The Bartender’s Cabinet

Bar Catering Guide: Alcohol

If you’re running or looking for a bar catering service, you’ll need to figure out what to serve at your event bar. Experienced caterers, mobile bartenders and bar catering companies often have a sense for what they need or have developed a formula to make sure they buy the right amount of the right types […]

Peychaud’s Bitters

Peychaud’s Bitters are a key ingredient in some of the world’s most sophisticated cocktails including the Sazerac. Here’s a modern Sazerac recipe: 1/2 tsp Pernod (or other Absinthe substitute) 1/2 tsp Simple Syrup 1 dash Peychaud bitters 2 ounces rye whiskey Peychaud’s Bitters are also frequently used in variations of Manhattans, Old Fashioneds and Whisky […]

Orange Bitters For Cocktails

Vintage and retro are hot concepts when it comes to drinks. Many people love to recreate the favorite drinks of yesteryear and while most of them can be made pretty easily, not all of the ingredients are readily available. One of those ingredients that proves pretty hard to find is orange bitters for cocktails, which […]

How To Make Homemade Simple Syrup

Many cocktail recipes require the addition of sugar. Inexperienced “DIY” bartenders oftentimes add a spoonful of sugar and stir, creating a drink that is not fully mixed, not sweet enough and usually has sugar granules floating in the bottom. This is due to the fact that sugar is just not that soluble in alcohol or […]