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A Gentleman in the Liquor Business

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

1 Johnson 1900 cover“A good many people, I am sorry to say, are laboring under the impression that there is no such thing as a gentleman in the Liquor business.”  The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual or How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson, 1900.

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The Greatest Accomplishment Of A Bartender

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

“The greatest accomplishment of a bartender lies in exactly suiting his customer. This is done by inquiring what kind of a drink he wishes 1 Johnson 1900 coverto have and how he desires to have it mixed; this is especially necessary with cocktails, sours, punches, etc.; the bartender must also inquire, whether the customer desires his drink stiff, strong or medium, and then he must use his own judgment in preparing it, but at all times he must make it” a special point to study the tastes of his customers and strictly obey them, and mix all drinks according to their taste. In following this rule, the barkeeper will soon gain the esteem and respect of his patrons.”  The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual or How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson, 1900.

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