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‘Drapril’ Anyone? Here’s how to make DryApril the best it can be!…

Today’s the start of a new month!… Are you feeling you’re in need of a dry month? Learn how to do it right and make the best “booze-free” cocktails! An article by Dan Q. Dao, from January 2019, describes 7 important steps and tips to remember when creating a non-alcoholic beverage. He references Noah Small who is a beverage director at Empellon in New York City who says…¬†‚ÄúA good zero-proof cocktail should be made with the same approach to balance as a cocktail with alcohol‚ÄĚ. Let the month of April be an exploration of juices, carbonation, herbs, fruits, your bottom shelf and let your creativity be tested.

Explore all there is to know about mixology and how to create a balanced “booze-free” beverage or full throttle cocktail by enrolling in BartdenderOne’s Mixology Masterclass. Learn what synergy in a beverage
really is here.   

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First Date…First Impression…First Drink Order…

Have you made plans this weekend ¬†with a special someone to go on a first date? ¬†Are you already thinking about what you’re going to wear, what bar you’re going to go to…AND what drink you’re going to order first!? I know, great, one more thing to think about! Clink here to find out what men and women believe are the best and worst first date drinks to order. Is it wine? Redbull- Vodka?

Instead of going out to a restaurant or bar, how about impressing your date with shaking up your own cocktails!? Not quite sure how to mix drinks? No problem! Enroll in a BartenderOne mixology course and learn the art of bartending. Your date will be so impressed and those first date jitters will be shaken away before you know it! 

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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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Feeling a Little “Dusty” After St. Patrick’s Day Weekend? Here’s What You Need!…

Hope everyone had a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day! Now for the aftermath cure…does your body feel like it needs some hydration, vitamins and/or some sort of a detox? How about drinking carrot juice, its a great source of vitamin C, D, E, and K. Take it to the next level and add it to a cocktail! ¬†Learn¬†3 reasons why carrot juice can be your cure¬†and cocktail enhancer!

How can you incorporate carrot juice into your next cocktail? Learn many bartending techniques and skills at a BartenderOne workshop. Bring your friends together for an evening of cocktail creation, laughter and bartending knowledge! 

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While Sipping Your Bloody Mary This Weekend…Learn 6 Things You Didn’t Know About This Delicious Beverage!

The weekend is almost here… which means bring on the brunch cocktails! You may plan to go out with friends or stay cozy in your home..whichever way you choose to “brunch”, a Bloody Mary should be on the menu! While sipping one of the most popular and most consumed beverages in the world, learn here, 6 things you didn’t know about this great cocktail. Surprise your friends or close ones, over your meal, with this new Bloody Mary ¬†knowledge. ¬†Not only does the Bloody Mary have an interesting history many other cocktails have surprising and fascinating origins such as, the Cosmopolitan. Click here to sign up for a bartending class where you can not only learn how to make your favourite cocktails but learn about the creation and inspiration behind these much loved bevvies.

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Just a Dash of Salt Helps the Cocktail Go Down…So Well!

We all find ourselves adding salt to our daily meals in hopes of enhancing the flavours, but what about adding a sprinkle of salt into your cocktails? What does salt really do when its added to a dish or in this case a beverage? A bar called “Midnight Rambler” in Dallas, Texas explains the benefits and “magic” that occurs when saline is added to specific drinks. Options are endless when creating new cocktails and flavours. Book a seat in one of BartenderOne’s cocktail workshops or bartending classes and let your creative side run wild! Who knows, you might just create the next best flavour enhancer for a cocktail! ¬†

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Misconceptions about locations and libations…

Misconceptions…
As a bartender, I frequently deal with guests who have misconceptions about the cocktails I make.  People tend to drink beverages with little or no flavour other than the lime that is squeezed into their lowball.  It is a little beyond me why someone might want to drink something that tastes like nothing, but my own pre-conceptions aside, everyone is entitled to drink what they want.  Far be it for me to tell you what you like!  Give me a chance and I will certainly show you my version of a well balanced creative cocktail, and if you dont like it, I will buy it for you and you can go back to your vodka soda.
I have recently purchased a house with my fianc√©, in one of my most unfavoured places, Oshawa, Ontario. ¬†Commonly known as ¬†“the SHWA”, “the SHWIGGEDY”, I had my own misconceptions that had always had a sour taste in my mouth about this place, that was until I recently met my new neighbor Missy. She welcomed us to the neighborhood with a bottle of gin from her late husband. “I can’t stand the stuff”, she said with a scrunched up face. ¬†That was my cue to show her what a wonderful backbone a good Gin could be in a cocktail that was lovingly mixed. ¬†I had never tried this particular bottle, but I played with it a little and when I was happy with a new gin cocktail that worked with this particular spirit, I decided to invite Missy over for a to taste it. I proceeded to mix her up a cocktail that was adapted from a bartender I met years earlier, but worked particularly well with this spirit.
No.209 gin, Pimms No. 1, Rubicon guava juice, cloudy apple juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup & some bruised mint. Finished off with some caramelized Angostura Bitter figs. Needless to say, she had never tasted anything like it and I think I am her new best friend! Just as I had a misconception of the place I now call home & she had a similar misconception of gin. I was reminded of the dangers of passing ¬†judgement on something, because sometimes all it takes is the right individual to show you how it really is. ¬†They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. As it turns out, I love to teach people about mixology and bartending and while there is a quiet cocktail culture out here in Durham, I think I shall be the pioneer & unleash some phenomenal cocktails on the taste buds of the SHWIGGEDEZE!. The cocktail was called Gone Native, think I’ll change it to what I am now proud to be….Oshawa Native. From out east, may your vessel never be empty, keep mixing ūüôā
Jeremy!

As a bartender, I frequently deal with guests who have misconceptions about the cocktails I make.  People tend to drink beverages with little or no flavour other than the lime that is squeezed into their lowball.  It is a little beyond me why someone might want to drink something that tastes like nothing, but my own pre-conceptions aside, everyone is entitled to drink what they want.  Far be it for me to tell you what you like!  Give me a chance and I will certainly show you my version of a well balanced creative cocktail, and if you dont like it, I will buy it for you and you can go back to your vodka soda.

oshawa

I have recently purchased a house with my fianc√©, in one of my most unfavoured places, Oshawa, Ontario. ¬†Commonly known as ¬†“the SHWA”, “the SHWIGGEDY”, I had my own misconceptions that had always had a sour taste in my mouth about this place, that was until I recently met my new neighbor Missy. She welcomed us to the neighborhood with a bottle of gin from her late husband. “I can’t stand the stuff”, she said with a scrunched up face. ¬†That was my cue to show her what a wonderful backbone a good Gin could be in a cocktail that was lovingly mixed. ¬†I had never tried this particular bottle, but I played with it a little and when I was happy with a new gin cocktail that worked with this particular spirit, I decided to invite Missy over for a to taste it. I proceeded to mix her up a cocktail that was adapted from a bartender I met years earlier, but worked particularly well with this Gin.

No.209 gin, Pimms No. 1, Rubicon guava juice, cloudy apple juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup & some bruised mint. Finished off with some caramelized Angostura Bitter figs. Needless to say, she had never tasted anything like it and I think I am her new best friend! Just as I had a misconception of the place I now call home & she had a similar misconception of gin. I was reminded of the dangers of passing ¬†judgement on something before you have really given it a chance, because sometimes all it takes is the right individual to show you how it really is, or how great it can be! ¬†They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. As it turns out, I love to teach people about mixology and bartending and while there is a quiet cocktail culture out here in Durham, I think I shall be the pioneer & unleash some phenomenal cocktails on the taste buds of the SHWIGGEDEZE!. The cocktail was called Gone Native, think I’ll change it to what I am now proud to be….Oshawa Native. From out east, may your vessel never be empty, keep mixing ūüôā

Jeremy!

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