Brittany Risher

Why You’re Wrong About Sweet Cocktails

Why You’re Wrong About Sweet Cocktails

“Not too sweet.” For many bartenders, these three words are like daggers to their hearts, or a way to instantly get put on their “jackass” lists. “I would say it is the most common guest instruction or request,” says Allen Lancaster, master cocktail craftsman at The Bar at The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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9 Beers That Beer Haters Will Love

9 Beers That Beer Haters Will Love

If you haven’t had a sip of beer in years because you think you don’t like it, it’s time to reconsider your next bar order. “Gone are the days of beer solely being commodified suds, each brand indiscernible from the next,” says Rich Higgins, a master cicerone and certified sommelier.

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Are You Smarter Than A Bartender?

What Women Bartenders Want

What Women Bartenders Want

Pay gap. Glass ceiling. Boys’ club. We hear these terms about many industries, and bartending isn’t exempt. But the similarities don’t end there. Just as in other industries, the ranks of bartenders were emptied out during the two world wars with the men off fighting, and just as in other industries, women stepped in to take their place.

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