The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book | The Peacock

The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book | The Peacock

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, one of the most important collection of pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes, has finally been given a makeover. Frank Caiafa, manager at the Peacock Alley, the lobby bar at New York’s renowned Waldorf Astoria, has dusted off A.S. Crockett’s bar books, and augmented them with his own recipes, as well as many other classic drinks omitted in the 1930’s manuals. The results are nothing short of amazing: Caiafa managed to condense years of research…

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Attaboy’s Micky McIlroy talks Nashville, Sasha Petraske and the worst trends in cocktails

Attaboy’s Micky McIlroy talks Nashville, Sasha Petraske and the worst trends in cocktails

In 2004, Micky McIlroy was a young bartender in Belfast, Ireland. He was passionate to learn everything he could about his trade. He was reading bar books and researching the best bars in the world. Sasha Petraske‘s Milk & Honey kept coming up. Micky did the obvious thing. He boarded a flight to New York, found Milk & Honey and introduced himself to Sasha. The Irish citizen then asked for a job. Recently, The Canadian Professional…

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16 Bartenders Share Their Post Work Cure to a Hard Shift

16 Bartenders Share Their Post Work Cure to a Hard Shift

Hospitality service is an unforgiving sport, an elegant battle. Like any all-encompassing profession we go into big nights of service with the intention to ‘win’. That is, to work together as an efficient team to make guests feel like they got great value for their money spent and a desire to eagerly return. One of the great unseen pressures of the job is feeling responsible for the happiness of an entire room of paying patrons….

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