Letters to an Aspiring Bartender, #1

Letters to an Aspiring Bartender, #1

9/2/2011 by The Bon Vivants

Words to live by for the aspiring bartender.

Four Noble Truths

Four Noble Truths

8/31/2011 by Jeff Burkhart

How to properly behave when visiting other bars.

The Spell Check

The Spell Check

8/29/2011 by Naren Young

How proper spelling and grammatical errors can affect the cocktail menu.

The Shepherd and the Flock

The Shepherd and the Flock

8/26/2011 by The Bon Vivants

The Bon Vivants take a look at the evolution of the guest.

Unwanted Guests

Unwanted Guests

8/24/2011 by Francine Cohen

Occupational hazard: when groupies go bad.

The Benjamin Button Bartender

The Benjamin Button Bartender

8/22/2011 by Lindsay Nader

Why mastering the bar should come first.

I Don't Wanna…

I Don't Wanna…

8/19/2011 by The Bon Vivants

The Bon-Vivants tell you why to give ‘em a break.

Tommy Klus Dares You To Do It In Three

Tommy Klus Dares You To Do It In Three

8/17/2011 by Geoffrey Kleinman

Three Ingredients are the Charm in a Tommy Klus Cocktail.

Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue

8/15/2011 by Naren Young

Blue is back baby! Naren examines colorful, fun cocktails.

Share and Share Alike

Share and Share Alike

8/12/2011 by The Bon Vivants

On the heels of last week's praising of the generosity of the bartender, The Bon Vivants want to speak about how we as a group share or don't share our "secrets."

Pisco Creative Process

Pisco Creative Process

8/11/2011 by Erica Hope

A descriptive look into why thoughtful cocktails finish first with bartenders

Currently In Season

Currently In Season

8/8/2011 by Lindsay Nader

See why Lindsay loves Locavore.

You Generous Bastards!

You Generous Bastards!

8/5/2011 by The Bon Vivants

The Bon Vivants pause the industry at the biggest cocktail festival of the year and allow everyone to give back. Read the real story behind Pig & Punch.

The real reasons why you should be entering cocktail competitions

Winning Isn't Everything Or…

8/3/2011 by Francine Cohen

While a vacation, prize money, and a shot at eternal glory (at least until next year’s competition when you have to defend or give up your title) sounds really appealing, there are so many more important reasons to enter cocktail competitions.

The Greatest Bar in the World

The Greatest Bar in the World

8/1/2011 by Naren Young

Anytime something is labeled as ‘the best’ or ‘the greatest,’ it automatically sets itself up for intense scrutiny. This article may do the same, if you can be bothered going to this bar – the best in the world in my opinion – in the first place.

The Bon Vivants

The Bon Vivants

7/25/2011 by Francine Cohen

If one had to offer up an oversimplified (and highly stereotypical) description of male Californians that was based on nothing more than tourism focused television commercials and repeated viewings of “Fast Times at...

A Cocktail Homecoming

A Cocktail Homecoming

7/21/2011 by Francine Cohen

Having known Lindsay Nader since her days manning the door at PDT (www.pdtnyc.com) in NYC, we can attest that this California native is a font of graciousness and a welcoming presence for guests in search of a cocktail.

Naren Knows

Naren Knows

7/20/2011 by Francine Cohen

ShakeStir’s veteran cocktail maker and intrepid journalist sheds a light on the industry.

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