We often talk about how the history of the Old Fashioned means it is the original cocktail, but mixed drinks weren’t invented the first time someone through together spirit, bitters, sugar and water. The Sling was around before that, and before the Sling was the Flip.
“She’s gone further with it and moved forward, and is now the 2IC at Earl’s Juke Joint in Newtown.” Meet Jemima McDonald.
Phil Gannon is something of a legend around the Sydney bar scene; you may know him from his previous life, standing on the doors at Frankie’s until stupid o’clock in the morning making sure you and your bartending mates had a good night.
The corner stone of any great bar is the bar team, the atmosphere, a rotovap and of course, the toilets. Your porcelain palace is just as important as what you pour, writes Charlie Lehmann.
Dear drinkers, Ramblin’ Rascal has taken over Australian Bartender this month; we’ve tried not to burn the whole thing down.
If whilst we’re sitting at your bar, flipping through the pages of your cocktail…
This month we’ve done something a little different. You know how bars do popups and takeover a space for a night or for a few days? Well, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern has taken over Australian Bartender for the month of April.
Opening a distillery seems like a great idea, a romantic one (for a certain type of person); opening a ‘moonshinery’ has even more illicit appeal if you ask us. That’s exactly what Melbourne Moonshine mates Ben Bowles and Andrew Fitzgerald did when they opened their urban distillery in South Melbourne in 2015.
Do you have what it takes to be the Bartender of the Year? Take our practice quiz to see where your knowledge is at.
Here’s part two of Sven Almenning’s talk at the Business of Bars Conference during Sydney Bar Week 2017. Last month was all about what you need to do before you get to opening the doors on your shiny new bar — this month, we share Almenning’s advice on managing staff and the venue once the doors are open.