Empress Gin: 8 Things You Should Know

Empress Gin and Tonic Grapefruit

The story behind Empress 1908 Gin’s ingredients, colour change, taste, where it’s from, and our favourite cocktails  One of the most strikingly coloured spirits you will find on liquor store shelves and back-bars around the world today is Empress 1908 Gin from Sidney, British Columbia. While most gin purists would scoff at a gin that […]

Bar And Restaurant Upselling Calculator

Bar Restaurant Upselling Calculator

“Why Does Upselling Matter?” Sometimes it can be hard to get buy-in from your team when they’re only thinking about upselling for a couple extra dollars here and there. Use this calculator to ignite the spark of possibility with an effective upselling strategy for your team and for your business. Want to improve your upselling […]

Secrets To Cutting Someone Off At Your Establishment (Part 1 of 2)

Cutting Someone Off

A 2-part framework designed to build your awareness around what may arise, and a mental toolkit to gracefully handle any situation Cutting someone off is one of the most difficult things you will have to do as a bartender, server, or manager.   Between the US and Canada alone, 15.8 million people have Alcohol Use […]

Dehydrated Cocktail Garnish Is Saving Time, Money – and the Planet

Dehydrated Garnishes

7 reasons why dehydrated garnishes are awesome for your bar We’re always looking for better ways of doing things. Dehydrated garnishes one of those small steps we can take that have a big impact over time. Every step we can take – no matter how small – to make things simpler, more efficient, more beautiful, […]

Bartending School: Should You Sign Up?

Nimble Bartending School

Before you decide whether bartending school is for you, ask yourself these important questions. If you’re researching bartending schools, you’ll likely find that there are a lot of opinions out there about whether or not they are worthwhile.   Here are 3 great articles that most soundly make the argument to not go:   Bartending […]

The Hidden Benefits of Cocktail Making Classes

Ideas you can steal from cocktail making classes

9 reasons why cocktail making classes will give you more confidence, boost your social skills, and help you become a culinary genius Simply put, cocktail making classes will help you make better drinks, and there’s no question that the ability to make a great drink is a seductive quality. Look no further than the likes […]