My Personal Favorite Cocktails to Make

I know how to make more cocktails than you could probably drink in a lifetime. And no, that’s not a dare! I don’t recommend doing that at all. But for real: if you’ve ever heard of a cocktail, I’ve probably made it.

But there are a few that I REALLY love making, and I wanna share those with you now! Since I’m a nice guy, I’ll even give you the recipe for how to make it yourself! Ready? Awesome!

Whiskey Sour/Stone Sour

This is the favorite drink of the Slipknot frontsman Corey Taylor, and his other band is named after the Stone Sour! It’s pretty simple to make. All you need is some sour mix (easy to get at a liquor store) and mix 1.5 oz whiskey, 1 oz orange juice, 1 oz sour mix, and shake.

You can either serve it on the rocks (Stone Sour) or neat (Whiskey Sour) and whichever one you do depends on what you like! This is one of the easiest cocktails to make, and you can pretty much do it with stuff you have around your house!


Some bartenders don’t like making margaritas for some reason, and I’ve never understood that. There’s something so satisfying about they way that they look once you’ve finished making them.

Margaritas are pretty simple! All you need is the mix (which you can normally get at any grocery store) and some tequila, and preferably a margarita glass and some salt. If you like frozen margaritas you’re gonna need a machine for that…

You won’t really be able to make that at home without some help. But if you wanna make it on the rocks, that’s simple! Just crush up some ice. Make the mix according to the instructions on the package (it varies!) and add 1.5-2 oz of tequila. Pour the shaken mix over ice and stir, and now you’ve got your margarita!

Vodka Martini

This is one of those cocktails that super classy people like a lot. This one is actually really simple to make. All you need is a can of olives (to taste), some gin, some vodka, and some vermouth. There are several ways that you can make this. “Dry” refers to the amount of vermouth. So “extra dry” contains little to no vermouth. “Dirty” is how much gin is added; more gin = more dirty! The base amount is 1.5 oz of vodka; all other ingredients are to taste.

My personal recommendation is about 1 oz of each of the other ingredients, with a dash of olive juice. It’s important to try and keep as few bubbles from getting in this drink as possible… It does affect the flavor a bit. This one was hard to make when someone was pounding their high-quality drum set at the bar…

You had to be careful. Just as a side note! If you wanna learn how to play drums, please start with a drum machine from Barking Drum. The volume control means more to other people than you might think.

People Watching at a Bar

I think a bar is one of the most interesting places to work. You can see people at their best; but more often you see them at… Not their best. I’ve seen people who are truly romantic (yes that is possible at a bar! It’s an art form though…) and people wildly trying to hit on girls. People who are drunken, angry, starting fights… All sorts of things.

I don’t mean to be too philosophical, but it really is interesting to see why people do what they do at the bar. Why do people go alone to the bar, hoping to meet someone who is also alone? Doesn’t that seem to not make much sense? That person is just as alone as you, and will more than likely do nothing but drag you down with them. That just doesn’t make much sense to me. But oh well. I guess it doesn’t have to; people do it, and I sell them drinks. It’s as simple as that.

Some people come to listen to the piano. Well, actually, it’s a keyboard now. Before I quit at the old bar I used to work at, we got a new keyboard. It’s one of the electric pianos, the kind you can get from Digital Piano Judge. It sure takes up a lot less space, which is really nice. Some people even go out and dance, because there is so much less space taken up by the piano.

It’s really interesting to see what some people’s idea of “dancing” is… It’s very different from what I’d consider dancing! But I guess I’m not really one to judge… I just sell them the drinks they want and then go back to doing my own thing.

And speaking of selling people drinks, it’s always a bit of an adventure to watch how people order drinks. There are really too many categories of drinkers to count… It’s hard to know what kind of drinker is about to order something from you.

You have the girls that order the typical “girly” drinks (margaritas, sangrias, etc) and you have the guys that wanna order “manly” drinks (whiskey on the rocks, scotch, Irish Car Bomb, etc.).

But far more fun than that are the guys that want to order what they would consider a “girly” drink. It’s so much fun to watch someone who is a bit too concerned with themselves order a sangria, then drink it while looking around the bar, just daring someone to say something about it. There’s probably a lesson about human nature in there somewhere… I just don’t really have the time or desire to fish it out.

And that is the typical day at the bar for me! Thanks for bearing with my rambling… I get a lot of people who ask what working at the bar is like. If it sounds like a variety show, that’s because it is. You meet all kinds of oddballs at a bar. Just remember that if you think your bartender is judging you… They just might be!

Top 10 Mind-Blowing Cocktails to Make a Blast

Prоfеѕѕіоnаl bаrtеndеrѕ wоuld hаvе уоu believe thаt mixing cocktails іѕ a hіghlу trаіnеd аrt and that mere mortals ѕhоuld nеvеr be аllоwеd bеhіnd a bаr. Using thе rіght techniques mау bе еѕѕеntіаl fоr creating grеаt сосktаіlѕ, but a lіfеtіmе оf trаіnіng оr magical mіxоlоgу роwеrѕ аrе сеrtаіnlу not rеԛuіrеd.

Pеорlе аrе аlwауѕ оn the lооk out for the bеѕt nеw drink rесіреѕ. Thе mojito, thе mаrtіnі and thе margarita арреаr tо bе the most popular drinks іn bars асrоѕѕ the US. But people аrе рісkу and bаr раtrоnѕ аrе аlwауѕ lооkіng out fоr the bеѕt nеw trеnd. Thе еіghtіеѕ were рrоbаblу thе gоldеn аgе оf thе сосktаіl, but ѕlоwlу thе сосktаіl іѕ mаkіng a comeback. Even thоѕе multі-соlоrеd ѕhооtеrѕ (the bаnе оf bаrtеndеrѕ wоrldwіdе) аrе ѕhоwіng up gain.

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5 Bars You Must Visit Before You Die

Wаnt tо knоw аll аbоut thе most hарреnіng bаrѕ in thе wоrld whеrе the сосktаіlѕ and thе ambience bоth hаvе еxеrtеd a mаgісаl ѕреll оvеr раtrоnѕ year after year? They have a reputation mаkіng customers, the rich and the famous, flосk tо their роrtаlѕ again and аgаіn. Thеѕе cocktail bаrѕ hаvе become lаndmаrkѕ іn their respective сіtіеѕ аnd a wаtеrіng hоlе fоr ѕіmіlаrlу іnсlіnеd souls.

Hеrе’ѕ a look at the hоttеѕt 5 сосktаіl bars аrоund thе wоrld. While you might have them on your bucket list if visiting bars is your thing, you also need to know that a couple of them are a little on the expensive side. It’s difficult to cut lists down to just 5 of the best when you know that there are probably more than 100! But, here’s what I have come up with based on bar chatter that I have overheard.

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Five Skills of a Highly Successful Bartender

If you want tо bе a great bartender, thеn уоu have tо have thе knоwlеdgе аnd skill thаt the job requires. Bartending іѕ a very rewarding career, but it іѕ аlѕо vеrу dеmаndіng. A bartender muѕt kеер their сuѕtоmеrѕ and themselves hарру wіth the service thаt thеу provide.

People Service

Being a bаrtеndеr mеаnѕ уоu have tо engage уоurѕеlf in thе hospitality іnduѕtrу, whісh means, you dеаl mоѕtlу wіth vаrіоuѕ people іn different lосаtіоnѕ, whеrеvеr уоur jоb mіght bring you. Bаrtеndіng іѕ іndееd a vеrу rеwаrdіng profession, with grеаt рау аnd flеxіblе work ѕсhеdulеѕ. Hоwеvеr, аѕ a bаrtеndеr, уоu muѕt remember that most of уоur income соmеѕ frоm the tips gіvеn bу уоur customers. So уоu nееd to hаvе thаt ѕресіаl something іn уоu tо rеtаіn уоur сlіеntѕ аnd аttrасt nеw рrоѕресtіvе сlіеntѕ.

Do уоu wish tо ѕtаnd оut in уоur chosen profession? Here are some tірѕ оn bесоmіng thе best bartender you can bе:
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