Category Archives: Flair Bartending

Ice.. Ice… Maker!

Ice can change the appearance of a cocktail in such a significant way. Blocks of ice can also enhance the sophistication of a cocktail. However, blocks of ice can be expensive to buy and quite difficult to make if you don’t have the right tools. Thanks to “Bar Innovator of the Year- Stephan Hinz”, blocks of crystal clear ice can be made in a simple, stylish and compact fashion while using his invention- the Ice Block Machine! Learn more about how to us this wonderful machine and the instalation steps here. This may be the perfect addition to your home bar or restaurant! Interested in learning more about ice and mixology? Enrol in a fantastic BartenderOne Workshop and create delicious cocktails while using proper technique. Don’t delay and let the ice melt, enrol today!

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It’s Official- “We the North Day!

Raise your glasses and cheers to June 17, 2019 as the official “We the North Day”! Today marks a very special and monumental day for thousands of Canadians and Raptors Fans! In the words of John Tory…”we gather to celebrate the first NBA championship in Raptor’s history, I encourage everyone in our city to show our support, pride, love, and appreciation for this incredible team.” Continue reading Tory’s Proclamation here! Staying in tune with Raptors colours… why not  mix up a delicious Negroni to celebrate this wondrous victory! BartenderOne can help you discover your bartending skills and help you shake up some Raptors Celebratory drinks!! Congratulations again to the Raptors! You Make Millions So PROUD!!

 

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Stretch to the Sky!

As bartenders we all have our own routines and rituals before we head into our shifts. Some maybe a little more productive than others! However, a recent article by Laura Scholz describes a must activity before heading into work and that is….STRETCHING! “This job is hard, mentally, emotionally and physically. Stretching not only prepares your body for the tasks you’re about to perform, but it also gives you a moment to take care of yourself before interacting with guests.” The article describes the why’s and how’s stretching is a fabulous prep routine before getting behind the bar. So why not try it out and stretch before your next shit!? Give your body and mind a chance to be free and become focused, not only will your body benefit but maybe your tips as well! Attend a BartenderOne Workshop and stretch with us, before starting to learn about the art of bartending and creating some delicious cocktails!!

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Your Dream Job Awaits!

Do these jobs requirements interest you?

-“Willing to commute by boat or paddle board, even when the weather is a little too beautiful to go to work

-Eager to chat to locals and tourists alike and get to know them over a cool bottle of local beer

-Manage the music playlist to ensure chilled beats are playing at all times

-Throw the occasional fish to the resident pelicans, who gave the bar its name

-Welcome passing boats looking for a refreshment with a smile

-Able to multitask—it can be tricky to hand out beer and appreciate the glistening turquoise water at the same time”

Yes? Well then Floyd Forbes owner of Floyd’s Pelican Bar in Jamaica has just the offer for you! As explained in an article by Tessa McLean, Mr. Forbes has been working at his bar for 8 years straight and he needs a break. His wish is to pass over the torch to a lucky bartender for a week! If bartending in paradise sounds like your dream job but have no clue how to bartend or would like to brush upon your skills..BartenderOne has just the course for you! Click here and enrol in our MasterClass to get you prepared, ready and confident behind the bar! The only thing we don’t provide is sun screen.

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A Rum and Coke Will Never Be the Same!

Coca-Cola strengthened their relationship with bartenders yesterday as they launched a brand new line of Coca-Cola beverages starting in Western Europe called “Coca-Cola Signature Mixers”. Four different taste profiles were created with the “help of leading bartenders”, each harbouring the classic Coca-Cola flavour- however, each with a refined taste to pair with certain spirits.  No.1 is a “Smoky”- great with Bourbon and Aged Rum. No 2. Spicy- wonderful when paired with Scotch Whisky or Tequila Reposado & Anejo. No 3. Herbal Notes- excellent with Cognac and Scotch Whisky. Lastly, No 4. Woody Notes- fantastic when paired with Bourbon, straight Rye Whiskey and Spiced Rum. There is much to be explored when using these new “Dark Mixers for Dark Spirits”. Let BartenderOne be your guide for pairing these new signature mixers! Enrol in a Get Into the Spirit Workshop and learn about what a “Cube Libre” really is and how to create perfectly balanced and delicious cocktails with our classic “Coca-Cola”! 

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

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!

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

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! 

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What’s in Your “Lunchbox”?

As a kid didn’t you love packing your own lunch? You could throw in an array of foods that didn’t really go together but together they created the best shmorgesboard lunchbox! When it comes to alcohol, a bar in Oklahoma City called Edna’s named their signature cocktail the “Lunchbox” as it uses the same method of madness! The “Lunchbox” is comprised of Coors, Amaretto and OJ, it’s presented in a beer mug with a shot of Amaretto sitting at the bottom of the glass and topped with a splash of OJ. Read what the owner has to say about this stumbled upon creation of a cocktail!

Have you been harbouring some bizarre culinary combinations that you’d like to see come to fruition? Let BartenderOne help you release these creative ideas and enrol in a “Get into the Spirit” Workshop, where you will learn how to properly construct a well balanced cocktail and  have the opportunity create a new beverage using fresh ingredients from a Mystery Box or “Lunchbox” shall I say!

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To All the Coffee Lovers…

When that lovely morning alarm starts to ring, is your first thought… It’s coffee time!? Coffee is a staple to many  morning and daytime routines. Maybe you’re getting tired of that traditional cup of Joe and need to revamp that ordinary cup of drip coffee. “Cafe Agave” may be your ticket to a new coffee experience! This American company has “brought together two of the most popular things in the world together in one drink.” Spiked cold coffee beverages is their claim to fame, offering four delicious flavours including..Cafe Mocha, Espresso Shot, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Cinnamon.

Not only is coffee enjoyable to drink, it is also incredibly enjoyable to make. Have you been wondering how to pull a perfect espresso shot or create stunning latte art? BartenderOne’s Buena Barista Workshop is just the evening for you. You’re morning coffee will become even more gratifying and exciting. You’ll be jumping out of bed excited to make yourself an Americano, latte or cappuccino. Click here to sign you and your partner in crime up for a Barista Class!

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I’m Melting…I’m Melting…Into What?…

As we known ice’s composition is quite simple-  frozen water, however its effect is much more complex when added to a beverage. Ice of course brings a chill to your cocktail and if used correctly can open up a spirit’s flavour profile. Consequently, if used incorrectly it can dilute a cocktail or spirit.

But what if ice has much more to offer than just its typical purpose? What if it is used as a garnish, an advertisement or a gimmick? An American company based out of Los Angelas called “West Coast Ice Provisions“, has taken ordinary ice cubes to a whole new level. With the help of robots and engeneering software, “West Coast Ice Provisions” created logos and shapes that can go on or inside ice cubes that fit your specific glassware. To learn more about ice’s effects and ways to use it properly and creatively click here…to enroll in a BartenderOne course. Next time you look into your glass, take notice of your ice and what it’s melting into or around! Cheers!

 

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