Basic Drinks for Bartending
I just want to give you a place to start.
Over the 23 years behind the bar I’ve made every one of these drinks.
The drink was either ordered by the customer or I suggested it.
One of the tricks you can use to help memorize drinks is pick a drink
of the day. During the day recite the ingredients of that drink.
When you get a bartending job, you sell the drink of the day, at least once.
It’s a fun challenge and it helps with keeping you on top of your game.
- Learn the ingredients.
- Learn the amounts.
Amounts can change at different bars.
The reasons could be:
Glass sizes are larger or smaller.
The standard pour for a drink is larger or smaller. A bars standard pour could be 1oz., 1 ¼ oz., 1 ½ oz. Or something else.
It just depends on the bar.
- Ratios. If you understand the basic ratios of the drinks then
changing the amounts is easier.