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Considering the potential for good profits from your bar program, it is increasingly important to assemble a bar team that work well together, back each other up, and share responsibilities.

Gin is a clear, mostly unaged spirit that derives its flavor from a variety of fruit peels and botanicals, most notably juniper, which by law must be the prominent flavor ingredient. 

Bars are often nickled and dimed into ruin, or considering today’s high prices, they’re quartered to death. And it happens with almost every flick of the wrist. The culprit is lax or nonexistent portion controls. A drink’s sal

Apart from skilled and curious mixologists, who else knows about bitters, that underappreciated collection of “secret” potions on the backbar? Within this category are complex spirits that stimulate the appetite, aid digestion, and

Most bar managers need to develop a comprehensive strategy of training, promotion, pricing, and tasting---perhaps the most important factor in debuting a new product.

The keys to making and serving great punch are quite simple. First, as in making any wonderful libation, utilize premium ingredients, from spirits, wines, and sparklers to fresh, seasonal fruits and juices. 

Turn your patrons on to classic and new aperitifs to stimulate your clientele’s juices and curiosity---and fatten the check. 

A little simple math should dispel that myth. If less than half of the American adult drinking-age public admits to consuming alcohol, that means that just about half would prefer to be seen drinking something without alcohol in it.

When it comes to the cocktail, historically at least, New Orleans is arguably the most influential city in the world. Not only does it boast some amazing old bars and saloons, but it is also the birthplace of some of the most famous, inspiring, and complex cocktails being enjoyed around the globe today.

Even in Portland, a city with so many microbreweries and brew pubs that it’s been nicknamed “Beervana,” the handpicked and constantly changing lineup of esoteric labels at Higgins is a standout.

 

At San Francisco’s Spruce, a reverence for the past and for breaking new ground is evident from the two cocktail lists, Classic and House, to the decor. Spruce is housed in a former 1930s auto barn with a tall entrance arch to accommodate Model-T cars. On one side is a small gourmet take-out shop, Caffe at Spruce, which also houses the espresso service. Across the entrance, a smallish library room serves as a waiting area or private party lounge.