Bartending is an ancient and artistic occupation. While many skills, tools, and spirits have remained the same through the ages, a lot has also changed in the world of mixed drinks. Recently, the bar culture in America and the rest of the world has seen a trend toward more creative cocktails and unique, boutique-like establishments. Here is a look at some popular cocktails in 2011:
While the name may not sound like something hip and definitive of 2011, many bartenders are creating delicious new interpretation of what may be the oldest cocktail known to man. Popular variations include infused whiskeys, such as bacon-washed rye, and different choices in citrusy garniture.
In the warmer months of 2011 we saw a smattering of frozen treats in bars around the country. Creative barmen and barwomen got in touch with their inner child and turned their favorite drinks into popsicles.
Sours are another variety of beverage that are age-old, but are given new life in 2011 with an added twist. While recent years have favored the whiskey sour and the margarita, recent trends have seen the introduction of more exotic spirits into the mainstream. One sour fairly new to the American palate is the Pisco sour from Peru.
This type of bartending has not made its way into many bars, but it is new and creative nonetheless. The style centers on the idea of reactions on a molecular level, taking cues from molecular gastronomy and using a variety of spirituous gels, foams, and sprays to create visually stimulating, conversation-starting cocktails.
Bartending is a fun and demanding job that promotes creativity and social interaction. If you want to find a job as a bartender at one of the fine establishments in your town, then you will need training from Professional Bartending Schools of America. Bartending school will teach you the tricks of the trade and prepare you for licensing in your state. Contact us online for more information.