We all know that the best way to get someone to come over for a cup of coffee is to give them something to drink. Whether it’s hot water or iced tea, we humans have an innate ability to metabolize food, smell it, and taste it all in one go. This makes us excellent candidates for being trained as cocktailologists (or perhaps just a great motivator). So how do you become a virtual bartender? Here are 10 tips:
Before you head out for the day, talk to your colleagues about what you’re looking for. Are you trying to get a good night’s sleep? Probably not. Are you looking to be as productive as possible? Excellent! Are you looking to have a sense of humor? Of course! Are you looking to meet some great people? Now, this is something you can learn a lot from. Planning ahead lets you avoid making rash decisions, and allows you to focus on what’s important so you can focus on what’s great.
Make your drinks
You have an innate ability to create amazing drinks. It’s what we do for a living, and it’s what we love. Here are 10 tips for making your drinks great. If you’re drinking cocktails for the first time, the first step is to make sure you’re drinking the right kind of vodka. Be careful, though. Some drinks make you taste like you’re drinkingTop shelf stuff, while other drinks will make you taste like you’re drinking Bottom shelf stuff. Experiment a little, then come to the table with a bottle of your favor.
Have a drink routine
Drinking is a social activity. It’s a bonding activity. Decide what time of the day you’d like to get into your groove, and drink. Try different approaches, but start with a watermelon cold drink. It’s not too strong, and the fruit is a natural source of co-enzyme. The co-enzyme in the fruit takes the syrup from the bottle and helps it to stay hot. Once you have a few of these, you’ll be surprised how many interesting, interesting drinks you can create when you’re just starting out as a drink maker.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a refill
No one ever said drinking coffee was a fun activity. Everyone wants a cup, and everyone drinks coffee simultaneously. That’s just how it is. If you’re a coffee drinker, this is easily remedied by having the right coffee station. There are many options out there, but a good rule of thumb is that you should always ask for a refill when drinking coffee. If you’re not drinking coffee yet, start today. It doesn’t matter if you’re in London or Miami, you are bound to come home with an addiction to coffee.
Channel your inner sommelier
In France, sommeliers are respected wine expert’s who often make their living from drinking wine. In the U.S., though, you’re probably more in tune with the word “beer.” Sommeliers are experts in a wide range of drinks, from American strong teas to India Pale Ale. As the sommelier for your night of drinking, you’ll be taking samples of everything from premium wine to American craft brew.
Mix and match
It’s a good idea to have a drink or two on the side, even if you’re not drinking alcohol. You’ll feel better if you have some food with your drink, and that can help you focus more on the food you’re eating. Try pairing off your drinks with foods like nuts and cheese, or even a meat dish. If you’re not having any food on the side, try adding some vegetables or another simple protein to give your drink a more complex flavor profile.
It’s easy to get demotivated when you don’t receive a single tip, review, or offer of services. But as a bartender, you’re a professional, and you deserve to be told how to drink your favorite drinks. You don’t have to be at a table in a room with 20 other people to be able to create great drinks. If you’re at home, in the bedroom, or in a meeting, you can always take a few sips of tequila, myrtlewood, or rose, or maybe even a glass of rum.
It’s easy to get demotivated when you don’t receive a single tip, review, or offer of services. But as a bartender, you’re a professional, and you deserve to be told how to drink your favorite drinks. You don’t have to be at a table in a room with 20 other people to be able to create great drinks. If you’re at home, in the bedroom, or in a meeting, you can always take a few sips of tequila, myrtlewood, or rose, or maybe even a glass of rum. Be informed, and you’re sure to receive tips, reviews, and other valuable insight into how to make your drink.
Take a moment to plan your day
You never want to buy a bottle of wine when you’re in the middle of a stressful day. You don’t want to be drinking half a bottle in the middle of the day without a single thought to the best way to consume it. Take a second to plan your day. Are you going to run out to the grocery store? Are you going to the office? Where are you going to park? Take a moment to figure it out, and then take your first drink of the day.
If you want to become a virtual bartender, you’ve got to follow these tips. Make your drinks, have a drink routine, and don’t be afraid to ask for a refill. You never know when someone might walk in the door with a tip for you. You never know when someone might give you a tip for something you do on your own. The best way to get someone to come to your table is to give them something to drink. If you know someone who always gives you a tip, you can always add that person to your friends list.