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When to stir a drink and when to shake a drink?

Shaking aerates a cocktail, whereas stirring allows flavours to blend without getting bubbles in. Purists argue that if the cocktail contains only alcohol-based ingredients (spirits, vermouths, ...
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Do kegs go bad faster once they are tapped?

Soo... There are two main ways to push beer out of a keg. Carbon Dioxide and regular air. Most bars use CO2 (and Nitrogen in some cases) to push the beer out. Your regular backyard kegger uses regular ...
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What’s the drinking game with thumb on the bar?

I believe in the U.K. there is one called “Tom Thumb”, basically: someone is allocated as the “Thumb Boss” everyone in the group must watch them when they place their thumb on the bar everyone must ...
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Do Bartenders ever make their own inventive drinks for the Christmas holidays in bars?

Do bartenders try to do this? Yes. Do they advertise it as such? Yes. Is it truly original - as in nobody, anywhere, anytime, has ever made that drink before? Maybe. I used to run a bar, and my ...
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How to batch a cocktail with a muddled ingredient?

If you are batching for a single event and all of your batch is to be used all at once, there is no reason why you can't just blitz blanched basil syrup into your gin and lemon mix and then ...
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How to batch a cocktail with a muddled ingredient?

How to batch a cocktail with a muddled ingredient? For your Gin Basil Smashes, try using a Basil Simple Syrup, but in order to use less less syrup in your mix triple the amount of basil leaves you use ...
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Storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom?

Sunroom in Florida and building a home bar I understand your fear about posting photos about your sunroom on the net! In that case I will try to make a generic recommendation. Make a lockable cabinet, ...
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Do Bartenders ever make their own inventive drinks for the Christmas holidays in bars?

The short answer is probably not. Even if they thought it was original, chances are it has been done. Exceptions might include a "twist" on some mixed drink using a local product/ingredient rather ...
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Looking for smooth handled bar spoon w/ muddler

I found this source on the internet - which will then take you to all sorts of sites that have what you are looking for - good luck! EDIT: I believe this is what you want. It also has a thermometer!...
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Do Bartenders ever make their own inventive drinks for the Christmas holidays in bars?

I just heard about this pop-up bar in DC. It's called Miracle on 7th Street and it's only open during the holiday season. Here's the menu. One of their most interesting, and biggest selling, ...
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