So you want to learn how to mix drinks. Well, whether you are looking for a fun job where you can meet lots of interesting people or if you just want to mix up a few drinks to impress your friends at home this section of the site will get you started.
No doubt my advice will mostly be from the home bartending slant because that is where I do the majority of my mixing. I do tend bar for private functions so I can speak from that perspective as well.
None the less, the bartender startup will take you through stocking your bar, using the right tools, measuring, amusing banter, stories for your guests, etc...
Something to know before you get started is that you will have fun but being the mixer at the party can be hard work. Be prepared to miss a good bit of the party if you are mixing the drinks for everyone. If you love doing it as much as I do it won't be a big deal. However, if you are really not into it you may just want to put out the liquor and mixers (or bottled cocktails) for your guests.
I love serving cocktails because I get a lot satisfaction pleasing others. Sharing a well made cocktail with a friend or guest is one of the best ways to get that feeling. The smile on someone’s face when they take their first sip of a cocktail of your creation can be very rewarding. You too can be rewarded.
I hope this section inspires more people to become tenders with a true love for good cocktails.