3 Instagram Accounts That Will Teach You How to Bartend
Learning the basics of bartending doesn’t have to take up a lot of time. There’s no need to sign up for bartending school or read a bunch of cocktail books cover to cover if all you’re looking for are some new tips, tricks and recipes (though it certainly never hurt). One of the best ways to further your boozy knowledge is simply by scrolling through your Insta feed. To make your social media experience as laden with cocktails and as much useful advice as possible, follow these three Instagram accounts and learn how to bartend better.
So you're a big fan of the cocktails you've been having at bars and now you want to start making them at home. Where do you start? This week we're going back to the basics and putting together a baseline shopping list so you can start your home bar without going completely broke. (But no promises after that.)
In addition to finding new weekly recipes right in your Insta feed, A Bar Above specializes in teaching its followers about spirits, bar equipment and even how to make it in the bartending industry. They also regularly post about interesting new brands, so you can stay up on trends, as well as handy tips (like remembering to store your vermouth in the fridge).
NEW EPISODE UP! LINK IN BIO - Chartreuse is one of those liqueurs that is a must-have for any proper cocktail bar, yet so many of us bartenders don't seem to know much about it. This is partly due to the fact that much of its production is shrouded in legend and hearsay. - Because of mysteries surrounding this classic liqueur, we decided to meet with some of the good folks from the Chartreuse team, Ria Soler, Chartreuse Brand Ambassador, and the president of Chartreuse himself, Emmanuel Delafon. - So, join us this week as we talk about Quentin Tarantino, Bon Jovi, and the distilling habits of Carthusian Monks. - New episodes will be up every week. Much love, and thank you for tuning in! . Photo by @thestraightup 📸 . #Regram #BartenderAtLarge #BartenderRoadTrip #ClassicCocktails #CraftCocktails #HungryBartender #SpecialtyCocktails #CocktailsOnTheRoad #FollowTheLiter #Bartender #InstaCocktail #FancyCocktails #BartenderLife #IndustryLife #BALMovie #chartreuse #greenchartreuse #yellowchartreuse #chartreusecocktails #TheStraightUp #DrinkTheStraightUp
Last year, the masterminds behind this Instagram account traveled around the western U.S. to meet and hang out with some of the country’s greatest bartenders. Then, they turned it into a web series. Luckily, they’re active on Instagram, regularly posting about their experiences and sharing the tidbits they learned along the way, including the ins and outs of Chartreuse, recommendations for awesome bars, and insights into the greatest minds in tiki.
If you want to get great at something, you need to practice. And when it comes to bartending, that means making as many different kinds of cocktails as you can, and learning from your mistakes and successes. If you’re looking for inspiration for those cocktails, look no further than this handy account. Almost daily, Cocktail Aficionado posts varied recipes that require a number of different bar skills, from shaking and stirring to muddling and garnish creation, to help pull you out of whatever boozy rut you may find yourself in.