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#88867 Any Articles On How To Make Your Bar More Money

Posted Steveo989 on 08 May 2011 - 09:55 AM

Like said, any articles on upselling, or just making guests feel as though they are that much more at home. I'm pretty new to bartending, worked my way up from Bouncer w/ small barbacking responsibilites (ice, canned/bottled beer restocking.) Ultimately, making the bar more money would also help me out a little too, not to mention making me look good :p Thanks everyone. :D


#89607 By Far, The Best Drink Site Out There!

Posted gabriel on 18 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Just wanted you guys to know, that I have been checking on this site for years and have been comparing this against other sites and I have to tell you, this is absolute the best site out there.  When it comes to navigation, searching, and not to mention education, no other site is this concise and easy to use.  I often try searching ingredients to see if there are any drinks already available using the ones I'm interested in using.  No other site shows as complete and useful a selection as this site.  It's not as pretty as some of the other sites, but what I have found is that all the pretty stuff equates to more useless information and make the site very hard too navigate - especially the ones with these "widgets" or "apps" for your smart phone -  USELESS! :angry:

Thanks you for keeping the site simple, clean, and very informative.  It make useful for professionals as well as novices to use and enjoy.  Keep up the good work and keep updates coming.


#88921 Simulated Alcohol

Posted RebelBar on 11 July 2012 - 11:02 PM

i been trying to practice my free pouring at home. i used food coloring to simulated alcohol coloring but i feel like im missing something else. i feel like the water is pouring too fast.  please let me know if i can add something to get the bartending school simulated alcohol pouring. thanks


#88885 Wild Shot Mezcal

Posted DebbieG on 07 October 2011 - 07:18 AM

Last Friday  we were having a girl’s night in party and one of my friends introduced  me to Wild Shot Mezcal by Toby Keith. I was hesitant but once I tried  it, I loved it. It’s different from other drinks and it’s definitely a  crowd pleaser. I know we’re gonna have it again and find some cool  recipes for it, too. I found their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wildshotmezcal)  and they post a different recipe on there each week, so I'll try some  and let you all know how it goes! If you’re bored of your regular  tequilamargaritas then I suggest you be like me and try it out. I  promise you will love it! Party on!


#88864 Have You Tried The Flavored Malt Beverages In Stores Now?

Posted straightupspirits on 03 May 2011 - 03:47 PM

Have any of you tasted the many flavored malt beverages on the market?

The FDA has required suppliers remove the caffeine and some of the energy stimulants from flavored malt beverages, but I also think that many of them have removed any good taste as well now that they are coming back on the shelves.

Between Four Loko, Tilt, Joose, and CJ Crunk Juce, CJ is the only brand of those on the market that wins my taste test. Still haven't tried Blast becuase the website doesn't say if it's in my market or not. What do you all think of the different malt beverages out there? CJ definitely tastes the best to me.

You can learn more about CJ here, like I did, or look forward to my next column on Bar None Drinks. Cheers.


#88861 I Have The Ingredients, I Don't Know What To Make :(

Posted Bars-and-Bartending.com on 25 April 2011 - 10:43 PM

Marcus,

There are a couple of sites I've seen that have a reverse drink recipe software program on their site where you can put in the type of alcohol and mix that you have on hand and they'll spit back the drinks that you can make with those ingredients...very helpful.

You can find it here: http://www.webtender...i-bin/imbselect

Enjoy your newly found cocktails.

Cheers!


#88806 Monstertini

Posted Bars-and-Bartending.com on 12 November 2010 - 01:15 PM

Light green martini, and given the name, I would venture it is what's also known as a Ghostini

1oz Vodka
1oz Midori or Melon liqueur
Lime bar mix

If that's not it, its not going to disappoint.

Cheers,

Reese
http://www.bars-and-bartending.com


#88805 Bar Specials

Posted Bars-and-Bartending.com on 12 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

K, so without knowing anything about the kind of bar you have, I'll assume from the specials you currently run that it's a pub, tavern or sports bar.  Some of these may fit and some many not....



1.  Shooter Paddles - Have some paddles made - about 1/2 inch thick and 3 ft long.  Drill some holes, paint your logo on it and offer 6, 8, 10 or 12 shot paddles

2.  Festive Cocktails - every time there is a holiday or event of some sort, Halloween, Christmas, St. Paddy's Day, SuperBowl etc, create signature cocktails for the event.

3.  Food & Drink Combos - Try tying in all your food specials to drinks.  I.e.- get $0.20 Tacos when you order a pitcher of beer, $0.15 Wings with the purchase of a pint of beer, $3 Salad with the purchase of a cocktail etc

4.  Food Happy Hour - instead of discounting the alcohol, try discounting some apps for Happy Hour and pairing the food items with drink specials

5.  Pairing Food (wings) with Sports Specials - any time you show a big sporting event, entice people to come with food and drink specials. Eg. Enjoy $5 personal pizzas during UFC

6.  Shooter of the Day - Create a new shooter recipe every day and promote it as the "Shooter of the Day".  

7  Beers of the World Promotion - If you serve a bunch of different beers from different areas of the world, you can do an around the world promo where people get a card punched each time they try a new beer and get a prize for trying, say, 10 of them.

8.  Sports Races - if you show sporting events, get your customers in on the excitement of watching their favorite teams race.  You can use Hermit Crabs or turtles, have their shells painted each teams' colors and a little arena set up for them to race in.  Race them before the game - the winner of the race is the predicted winner of the game.

9.  Sponsoring Teams - Find local sports teams and offer to sponsor them by paying for their jerseys (which would have your bar name on it) if they agree to meet at your bar after each of their games.

10. Sports Pools - Run football, hockey or basketball pools at your bar to bring in a solid group of regulars who come in to watch the games and check the stats.

11.  Shooter Luge - during an event, have an ice shooter luge.  Shooter luges can be made in any shape and, in addition to being cool, they actually are cool - they chill the shot on the way through the ice before coming out chilled at the bottom.

Hope this helps :)

Cheers,
Reese
http://www.bars-and-bartending.com





#88122 Submit Your Drink Recipes Here!

Posted Dan on 25 October 2007 - 11:39 PM

Please add your favourite recipe here.  Please include the drink name, category, ingredients, instructions and if you want, the name and URL to credit it to.

We'll do our best to take any submissions here and get them online in a very timely fashion.  This should be within a couple of weeks or so as the database update takes some work.

So, let the pouring begin!


#86478 Jagermeister Help

Posted Dan on 28 December 2006 - 10:32 AM

Definitely freeze it.  Jager is 70 proof, it will not freeze solid or break the bottle.  As stated on the Jager site,

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At bars and restaurants, look for Jägermeister-On-Tap. This machine chills Jägermeister to a colder-than-ice 4ºF... burrrr.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Dan


#86177 My Favourite Drink

Posted Dan on 05 May 2006 - 11:56 AM

Ok, I run the place so I must have a pretty exotic drink as my favourite, right?  Well, no.  I'm a Crown Royal and Coke (Pepsi) drinker.  Pretty plain, but I am an old guy.

I love the smooth taste of Crown and although I can drink it over ice, the Cola just adds the sweetness I crave.  Kinda like adding sugar to your coffee I guess.

So, how about the rest of you, what do you like?

While you're posting, make sure to ask Jason about his Prairie Fire fetish........


Just to encourage some interaction with you registered members, a random post in this thread will win a giveaway.  I won't tell you what yet, but if you like our site, then it'll be worth your while posting a line or two.  :)

Dan


#90151 Refreshing Sips For Spring

Posted straightupspirits on 01 May 2014 - 12:28 PM

Refreshing Sips for Spring

Mama's Lemonade
· 2 parts Mama Walker’s  Blueberry Pancakes
· 4 parts Lemonade
Build over ice in a Collins glass

Berry Refreshing
•    3 Parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
•    3 Strawberries, Chopped
•    1 Part Beefeater 24 Gin
•    Agave Nectar To Taste
•    Juice Of ¼ Of A Lemon
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries in the lemon and agave nectar. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain over ice into a wine glass.


#89687 Looking For Ideas For Pumpkin Spice Coffee...

Posted Darlin1111 on 10 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

I just bought Pumpkin Spice coffee at Trader Joe's and am ready to "adult" it up.  I have both vodka and Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum on hand.  I can get whatever else I might want/need.  Ideas please.  :rolleyes:


#89059 Brandy And Cherry Syrup ?

Posted Normaldude79 on 27 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

I am not an alcohol drinker ( I hate the alcohol scent) so please bear with me.  I am a huge M*A*S*H* fan. In one of the episodes Charles recieved a bottle of napoleon brandy, and BJ was saying brandy without cherry syrup is bad, of course Charles thought that drinking napoleon brandy with cherry syrup was like slapping his mother, you just dont do it.   Can someone tell me why people would drink brandy and cherry syrup together... It doesnt sound like it would mix... I cannot find this anywhere on the net .....


#88889 In Need Of Country Alcohol

Posted teqril23 on 11 November 2011 - 01:19 AM

I was listening to Toby Keith talk about his mescal WildShot on the radio and I was thinking that might be a good Christmas present forthe many country lovers/drinkers in my life but I haven’t tried it yet. Hasanyone else tried it? Let me know if it’s worth buying!




#88884 Fluffy Ducks

Posted Caroline on 03 September 2011 - 07:54 AM

I live in Qatar and am having difficulty finding Advocat.  Is there any other drink that can be used to give the same taste?


#88640 Rose's Lime Juice

Posted schndl on 18 February 2010 - 01:59 PM

When you see Rose's Lime Juice turning dark does that mean it is spoiled?  I have had it served to me in bars.  sometimes it tastes bad and sometimes it doesn't.  I have been told that is the way it was delivered by the supplier.


#88604 Record Breaking Cocktail Genius

Posted leelondon on 09 December 2009 - 11:08 AM

Best bar skills from these guys:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=iDLr99tlGiA

Do you think they're real?


#88592 Hey I'm New

Posted alelyloawaymn on 10 November 2009 - 11:35 AM

What's up everyone, I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hey. Hopefully I posted this in the right section!


#88375 New Tender In Training!

Posted DaCloser714 on 08 April 2009 - 06:11 PM

:)  Hello my Bartending Family,


I first want to say THIS IS AN AWESOME SITE! especially to newbies like me!
second, I wanted to say I am going to bartending school, and will be taking my test in a few days.
I live in Orange County, Ca and I really want to find a job, my school offers job placement but to all you bartenders out there, WHAT IS YOUR OPINION WITH WORKING AT A BAR,RESTURANT OR SPORTS BAR? WHAT WOULD BE AN EASIER TRANSITION FOR ME? thank you and I am sorry this is so long :)