Latest Posts

How to Open Whiskey/Bourbon Bar

Opening your own whiskey or bourbon bar can be a thrilling experience. With good knowledge of the amber nectar, you can create a haven for whiskey lovers. You’ll have to take the right steps to open a bar, such as obtaining licenses and creating an inviting atmosphere, and you’ll see your business skyrocket. Take a deep breath and plunge into the intricate world of whiskey and you can create a brand that will be the talk of the town when it comes to sophistication.

Read more

Caffeinated Creations for Coffee Based Businesses

Choosing a coffee maker can be a tough choice, but one that is highly dictated by your customer base. Coffee shops, restaurants and diners all rely on trustworthy coffee makers that can make a perfect cup of coffee every time. If you run a coffee machine business, investing in a specialized commercial coffee maker makes perfect sense. There are traditional ways to make coffees like filter coffee and Turkish coffee, but these require dedicated staff to prepare the beverage. For a quick and easy way to service your high-volume business, look for a trustworthy commercial coffee maker. 

Read more

A Simple Wine & Liquor Pricing Guide

Alcohol is capable of either filling up an establishment's coffers or emptying them. This is why effective liquor pricing is essential so you can rest assured that your bar is bringing you desired profits. Different types of alcohol can go by different pricing models owing to the methods they're served. The article also discusses wholesale liquor and wine pricing, and standard quantities to help you determine costs down to the ounce so you don't miss out on a single cent. 

Read more

Cocktail Measure Jiggers, Cups, Free Pour & More

Having a comprehensive knowledge of cocktail measures will help you run a successful cocktail bar business. Understanding different measurement tools will help make exact drink measures. Cocktail measurement methods will help you attain consistency in taste and also help you grow your business sustainably. In this article, we discuss cocktail measures, drink measurements, bar measuring tools, how to use a jigger, cocktail measuring cup, free pour, and other bar equipment that you will need for your business.

Read more

What is a Jigger? A Guide to Using Jiggers & Double Jiggers

he strange name, with obscure origins, has done little to de-mystify the question that is - “what is a jigger?”. Simply put, jiggers are graduated glasses that help your bartenders make sure they’re serving the right quantity of liquor. This article removes the confusion around jiggers, and answers questions like how many ounces in a jigger with a simple guide and concise information.

Read more

Bar Drinks Prices: How Much is a Shot?

Liquor cost or the pour cost is the total cost of making a drink. Knowing the exact quantity, price of alcohol and ingredients used will help you set the right price for a cocktail. In this article, we discuss how to price bar drinks, how many ounces are in a shot, how to set cocktail prices, the average cost of drinks, the differences between jigger vs shot, cocktail measure, and other factors. 

Read more

Top Posts

Whether you're running a restaurant, managing a hotel, or working in a school with an active sports program, a commercial ice machine is an absolute must-have.

Read more

Malt Beverage vs. Beer Debate: All You Need to Know

Today, two major trends dominate the soft drink and milk drink sectors: Beverages should be 100 percent from natural ingredients and should not contain added sugar.

It’s against this background that malt beverages provide plenty of promise. This is because these drinks are in line with both trends. 

As more and more customers request malt beverages, it’s important to know what they bring to the table. Plus, it helps to settle the malt beverage vs. beer debate once and for all.

Read more

Half Dice Ice Cubes vs. Nuggets vs. Spheres: Does Ice Shape Really Matter?

When you're at home enjoying your favorite beverage or at dinner asking for a chilled cup of water to sip on during your meal, your glass is likely filled to some degree with ice. You probably never give a second thought as to what type of ice is chilling your beverage. Whether half dice ice cubes or crushed ice, various shapes of ice are used throughout the hospitality industry and the food and beverage industry, and each one serves a different purpose.

Read more

How to Reseal a Bottle of Wine: The Top 5 Creative Ways

As a food service business owner, shrink costs are always a concern. Opened but unfinished bottles of wine contribute to that stress. 

It’s important to have fresh wine available for your guests at all times, but do you know how to reseal a wine bottle?  

Along with other beverage trends, it’s usual to offer various wines to your guests and expect them to enjoy the experience. That requires the wine to be fresh, preferably uncorked. Since the latter isn’t always possible, you may have to get creative to keep opened wine from spoiling.  

Read more

Your Bubble Tea Business Guide: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Bubble tea goes by several different names, including boba tea and pearl milk tea. This unique beverage originated in Taichung, Taiwan, in the early 1980s. The little chewy tapioca pearls have, however, been used as dessert toppings long before their use in bubble tea. 

Since the first bubble tea business took off, thousands of shops have started popping up across the globe. This is thanks to the tea’s immense popularity among consumers, with the gross bubble tea business profit margins averaging between 75% and 80%.

Are you debating whether or not investing in a bubble tea business is worth it? Then you’re in the right place! Here’s what you need to know about getting started with your own bubble tea business.

Read more