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10 Underrated/Overlooked Types Of Booze Your Bartender Wants You To Order

Thrillist | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

If you walk into a cocktail bar and ask for a Moscow Mule, it's time to order a new concoction.

11 Things People Don't Understand About Being A Bartender

Thrillist | Posted 03.21.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Keep these ideas in mind next time you step up to the bar, and your bartender will be much happier to enable your partying.

15 Bartenders Name Their Most Overrated And Underrated Cocktails

Thrillist | Posted 03.07.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Next time you're at the bar, try ordering a Negroni on ice or a sherry cocktail.

New Bartending Webseries Is Relatable And Entertaining

Leora Novick | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

For anyone that has ever tended bar in New York, or really anywhere in the world (let's face it, annoying drunk guys are universal), there is a new web series that will hit close to home.

These Are The 19 Types Of Bartenders

Thrillist | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

There's a blizzard worth of unique, drink-making snowflakes waiting patiently to take your order/gratuity.

This State Will Soon Require Bartenders To Wear Rubber Gloves

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

As technical as the “mixologist” title may be, the last thing these cocktail artists want you to feel when you slide up to the bar for a cold one ...

How to Make (Almost) Perfect Ice at Home

Food52 | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
Food52

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Toda...

10 Ways To Prevent Your Bartender Or Server From Going Insane This Christmas Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

There isn’t enough Xanax in the universe to make the blood money of Christmas time in the service industry entirely tolerable.

Mixology As Spectator Sport: What's The Deal With Bartending Competitions?

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

When did bartending become a spectator sport? And how? And for heaven's sake, why?

15 Reasons NOT to Date a Bartender

Dan Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

No. 11: Their natural musk will be the faintly perceptible smell of Jagermeister.

Is It Ever OK to Call Yourself a Mixologist?

Tom Macy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Tom Macy

To those bartenders who think calling yourself a mixologist is an excuse for serving drinks with a frown at a snail's pace, you are morons and are giving the rest of us a bad name. This article isn't even acknowledging your kind.

Pass The Spring Cocktails

Sheila Marikar | Posted 05.18.2013 | Taste
Sheila Marikar

Courvoisier is arguably even more party ready than when Busta Rhymes sang its praises.

Life After Bartending

Tom Macy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Tom Macy

I'm still passionate about the artisanal craft of cocktails and think of them as my vocation. But there's only room for one source of sleep deprivation in my life, and now it's my daughter.

Why Are Cocktails Important?

Tom Macy | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Tom Macy

The main complaint about cocktails these days is that they're pretentious. This image is only perpetuated when they're served by a bunch of seemingly elitist bearded bartenders who obsess over antiquated drinks that cost the price of an entree.

Cheers! The Inspiring Way Bartenders Are Spending Their Tip Money

Jen Bokoff | Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact
Jen Bokoff

When Brian Floyd decided to donate his tips from a shift of bartending at The Vanderbilt in Brooklyn, N.Y. to tsunami relief in early 2011, he had no idea what this selfless act would inspire.

Job Profile: Casino Bartender

Steve Gillman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Money
Steve Gillman

Although the federal minimum wage for tipped positions is at just $2.13 per hour as of 2012, and there are many low-traffic bars where the addition of tips just barely brings a employees above minimum wage, there are also places where a bartender can make a decent living with good benefits.

A Modest Proposal to Stop Tipping Bartenders

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy
Stephen Robert Morse

Why do we tip taxi drivers 10% to 15%, waiters and waitresses 15% to 20%, and hotel chambermaids $1 per night, while bartenders expect to rake in $1 per drink (or more if we're feeling generous)?

Spider-Man Would Make an Amazing Bartender

Tom Macy | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Tom Macy

I have every confidence in the The Avengers' ability to save the world. But working a brunch service? I'm not holding my breath.

WATCH: Bartender's Incredible Acrobatic Mixing Act

Posted 06.04.2012 | Food

This bartender might be a bit more Tom Cruise in the film "Cocktail" than he is master mixologist -- who knows -- but that doesn't take anything away ...

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Bartending?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

There's something great about enjoying a homemade cocktail when the weather is warm outside. And while some of us can make this happen with our well-e...

Pucker Up: A Grown-Up Lime Rickey

Honest Cooking | Posted 08.20.2011 | Food
Honest Cooking

Rebecca Orchant from Honest Cooking tends the bar today, and decides to mix up a great summer cocktail for both lazy days in the sun and special occas...

10 Tips For Perfect Liquor Infusions

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
The Daily Meal

Recipes that call for ingredients like "bacon-infused bourbon" and "housemade tangerine and serrano vodka" needn't send novice home bartenders runni...

Rock On: Rock Sake Makes its Mark

Kevin Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kevin Gould

I constantly find myself at a loss every time I want to indulge in a bottle of cold sake on a night out with friends -- that is until I discovered Rock Sake.

The Unsung Heroes Of The Bar

Karl Kozel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Karl Kozel

The barbacks today are largely immigrants, and you should pull up a stool and watch America at work. When you do so, you might just see the ghosts of some of your ancestors.

Are Bartenders Shaking Too Hard?

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

"WHEN we first started Varnish, we began sustaining a bunch of injuries," Marcos Tello said. "I had a huge, constant knot in my forearm. Chris Ojeda d...