Category Archives: World’s Best Bars

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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All Aboard!!…

All aboard the Jose Cuervo “All You Can Drink Tequila Train!” Recently Jose Cuervo launched a beautiful vacation package where you and your guest will board a “luxury train ride” leaving from Guadalajara ¬†and arriving in lovely Tequila. Along the way you will have the opportunity to tour the distillery, attend a “cultural show”, take part in a “professional tasting” and lastly have access to an open bar! The base price to book your Tequila Train Package is $111. To help get you in the Tequila “spirit” enrol in a Get int the Spirit Workshop or book a private Tequila Team Building Event with BartenderOne and get your taste buds and knowledge ready!¬†

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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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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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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¬†‚Äúherbal and sweet with mild spice‚ÄĚ residing well with tequila, mezcal and agave based cocktails. Calonna-Dashwood and Stephenson’s belief is that¬†‚Äúthis 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.‚ÄĚ

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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“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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It’s all the Rage…”Rage Yoga”!

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!

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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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