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Your Guide to the Most Popular Bar Drinks

01 of 07<p>Learn Basic Cocktails and Mixed Drinks<p>Cocktail and mixed drink recipes are everywhere and there are thousands of drinks you can choose from …

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How Much to Tip Your Bartender If You Want the Best Service

Tip generously and you'll have an easier time not only getting a bartender's attention but also possibly sweet buybacks. This graphic from Thrillist …

Ask a Bartender: How Do You Cut Someone Off?

GalleryAsk a Bartender: How Do You Cut Someone Off?<p>At any bar, it's inevitable: some patrons will over-drink. And some will <i>really</i> over-drink. Cutting someone off is a difficult situation—what's the best way to handle it? We asked 25 bartenders; here's what they had to say.

Ask a Bartender: Tell Us About Your First Bartending Gig

While many of our favorite bartenders have long and storied careers, they all got their start somewhere—and most entry-level gigs weren't too glamorous. We asked bartenders across the country about their first stint behind a bar; here's what they had to say.<p>"There used to be a little club called …

7 Things a Bartender Shouldn't Do

There's no easy way to say this: A bad bartender can ruin an otherwise fine night. Nobody wants to be faced with an inattentive, surly or drunk bartender--it's just no fun.<p>To be fair, being a good bartender is a very hard job. You need to not only mix a fine drink and pour a proper pint but also …

How to Crush the Rush: Tips for Bartenders

The rush comes in like a tidal surge. It breaks relentlessly against the storm walls of the bar, throwing around orders like sea foam and pieces of kelp. The bartenders make eye contact with every guest they can, adding each new order to the long line of drinks to come. Words fly over the heads of …

Ask a Bartender: Easy Holiday Punch Ideas

'Tis the season for carols, snowmen, and lots and lots of punch. We asked bartenders across the country: What's a great punch for holiday entertaining—with nothing too complicated? Here's what they had to say.<p>"I love a good, wintery Manhattan. Put a chai tea bag in a bottle of rye for 24 hours. Day …

Ask A Bartender: What's the Strangest Drink You've Ever Encountered?

Modern mixology spans all kinds of cocktails, from the most classic to the most avant-garde. But some drinks push past "interesting" and go straight to "bizarre." We asked bartenders across the country: What's the strangest drink you've ever encountered? Here's what they had to say.<p>"We once had a …

Ask a Bartender: What Hot Cocktails Do You Make?

This time of year, nothing tastes better than a hot toddy—or spiked cider, or mulled wine, or anything else that properly warms your insides. We asked bartenders across the country about their favorite hot cocktails; here's what they had to say.<p>"Coal Miner's Daughter meets a hot toddy. It's made …

Ask a Bartender: What's the Best Kind of Night at Your Bar?

A busy Saturday night at your favorite bar might have a great energy, and for the bartender, lots of tips—but on Tuesday, you get to relax a bit more, have conversations, try drinks you haven't before. We asked bartenders across the country: What are your favorite nights at the bar where you …

Ask a Bartender: What's the Worst Bar Behavior You've Ever Witnessed?

Anyone who frequents drinking establishments, no matter how classy, is bound to see some questionable behavior. But given how much time they spend behind the bar, bartenders see the worst of it. We asked bartenders across the country: What's the worst behavior you've ever witnessed at a bar?<p>"I …

Ask a Bartender: Cocktail Experiment Failures

For every intricate cocktail that ends up on a menu at your favorite bar, odds are there were a dozen more drinks that didn't make the cut—some outright failures. Trial-and-error is an important part of any creative endeavor, and mixology is no different. We asked bartenders from across the country …

3 Bartenders Reveal the Dirtiest Secrets about Their Job

Get the straight scoop from the mouths of real mixologists<p>Ever order a gin and tonic, but think your bartender only heard ‘tonic’? Or maybe you’ve wondered if there’s a guaranteed way to get your drink quicker.<p>We went behind the bar for secrets from insiders on how they pour your booze, what bugs …

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