BarSmarts Wired Is Free!

I’ve mentioned BarSmarts, but didn’t go into detail, however I have completed the course and found it enlightening. BarSmarts Wired is an online cocktail and spirits education program created by some of the biggest names in the business, and it is incredibly thorough, with superb content, expert-led videos, tests and a printable pdf manual that …

Properly Pickled: Vinegar in Cocktails

I’ve mentioned using vinegar in cocktails before, and it remains a pretty prevalent trend. Most often you see these cocktails described as containing a shrub, but sometimes the menu will come right out and list vinegar as an ingredient. This may keep the weak-of-heart at bay, but it is a time-honored and chemically sound approach to …

Intellectual Property On The Bar

It’s an issues that has haunted bartenders for several weeks if not centuries: no matter how much innovation you put into crafting an amazing new cocktail, you cannot patent, trademark or copyright your recipe. With that much generally understood at Tales of the Cocktails’ “Intellectual Property 2” semiar, the question became how to protect your …