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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>>

White Russian Article
The Dude Abides White Russians   December 20, 2011

The White Russian is the unpretentious, straightforward combination of vodka, Kahlúa and milk. Born in the early 1970s, the under-appreciated rocks drink has spawned an amazing number of highly successful progeny, and as such, it now represents a substantial branch of American mixology.More>>

Gavel Article
Serve Responsibly or Suffer the Consequences   December 19, 2011

You know you're going to have a bad day if you’re in court, and you see Randy Durnal take the stand for the plaintiff. In the area of dram shop litigation, he is a tenacious investigator and a highly persuasive witness. If staying on the right side of the law is important to you, it’s best to...More>>

Brian Miller Article
Brian Miller, The Zen Master of Tiki   December 19, 2011

One of the celebrities of the New York bartending scene is Brian Miller, a seasoned veteran who has served with distinction at two of Manhattan’s most prestigious cocktail haunts — Pegu Club and Death & Company. However, Miller’s credentials go deeper than just where he’s worked. It’s...More>>

Top 100 logo Article
Calling High-volume Bars: Take the Top 100 Survey   November 16, 2011

The 2012 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 survey is available now — Find out why you should participate! More>>

Article
Answers: Lighter Side of Beer   November 8, 2011

Answers to Robert Plotkin's The Lighter Side of Beer article.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Tapping the Lighter Side of Beer   November 8, 2011

Beer remains the favorite alcoholic beverage of men and the second most frequent request of women. Yet despite its enormous popularity, there is a lot about beer you might not know.More>>

Scotch Article
Adventures With Scotch   November 8, 2011

While dwarfed by the relative size of the bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the identifiable standard bearers of urbane consumerism. Its cache of uncompromised quality, breadth of expression and dynamic range of flavor has made Scotch a global heavyweight.More>>

Bartender Article
Drink Consistency Leads to Steady Profits   November 8, 2011

Product consistency is crucial to profitability behind the bar. The drinks you serve should taste the same no matter who’s behind the bar. Otherwise, your staff may be serving a product that is different in taste, cost and presentation, and the result is financial chaos.More>>



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