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I know a lot about beer. I know more than most people about wine. But other than the most basic drinks gin and tonic, rum and coke, etc. I know very little about making cocktails. I did not lie about this fact. I was honest and admitted I have very little knowledge of how to make cocktails, but I didn't Looking to learn how to bartend it would be a problem learning how to do Wives seeking casual sex Nashwauk. The person that hired me didn't seem to make a big deal about it.
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The International Bartender's Association Official Cocktails are the drinks that are common enough that they can be used in cocktail-making competitions. I mean, nobody is going to ask Looking to learn how to bartend for a Monkey Gland at a train station bar, but you can probably get a good sense of what people are going to ask for by eying that list and seeing which drinks Looking to learn how to bartend recognize an old-fashioned; tto daiquiri; a Long Island iced bartene etc.
No matter what you are making, you will need to be able to do that confidently every time. Then, practice doing it just a hair longer to make your customers happy. To your last sentence: I attend a lot of bars, and in my zone, if you are a bartender at a bar that is not a dedicated cocktail bar, and you know 10 drinks, then you're ahead of the game. Get a drink recipe book and have it behind the bar, or just google it on Friendly attractive guy for f w b s phone.
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Standards most places are not too high. This previously Looking to learn how to bartend about a different setting, but has useful comments on the logistics of prep and taking orders. Frankly, if it's a railway station bar, then the clientele are not likely to be picky. If you can make a martini, a cosmopolitan and a margarita you're a good bit of the way there.
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As a customer: Learb rather wait longer and get a good drink than have someone poorly eyeball it and get a bad one. It's analogous to learning how to cook. You will do well to learn the basic techniques properly. There are some good YouTube videos Looking to learn how to bartend how to make various drinks and the proper techniques to use, like this one.
This guy Chris McMillan has a bunch of these videos, and I think they're quite good. To Tom-B's excellent suggestionI would add: Personally, I mix 2: I can't imagine ordering it on Lonely lady looking hot sex Lindale rocks, but if the bartender fails to ask--or I fail to specify--I always end up with some horrible ice filled drink, instead of my Manhattan.
Lookimg, no-one ever gives you a martini on the rocks, so why would you bartemd a Manhattan that way? I learned to tend bar in exactly the same way that you are about lear do -- no training, just trial by fire.
I learned at a place that still free-pours drinks many corporate places use automatic pourers; these things are the devilin a college town, which Looking to learn how to bartend that there is a potential to get very busy, but that most drinks are on Looking to learn how to bartend simpler end of things and a lot of it is beer.
Here are some random things that come to mind that I learned some how-to, some a little more philosophical: Experienced bartenders measure by counting in their headsnot by using a jigger. You may want to start by using a jigger on your first day, but it's super impractical in general it slows you down, you have to clean it, etc.
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Get a pourer and a bottle of water and practice it at home. Most Lookng are taught to use a 3-count, but individual variations on counting speed and the intended strength of drinks make the practice of counting a little less straightforward than it sounds.
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If you serve a lot of bottled beer, keep a speed opener in your back pocket at all times. Many modern beers have twist-off caps, yes, but by no means abrtend, and you will tear your hand up learning which is which if you're not careful. Generally speaking, you tip the glass about a 45 degree angle between horizontal and vertical, mouth-up obvs Looking to learn how to bartend begin pouring, then slowly lower the bottom of the glass as it fills until it's full at which the glass should be nearly vertical.
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Almost everyone will say dry, many will also add dirty. Use dry vermouth, not sweet vermouth goes without saying, you'd think, but I've seen a new bartender not know there were two varieties, so I'm erring on the side of caution. A lot of people are cheapskates about tipping, but it helps your sanity to not notice every time someone does that and it also helps you give good service regardless, which can Looking to learn how to bartend a cheapskate into a regular loyal ho.
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Expect a certain amount of random shit to happen. It may be stressful at the time, but it makes for good stories later. Learn how to cut someone off gently who's had enough.
For some reason drunk people always want to argue about being cut off or thrown outas if you're going to say "No, you're right, here have another drink! It's a mystery of human nature.
I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff but I've not bartfnd a bartender for several years now. Learn basic jargon like "neat" and "up". Find out the standard pour for drinks at the bar.
Then determine what count on a speed pourer hits the standard pour for Looking to learn how to bartend bar. Also watch a marathon of bar rescue for what not to do. Start by reading the front section of this book.
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Lots of other drink books are interesting for information, but for work purposes this is the best I've found. Personally I would never use an phone app. You're working with liquids, and that shiny phone is either going to get doused in liquor, backwash, or crushed in your pocket against the bar.