So I started as a bartender at a place that is primarily a restaurant just the other day. When I was interviewed and told the hiring manager that I had no bartending experience.
What (little) I know:
the portions served at this bar (3 second pour)
i've watched the video I linked (which talks about simple things like how to pour, chilling martini glasses, difference between up, neat, and rocks, between dirty and dry martini's, but this isn't exactly a martini bar),
I have tried to find some useful info on the internet to no avail (without charge of course).
What I don't know:
I don't have a huge vocabulary of cocktail knowledge (just your basic x-and coke, bloody marys basic margaritas). Today thankfully people asked for nothing but those, and beers which I know by now.
I have a huge menu to learn from scratch with some a-typical menu items that I need to learn pronto. I brought the menu home to study
I've also been asked to learn as much as I can about the scotch and wines that we offer, which is taking up all of my time at home for the last few days, and still haven't really touched the tip of the iceberg yet...
Anything about wine pairing
I'm keeping up and rolling with the punches pretty well, but still feel like i'm being thrown to the dogs somewhat. And 2 days from now start the evening shift alone behind the bar. I need to learn as much as possible in the next 2 days about general bartending, and a few key drinks to learn.
I'm pretty much starting from scratch here. If anyone has been a bartender and any useful advice, learning aids, tips of the trade, anything at all would be helpful.
Mice scratching at the walls inside of your head.
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