October, 2023

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MARTINI Announce Plans For Dystopian Future Devoid of Joy

BarLifeUK

Instagram’s algorithm thinks I’m really into yoga. The search page of my personal Instagram account ( @_maxipok_ check out the link to my Soundcloud ) consists of an endless stream of young women with names like Sveta and Danika bending over in tight shorts, and while I have no idea* how this has happened, I’ve learned to accept and suffer through it for several hours a day while looking for posts about world news and poetry.

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How to Calculate FIFO for Successful Restaurant Inventory

Sculpture Hospitality

Inventory management is a crucial aspect of any business, as it directly impacts profitability and efficiency. One of the most widely used methods for valuing inventory and managing stock is the First-In, First-Out (FIFO) method.

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These Halloween Cocktails Are Scary Delicious

Bevvy

Enlist these 22 spooky Halloween recipes, whether you're hosting a party or just solo and thirsty. The post These Halloween Cocktails Are Scary Delicious appeared first on Bevvy.

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Ghoulish Gothic Gibsons Eyeball Black Martini Glasses on Halloween

Barina Craft

Are You Eyeballing Me? Want your home bar to host a Gothic black tie event for the ghosts and goblins of Halloween? These ghoulish Gibsons are pretty gruesome looking Martinis and should do a great job grossing out your guests with their gory eyeballs. A Gibson is a Martini which substitutes a cocktail onion instead of an olive as the garnish. In this case, two onions per drink.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Gotham’s Ghoulish Gatherings: Halloween Nightlife 2023

Club Bookers

Are you ready to unleash your inner ghoul? This Halloween, New York City nightlife is going to be spookier than ever. From rooftop fright fests to creepy underground lairs, the hottest clubs in Gotham have transformed into houses of horror for one night of costumed revelry. Grab your best buds, don your most terrifying costume, and get ready to haunt the town.

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Myth Busting: Self-Service Bar Inventory Saves You Money

Bar-i

One of the most common comments we hear when talking to potential new clients is that they don’t think full-service bar inventory services are worth the money. These bar owners often push back at the need to pay a monthly service fee in addition to the software fees. After all, they can just use a self-service bar inventory system that doesn’t charge a monthly service fee, saving them money while providing them with the same capabilities.

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Menu Pricing: How to Price Your Restaurant Menu for a Profit

Sculpture Hospitality

Creating an enticing menu is an art form. But, as restaurant owners and operators, it’s important that you don’t overlook another equally crucial aspect of menu creation and that is pricing.

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Trail Distilling – First Oregon City Distillery

Gastronom

Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Leah Hall Come along on our visit to Trail Distilling in Oregon City, Oregon! On our recent trip out to Portland, Oregon, we had been posting places that we visited on our socials. Sara, one of the owners of Trail Distilling contacted us and invited us south … The post Trail Distilling – First Oregon City Distillery appeared first on Gastronom Cocktails.

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Debunking the 'wine is healthy' myth

Three Spirit

Background Bonjour! In the early nineties, a TV show in the US reported lower heart attack rates in France, lower than anywhere else. The report framed the country's regular consumption of alcohol, in particular red wine, as the reason behind this, claiming that it reduced that risk of heart disease. It was believed that wine had a flushing effect that removed platelets from the artery wall.

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7 Must-Have Restaurant Marketing Tools in 2023

SevenRooms

Marketing a restaurant is a juggling act. There are email newsletters to create, guest surveys to collect, social media posts to schedule and so much more. Dropping even one ball can mean lost opportunities and revenue, but handling all of these tasks is tough for any size team. The solution? Restaurant marketing tools that automate tasks, collect guest data , track key performance indicators (KPIs) and make it easier — and more realistic — for you to nail all marketing components.

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Seize the Dia de los Muertos with Hella Cocktail bitters

Boozist

Unique bitters can make or break a cocktail. Thankfully, plenty of companies have elevated the craft to make things more interesting than the holy trinity of Angostura, Peychaud's, and orange bitters. The post Seize the Dia de los Muertos with Hella Cocktail bitters appeared first on Boozist.

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GSN Review: Dassai Blue Sake

Good Spirits News

Sake brand, Dassai, announced the opening of a state-of-the-art brewery and tasting room in Hyde Park, NY this summer, as well as the launch of their new U.S. brand, Dassai Blue. Over the past thirty years, Dassai has experienced exponential growth in Japan, the U.S.and globally. Hiroshi and Kazuhiro Sakurai, the father and son, 3rd and 4th generation Chairman and President, have refined Dassai and expanded its markets.

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The Impact of Overpouring on Bar Profits: A Guide to Prevention

Sculpture Hospitality

Overpouring may sound like an innocent enough word, but its impact on bar profits can be huge. The practice of overpouring – pouring more than the standard serving size of alcohol or other liquids – can quietly drain profits, leaving business owners scratching their heads.

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An Old Fashioned With Scotch, More Scotch, Rum, and Honey

Cocktails with Suderman

Old Fashioned Week is coming to an end. Before it’s over, however, I want to celebrate with one of my favorite, lesser-known Old Fashioned variations — a pleasingly complex, easy-drinking riff that involves multiple bottles of scotch, a tiny bit of dark rum, and honey syrup. It’s sweet, smoky, and vaguely nautical without quite coming off as pirate-y, which is fitting, since it was the drink of choice for one Charles Horatio "Soc" McMorris , an American rear admiral during Worl

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Spooky Wines Perfect for Halloween

Drink Me

Drink up, witches! 5 wines that will go down a scream on Halloween Halloween is as famous for its scares, and also for a certain amount of indulgence. Never-ending funsize candy bar bowls, and for us at Drink Me!, wines that put the BOO in Boozy on Halloween and remain delicous while they last. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pairing with candy and pumpkin dishes, an adult-only trick or treat surprise (with emphasis on treat), or the show-stopper bottle for your party this Halloween, we’v

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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Announces 2024 Cocktail Apprentice Program® (CAP) BAR 5-Day Program® Scholarship Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail

Four members of the Foundation’s Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) awarded scholarships for BAR 5-Day Spirits & Mixology Certification Program NEW ORLEANS, LA, October 18, 2023 – Each year, Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) offers members of its Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) the opportunity to apply for an exclusive scholarship to participate in the Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) 5-Day Program, February 5-9, 2024, at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in New York.

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Harry’s Bar Paris: The Boulevardier Cocktail

Old Liquors Magazine

[vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””] Everyone remembers their first well-made cocktail. It was that first time you took a sip of a drink and thought “wow, that’s really good.” For me, it was a drink called the Boulevardier; a stirred, equal parts mixture of Bourbon, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth. It immediately became my favorite drink and still holds that spot today.

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GSN Review: Chicken C**k Red Stave Bourbon

Good Spirits News

“The Famous Old Brand”, Chicken C**k Whiskey, just debuted its new limited edition release, Red Stave, a celebration of two iconic American industries, Kentucky bourbon and California wine. Chicken C**k Whiskey’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in J. Wilkes Petite Sirah barrels from California. With over 300 years of combined whiskey and winemaking history, Chicken C**k Whiskey and J.

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What are the Different Types of Franchising?

Sculpture Hospitality

The world of franchising offers a diverse range of opportunities for entrepreneurs to expand or kick-start their business endeavors. When you delve into the realm of franchising, you will discover various models, each catering to different business needs and objectives.

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The BEST Delicious Whiskey Cocktails You Can Make

Cocktail Whisperer

Tweet Late Summer Fizz/Photo by Glenn Scott Photography Whiskey is one of my favorite things. I’ll go to lengths to describe the way it makes me feel and especially the way it performs in craft cocktails. What? Whiskey cocktails? Don’t look away; it’s perfectly acceptable to mix cocktails with whiskey. By the way, if you’ve enjoyed a whiskey smash or a mint julep, you’ve had a whiskey cocktail.

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9 Holiday Party Tips to Drive Restaurant Profit

SevenRooms

Stephanie Schalow The holiday season is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to transform your restaurant into a haven of festive delight. Imagine twinkling lights, seasonal decor, and the unmistakable buzz of holiday cheer. But beyond the decorations, it’s about turning this season into an opportunity to boost your bottom line. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how to make the most out of the busiest time of year.

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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Announces 2024 Cocktail Apprentice Program® (CAP) BAR 5-Day Program® Scholarship Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail

Four members of the Foundation’s Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) awarded scholarships for BAR 5-Day Spirits & Mixology Certification Program NEW ORLEANS, LA, October 18, 2023 – Each year, Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) offers members of its Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) the opportunity to apply for an exclusive scholarship to participate in the Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) 5-Day Program, February 5-9, 2024, at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in New York.

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Easy Elderberry Syrup Recipe (With or Without Honey)

Moody Mixologist

Elderberry syrup is best known as a home remedy for immune support, but it’s also a delicious ingredient to use in winter cocktails, mocktails and other drinks. This easy to make syrup has a deep berry flavor and can be made with or without honey. Elderberry syrup is often used as a natural remedy for colds and flu, as elderberries are believed to have immune-boosting properties.

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GSN On The Road: Cooking Point Magazine 1st Annual Food & Wine Tasting Event

Good Spirits News

GSN had the opportunity to attend the first Annual Food & Wine Tasting Event sponsored by Cooking Point Magazine in Canandaigua, located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State on October 15, 2023 at the beautiful Morgan Samuels Venue. Chosen Place Productions, the event organizers were filming on set during the chef demonstrations for an upcoming documentary film series about the Finger Lakes Region.

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10 Ways to Prevent Burnout Among Your Restaurant Staff

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant or bar is as much about managing your team as it is about delivering great food and drinks to customers. There’s no doubt about it, the hospitality industry, known for its long hours and fast-paced environment, is susceptible to staff burnout.

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L.A. Spirits Awards

Cocktail Whisperer

Tweet Klaus was awarded a Gold Medal in the first ever High Spirits Awards competition. High Spirits Awards is a new beverage competition by L.A. Spirits Awards, launched in 2023 and open to all cannabis-derived beverage products legally sold in California and all hemp-derived (CBD/alternative cannabinoid) beverages from anywhere in the U.S.

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Dewar’s Double Double 37-Year-Old Is the Brand’s Oldest Whisky Yet

Bevvy

Dewar's Double Double 37-Year-Old undergoes a four-step aging process and is finished in Oloroso sherry casks. The post Dewar’s Double Double 37-Year-Old Is the Brand’s Oldest Whisky Yet appeared first on Bevvy.

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The Ultimate Restaurant Opening Checklist: Your Key to Success

TheRealBarman

Today we will be discussing all the elements that go into opening a restaurant…and there are a lot. Before you start imagining your first customer walking through the door, there’s some groundwork to be done. That’s where my “Opening a New Restaurant Checklist” comes in. As always, you can find tons of useful restaurant tips … The Ultimate Restaurant Opening Checklist: Your Key to Success Read More » The post The Ultimate Restaurant Opening Checklist: Your Key

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Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

Moody Mixologist

Fall is here, so let’s add a little extra depth of flavor to all of those autumn drinks with brown sugar simple syrup! Whether you’ve made simple syrups before, or you’re a syrup recipe newbie wanting to figure out how to recreate that delicious Starbucks brown sugar syrup at home, you’re in the right place. What is simple syrup?

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GSN On The Road: Hoochenanny Whiskey & Music Fest

Good Spirits News

GSN recently had the opportunity to attend Hoochenanny, a unique whiskey and live music festival presented by Iron Smoke Distillery. Held in the Village of Geneseo on the village green, October 20-21, 2023, the event featured over 13 distilleries from the four corners of New York State, along with live performances by local, regional and national bands including a headline performance by British glam band The Struts.

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What is Safety Stock, and Should Your Business Carry it?

Sculpture Hospitality

As an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry, you've mastered the art of juggling numerous moving parts to ensure a seamless experience for your patrons. But amidst the whirlwind of activity, there's one critical factor that can make or break your establishment's success - safety stock.

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Sober curious? Here are the places you NEED to check out: London & the South

Three Spirit

Brighton Torstig Bar In Denmark, Tørstig means thirsty. This is Brighton's first low alcohol bar and bottle shop, hosting a carefully curated selection of the finest low and non-alcoholic drinks from all over the world. You'll find friendly vibes, mixer events and nothing above 0.5% ABV at Tørstigbar. London Hide Below A cocktail bar below the upmarket Hide restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, this one is for the bougie evening out.

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The Restaurant’s Guide to Christmas: Marketing & Promotion Ideas

SevenRooms

Lenny DeFranco As one of the biggest events on the hospitality calendar, Christmas brings a sled-load of promotional opportunities for restaurants. A well-constructed Christmas promotion and marketing campaign can help your restaurant stand out from competitors during a time of year when customers are searching for ways to get into the holiday spirit.

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The ‘Always Sunny’ Gang Launched a New Irish American Whiskey

Bevvy

Four Walls is a mix of triple-distilled grain and malt Irish whiskeys with American rye. The post The ‘Always Sunny’ Gang Launched a New Irish American Whiskey appeared first on Bevvy.

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French Connection Cocktail - A Pork Pie Hats Off To Cognac

Barina Craft

Two French Connection Cocktails Brandy About The French Connection cocktail pairs amaretto with brandy and drink recipes call for Cognac rather than Armagnac. Even though both of these brandies are connected to regions in France, Armagnac is rarely specified in cocktails (the D'Artagnan is an example of one that does). Does Cocktail’s History Have Connections To The Book And Movie The Godfather has strong ties to the French Connection as a book / movie and as a cocktail.

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GSN Review: Ragged Branch Bourbon Steak Bourbon

Good Spirits News

Bourbon Steak has teamed up with Ragged Branch, a distillery located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, to launch an exclusive Bourbon Steak Bourbon, only available at the restaurant’s DC location. Ragged Branch’s mills and mashes their own grain, distills onsite and ages their bourbon in charred American white oak barrels. Ragged Branch produces almost zero waste, as the water in the distillery is recycled for cooling tanks and the spent mash is fed to their cattle, creating their

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