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How to Mix Drinks at Home

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Basic Guide to Mixing Drinks At Home
 Any person who wants to mix at home is a friend of Barhop Bartenders. In this blog we will teach you to take care of your network as if they are your guest. Customers are no longer only satisfied with purchasing from businesses. What’s The Value in Shopping with you over the company Down the Street.  The Skill of Mixing Drinks can change your business and network. Offering Value with your products is a way to not only create repeat customers, but networking with customers as if there are your guest will increase your personal net worth. People want to be around Fun people. Bartenders are always the life of the party.


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
• Recipes
• Beginner Glassware
• 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
“Old Fashioned”
• 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
o Kamikaze
o Martinis
o Manhattan

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!!

Standard Glassware

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
•  Tito’s


Bartending Skills You Learn in BarHop Bar Classes!!

• Personality
• Charismatic
• 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.
For Beyond the Basics on How to Mix at Home SUBSCRIBE to Barhop Bartender’s E-Club

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Online Bar Classes

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