bartenders

You might just see bartenders as a means to getting your liquid courage, but there's plenty to learn about their culture, behavior and fascinating idiosyncrasies.

Malcolm Hardy11 days ago
Tales from Groovy Spoons 3: 'Occupational Hazards'
Hello again. I hope you are well. This is this my third testimony on the weirdness of my workplace. You can find part 1 here. And Part 2 here. But if you're up to date, then lets crack on with today's...
Malcolm Hardy16 days ago
Tales from Groovy Spoons 2: 'Insecurities'
Greetings once again. It is I, Malcolm. I'm here to tell you even more stories from Groovy Spoons. You can find my original article here. But if you're all caught up, then lets dive straight in, to ta...
Malcolm Hardy19 days ago
Tales from Groovy Spoons
Hello. I'm here today to tell you a story. Not a fantasy epic, or a chilling thriller, but a simple story of how a nice northern man got way out of his depth in a completely abnormal club/pub. That ni...
Juan Nisbet24 days ago
The Weird Sh*t That Bartenders Have To Deal With
I’ve heard it said that, "at some point in life, everybody works behind a bar," and I for one think that everyone should. Some people love it, some hate it, some stick at it and others never go back. ...
Yoshio Chandler5 months ago
A Guide to Professional Drinking
So, you think you can drink. The real question, can you drink anything and still remain coherent? Can you out-drink your friends, wake up without a hangover, and make them think you're a god? If your ...
Skunk Uzeki6 months ago
Themed Cocktails
Themed cocktails are big now – really big. This is particularly true among geeks who enjoy cocktails named after their favorite characters and drinks featured in movies, TV shows, and books. In fact, ...
Josh Powell6 months ago
Wine In Your Cocktails
Wine as a cocktail ingredient can often be difficult to use for a number of reasons. It’s challenging to find a delicate balance between the distinctive aromas and tannins of wine amongst other flavou...
Ossiana Tepfenhart6 months ago
What Your Favorite Drink Says About You
Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, most bartenders tend to get a good grasp of people based on what they order at a bar. Though there's always exceptions to the rule, there's a little bit of t...
Pairing Rum & Chocolate
I am constantly on a search for new fabulous flavour pairings for chocolate and thanks to the complexity of this food there’s a lot of road ahead of me! My next chocolatey adventure takes place during...
Miranda O'Conner7 months ago
Best Wine Cocktails
When people think of cocktails, you may think of tequila, whiskey, or vodka... but wine, though one of the most popular drinks around, is not something many think will work in a cocktail. Sure, everyo...
Ossiana Tepfenhart7 months ago
How To Make Liquor Infusions That Don't Suck
Flavored liquors can be phenomenal, and if you don't believe it, you just haven't had the right stuff yet. They can add entire new dimensions to your cocktail game and can even be used in cooking - if...
Aaliyah Williams8 months ago
How to Tip Your Bartender
If you’ve ever been desperate to know exactly how to tip your bartender in a restaurant, why you should tip them and even if you really have to, then stay tuned because this post is for you. Eating an...
Connor Ferguson9 months ago
What Makes a Manhattan a Manhattan?
There are approximately 12 million Google results for "Manhattan recipe." Every major food website and cocktail blog offers their take, and each of these recipes is ever so slightly different. Chowhou...
Miranda O'Conner9 months ago
10 Hilariously Creative Cocktail Books
It sometimes feels, after you've mixed a few drinks, that no one is creative anymore when asking for special cocktails. White Russian. Manhattan. Screw-driver. Long island ice tea. Every recipe is the...
Lynne Shumaker10 months ago
Is Your Bartender Actually Into You?
Pull up your barstool if you’ve ever been stumped by that age-old question: is the girl or guy tending the bar actually flirting with me, or simply trying to lock in a good tip? Maybe she is just bein...