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Bartending is a true art form, and one that is quite fun, if we do say so ourselves. Whether you’re a professional bartender looking to hone your craft or if you’re just someone who likes mixing up stuff in your kitchen, reading about bartending can really improve your skills. The best bartenders have a passion for crafting cocktails, finding the right beer, and pairing a wine perfectly with food. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the bartending craft, here are the five blogs you need to add to your reading list!
This blog is best suited for someone who already has some bartending experience or has really invested a lot into being the go-to bartender for your house parties. Really, this one isn’t for the faint of heart. Morgenthaler’s information is detailed and on point in terms of technique and creation. Not only does he give advice on how to mix up some perfect cocktails, but he also dishes out info on bar tools and recipes, making his blog a great read for a variety of folks. Morgenthaler also has a book out: “The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique” that dives right into the fine art of being a bartender.
Sass & Gin
Perfect for the ‘playing’ bartender and working bartender alike, Sass & Gin is chock full of great advice pertaining to cocktail recipes, hosting cocktail parties, and much more. Sass & Gin’s founder, Laura Cloer, gives people insight into what it’s like to run a craft bar in a small town, which is great advice for anyone considering taking on the challenge. One of her recent posts consisted of a recipe for an IPA cupcake (a lemon cupcake with grapefruit curd and a hops-infused buttercream icing). Yeah... Sign us up!
If you’re looking for mainly a bread and butter blog on cocktail recipes and reviews of certain alcohols, this blog is for you. Intoxicologist is run by a cocktail consultant who values purchasing ingredients from small-time local sources before outsourcing to other places. Through this blog, you’ll be able to pick the brain of someone who has designed artisanal cocktails for liquor companies!
If mixing up cocktails isn’t your fancy and you have a penchant for the more hoppy things in life, Beervana is the blog for you. Jeff Alworth is based out of Portland, Oregon and gives a whole new perspective to beer. Whether you’re looking for some good new beers to try or are interested in the history behind IPAs in the USA, this blog has you covered. Don’t feel like reading? There’s a Beervana Podcast for when you’re on the go!
Boak and Bailey
If you’re in need of a laugh or want some hearty reading on beer, Boak and Bailey is the blog for you. The writers, Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey, are based out of the UK. From describing and defining a porter to going in-depth with how certain breweries create their masterpieces,
Boak & Bailey throw a wide variety of beer topics at you in an easy to read and fun manner.
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