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Bar & Cellar Management Training.

SERVING DRINKS CORRECTLY.

Itís not just about putting the spirit in a glass and topping it up with a mixer, serving drinks correctly is an important part of the customersí enjoyment.

There are a few things you need to consider when serving a drink, these are:

The type of glass it is to be served in.
The mixer to accompany the drink.
The measure of the spirit.
If any extras are required with the drink to enhance it.
The temperature of the drink.

1. Types of glass and what is served in each type.

Type of glass.

What to serve in them?

Pint Glass

Draught Beer, Lager, Cider, Stout. Post mix

Half Pint Glass

Draught Beer, Lager, Cider, Stout. Post mix

Highball

Spirits & Mixers / Bottled Products

8oz Glass

Spirits & Mixers

6oz Glass

Spirits & Liqueurs

Wine Glass (125ml, 175ml)

Wine

Cocktail/Martini Glass

Cocktails

Sherry Glass

Sherry & Port

Brandy Glass

Brandy

2. The Mixer To Accompany The Drink.

Type Of Drink

Which Mixer?

Whisky

Cola, Lemonade, Dry Ginger, Tonic, Water, Soda

Vodka

Cola, Lemonade, Tonic water, Energy Drinks, Tomato/Orange Juice

Gin

Tonic Water, Lemonade.

White & Dark Rum

Cola, Lemonade.

Brandy

Cola, Lemonade.

Liqueurs

None Usually

Tequila

None Usually

White Wine

Lemonade, Soda, Tonic Water.

Obviously different people have different tastes; they might want to have cola in their white wine-Let them thatís your job!!!

3. The Measure You Serve.

Type of glass.

What to serve in them?

Spirits

25ml or 35ml to be safe just serve singles or doubles.

Wine

125ml or 175ml

Liqueurs

50ml

Soft Drinks

Ĺ or full pints.

4. Extras To Be Offered With Drinks.

Type Of Drink

What to offer with them?

Whisky

Ice, Lemon

Vodka

Ice, Lemon

Gin

Ice, Lemon Or Lime

White & Dark Rum

Ice, Lemon Or Lime

Brandy

If served on its own nothing, if with a mixer Ice & Lemon

Liqueurs

Ice

Tequila

Lemon, Salt

White Wine

On its own nothing, but if with a mixer, serve with ice

5. The Temperature Of The Drink.

There are a few things to mention here:

The glass must be cool.

The mixer must be chilled.

The draught beer must be chilled as required by the manufacturer.

The wine should be served at the correct temperature.

The spirits should be no warmer than room temperature.

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