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BYOB Cocktail Emporium Toronto

Known as Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood, Queen Street West – or Queen West to its ultra-hip patrons – is the creative hub of the city: a lively two-kilometre strip packed with galleries, must-visit restaurants, fashion stores and boutique hotels, it is a major tourist attraction in the southwest quadrant of the Ontarian capital. Tucked amid this…

Vancouver’s The Modern Bartender Bartending Supply Store

By his own admission Rod Moore is a home bar geek, with a deep love for and knowledge of all things cocktail and drink related, and who was the proud owner of a ‘crazy’ set up in his own house. From those small beginnings – it was in 2005 when he purchased his first, very…

Bartender Resume Guide

Bartending is a job which pretty much anybody can try their hand at, and many people continue to make a good living from the wages and tips on offer. Yet with the economy still in the doldrums and increasing numbers turning to tending bar as an option to keep themselves afloat financially, competition for employment…

What Is Flair Bartending?

When it comes to performance, you need to rehearse to be prepared for the show. Rehearsal is your time to make mistakes, correct and then try again until you’re perfect. This applies to skills, sports and art. To be an expert, you need to practice, practice, practice and then practice more. So, let’s talk flair…

Whiskey Basics: History, Drinks and Storage

Whiskey is a popular spirit used in many cocktails, but also commonly enjoyed alone or mixed simply. With a higher alcohol level than beer or wine, and a stronger taste than vodka or rum, whiskey is considered by many to be an acquired taste. However, for those who appreciate it, there is not a spirit…

Vodka Basics: History, Drinks and Storage

Worldwide, vodka is one of the most popular spirits. One reason why is because vodka is a “chameleon,” so to speak. Virtually odorless and tasteless, vodka easily blends into nearly any other beverage, making it an excellent addition to a variety of drinks. Since it is such a popular spirit, it is vitally important that bartenders…

Store-n-Pour Maintenance

Work behind the wood in any bar, lounge or club across the globe and you can virtually guarantee you will see a line of opaque plastic containers in the fridge or chiller cabinet, or sitting on the counter next to the soda gun: Store-n-Pours. These lifesavers are excellent for efficient storage of drink mixes, juices…