Managing costs is an important, if perhaps somewhat unglamorous, part of any business. And in the bar world one of our greatest costs is our cost of goods (COGS) and so negotiating the best possible deals you can get with your suppliers is paramount.
Whearty has built an international reputation for himself and his bar, which, we’re confident to say, looks unlike any other bar in the world. Whearty’s approach and drinks are innovative, earning Operation Dagger a spot at number 21 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list and taking out the title of Singapore’s most creative bar at the 2016 Singapore Bar Awards. Here, he talks to Sam Bygrave about creativity, the drink-making process, and the ideas underpinning Operation Dagger.
You can grow tired of drinking Martini’s (a hard feat, but it’s possible), and if you’re a bar like The Barber Shop in Sydney which specialises in gin, features gin in each of its cocktails, and is all gin all the time, you have to find ways of catering to customers for whom gin might not necessarily be a favourite.
Many bartenders want to, one day, open their own bar. To have their own little piece of the action. Steve Schneider has some advice on getting there.
Alex Kratena knows a thing or two about creativity — check out his thoughts on creativity, bartending, and the keys to his success.
With the latest gin creation Rutte Celery Gin, the Dutch distillery’s loving attention to detail down to the last ingredient becomes quite apparent. The refinement of gin with aromatic celery and cardamom demonstrates high distillation expertise and creativity without neglecting treasured traditions. Celery was already used by the founder Simon Rutte as an ingredient, so it has its say in the Old Simon Genever, too.
What began in 1872 in the back room of the founder Simon Rutte in Dordrecht near Rotterdam, carries on magnificently today: the distillation of superb juniper based spirits.
We're getting fordrunken, up the pole, even lushy, if you will — here's some of our favourite reads of late, from the role of booze in creating civilisation, to words for getting drunk, the neurology of mixology and more.
This Betsy Ross recipe is named for an iconic American who, legend has it, was responsible for sewing the first ever American flag, bringing together the stars and stripes.
We've dug into the archives for our favourite three Margarita recipes — the classic, the Tommy's, and one from left-field from the legends at Tio's Cerveceria.