar chefs and master mixologists increasingly are using flavored syrups to propel their drinks into the “great” range. Low-cost and alcohol-free, syrups have become absolute necessities behind the bar.More>>

Daiquiri Article
A Sub-Tropical Classic: The Fun-in-the-Sun Daiquiri   March 13, 2012

The Daiquiri is a trend worth riding. It's easy to make well and loaded with exotic appeal. To help get you in a sub-tropical state of mind, here are the best-kept secrets behind America’s greatest Daiquiris:More>>

Spilled Drink Article
Bartending Etiquette: Avoiding Blunders and Gaffes   March 13, 2012

Let’s be honest, bad service stinks. Rankle our sensibilities, trod on our concepts of lounge etiquette and we’ll rebel. There are unwritten conventions governing professional bar conduct. You know most of them intuitively. Then why is it so many bartenders consistently step on these...More>>

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7 Truths About Pour Costs   February 14, 2012

Perhaps the single constant in the beverage business is that every operator wants his or her pour cost to be lower. Simply put, when pour cost goes up, profit goes down. Our experts have rendered their collective experiences into the following principles to keep pour costs down: More>>

Manhattan Article
The Secrets Behind Smooth Manhattans   February 14, 2012

The Manhattan’s current revival has everything to do with the drink itself. Interested in creating a drink as suave and delectable as a cocktail gets? Check out our tips to making a great Manhattan:More>>

Jeff Ruth Article
Jeff Ruth, Beverage Innovator Extraordinaire   February 14, 2012

Jeff Ruth has so many reasons to take himself seriously and yet, for some reason, he doesn’t. His accrued acumen and knowledge has made him one of the most sought-after beverage professionals in the trade. All of our futures should be so bright!More>>

Old Fashioned Article
The Best-Kept Secrets Behind Great Old Fashioneds   January 31, 2012

The drink’s timeless appeal lies in the interplay of the whiskey and murky, muddled base. The cocktail once again proves the adage about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Following are the best-kept secrets behind America’s greatest Old Fashioneds:More>>

jigger Article
Guarding Margins With Portion Control   January 3, 2012

For many operators, eliminating shrinkage could mean the difference between succeeding financially and not. From an operational perspective, protecting profit margins begins at the point of pour. Read on to find out how you can help preserve your bottom line!More>>

Martini Article
The New Class of Cocktail-Friendly Spirits   January 3, 2012

One of the precepts of modern cocktail culture is the better the liquor, the better the drink. Like the spark of genius, some have it — most don’t. So if sipping a slice of the good life is in your near future, consider expanding your cocktail horizons with a few new, engaging spirits. More>>

Tiki Article
Tiki Secrets Revealed   January 3, 2012

One trend that’s now firmly entrenched on both coasts and headed inland is Tiki. Not only are they delicious, Tiki drinks needn’t be priced through the roof to yield big profits. They’re an unpretentious slice of 20th-century mixology loaded with recession-busting possibilities. More>>



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