Category Archives: Mixology Mondays

Sangria World Tour!

From San Diego to Barcelona to Orlando to Las Vegas to Chicago then back around to Washington D.C, Sangria has a made a unique mark in all of these tourist destinations. Summer is the perfect time for travel and to drink Sangria on the patio! No worries if you would rather enjoy your own home and space this summer while drinking delicious Sangria on your own patio… A recent article by Kelly Magyarics, describes 6 different Sangria recipes from all around the world that you need to try! Quench your thirst and refresh your usual drink of choice and give these sangrias a go! Want to learn more about what makes Sangria…Sangria? And learn about mixology? Click here to enrol yourself and a group of friends in BartenderOne’s Get Into the Spirit Workshop! Come together in a fun, positive and create space where you will laugh, spill, learn and drink delicious cocktails!

 

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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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It’s All Coming Up Roses!

Roses are red, violet’s are blue, let me mix up a rose pedal drink for you! It’s summer time and that means bright, beautiful and fruity cocktails are a must! Want to try using a different ingredient to infuse your bevies? Tired of the traditional fruit infusions? How about adding rose pedals or making a rose pedal infused simple syrup to sweeten your creation. A recent article by Sarah Watson, describes the art of “foraging rose pedals”, their history and also how to create a delicious rose liqueur. With all rose pedals being edible, it makes it easy to incorporate them into your next beverage. “Their aromatic, vividly floral, earthy notes with a hint sweetness, spice and bitterness introduce elegant, exotic flavour to cocktails and drinks.” Lastly, if you’re looking for some bartending inspiration and guidance, BartenderOne has the perfect Get Into the Spirit Workshop for you, your friends and colleagues. Come together and learn about the art of bar tendering and create unique beverages with a mystery box of pantry items… maybe some rose pedals will be waiting for you!

 

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How to “Supercool” Your Next Martini!

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!

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“The Joys of Gin”

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”!¬†

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

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.‚ÄĚ 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!¬†

 

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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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‘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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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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What You Need for a Fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Party!

The countdown is on! St. Patrick’s day is already less than two weeks away! What are your plans? Hosting a party or event? Click here to hire a ¬†professional, talented and entertaining bartender for your St. Patty’s Day bash! What’s on your drink menu? If you’re wanting to try something new and move away from green beer.. click here to check out a list of 5 new Irish Whiskeys that are on the market. Your bartender will serve these whiskies in style and with creativity at your event!¬†

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