Hot Bartending How-Tos

How To: Get a free drink from a bartender

Everyone likes free things, and everyone likes drinking. Combine the two and you've got one happy hour. You will need no expectations, a smile on your face, basic common courtesy, and some money. Never ask for a freebie. It doesn’t work, and since most bartenders have good memories, you’ll always be known as the cheapskate. Be polite

How To: Rim a cocktail glass

Learn how to rim a cocktail glass because it tastes so good when it touches your lips, says CHOW. One of the things that can be difficult is making a perfect rim witht either sugar or salt on a cocktail glass. Take a piece of citrus and rub it gently around the rim. Flip it over and press it gently in sugar or salt. Enjoy this quick cocktail tip.

How To: Choose essential bar tools

Do you know what tools you need to make your favorite drink at home? On this episode of FoodGear you'll find out the five must have tools for you home bar. The most basic tools for the maximum number of cocktails you can make, you should think about getting a cocktail shaker, a strainer, a jigger (measuring cup), a juicer (with a built in strainer), and a corkscrew. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to pick out essential bar tools.

How To: Pick the right bar tools, select a good bourbon &mixer

Learn how to create the finest cocktails from Francesco LaFranconi, Vegas Master Mixologist and Bartender Extraordinaire! The right tools will make a big difference in the quality of a drink. Likewise, picking the right bourbon to suit the drink being made, or a mixer to suit the bourbon base is essential for making the best taste cocktail. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to choose the right bar tools for a bartending kit, the right bourbon for a cocktail, and the right mix...

How To: Pack a cocktail or bartending kit

Not only must you stock your bar with the and most useful tools, you need to be able to take your act on the road. In this episode of "The Cocktail Spirit," Robert Hess shows how to be a traveling bartender. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to choose the right cocktail tools.

How To: Make a lemon knot

Learn how to add style to your cocktail. Watch and learn how to make a lemon knot drink garnish. We think the classic "twist" has a better look, but it's always nice to do something different... Make a lemon knot.

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