Become a Bartender – Speed & Multitasking

If you’re serious about becoming a bartender, and more importantly, if you’re serious about making a lot of money bartending, you’d better know how to be fast and that means multitasking.

As you know, there is nothing worse than the sloth bartender who takes forever to get your drink order, and then once they finally do take your order, they take an extra eternity making it and then ringing it up.

Why is speed and multitasking so important? In the first place, nobody is going to tip you well if they have to wait to get their drink, which means you can expect a couple shiny quarters for those 4 cocktails you made.

And in the second place, if you’re making 50 drinks per hour instead of 150 drinks per hour, your tips are going to be three times less (see how quick I am on the math).

In this video, I’m going to show you how exactly how I train my bartenders to multitask so you can make more drinks and rake in more tips per shift. It involves a little hustle, a decent memory, and a little practice and before you know it, you’ll be viewed as the Mick Jagger of the bar scene (substitute a more modern rock star, if that helps you).

If you’re interested in becoming a bartender, even if you have little or no experience, you can check out the details to TheRealBarCourse and see if registration is open at this time. For those of you here for the first time, TheRealBarCourse is unlike any other bartending school or online course you will find, and there is a money-back guarantee. What else could you ask for (besides maybe a bourbon slushee).

Click here for TheRealBarCourse details

With that said, let’s get to the multitasking (if you read the first few paragraphs while watching the video, you’re already an awesome multitasker).

Cheers, until next time,


Bar & Liquor Inventory App From Bar Patrol

Find out why we have become the #1 bar & liquor inventory app for mid-sized bars and restaurants.

You can learn more about Bar Patrol Inventory App by clicking here.

Thanks for everyone who has joined the Bar Patrol tribe. We are excited to be able to help business kill it on a MASSIVE level.

Love this new video because it shows what Bar Patrol is all about: more than just a bar inventory app…we are changing the way bar & restaurant owners and managers run their business.

Cheers, until next time,


7 Steps to Becoming a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

I’m just gonna say it: Bartending is AWESOME! Before starting my business Bar Patrol in 2010, I spent 15 years pouring beers, shaking martinis and creating awesome shots and cocktails for guests who had come to my adult playground to frolic.

And in the process, I was walking home with $300 – $400 per shift each and every night. Not bad for someone who is simply facilitating a party.

As many of you know, a large portion of my business is training people with no experience to become bartenders, so if that’s you, and you’ve come here in search of information on how you can get started raking in fistfuls of cash day after day, night after night, you’ll want to check out the video below, 7 Steps to Becoming a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience.

You can also check out my FREE 3-part video training series on becoming a bartender:

Video 1: The 3 Biggest Bartending School Myths & Lies

Video 2: The 7-Step Guide to Memorizing Drink Recipes Quickly

Video 3: The 7 Rookie Mistakes People Make When Trying to Become a Bartender

For now, let’s get to the 7 Steps to Becoming a Bartender (As you can see, I really like the number 7)

Cheers, until next time.


Restaurant Health Inspection: Are You Ready?

How come nobody talks about the sexiness of health codes, with all the mold and fruit flies and the prevention of rat feces in the work place?

Guess I’m by myself in that space.

Nevertheless, you had better make sure that your bar/restaurant is up to code when it comes time for your next health inspection or the consequences will be substantial, including shutting down your business.

Remaining up to code isn’t that complicated, but it does require you putting a cleaning system in place and some elbow grease.

And of course, you must know what to look for, which is why I created The Ultimate Health Inspection Guide, complete with checklists, so you can ensure that your bar/restaurant stays up to code, and most importantly, that none of your guests get sick.

To get your guide visit the Resources page here at and simply download the PDF, print it out and hang it on your wall or tack it to your forehead. Whatever you need to do to get it done.

And don’t forget to delegate cleaning tasks to your staff so you aren’t taking all this on yourself. Simply include it in the daily, weekly and monthly sidework, and dole it out amongst your minions.

Shock the shit out of your next health inspector and show him/her you know exactly what’s up when it comes to running a sanitary business.

Cheers, until next time,


How to Make a Braveheart Cocktail

The Braveheart Cocktail: best consumed in a kilt (commando, of course), although you can totally sip it in your bathrobe at home if you’re feeling more Heffner than Wallace.

Just don’t expect to battle oppression and tyranny from your sofa wearing a cloth belt.





The Watermelon Negroni Slushee

We all know my affinity for Bourbon Slushees (I’ve stated out loud more than once that if 7-Eleven were ever to invest in a Bourbon Slushee machine in my area, I would be in at least once per day to purchase an extra large cup, along with a couple of those beef jerky sticks in the clear plastic bins that thousands of people touch).

For now, I’ll have to make them at home, along with my newest interpretation of sophistication: the Negroni Slushee.

Or more specifically, the Watermelon Negroni Slushee.

There’s nothing better than taking a classic, refined cocktail with decades of chronicled history behind it and reducing it to something you could buy on the Vegas strip in one of those 3-foot long plastic tubes.

In other words, it ruins cocktail purists’ day, and for reasons I can’t explain, that brings me joy.

In this case, it simply had to be done because the Watermelon Negroni Slushee, with it’s bitter and refreshing flavors is absolutely and unapologetically delightful. And it’s still summer for a little bit longer. Which means you can be sophisticated and still remain child-like, all in one drunken summer afternoon while streaking down your Slip-n-Slide.

So, take your snob hat off and stay for awhile. Don’t be Sam from Green Eggs and Ham. Try it, try it and you will see..

You’ll love, love, love the Watermelon Negroni Slushee!

The best advice I can give for any cocktail that you are going to blend that contains only alcohol and no mixers is to mix them all in a one covered container and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours so that when the liquid hits the ice, it doesn’t dilute the drink nearly as much.

Nothing melts ice faster than liquor.

Also, even though we are blending drinks like we’re at TGIF’s, it goes without saying to use quality alcohol for each. I’ll leave it up to your preference.


4 oz. Gin
2 oz. Campari
2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 Cup Watermelon Cubes
3 Cups of Ice


1. Mix the three alcohols together in a container with a lid and put in the freezer to chill for at least 2 hours.

2. When you’re ready, place alcohol, watermelon and ice in the blender and blend on high until smooth.

3. Pour into fancy summer glasses and garnish with a watermelon slice.

Enjoy your slushee and be careful, because it’s habit-forming!

Cheer, until next time,


How to Make an Otter Pop Shot

Remember Otter Pops? Those long frozen treats with all the sugar and artificial colors and flavors you needed to give you the energy to terrorize your neighborhood all day long in the summer.

Well, this is the same thing…except for adults. Who want the energy and courage to embarrass themselves at their local watering hole all night long. In any season.


3 Bar Inventory Auditors Reveal Their Massive Success…

Real People, Real Stories From Those Who Had Enough And Decided To Take Action


Simon worked at the same cantina in Phoenix for 17 years until he finally decided enough was enough and started searching for another career. He contacted me about 9 months ago, signed up for the Master Course and he is currently performing full-service inventories for 8 bars and earns just under $100,000 per year while only working 30 hours per week.


James was a GM at a major corporate chain and was actually let go because they closed down in his location, which meant James needed something FAST. And that’s exactly what he did. He acted fast, and after completing the Master Course, he started landing clients within the first month. He has built his business to 16 clients now because he hired and trained two inventory technicians to count 6 of his inventories for him.

James now earns nearly $150,000 per year and is able to spend his weekends doing his favorite hobby, which is flying his family around in his single-engine plane.


Diane was a head bartender at a local sports bar in Austin, Texas and shortly after her 35th birthday she could sense that “dead-end career” feeling creeping up on her, so she signed up for the Master Course and while still bartending at night, she slowly built her bar auditor business one account at a time until she eventually had 6 clients and was able to quit her job bartending.

As of April 2017, Diane was servicing 9 accounts earning $108,000 per year and is now preparing to hire inventory technicians to grow her business even more.

There are literally TENS-OF-THOUSANDS of bars that need help (90% of bars still use clipboard and paper to take inventory) and only ONE of you.

The competition is practically non-existent, which means you can build an inventory consulting empire in your area.

The good news is that anyone who has some industry experience or who is an entrepreneur at heart can do this. If you can count, are decent at math and have good attention to detail, you can do this job. Dozens of my Master Course students have proven just that.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BAR AUDITOR’S HANDBOOK FOR FREE – This is the 8-Step Business Plan For Building a 6-Figure Liquor Inventory Auditor Business

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope to see you on the other side.



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