The first rule of throwing a party is to actually enjoy the party. We've all been in your shoes--gotten a little over-ambitious, wanted to show off a little too much and impress the guests with made-to-order cocktails. Here's the thing: Guests will be more impressed if you have a made-ahead bar spread that frees you up to spend time with them. The secret is to make a signature big-batch, pre-mixed cocktail.
I enjoy good food, yummy cocktails, and delicious wine. I appreciate ambiance, comfort, and good service. Who doesn't? But what I absolutely love most of all are the real life stories of the people behind these experiences.
From the opening bell, I'm bullish on cheery bonhomie. Financials are rewarded, the tip jar stuffed with dollars. I spear
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A long trail follows curious Steven, long sheets of bad luck. He's been in many a sticky situation. He picked up a brown paper bag from the shade in the alley behind the dive. What's in here? he inquired. A used hypo-needle that pricked his finger, that's what.
You're not getting served... You're a loser. Working in a bar, an old man working in a bar. What, you couldn't get a real
I tell the doorman. I have a bad feeling about tonight. Soon, the twisted is spotted. His face barrels evil. This one with a mustache, most menacing.
Back at the bar, at the end of the day, MAC sweeps up the detritus of drinkers, puts down his broom and asks, What did you
Bartender's are a hardy breed, who, safe behind the polished mahogany, genuinely believe they are immune to anything the customer can throw at them, only to learn that we've been evolving.
"What bartenders geek out about takes years to trickle down to the consumer," says Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All. Here, the best bartender-made secret ingredients to buy.