2022

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Do Awards and Medals Matter?

Booze Business

Facts and Myths About Awards Every day, spirit brands seem to be crowing about the awards or accolades they have won. Whether meaningful or not, press releases and brand pitches abound with “we won this” or “we won that” to the point where I often wonder what difference it makes. At the same time, the purveyors of the award programs are all over the place with implicit vows of brand supremacy and recognition.

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Batch Big, Drink Small

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7 Restaurant Inventory Tips to Boost Your Profitability

Sculpture Hospitality

As an owner or manager in the hospitality industry, you know that restaurants have narrow profit margins. This means it’s especially important for restaurants to find ways to cut costs to increase profitability.

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Pomegranate Rum Punch

Casual Mixologist

Nothing beats a classic punch bowl when at a holiday party! This punch bowl requires minimal ingredients, is easy to put together, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The flavor combination of rich, tart pomegranate, lemonade, and ginger beer creates the perfect vessel for your favorite rum! This recipe can be made as a mocktail without the rum for an alcohol-free punch!

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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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Cranberry Sorel Spritz

Craft & Cocktails

This Cranberry Sorel Spritz is a festive holiday drink featuring Sorel Liqueur. Sorel brings tart hibiscus and the best baking spices of the season together in one delicious spirit. Paired with some bright grapefruit, tart cranberry and champagne it’s the perfect bubbly cocktail to sip and savor special moments during the the holidays as well as for catching up with friends over a long brunch.

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Passion Fruit Simple Syrup Recipe

Moody Mixologist

Passion fruit syrup is the perfect combination of sweet, sour, and tropical. Passion fruits are naturally sweet but also quite sour, with an almost floral-like aroma. The bright yellow-orange pulp has an intense flavor that’s a little like pineapple, and a little like mango, but with a strong and refreshing acidity. Passion fruit’s tropical sweetness makes it a great addition to many different kinds of drinks, from tangy lemonades to fancy rum cocktails and everything in between.

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December Beverage Holidays

Bartender 608

These are the National Drink Holidays to know about for December. #GotPlans?! 12/1 – 12/31 = Eggnog Month 12/3 – Peppermint Latte Day 1st Friday in December = National Bartender Day 12/4 – Cabernet Franc Day 12/5 – Prohibition Repeal Day 12/10 - National Lager day 12/13 – Hot Cocoa Day 12/14 – National Screwdriver Day #NationalScrewdriverDay 12/20 – National Sangria Day 12/21 – Coquito Day 12/24 – National Eggnog Day 12/31 – National Champagne Day | #NationalChampagneDay 12/31 – New Year’s Eve D

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Essential Bar Tools, Equipment and Gear

The Bartender Company

Every professional bartender knows that bar tools make the job of crafting cocktails easier. Bartenders use a wide range of tools – some only for specialty drinks – while others are used constantly. With such a dizzying array of tools available, what are the essential bartending tools for the discerning mixologist or home bar? In this guide, we will explore some of the “can’t live without” tools, from the humble bar spoon to more complex shakers and mixing glass opt

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Black Friday Whisky 2022

The Whisky Exchange

It’s Black Friday, yet again. The strange, American-exported shopping holiday, packed with deals and occasional scrums in department stores. We’re not fans of fighting over whisky, so have again – for a 6th year – selected a great dram to pop up on our website at an excellent price, released at 6am GMT to give everyone around the world a chance to grab a bottle.

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4 Ways to Quickly Grow Your Restaurant Regulars

TheRealBarman

Yes, I'm speaking to you. I’m going to show you how to quickly grow your repeat customer base so that you can build an army of regulars and The post 4 Ways to Quickly Grow Your Restaurant Regulars first appeared on TheRealBarman. The post 4 Ways to Quickly Grow Your Restaurant Regulars appeared first on TheRealBarman.

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Welcome to California: Racquet Club Spirits

Booze Business

The Story of a New Craft Spirit Company in Palm Springs In the past year or so, I’ve been off the air for several reasons — business and writing commitments, Covid, and most important, moving from NYC to Rancho Mirage CA. That’s in Coachella Valley, aka Greater Palm Springs, aka The Desert. Now I’m back and at it. And what does a transplanted New Yorker and booze business writer/observer do?

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Hack Classic Cocktails for the Holidays

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Bar Inventory Checklist: Top 5 Things You Need For Success

Sculpture Hospitality

Inventory control is a key component of managing a successful bar. It ensures service runs smoothly, reduces waste, improves forecasting and purchasing, and increases the bottom line.

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Lemon Ginger Fizz Mocktail

Casual Mixologist

Lemon, egg white, and club soda create a fun non-alcoholic spin-off of a gin fizz in this toned-down version of the classic cocktail. Egg white shaken with lemon juice creates a foamy texture and tall head. This refreshing lemon-forward mocktail has zesty hints of fresh grated ginger. A creamy addition of heavy cream balances against the acidic lemon and spicy ginger, and you can adjust to your preferred sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup.

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Rum Wonk Goes Inside the Modern Caribbean Rum Book

Cocktail Wonk

The word is out that our second book, Modern Caribbean Rum, is finally available! At 850 pages and eight pounds, The post Rum Wonk Goes Inside the Modern Caribbean Rum Book appeared first on Cocktail Wonk.

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Halloween Bar Cart

Craft & Cocktails

A spooky chic bar cart for Halloween entertaining and happy hour complete with floating candles, vintage glassware and spirits. [show_shopthepost_widget id="4870756"] Bar Cart Recipe I always like to give a bar cart “recipe” to help you style your own at home! Here is the breakdown for this Halloween bar cart. It has lots of little elements that on their own not too spooky, but come together for a spooky season bar cart.

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Snuggle Up With a Maple Whiskey Sour

Cocktail Contessa

The Maple Whiskey Sour puts a fall twist on the classic sour cocktail. With cozy, warm notes of maple syrup and cinnamon, this fall cocktail recipe is a must-make! (Post may contain affiliate links.) Maple Whiskey Sour A rich sip of this bourbon sour embraces the flavors of fall without succumbing to the lure of pumpkin spice everything. With maple syrup instead of traditional simple syrup , it’s ripe for batching for Halloween parties and Thanksgiving gatherings.

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Pink Gin Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Mixologists

The Perfect Pink Gin Spritz Cocktail This pink gin spritz cocktail recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a summery Gin and Tonic ! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this refreshing drink is perfect for sipping on a hot day. Ingredients: 1 oz mermaid pink gin 1 oz Aperol 3 oz prosecco 1 oz tonic 1 lime wedge Instructions: Combine pink gin , Aperol, prosecco , and tonic in a wine glass.

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Introducing: Pacific Standard

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

This post is long overdue, but I’ve been very, very, very busy these past four months. In case you haven’t heard, I’ve finally opened my own bar – with my good friend, business partner, and former lead bartender at Clyde Common, Benjamin Amberg. And now that I’m finally able to come up for air a | Read More The post Introducing: Pacific Standard appeared first on Jeffrey Morgenthaler.

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Tequila’s Consistency Conundrum

Taste Tequila

How the tequila industry manages the unrealistic expectations put on a natural product Have you ever ordered your favorite tequila and thought, “this tastes a little different than the last time I tried it”? If so, that’s probably a good thing. Tequila, like wine, is a natural product that will vary from batch to batch depending on many factors, such as the agaves used, the time of year it’s produced, different barrels used for aging, and even slight changes in yeast or distillation

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TouchBistro POS Review [The Real Truth]

TheRealBarman

In this TouchBistro POS review, I am to show you why TouchBistro gets ranked as my “Best Honorable Mention POS System”. Now, for the most part, nobody likes to be considered as an “honorable mention” because it sounds like a pity award. Sort of like Miss Congeniality. But in this case, honorable mention still places … TouchBistro POS Review [The Real Truth] Read More » The post TouchBistro POS Review [The Real Truth] first appeared on TheRealBarman.

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The Best Dirty Shirley: More than the drink of the summer

Booze Business

The Shirley Temple Grows Up The internet, press, and TV are all abuzz with the Dirty Shirley. It’s described as the drink of the summer 2022. The NY Times was among the first to write about it. The Today Show recently went so far as to describe it as overtaking the Aperol Spritzer as the summer drink. So, it’s not surprising that I thought this drink was worth looking into.

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Are Dry Ice Cocktails Safe?

The Bartender Company

In a quest to create exciting new cocktail variations, professional mixologists have turned to a wide range of surprising ingredients. One of the most interesting ingredients found in modern bars is dry ice. Dry ice cocktails offer visual appeal – imagine a bubbly cocktail served in a tall glass with “smoke” pouring from the top! Dry ice cocktails are especially popular around the Halloween season; Halloween cocktail favorites with the addition of dry ice certainly do create an

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10 Benefits Of Using Bar Liquor Inventory Software

Sculpture Hospitality

Liquor inventory software can be a massive help if you own a bar. It can help you keep track of stock, manage orders, and even help with bookkeeping. All of these things not only improve your operational efficiencies, but increase your profit margins as well.

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Citrus Basil Spritz Mocktail

Casual Mixologist

Citrus by way of lemon, lime, and orange meets tasty basil at the foundation of this bubbly mocktail. It’s lightly sweetened with simple syrup and fun to whip up in no time for a refreshing drink whenever the mood strikes. The straight-forward method of muddling in your serving glass gets those aromatic flavors flowing, then perfectly diluted into the added club soda.

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Let’s Talk Sugar and Demerara Syrup

Cocktail Wonk

Let’s talk sugar and syrups. Cocktail recipes often call for Demerara syrup, which many people don’t happen to have handy. The post Let’s Talk Sugar and Demerara Syrup appeared first on Cocktail Wonk.

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Creepy Crawler Martini- Halloween Aquavit Martini

Craft & Cocktails

Creepy Crawler Martini This Creepy Crawler Martini will get under your skin! A varition on a dirty Martini, it features Aquavit and sherry making what could arguably be one of my favorite Martinis with a fennel “antennae” in a black olive creates a creepy crawly garnish I got to combine to of my favorite things- a good dirty Martini and a campy, creepy Halloween cocktail.

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VELVET, LEATHER, and LACE WITH THE 608 | Fetish Night Fundraiser!

Bartender 608

TICKET LINK | HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/VELVET-LEATHER-AND-LACE-WITH-THE-608-FETISH-NIGHT-FUNDRAISER-TICKETS-405167806817 COME OUT AND PLAY IN YOUR FAVORITE SEXY AND ALLURING ATTIRE AT THE NORTH STREET CABARET! MUSIC BY DJ PAIN 1 DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM, EVENT 8 PM - 12 MIDNIGHT Sweetly shy or hard and in charge? Blue Velvet, Leather, and Lace Fetish Night Fundraiser at the North Street Cabaret.

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Personalised Whiskey Decanters

Mixologists

A personalised whiskey decanter is the perfect way to show your loved one how much you care. Whether you are looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or just because, a personalised whiskey decanter is sure to impress. If you are looking for a unique and thoughtful gift, then look no further than a personalised whiskey decanter. Personalised Whiskey Glass Decanter Personalised Whiskey Glass Decanter Looking for a unique and stylish way to enjoy your favourite whiskey?

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Lucky Gold

Medium of Mixology

I really should post here more often. Not sure why, but it always seems to be the impending deadline of finding the right cocktails for my annual Christmas party that gets me motivated. Granted it’s August and I have plenty of time, but still… For this year’s gin cocktail I wanted feature my new favorite gin produced by a local microdistillery.

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No Celebrity Needed: 10 Blanco Tequilas You Should Know About, and Why

Taste Tequila

Blind Taste Test Results Are In from 24 Tasting Panel Members This is a great time for blanco tequila lovers, with a number of excellent, additive-free choices in the market. Although we are lucky enough to try all the brands in our Additive-Free program, we noticed that some of our daily sippers are sometimes overlooked. So, we assembled kits of 10 quality blanco tequilas from our additive-free list, and asked 24 Tequila Matchmaker panel members to rate them blind.

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7 Killer Ways to Increase Bar Profits Overnight

TheRealBarman

If you are looking for ways to increase your bar profits substantially, today I have a gem for you because I’m going to share with you the exact same program I use, and have been using over the past few years, to accelerate your bar profits instantly. And when I say I’ve been using them … 7 Killer Ways to Increase Bar Profits Overnight Read More » The post 7 Killer Ways to Increase Bar Profits Overnight first appeared on TheRealBarman.

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Easy and Gorgeous Gin Sorbet Cocktail for Steamy Afternoons

Cocktail Contessa

Raspberry Gin and Sorbet Cocktail It might be under a hundred today, but in the summer, I still want a cold and refreshing cocktail to sate my thirst, and this Gin Sorbet Cocktail ticks all the boxes. It’s easy to make, delicious to drink, and fancy enough that you can dress it up with a few simple garnishes to celebrate a summer win, or simply the arrival of the weekend.

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Crucial Tips For Buying Bottle Service at Nightclubs

Always the VIP

Don't buy bottle service before reading this essential nightlife buyer guide from a top NYC club promoter. Learn important questions, special requests, and tips that clubs don't want you to know!

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Top 10 Restaurant Inventory Best Practices

Sculpture Hospitality

If you want your restaurant to be a success in this highly-competitive market, you will need to focus on processes that improve your profit margins and grow your bottom line. This means creating a menu that is profitable, reducing food and bar waste, as well as properly managing your orders and controlling the amount of inventory you hold at any one time.

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Warm Cranberry Apple Punch

Casual Mixologist

Rum punch is a classic cocktail we all know and love, so why not create a warm winter punch that is quintessential for the colder seasons. This warm rum punch embodies the best of winter’s favorite flavors: apple cider, cinnamon, orange, cranberry, and spices. It’s quick and easy to make if you have the house to yourself and want to curl up on the couch but the recipe can easily be adjusted to make as a batch for a small group.

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