Do you find making cocktails intimidating?
Have your previous forays into cocktail-making ended in disaster?
Do you long to wow your guests with your bartending skills but can’t figure out why your drinks taste all wrong?
If so, you’re in the right place…
Hi, I’m Susan
I believe you have an inner “cocktail barista” who’s ready to wow your party guests with tasty, awe-inspiring drinks.
Wowing your friends when you hand them that perfect-looking martini.
Seeing them take their first sip with wide smiles and declarations of “this is delicious!”
Feeling that sense of pride and accomplishment at mixing delectable drinks!
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While I have always loved to entertain, initially, I knew nothing about mixed drinks. When I had a party, I would pick up beer and maybe a bottle of wine. One Christmas, I was so excited to try making a holiday cocktail. After the first sip, none of my guests drank anymore of it. The Christmas cocktail was a flop.
A few years later, I wanted to travel seriously, so I got a part-time job as a cocktail waitress. As I watched the bartender mix up cocktails, I was amazed at the endless possibilities, beautiful colors, and fancy decorations. I wanted to know more, so I studied the recipes and tasted every drink I served. Then I finally got to bartend. I’ve learned two reasons why drinks might taste terrible: either they weren’t made correctly, or the recipe was wrong.
I’m not the showiest bartender. I’m not lightning-fast, nor can I throw my shaker in the air and catch it without spilling a drop. But I have become the “cocktail barista” I am today, serving fabulous drinks at all my parties and happy hours with the girls. I love to see the smiles on my family and friends’ faces as they experience the flavor of something extraordinary, made with love just for them. And I want the same for you!
It all starts with the right tools
Cocktail shakers are a must, but how do you know what to choose with so many variations? Knowing the right products to use is half the battle. Here are two of my favorites and why they are my favorites.
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As always, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook with comments and questions or to say hello. If you have any apprehensions about making a new cocktail, reach out, and I will offer guidance where I can.
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