Your Guests Are Trying to Tell You Something - Ep 97

January 14th, 2015

What can Bartenders & Servers learn from their guests?  Learn and take cues from your guests' actions and behaviors.

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Also, some discussion of Hot Adult Beverages, including Warm Whiskey Cocktails from WineMag.com
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For a great online bartending and cocktail course check out ABarAbove.

A fascinating selection of unusual and hard to find spirits plus Whiskey Tasting Packs are available at Flaviar!
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A talk with Bartender David Sangwell

January 6th, 2015

A chat with David Sangwell, a Bartender from England who gives us some insight into Flair Bartending.  David also has worked developing Cocktail Programs in places as exotic as Dubai.  He also produces his own podcast - Bartender HQ.

Its an interesting discussion!  Take a listen with the player below or Find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.  Also available on the Bartender Journey Web Site.
For more great online educational material on Bartending, check out the great A Bar Above course.
You can download the TipSee App for free to keep track of your tips!
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Bartending Talk with Vano - Part II

December 24th, 2014

This week on The Bartender Journey Podcast, its Part II of the talk with Vano!  We talk about serving responsibly and tell stories about having refuse service to guests.  Also, more talk about the hospitality side of the business.  Its another great chat about the Inner Game of Bartending!


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The TipSee App is free and a great way to keep track of your gratuities!  It is available for Apple and Android.
For more great Bartender education, check out the A Bar Above online course.

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Vano Returns! Bartending & Hospitality discussion.

December 17th, 2014

Vano is back on the show this week!  Great stories from behind the bar.  The importance of great Hospitality is discussed.  

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Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey

December 10th, 2014

A great chat with Raj Bhakta - CEO of Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey.  This high end product is giving the premium Single Malt Scotch category a "run for its money".  Raj appeared on Donald Trump's Apprentice, ran for Congress and then founded his own Whiskey company. 

Also, what is the best way for bartenders and servers to keep track of their gratuities?  We talk about the TipSee App, which is available to for iPhone and Android.
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Interview with Cocktail Author Warren Bobrow

December 2nd, 2014

This week on Bartender Journey we talk to Warren Bobrow author of Apothecary Cocktails and Whiskey Cocktails.  It’s a great conversation about cocktails, ice and craft spirits.

For more great Bartender education please check out Chris Tunstall's course by clicking here.

Flavair provides tasting packs of awesome craft spirits that you may never have heard of!  Check to check them out here.

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Interview with Bartender Thomas Mooneyham

November 25th, 2014

Great Bartending talk with Bartender Thomas Mooneyham from Chicago.
We chat about Tequila and Cognac, Cocktails and the bar scene in Chicago.

For more great Bartender education please check out Chris Tunstall's course by clicking here.

Flavair provides tasting packs of awesome craft spirits that you may never have heard of!  Check to check them out here.

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Interview with Jim Meehan, owner of the Manhattan Bar - PDT

November 19th, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week, its an interview with Jim Meehan, owner of the Manhattan Cocktail bar PDT!

Jim talks about the bar business, hospitality and becoming a great bartender.
This interview is an excerpt from the full length program, which is available on Tales365.com
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Making Your Own Liqueurs and Infused Spirits

November 5th, 2014

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast we talk with Author Andrew Schloss about his book Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits.  

Andrew explains how fun, easy and creative it is to make your own Liqueurs!
Plus a report from Disney's Food and Wine Festival.  Is it possible to get a decent cocktail at Disneyworld?
Take a listen to the show with the player on this page, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
Also, a great new resource for Bartender Education!  Check out A Bar Above for in depth Bartending training.
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Bartender Continuing Education

October 21st, 2014

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast, its a recap of the Bar Smarts Advanced course -- an amazing recourse for Bartender Education.

How do you develop your tasting palate?  How do you describe what you are tasting?  Plus, making cocktails for Mr. David Wondrich!
Also, tasting a very rare whisky from France!  Eddu Silver Pur Ble Nior Whisky is aged in used Cognac barrels.  Try a tasting pack from Flaviar to sample some fascinating spirits from around the world!
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Sidecar Recipe:  
  • Sugar for Rimming Glass
  • 1.5 oz VS or VSOP Cognac
  • .75 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice

Garnish:Orange peel

Glass:Cocktail

Method:  Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish:  orange peel.
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