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28Jan2015

Super Big Batch Cocktails for Your Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching! Whether you are hosting a party or headed to a friend’s house to see some heroics from the Seahawks and Patriots (or maybe you are just in it for the commercials), there are a couple fairly easy big batch drinks you can whip up that will make you the hero of the party.
  • 28 Jan, 2015
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20Jan2015

What the heck is Angostura?

Angostura Bitters are probably the most famous of all the bitters. Here at the American Bartending School, we teach you how to make plenty of drinks that include bitters, like the Manhattan, or more obscure Sugar Daddy (for the candy-lovers). If you’ve spent any time behind a bar, or in front of it for that
  • 20 Jan, 2015
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08Jan2015

Re-Experience Your Childhood with Every Candy Shot and Cocktail

We have finally done it. The list to end all lists. As the premiere Bartending School in NYC, we thought it was necessary to impart a post that will not only get you more tips while bartending, but will make you everyone’s new best friend. We give you the list of every candy shot and
  • 8 Jan, 2015
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22Dec2014

Holiday Cocktails

In honor of the Christmas holiday this week, we’ve put together a list of some Holiday themed drinks that you can whip out if the party starts to get dull.     Hot Butter Rum This one is great is great by the fire and a classic cold weather drink. (It also made an appearance in
  • 22 Dec, 2014
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17Dec2014

Drink of the Week: Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is one of those drinks that every person should know how to make. It’s not as ubiquitous as a martini or margarita, but is just as old, and if not older! The Tom Collins recipe was first published in 1876 by a man named Jerry Thomas who was a bartender in New York
  • 17 Dec, 2014
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16Dec2014

What makes the perfect Christmas cocktail?

REPOST from WKBW.com – Original by Clint Davis (WKBW) and Joe Bruno (American Bartenders School) Let’s face it, you’re probably getting too old for hot chocolate. If you’re looking for a holiday drink that will keep you warm this winter, why not try something a little more spirited? If you’re 21 or older, of course.
  • 16 Dec, 2014
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12Dec2014

Top 5 bars to get a Martini in NYC

“Vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.” Probably one of the most famous lines in cinema. The martini is probably the most famous drink in the world as well. Turns out we’ve got some of the top bars to grab a martini in the world right here in NYC. In honor of our Drink of the Week,
  • 12 Dec, 2014
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09Dec2014

Drink of the Week: The Martini

This week’s drink is the martini. Easily the most famous cocktail of all time. It is also probably the easiest to make. Vodka (or gin) with a splash of dry vermouth, then garnish with an olive. (Or substitute the olive with an onion and you’ve got yourself a Gibson). There’s dirty, there’s French, or there’s dry. Anyway
  • 9 Dec, 2014
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08Dec2014

Top NYC Bars to follow on Twitter

Do you like to know when all the Happy Hours are happening? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the top cocktail bars in NYC who are active on Twitter. These bars like to tweet about special deals, happy hours, seasonal beers on tap, and new cocktails. Following these users will really let you keep
  • 8 Dec, 2014
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