Do you remember how we thought the pandemic would last a few weeks? Maybe even a month, or 2?… This is an old fashioned cocktail at a…… Read more “Hello old friend, it’s been 2 years…”
Author: Vanessa Lantos
6 confessions of a (for the moment on corona-break) full time bartender.
Happy Friday friends! I’m staying at home, but I’d love to keep a connection with you. So here is a short fun post to sweeten your evening.…… Read more “6 confessions of a (for the moment on corona-break) full time bartender.”
Love letter from the flip side
Hello friends and readers. I have taken a break for a couple of months from this blog, but today feels like a beautiful day to return. I…… Read more “Love letter from the flip side”
Let me make you an old fashioned = I’m a boss.
A common question for bartenders: “What is your favorite cocktail to make?” My response: an old fashioned. This answer is normally received with surprise, suspicion, and it…… Read more “Let me make you an old fashioned = I’m a boss.”
5 qualities that make or break a bar.
I believe you can become an expert at the things you enjoy the most, because in the search for that pleasure you pay extra attention to all…… Read more “5 qualities that make or break a bar.”
I want a day with normal people.
What is the meaning of a normal person? Have you ever heard about someone who is so normal that they can’t be trusted? “He is so normal,…… Read more “I want a day with normal people.”
Local treasure: PROHIBITION.
The true definition of a pub is a public house, where usually alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed. The more profound meaning is a place of gathering…… Read more “Local treasure: PROHIBITION.”
The un glamorous life.
When I was offered the opportunity to be a cocktail crafter, a mixologist, an entertainer with libations, I was excited. I have worked in the service industry…… Read more “The un glamorous life.”
The heat makes me indulge without restraint
Nobody is attractive in the heat. In an instant, I just washed my hair and brushed it, and it is already glued to my forehead with sweat.…… Read more “The heat makes me indulge without restraint”
Women Negronis FTW
I love unexpected days off. Everything is a possibility. Almost better than planing the day is to go out and look for adventure, make new friends, drink…… Read more “Women Negronis FTW”
The customer is always righteous.
From the Merriam-Webster: righ·teous | \ ˈrī-chəs 1: acting in accord with divine or moral law: free from guilt or sin Sometimes working at the bar feels like I’m an artist. Creating cocktails in front…… Read more “The customer is always righteous.”