How to Hire and How to Fire Employees

In working with more than 800 businesses, I’ve learned a thing or two about hiring and firing staff members. Follow these tips to create a winning team: Hire for Personality, Not Experience Too many managers post employment ads that are nothing more than job descriptions. It’s common to find the words ‘experience required’ in those […]

Building a Website for Your Restaurant or Bar

As a bar owner, you might know the ingredients to all your drinks, but do you know the ingredients of a great website? Nowadays, your website must be slick, clean, easy to navigate, and shows off your restaurant’s unique brand. The website’s job is to entice people to want to eat there, or even order directly […]

Who Are The Millennials?

If you run a bar or restaurant, and you’re not targeting millennials, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Go for the 25-year-olds, not the 45-year-olds, and ride this wave of youthful individuals flooding the marketplace. This past year, we experienced the largest graduating class in history. We’re talking 21 to 27-year-olds, the most ethnically […]

The Flavor of Fall: Pumpkin

Fall is here and with it comes the comforting flavors of apples, cinnamon, and of course, pumpkin! Try these pumpkin-flavored cocktail favorites by our Bar Rescue expert mixologists Mia Mastroianni and Lisamarie Joyce. Pumpkin Pie Martini 2 oz Sweetened Pumpkin Puree ½ oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram ¾ oz Hazelnut Liqueur 1 ½ oz Spiced […]

Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is a great opportunity to get creative – think about presentation! One of the latest cocktail trends is activated charcoal – which creates spooky black cocktails with a subtle, slightly smoky flavor. An easy way to achieve your black cocktails is to simply infuse the spirit of your choice by adding 2 tablespoons of […]

Monte Cristo Sandwich – Chef Vic Vegas

My favorite recipe to make — especially on game day —  is a twist on the classic Monte Cristo sandwich. This particular snack is like an old suit, you leave it in the closet long enough because it’s out of style, then all of a sudden it comes back in style. The “Monte Cristo” will […]

Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is a rich and decadent cocktail for chocolate lovers, which is also incredibly simple to execute. Delicious cocktails don’t have to be complicated! With rich Cognac, Creme de Cacao and some cream, this drink is pure indulgence! Brandy Alexander 1 oz Cognac 1 oz Creme de Cacao 1 oz Cream Combine all […]

National Red Wine Day

National Red Wine Day

October 15 marks the celebration of National Red Wine Day (as if we needed an excuse!). Here are some red wine facts: According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, there are 100 calories in a 5-ounce glass of wine (compared to 150 calories in a 12-ounce beer). Plus wine is a fat-free and cholesterol-free drink. The […]

Cicero Sidecar

1¼ oz. Crown Royal Deluxe Blended Whisky ½ oz. Triple Sec 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Garnish with Brown Sugar Rim Garnish with Lemon Peel Stir and Strain

The Java Rum

Rim Glass – Sugar Dash – High Proof Rum (fully evaporated) Dash- Cinnamon ¾ oz. Coffee Liquor ¾ oz. Captain Morgan White Rum 6 oz. Hot Coffee Top with Vanilla Heavy Cream Garnish with a Doughnut Hole