Campari—the bright red liquor best known as the start of the negroni—is delicious. But what the hell is it, exactly? The few people who know have kept the recipe a secret for well over a century. That didn’t stop master bartender Hiroyasu Kayama from trying to make his own.
The quest for perfect ice is older than mankind, and slightly younger than the quest for perfect whiskey. One of those problems can be solved for you with a stroke of genius.
Bar supplies take up a lot of space. They're hard to keep together. It's easy to forget something. What if there was just one thing you could grab, and it contained everything you need to whip up some serious cocktails? There is. It's like a Leatherman for drunks.
It's generally assumed that robots will eventually take over all jobs currently staffed by humans. But tending bar could be one of the hold outs, if this Social Drink Machine is any indication. It lets patrons place orders through a combination of social media, mobile apps, and QR codes, but in this case the whole…
Some might say the only useful tools on a Swiss Army Knife are the bottle opener and corkscrew. And for those people there's now a multitool designed specifically for alcoholics that incorporates ten useful bartending tools into a single pocket-friendly
You'll never be a badass bartender without the proper equipment. If you want to mix a perfect martini and impress your friends at your next party, you probably need a decent bartending kit.
Jargon is technology. Language was created for communication, and sharing a set of slang makes it all the more efficient. A drink order to a bartender needs to be a particularly quick and clear statement. If not, you're going to look like a novice, and you're not going to get the drink you want. And the booze snobs…
I unscrew the top of the small, clouded vial in front of me, and siphon a few drops of the smoky-smelling liquid inside into a dropper before dabbing them on my wrist. I lick, and the burning sensation strikes instantly. Just as I begin to think, "My god, what have I done?" it backs off, leaving only a subtle smolder.
First hint: It makes something delicious. If you're one to have a drink of alcohol every once in a while, that is. Whatever could it be?
Any half-competent bartender can pour a decent layered shot. Unfortunately, there's a lot of not-so-competent bartenders out there. Enter Pousse Cafe, a voice-controlled shot dispenser from three ITP students that perfectly layers every shot, every time. [ITP]
Sure, we've seen bartending robots before, but isn't anything that makes a drink for you worth a mention? The guys at NYC Resistor built the Barbot out of old recycled Barbot parts, Arduino controllers, and blood pumps.
Pardon me for judging a book by its cover, but a bar controlled by a robot it simply bad news bears. Why? Because the robots will always put the minimal amount of liquor in cocktails, which is generally too weak for my liking.