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Ask a Bartender: The Most Important Business Aspects of Opening a Bar
1 year ago

Ask a Bartender: The Most Important Business Aspects of Opening a Bar

We chatted with two Chilled 100 members to talk about important business decisions you’ll come across if you own a bar or restaurant…
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Ask a Bartender: What to Do When You’re Done With the Stick
1 year ago

Ask a Bartender: What to Do When You’re Done With the Stick

Two Chilled 100 members talk about the reality of bartender burnout and future job opportunities to consider when you’re done with the stick…
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How to Make Aquavit with Aska’s Rachael Pack
1 year ago

How to Make Aquavit with Aska’s Rachael Pack

Michelin starred Scandinavian restaurant Aska shared its signature dill aquavit recipe, and it’s easier to make than you might think…
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Ask a Bartender: How Do You Create Safe Spaces in Your Bar?
1 year ago

Ask a Bartender: How Do You Create Safe Spaces in Your Bar?

We asked two Chilled 100 members how they create safe spaces in their bars and deal with rowdy customers…
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3 Technical Mixing Mistakes That Can Ruin a Cocktail
1 year ago

3 Technical Mixing Mistakes That Can Ruin a Cocktail

We asked three pro bartenders about the most common mixing mistakes that can ruin a cocktail. Here’s what they had to say…
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Two Bartenders Get Real About Alcohol Abuse
1 year ago

Two Bartenders Get Real About Alcohol Abuse

We interviewed two Chilled 100 bartenders about responsible serving behind the bar and how to help an addict with alcohol abuse…
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How to Make Instagram-Worthy Cocktail Garnishes
1 year ago

How to Make Instagram-Worthy Cocktail Garnishes

Bartender Nikki McCutcheon from TAO Group in NYC gives us her best Instagram-worthy cocktail garnish ideas…
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Federico Avila thinks most jiggers are terrible
1 year ago

Federico Avila thinks most jiggers are terrible

If you’ve ever wondered why bartenders use a jigger, expert Federico Avila explains what it is and his favorite one…
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Making the Move from Bartender to Bar Owner
2 years ago

Making the Move from Bartender to Bar Owner

All of us who make a living working behind a bar crafting specialty cocktails have probably wondered at one time or another how our lives would be different if we stopped living off tips and were the keepers of the till. (By this, I mean the register, if you aren’t familiar with bartending lingo.)…
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A Bartender’s Tips for Creating Great Experiences
2 years ago

A Bartender’s Tips for Creating Great Experiences

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. And if that’s your thing, you have to go where Christine Kim puts the “tender” love and care in “bartender.”
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What’s in Your Bartending Toolbox?
2 years ago

What’s in Your Bartending Toolbox?

Tools are important in any trade. Carpenters need hammers, nails, and saws. Musicians require instruments, and writers require a pen and paper, or a computer keyboard…
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What Kind of Bartender Are You?
2 years ago

What Kind of Bartender Are You?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve worked in a variety of bartending situations over the span of my career. For example, my first gig was at my cousin’s pizza place. From there, I worked in music clubs, fine dining restaurants, private parties…
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