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What Makes A Good Bartender?

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In New York City there are more than a few bars and each of them have the bartenders that work them. However not every bartender is a good one and the bad ones can truly throw off the relaxing vibes of being in a bar with friends.

So what makes a good bartender? There isn’t one answer to that question but with some of my own research and asking around, I have managed to make a list of 3 qualities of a great bartender. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 13, 2015 in Happy Hour

 

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Tao Manhattan


Saturday, relaxing at Tao in Manhattan on 58th Street, with a perfect Manhattan made with Bookers Bourbon.  Theresa “Tess”, the very knowledgable and friendly bartender helped me with my Italian by determining that the Vermouth Del Professore used in the drink added a spicy and herbal bitterness.  I am assuming this is due to the amount of clove they use in their formula for making such a unique blend of vermouth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2015 in in Manhattan NYC

 

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A Perfect Custom Manahattan at The Republic Smokehouse and Saloon

There have been many times where I have been able to form an opinion of a Manhattan before I have taken the first sip, usually when I do this it doesn’t bode well for the drink. Often times this happens when my drink looks like a cloudy sandstorm spinning in my glass.  However, in this case, I was able to form an immediate strong positive point of view for three reasons:  1)The color of the vermouth was a warmer deeper color than usual and, 2) It was clear of any particulate air bubbles – clear amber heaven, and 3) there was a proper, not emergency beacon red, dark maraschino cherry at the bottom.  I knew then that the bartender Collin, at The Republic Smokehouse and Saloon, was the real deal. I called him over before my first taste and asked about the brand of Vermouth and if it was a brandied cherry. The vermouth was Carpano Antica Formula, and the cherry was not brandied, – it was just a deep black maraschino cherry.  Both made a big difference. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Happy Hour

 

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Caveat Emptor – Watch what the barman pours

By MARC SANTORA and MICHAELLE BOND
A patron ordering a drink made with a high-quality spirit, like Bombay Sapphire gin, should presumably not have to wonder what winds up swishing around the martini glass.
But more than a dozen bars in New Jersey committed the sin of misleading drinkers, ….Read the Full Article from Sunday New York Times

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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Legal

 

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