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BLOGGING FROM BEHIND THE BAR

So you need to hire a bartender for your event?

Hiring a bartender for your event What you need to know to hire the best bartender for your event As you start preparing for your event you have many decisions to make. Venues to look at, caterers and cakes to sample, DJs to find and, of course, you will need a bartender! But before you […]

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Summer Bridal Shows 2018

Summer Bridal Show season is upon us! We will be at the Denton Bridal Show on Saturday, July 21st and then at the Dallas Bridal Show on Saturday & Sunday, July 28th and 29th. Come talk to us about what we can provide for your wedding or event. You might even win a prize! We […]

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Christmas in Kentucky

Christmas in Kentucky Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Kentucky without a little bourbon! Supplies: Muddle Glassware: Cocktail glass Ingredients: Ice 1 1/2 oz. bourbon Fresh or Frozen Cranberries (not dried) Sugar Cube Cinnamon Cranberry Juice Cinnamon stick (garnish) Directions: Place 2-3 cranberries and the sugar cube in the glass. Add a few dashes of cinnamon […]

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Spiked Apple Cider

Spiked Apple Cider A boozy take on the classic apple cider. Can be served warm or chilled. Supplies: Cocktail Shaker (if serving chilled) Hawthorne strainer (if strainer not built into shaker) Glassware: Cocktail glass (chilled) Coffee Mug (warm) Ingredients: Ice (if serving chilled) 1 1/2 oz. bourbon 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth Apple Cider Apple slice […]

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Candy Cane Martini

Candy Cane Martini A sweet, minty vodka martini, perfect for the holidays! Supplies: Cocktail Shaker Hawthorne strainer (if strainer not built into shaker) Glassware: Martini Glass Ingredients: Ice 1/4 oz. Peppermint Schnapps 1/2 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. vodka Small candy cane (garnish) Directions: Combine Peppermint Schnapps, simple syrup and vodka in shaker, then top […]

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Cocktail Menu: Tropical Party

Tropical Party Menu This menu was created for a tropical themed birthday party. They were looking for some sweet, fruity drinks to enjoy outside by the pool. Everyone loved these cocktails!

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Classic Cocktail: The Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned “The Old Fashioned is one of the most venerable of cocktails, predating not only the motorcar but the presidency of Abe Lincoln. Properly made, it’s strong but not too strong, sweet but not too sweet, and, most importantly, it’s dead-simple and absolutely delicious.” – Paul Clarke – Serious Eats Supplies: Mixing glass Bartender […]

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Need to Know: Liquor

Liquor: What should you buy? What liquors to buy to cover most of your guests favorites. Well Stocked Bar To put together a well stocked bar for your event is a balance between variety and budget. Hopefully the information below will help you decide what liquors to serve at your event to create that perfect […]

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Need to Know: Beer – Keg or Bottles/Cans?

Beer: To Keg or Not To Keg? Should you go with a keg for your event or just bottles and cans? Let’s weigh the pros and cons.   Kegs – Pros The main pro of going with a keg of beer would be the simplicity. You just have to order the keg(s) and go pick […]

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Need to Know: Glassware/Drinkware

Plastic drink ware vs. Glassware: Pros and Cons Not sure if you want to use plastic drink ware or glassware? Maybe we can help.   Glassware or Plastic Cups, which one? Undecided on what type of drink ware to use for your event? Maybe these pros and cons below will help! You can also speak […]

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Need to Know: TABC

What is the TABC and what does it have to do with my event?   The Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission (TABC) is the public agency responsible for regulating, inspecting and taxing the production and sale of alcoholic beverages within the state. The TABC may or may not have anything to do with your event at all, it […]

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