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Your doing it wrong: Don't muddle the mint in a mojito.
Your doing it wrong: Don't muddle the mint in a mojito.

by Bill Thornton

This is a common problem in the bartending world. Most bartenders don't realize that you don't want to muddle mint while making a mojito, or any other cocktail that requires mint leaves for that matter. Mint leaves only need a light press to release the oils to flavor the drink. When you muddle the mint it brings out a bitter taste that overpowers the natural mint flavor. So, the next time you make a mojito - go easy on the mint!

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How to get of fruit flies at the bar
How to get of fruit flies at the bar

by Michael Garrison

A tested method of clearing out those pesky fruit flies without using tons of chemicals is to make a fruit fly trap. 
Simply take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sugar, a few drops of dish soap, 1 liter of water, and put it in a container. 
Mix it well and place the container in the location you notice the most gnats. They are attracted by the vinegar but die after touching the soap. You can setup multiple of these traps around the bar for a non toxic sure fired solution.

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Bill's Tips: How To Cut Someone Off
Bill's Tips: How To Cut Someone Off

by Michael Garrison

The simplest and generally the most rewarding way is to be so nice it is almost sickening. When you are all smiles and laughing but polite and guiding the customer has no real choice but to go with the flow. The best "cut offs" and walk outs start with just being honest and leaving no room for negotiation. Always know someone's name before you push them on the exit path. It gives you more credit with them and their friends and establishes you are not some jerk ending the fun you are just the guy or gal who is doing there job and being responsible.

For example: "Cameron buddy i think your time at our fine establishment is coming to an end(place laugh here)you have a ride home or should I call your parole officer....again?(hit up another laugh and grin and wait for the reply).

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