Why mix Drinks at home?
• Makes you More money
• Make Friends over customers
• Increase Personal Net worth
• Fun! Learning How to Mix Drinks
• Adding value to your network
We have found that as a professional in any field sales and customers are the foundation of Every business. In 2017 Everyone is in the field of making more money and Increasing their personal network. Mixing drinks and hosting network events for potential clients can take your business to the Next Level.
In this Blog We will Cover:
• Cocktail History
• Drink Mixing techniques
• Beginner Glassware
• Texas Spirits
• Bar Class
The Origin of Mixing Drinks
Cocktail became the official name in the 1800’s in New York. Cocktails were also known as “a stimulating liquor” Cocktails Include: Spirit, sugar, water (Ice), bitters. What used to be sugar cubes and water is now known as bar syrup.
First Mixed Drinks known as Cocktails
• 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
• 1 tsp Sugar
• 1 Orange Wheel
• 1 Maraschino Cherry
• 1 Splash Club soda
• 2 oz. Bourbon
“Martinez” -(Grandfather to Martini)
• 2oz Gin
• .75 sweet vermouth
• Splash Cherry juice
• 4 dashes Bitters
“Side Car”- (Margarita Cousin)
• 2oz Cognac
• .75 Gran Marnier
• Squeeze of Lemon
Mixed Drinks Tips
• Best Cocktails are made shaken. Most people like drinks mixed with 3 ingredients or less
o Amaretto sour
The list goes on. Keep it simple is almost always the best policy. Most people overthink the role as bartender by losing fact that the person they are serving drinks to want a well-balanced drink in a few minutes. Don’t overdo it by trying to grab a lot of different ingredient
Best Ways to Mix Drinks
• Stirring, use a bar spoon to slowly stir the drink.
• Shaken, using a shaker, shake all ingredients with Ice.
• Blending, blend all ingredients with Ice for Frozen Drink.
There are other techniques such as Muddling for Mojitos. A muddler is a tool bartender use to extract the oils from herbs or fruits to give a stronger flavor. For example with the mojito, muddle bar syrup with mint leaves for the mint flavor. There are some drinks that will require 1 or 2 of these methods.
I have found the best drinks are shaken other than the margarita that has 4 ingredients. Most people like drinks with 3 ingredients or less. Keep it simple, simple is always better! To get more mixology tips Sign Up for Barhop’s Online Bar Class. A super cool webinar on how to become a Bartender!!
Proper Glassware is a special addition to great guest service. Paper cups are not bad, Building your network invest in cheap glass ware. Remember you want your customers to feel special when they are around you. The power of Nice is your best friend in business. Offer the people you know a good time any time you see them. Its not just about a sale its about making everyone you know feel value knowing you. Everyone you know can’t wait to tell everyone they know about you, Your business, your brand, your network events will become a discussion increasing your personal net worth. Get creative with Glassware & Garnishes. Remember its the Thought that matters.
Top Texas Spirits For Mixing Drinks
• Dripping Springs Vodka
• Dulce Vida Anejo Tequila
• Firestone & Robertson TX Blended Whiskey
• Agavales Blanco & Reposado Tequila
• Rebecca Creek Whiskey
• Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
• Izkali Reposado Tequila
• Paula’s Texas Orange
• Pura Vida Silver Tequila
• Balcones Single Malt Whiskey
• BJ Hooker
Bartending Skills You Learn in BarHop Bar Classes!!
• Never take things Personal
• Sales-Bartenders are Great at Selling!!
Networking over Cocktails
Having more friends increase your net worth. The more people you know and build relationships with, treating them as your guest and offering mixers will keep you relevant. You will Need the Guide to Mixing cocktails at Home.
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