12 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Drink after a Hard Shift

12 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Drink after a Hard Shift

In part one of this series, “16 Bartenders Share Their Post Shift Cure to a Hard Shift“, we asked industry veterans to talk about their post work rituals that help them to recover after an exceptionally hard shift behind the bar. Food, exercise and the classic bartenders “handshake” (beer and a shot) featured highly. Not all bartenders are elated by the prospect of having a cocktail after making drinks for guests all night, usually at…

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New Gwei-Lo, pineapple three ways!

New Gwei-Lo, pineapple three ways!

“When life gives you lemons, sell them and buy a pineapple. How to better your life 101.” – Davin Turney The New Gwei-Lo cocktail incorporates pineapple in three fascinating ways. First, there’s a dehydrated pineapple and espelette chili rock salt rim. Then, as you sip you engage the bright pineapple shrub, which is an ancient arabic technique for preserving fruit as a drinking vinegar rather than allowing it to ferment into alcohol. Finally, there are…

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Absolut; vodka outdoing itself?..or not so much?

Absolut; vodka outdoing itself?..or not so much?

It was a pleasure to meet Jacob Sweetapple yesterday and be introduced to the Absolut Elyx, the latest in the Swedish Vodka line. Absolut has taken the most well marketed product, in the biggest category, and put it into the darling of the spirits industry….the copper still, the result is delicious. For anyone who has been under a rock since 1979 when it all started for Absolut. The bottle shape has become an international symbol…

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