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The golden rules of hotel bartending

Posted by Chloe Papas on Mar 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM

So you want to become a hotel bartender. Maybe you’re already working behind a bar in a restaurant, or maybe you’re just starting your journey in hospitality and are weighing up your next move. It’s likely that you’ve seen a fair few movies or television shows where the hotel bartender seems like they are having a ball - hanging out behind a luxurious bar and chatting to travelers all day. 

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Hospitality career advice, Tips for bartenders

New course: Vodka cocktails with Erik Lorincz

Posted by Emily Marr on Mar 8, 2019 12:53:37 PM

The Moscow Mule, the White Russian, the Cosmopolitan and the Espresso Martini. You've most likely heard of them, but do you know the not so secret ingredient linking all of these world-famous cocktails? It's Vodka!

With multiple ingredients, a myriad of measurements, key techniques, and some rather specific cocktail formulas, it's easy to get things muddled when it comes to creating the perfect vodka cocktail.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Typsy news, Tips for bartenders

How to pair vodka with food

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 15, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Traditionally when we talk about pairings, wine or beer springs to mind, often alongside a luxurious degustation or tapas dishes. Whether it’s a rich red alongside perfectly cooked beef, or the latest craft beer offering adding fruity notes to a pasta dish, foodies are used to certain combinations of food and alcohol on restaurant menus. Which is why sommeliers and chefs around the world are delving into the world of unique pairings - whether it’s gin, whiskey, mocktails, tea, or even vodka. 

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Menu advice, Tips for bartenders

Bringing the mocktail back to the menu

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 1, 2019 4:25:00 PM

While many venues - particularly family-friendly restaurants and bars - have mock cocktails on their drink lists already, many don’t quite get them right or give them the respect that they deserve. Alcoholic cocktails may always be the favorite when it comes to your venue’s clientele, but that doesn’t mean that the humble mocktail should be undervalued or added to your drinks offerings as an afterthought. 

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Topics: Menu advice, Tips for bartenders

5 weird and wacky ways to open a champagne bottle

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 13, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Popping open a bottle of champagne is wonderful and decadent. The pop and hiss of the champagne bubbling away are often associated with celebrations, events or special treats. Yet, this sumptuous and often expensive tipple comes with a danger often overlooked: the cork.

Twist the bottle, not the cork is what is often invoked from the first time you hold a bottle of champagne. But we’ve done some digging to find some other quirky, and somewhat risqué, ways to open a bottle of champagne.

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Topics: Tips for sommeliers, Tips for front of house, Hospitality trends, Tips for bartenders