Archive for April, 2019

Tequila and Mezcal Lovers…Have you tried these?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

The popularity of Tequila and Mezcal continues to be on the rise. “According to the Distilled Spirits Council, in 2018 the category grew by 7.7 percent, with higher-end tequilas growing even faster.” It can be overwhelming to consumers to know which Tequila or Mezcal to buy, there is such a large range of choice. ‘This one has George Clooney’s signature on it so it must be good, right?!’ To help answer that question, click here and take a look at a list of 6 tequila and mezcal you must try!

Now that you’ve tried these tequilas, are wondering now how do I create delicious cocktails with this spirit? Look no further! Enrol you and your friends in BartenderOne’s Get into the Spirit Workshop and learn the art of bartending and create 3-5 tequila cocktails!

How to “Supercool” Your Next Martini!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

It’s Monday Funday! Why not make it a Martini Monday and try out a new cooling technique called “supercooling”. As we know there is much debate on what the ratio of gin to dry vermouth should be for a dry martini, however, what can be agreed upon is how integral it is to serve the martini at very cool temperature. A gentleman named Giancarlo Mancino created a technique called “Supercooling” which ensures a perfectly cooled Martini every time! The process involves water that is on the brink of freezing,  a frozen olive and dry vermouth. To learn more about this process and technique click here! Supercooling is just one technique which pertains to Martinis, there is much to learn about creating classic, delicious, and creative Martinis. BartenderOne has just the Workshop for you and your friends! Click here to enrol in our next Martini Madness Workshop and start stirring up Martinis on your Monday!

Coffee Capsules for Bartenders?!

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Maxwell Calonna-Dashwood founder of Colonna coffee and “three time UK Barista Champion” teamed up with world renowned mixologist and author Tristan Stephenson to create “the Bartender Series, a range of espresso capsules designed specifically for use in cocktails.”.  A recent article describes the three flavour profile capsules available which include: Earth, Sweet and Fruit. Each capsule is created with a specific spirit pairing in mind. For instance, the Earth is “herbal and sweet with mild spice” residing well with tequila, mezcal and agave based cocktails. Calonna-Dashwood and Stephenson’s belief is that “this approach to implementing coffee in a cocktail bar environment has the potential to revolutionise the manufacture of drinks like the espresso martini as well as myriad other coffee based drinks.”

The craft of Bartending and skills of a Barista are becoming one entity it seems! Interested in learning these fine skills? BartenderOne has just the courses for you! The Bueno Barista and BartenderOne MasterClass course will provide the training you need to excel, go way beyond many expectations in the industry and of course make exceptional money!

“Sip City”-The Next Best Place to Bartend!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Bartending is a universal skill, one that can fund your passion for travel, adventure and culture. Recently, the bright neon light city Las Vegas (“Sip City”) was deemed  “The Best Drinking City in America”. An article by Nino Padova describes five reasons why this is so, one of them being it has become one of the “friendliest places in the country for hospitality employees.” It’s affordable for bartenders to live and with some hard work, mixologists can make a substantial amount of money in a short amount of time. Sound like a great gig!? Want to start packing your bags but don’t have a clue how to bartend? BartenderOne’s MasterClass is your gold ticket to Las Vegas. Within a week you will learn the craft of bartending, gain confidence behind the bar and learn some flair that will wow your guests! Enrol now and book that plane ticket! Let the adventure begin!

“The Joys of Gin”

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Has it been a “long” weekend for you? Feeling like it’s time for a bevy… perhaps a gin based cocktail? Find “the joys of gin” hear, you will discover 11 must try gin drinks! Spring is the perfect time to sip on gin cocktails, its “herbaceous, botanical goodness is able to beautifully enhance ingredients”. Interested in what else gin has to offer as well as, other favourited spirits- Tequila, Rum, Bourbon, Vodka etc? Enrol in a BartenderOne Masterclass where you will be learning the craft of mixology and before you know it you will be shaking up all “the joys of gin”! 

It’s all the Rage…”Rage Yoga”!

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Looking for a new exercise routine? Tired of the typical pilates, yoga/hot yoga classes? What if a Yoga class exists where the instructor  encourages you to “swear, yell and, well, rage, then take a beer break”!? This new form of yoga is called “Rage Yoga”. It uses a traditional vinyasa practice of holding poses and the breathing portion involves screaming out your inner thoughts, stresses, and frustrations. Classes are held online as well as in Calgary, Edmonton, and Houston TX.

Maybe Yoga isn’t your cup of tea for relaxation? Perhaps you like to be with a group of friends shaking up cocktails and having a few bevies! BartenderOne has just the form of relaxation for you. Enrol in a Get in the Spirit or Breaking the Ice Workshop and learn how to mix up some delicious cocktails, sample your creations and let yourself relax in a fun, exciting and friendly environment!

It’s Almost Easter Weekend! = Chocolate & Gin!?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Are you perhaps traveling to the U.K. for Easter this year? If so, lucky you! A U.K. chocolatier named Slattery has teamed up with a gin distillery called Zymurgorium to create the best of both worlds Easter treat: Chocolate Easter egg filled with a bottle of Gin! There are two kinds to choose from: 1. “Realm of the Unicorn” which is “a sparkling pink gin flavoured with toasted marshmallows” or 2. “Glangingo,” which is  “a pink gin flavoured with mango, passion fruit, allspice and ginger.” However, if you are staying in Ontario for the Easter weekend then why not sign up for a BartenderOne Masterclass or Workshop, where your can learn to create delicious gin cocktails and of course eat chocolate!

“You Make My Dreams Come True”… Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

PBR is known for it’s great price tag and also has a distinctive taste enjoyed by many! What if a whiskey had those same principles? Affordable and delicious? It has been released that Pabst Blue Ribbon has done just that, from the records of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “PBR is releasing its own official whiskey this summer”. It’s said to be “80-proof whiskey, will be made from 52 percent corn, 27 percent malted barley, 17 percent wheat and 4 percent rye.” Lastly, the label indicates that it was “aged for 5 seconds”, naturally creating a very light coloured whiskey. This is set to be a PBR Beer and Whiskey summer! Enhance your bartending skills and create some delicious whiskey cocktails at a BartenderOne MasterClass and host some great PBR Cocktail Parties this summer! 


Agave Field + Tequila + Hotel = Casa Cafradia’s Agave Farm!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Tired of the typical all-inclusive get aways? Ready for a vacation that’s out of the norm and will be an experience of a lifetime? Then this new hotel found in “the middle of Casa Cafradia’s agave farm” is your destination! You’ll stay in large barrels and have the opportunity to “tour the fields by night, harvest your very own agave and even distill your own tequila.” To help get you and your travel buddies in the cocktail shaking and tequila mood… sign up for a Breaking the Ice Workshop hosted by BartenderOne. You’ll learn the craft or bartending, the trick behind creating well-balanced cocktails aka. a Margarita! Click here to enrol and get your tequila knowledge and margarita skills ready Casa Cafradia! 

“Every boy and every girl Spice up your life!”…With these Cocktails…

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Life getting a little dull? Need to add a little spice and pizzaz!? Let these 5 spicy cocktails do  just that! As popular as the Jelapeno Margarita is, there are many other great tasting cocktails with a kick. Don’t just spice up your tastebuds, why not spice up your mixology skills as well? Gather a group of friends and have a Spice Up Your Life Cocktail Workshop/Team Building event with the BartenderOne Bartending School!