Category Archives: Proper Service

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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Walking on a Cloud…Behind the Bar!

“Shoes can ruin your shift quicker than a night of lousy tips”! Stated by Tessa McLean in her recent article “What Bartenders Need Most from their Work Shoes”. Nothing is worse then, when your feet hurt so much from your shoes that you can’t even think of what goes in a rum and coke! Make a pact for yourself that this will never happen to you. It’s a simple fix!… Invest in a pair of comfortable, waterproof, non-slip shoes that suit you. Yes this is possible! McLean’s article describes the do’s and don’ts as well as, suggestions for footwear. Looking to learn the art of bartending so you can make your Bartender Footwear Purchase? Enrol in a BartenderOne MasterClass or Bartender 101 Certification Program. You will learn the craft of bartending in a hands on, positive, fun environment and a place to try out your new Shoes!

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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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May 15th is a Day of Celebration for 2 Reasons…

First off, Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! Yes that’s right May 15th marks the day, chocolate lovers celebrate chocolate chips. Secondly, in 1905 on May 15th, the city of  bright lights and entertainment- Las Vegas was born! We have just the cocktails to honour and celebrate these two occasions. Starting with a Death by Chocolate Cocktail this baileys, chocolate infused bevy will be sure to get you in the chocolate mood! Secondly, in celebration of Las Vegas’s birth, what better cocktail than the Rat Pack Manhattan. Want to celebrate these occasions but a little unsure of how to mix up these great cocktails? BartenderOne has just the solution for you! Sign up for a Get Into the Spirit Workshop where you will learn in a fun, positive and encouraging environment how to create a perfectly balanced and delicious cocktail. Enrol here! 

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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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Happy “May Day” Everyone!

We’ve made it through the April showers and now it time for those lovely May flowers and Floral Martinis! May 1st is the day that the ancient pegan festival is celebrated- “May Day” by those all around the northern hemisphere. ” “May Day” is all about welcoming the spring, chasing away evil spirits, and in Germany, relief that Witches’ Night, or Walpurgisnacht, is over. The Floral Martini is the drink of choice today because..”the earliest May Day celebrations can be tried back to Floral, or festival of Flora, which was held to worship the Roman goddess of flowers.” Read further about he “May Day” festivities and find a Floral Martini recipe here and celebrate the rise of spring!  Let BartenderOne host your May festivities this month! Need a bartender who flairs and will create a spectacle at your spring get together? Contact BartenderOne today to book these incredible bartenders and enjoy some delicious spring cocktails made just for you and your guests! 

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Tequila and Mezcal Lovers…Have you tried these?

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!

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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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Coffee Capsules for Bartenders?!

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!

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

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!

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