9 Long Island Iced Teas You Should Know How to Make

9 Long Island Iced Teas You Should Know How to Make

Ahhhh, the Long Island Iced Tea. As long as people have enjoyed vomiting in the bushes outside their neighborhood watering hole, they've enjoyed sucking down Long Island Iced Teas. Just ordering a Long Island sort of defines your night right from the start and makes a declaration to everyone around you: I'm going to go from zero to humiliating just as quickly as I can. Now, if you think people get excited by the Long Island, wait until you offer them a spin-off of the original and watch them jump around like a chimpanzee who got stung by a bee. I've been serving these variations for years, and if you want to be loved as a bartender, learn to diversify your Long Islands and watch them clutch at their drink excitedly like a child clutches an Otter Pop on a hot summer day. But first, what kind of teacher would I be if I didn't educate you on the beginnings of the Long Island and where it...
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7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

The #1 question I have been asked throughout my career by people who want to become a bartender and who are considering signing up for TheRealBarcourse is: "Should I go to bartending school?" Followed by the second most asked question: "How do I choose the right one?" Just to make things clear, I am not anti-bartending school as long as you can find one that does it right. Problem is, I have yet to find many that qualify. In fact, I have yet to find one that does it right from beginning to end, which is why I created TheRealBarCourse. If you want more details, CLICK HERE. However, each little squirrel must find his/her own way, so when you're out there researching, here are 7 things you should consider when choosing the right bartending school or course for you. 1. THE COST We all know this is the first question on everyone's mind, so let's get right to it. As with anything you purchase, you should consider if what you're buying is worth the...
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Meet Bot-Tender: The Most Boring Transformer of All

Meet Bot-Tender: The Most Boring Transformer of All

If you've every wanted to know what it's like to have a cocktail made by the Chrysler corporation in their assembly line factories, your wishes have been granted. Check out the Bot-tender. It's just like an Erector Set, except not exciting or fun. It's about as warm and friendly as the cop from Terminator 2 and quick as a sloth. If I ever take this long to pour some brown liquid into a cup and serve it to a guest, please take a jack hammer, place it on my throat and turn it on, because I don't want to live anymore. https://radio.foxnews.com/2017/03/10/hey-bot-tender-las-vegas-bar-testing-out-robots-as-bartenders/  ...
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The Online Bartending School to End All Bartending Schools?

The Online Bartending School to End All Bartending Schools?

Before you say anything. I'm fully aware that I'm a walking contradiction. I tell people who ask my advice about bartending school not to go, and yet I vehemently tell people to sign-up for my online bartending school/ bartending course. You can find out more about my course here. Seems like an self-serving thing to do, doesn't it? And technically it is, because I get paid for it, but trust me, it's a very difficult position to be in. What it comes down to is that all other bartending schools and online bartending courses are very different than mine. The truth is they are teaching their students the wrong things when it comes to helping them become a bartender. Or maybe not the "wrong" things as much as they are leaving out 70% of the lessons necessary to help people actually land the job. If you really want to know what I think about bartending schools, watch my video. My point is, imagine if you were Lebron James,...
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Do You Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Bartend?

Do You Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Bartend?

This is the 2nd most question I get asked, right after, "Should I go to bartending school?" Here I explain the scam that bartending schools try to pull with licenses and what you need to know. To learn more about Becoming a Bartender, CLICK HERE   https://youtu.be/mnM7UIEHYSk...
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