How many jokes have you heard start out that way.
The bartender is the main focus of any commercial bar.
Forget about the waitresses.
Sure they bring the drinks, but the bartender has to make them. Forget about the fry cooks serving up greasy fries.
It’s the bartender who has made you crave them.
Table of Content:
THE PROFESSIONAL BARTENDER
STOCKING YOUR BAR
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
DECORATING YOUR COCKTAILS
HYGIENE AND SAFETY
HIT ME SARGEANT
HOW TO KNOW WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
GOING TO THE BIG SHOW
HINTS AND TIPS
Bartenders have enjoyed a long and storied history.
They are the psychiatrists that you don’t have to have an appointment for. They are the ones you hear all the best jokes from. They are the ones who show you the neatest bar tricks to impress your friends.
The bartender, for some people, is the best friend they never had.
Tending bar is more than just pouring a cold draught beer or mixing up a mean screwdriver. With all the new drink combinations out these days, bartenders must be up on all the new terminology not to mention having the ability to mix up an Alabama Slammer without looking in the recipe book.
Whether you aspire to the “Cocktail” fame made popular by Tom Cruise, or if you just want to have an impressive home bar, this book will explore all aspects of tending bar.