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Cocktail Book The One Minute Bartender Book Second Edition By Will Elger

The One Minute Bartender Book Second Edition and The One Minute Bartender Second Edition ebook or Kindle Edition from Amazon will make it easy to learn all the basics of bartending, giving you more know-how and confidence to understand spirits and ‘how-to’ to prepare great-tasting cocktails. You will be able to set up your own home bar or host a cocktail party in no time! The One Minute Bartender takes a ‘back to the basics approach’ – the most complicated drink will seem easy to make. You will understand what’s behind popular and trendy cocktails, and always know what you want to order when you’re out with friends. You will learn what’s actually in all those bottles behind the bar, and what they are for; you will learn secrets from a professional bartender. The One Minute Bartender reveals simple, easy-to-use information that will get you mixing drinks and make you be more knowledgeable about what you drink.

About The Author, Will Elger a bartender for over two decades has turned bartending into more than just a career. Working in many different venues the goal has always been to make sure everyone has a drink. As cocktails have moved more to mixology or molecular mixology it seems like a longer wait at the bar to get a drink. The One Minute Bartender is a back to the basics guide for everyone, bartenders (more tips), bar owners (more drinks equal profit) and consumers or guests in your home (realize not waiting for a cocktail makes any party better).

Also check out The One Minute Bartender You Tube Channel, to view how to make cocktails in under a minute.

You can order The One Minute Bartender Second Edition from Lybrary.com.

The One Minute Bartender Second Edition is also available in both paperback or NOOK at Barnes & Noble stores or from Amazon online click below.

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Reed’s Ginger Brew Review & Moscow Mule Recipe

Moscow Mule Cocktail has and remains very popular so I wanted to add my review on Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew, a staple ingredient in the Moscow Mule.

Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe
1-1/2 ounces vodka
Cold Ginger Beer
Garnish Lime Wedge
Copper Mug
Pour the vodka into a copper mug filled with ice, squeeze lime into mug. Fill with Ginger Beer.
Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew is the same recipe as Original Ginger Brew, but has 26 grams (instead of 17 grams) of fresh ginger root for a stronger taste. The other ingredients are the same lemon, lime, honey, cane sugar, pineapple, herbs and spices.

Reed’s Stronger Ginger Brew Here is a list of ingredients from the bottle, Sparkling Filtered Water (Sweetened by a blend of raw cane sugar, pineapple juice from concentrate and honey), Fresh Ginger Root, Lemon and Lime Juices from concentrate and spices. Non Alcoholic. Free of Preservatives, Caffeine, Gluten & GMO’s.

Here is the story of Chris Reed who founded Reed’s Ginger Brew. He first decided to create a ginger ale made with fresh ginger in 1987, he went to UCLA library, pre internet, to research into the early formulas for soft drinks. He figured if he went back far enough in time he would find recipes that worked with real ingredients. Then he found a book from the 1780’s, before the first bottling plants even existed, that talked about brewing sodas from whole roots, spices and fruit juices in the kitchen. Chris knew he had found what he was looking for. These early soft drinks, besides being delicious, were also used as herbal tonics. After two years of much trial and error, Reed’s Original Ginger Brew was ready to launch.
Reed’s brews are a delicious revival of the lost brewing art of brewing sodas. Each small batch is hand crafted with pride, carefully brewed and aged by expert brew masters. They choose only the finest fresh herbs, roots, spices and fruits. They don’t use any preservatives or artificial anything in our beverages. And in my opinion Reed’s Brews make the best cocktails.

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UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK REVIEW

I was out in Las Vegas in desperate need of more energy, I tasted what to me was a new energy drink, it is called UNIQUE and surely is just that. I rate energy drinks by jitters, and this one was jitter free. Crash, not a bit, no crash at all. I also rate how my head feels, did it give me a headache? Which I do get from many energy drinks, UNIQUE felt like it not only did not give me a headache yet it cleared my head a bit, could be the Reishi. Last I don’t want anything that gets my heart rate sped up, and no rapid heart beat with UNIQUE energy. I felt like I got what I wanted a clean energy from UNIQUE Energy Drink, I would rate it five out of five stars.

Why is this energy drink unique? One of many reasons but let’s start with sugar. Whether you prefer natural cane sugar or a completely sugar free energy drink. Unique Energy Drink does not compromise functionality. Unique Energy Drink is a blend of exotic red reishi mushroom extract, green tea and B-Complex vitamins. The following was taken from their site to show you what the benefits of having each in your energy drink.
Reishi Mushrooms
Unique’s featured ingredient is Reishi Mushroom. It was discovered more than 3000 years ago in China, and with it’s continued use in Asian cultures as a traditional medicine to enhance health and prolong life, it would be easy to assume this is the primary reason we chose this amazing ingredient. However, Reishi’s ability to stimulate brain neurons (which can increase cognitive focus and alertness) is what we have found to be so remarkable. According to Web MD and many other publications, Reishi Mushroom has been used to improve the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue.

GREEN TEA EXTRACTS
Green Tea Extract is another vital ingredient in our UNIIQUE formula. Green Tea has been used for thousands of years as an anti-oxidant to promote energy, focus and overall health. Green tea helps to lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol, which studies have shown to be responsible for heart disease and stroke. It promotes the production of HDL (good) cholesterol that removes plaque from arteries while maintaining elasticity. Thus lowering the risks of suffering from heart disease or stroke. Persons suffering from hypertension also benefit by consuming green tea extract, because it has been shown to lower blood pressure.

B- ComplexVitamins
B-Complex vitamins provide an extra energy and immune system boost to UNIQUE Energy Drink’s remarkable formula. B-complex vitamins are a group of water soluble vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12) while many share common characteristics, each has its own specific list of benefits, including promoting healthy skin and hair to preventing memory loss, migraines and helping convert our food into fuel. The aforementioned benefits allow us to stay energized and keep our bodies running like a well-oiled machine.

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK FIND IN YOUR AREA

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK COCKTAILS

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK STORE

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK WEBSITE AND CONTACT INFO

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Dollar Shave Club Join The Club or Give it as a Gift

Dollar Shave Club is getting very popular as people realize it is a great deal. And easy to become a member, log in using this link http://www.shaved.by/dCTv3 then follow the steps. First, you select a razor blade, Dollar Shave Club will send you a free handle and a set number (your choice) of cartridges each month, done.

Dollar Shave Club will then deliver to your doorstep each month or every two months.

Here is one of their marketing videos that in a fun way shows you how it works.

How Does the Dollar Shave Club Cut?
Compared to other razors how does Dollar Shave Club do? It will save you money as it costs a lot less per razor, here are the prices.

For $3 a month ($1 razors $2 shipping and handling) members receive (5) twin cartridges.
For $6 a month members receive (4) 4-blade cartridges.
For $9 a month members receive (3) 6-blade cartridges.

Dollar Shave Club lets you pause or cancel your subscription any time.

Join the Dollar Shave Club today, use invitation code http://shaved.by/dCTv3

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Foo Fighters Official Band Announcement

Is it time? Is it time for Dave Grohl to do his own thing? Is it his chance to shine? Should he be on stage by himself? Is this a win win situation?

It’s time to go into a new direction something new and hip. The music is in the box and it is ready to be removed from the box. The guy upfront with the guitar is going on his own, or is he.

No, just a great promo video on YouTube, to promote the Foo Fighters, they are not breaking up and hopefully never will, they did get the attention of 2 million viewers so far.

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Nightclub & Bar Show

Start Date: March 7th, 2016
End Date: March 9th, 2016
Attendees: 40,000+
Location:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 892-0711
Tweet: .@NightclubBar brings together the best of bar & nightlife for another year in @Vegas! Register: #NCBShow16 Nightclub & Bar Show

The Nightclub & Bar Show is the biggest and best bar and nightlife event that happens each year in Las Vegas, NV. A great networking event for suppliers, distributors, bar owners, bartenders… Listen to speakers, go to educational workshops, parties and see what is happening in the industry.

Nightclub & Bar Show is in it’s 31st year, you will meet new brands, distributors and bar staff and network with industry greats that have been returning year after year for 20+ years. You will see people from all over the world, joining together to learn, taste, buy, sell, teach, party…

The 2016 Nightclub & Bar Conference program offers 92 seminars and workshops. Industry experts Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Bob Brown and Charlotte Voisey and organizations like MillerCoors, Constant Contact and Johnson & Wales University. Sessions on food, training tips, social media, design strategies… The 2016 conference will focus on eight tracks Bartending & Mixology, Promotions & Marketing, Social Media, Operations & Management, Beer, Food & Wine, Customer Experience & Liability, Industry Trends & Research and Nightlife.

EXPO (March 8-9) will Showcase 700+ exhibitors, new product, innovative technology, celebrity red carpet appearances. Cocktail competitions, entertainment as you connect with suppliers showing off their brands. Emerging Brands Pavilion features the hottest entrepreneurs featuring emerging products, sponsored by Hotmixology the national TV show. Host Dave Elger will be onsite filming a new episode of Hotmixology.

This is a must attend event the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show can visit www.ncbshow.com for more information or Register Nightclub & Bar Show 2016 today.

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Roxanne’s In Long Beach, California

Roxanne’s In Long Beach, CA Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary, Saturday January 9th at 7:00 PM the celebration starts. Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill is located on 1115 East Wardlow Road Long Beach, CA 90807.

From the people who brought you an extensive selection of premium spirits to Long Beach’s first and now World Famous Speakeasy, comes the celebration of a local neighborhood business looking to elevate the community even more in the next five years.

Roxanne’s has become a staple and a brand, not only to the immediate community, but to Long Beach, California and news is spreading world wide. Roxanne’s is a go-to neighborhood joint for the Wardlow Strip and a home to Long Beach’s cocktail scene. Roxanne’s takes cocktail’s to a new level with an organic hydroponic garden for the freshest ingredients.

Roxanne’s celebrates this 5 year anniversary remembering all the hard work everyone has put into making this place so special. A bar with a reputation for quality, small-batch, craft spirits, beer and wine.

Roxanne’s is turning five years old and they want to invite everyone to the celebration, come by and enjoy an amazing craft cocktail while experiencing first hand The Exhibition Room, their Organic Garden that will be open to the public and see the plans for the future expansion to the building.

See you there,

When: Saturday January 9th at 7:00 PM
Where: Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill
Address: 1115 East Wardlow Road Long Beach, CA 90807

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4Moms Baby Car Seat

4Moms Baby Car Seat

It’s a self-installing baby seat that solves the problem of having to install a car seat. 4moms smart is a legal car seat, if your toddler weighs 4 to 30 lbs this is the best solution. This seat has dual LCD screens, speakers in the seat. To install just connect the base to your car’s metal clips, the seat will automatically levels itself and audibly confirms it is in place. Other extras are a peekaboo canopy, a pop-up sun shade, adjustable headrest and light. The 4 Moms Baby Car Seat will be available in June 2016 for around $500. Visit their website 4 more info, 4moms.com

4Moms Baby Car Seat
4Moms Baby Car Seat

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Brookstone Dash 4-Wheeled Expandable Carry-On Suitcase Review

The Brookstone Dash 4-wheeled expandable carry-on suitcase, is a very durable hard sides and lightweight design (it’s lightweight it weighs less than 7 lbs.), The hard shell exterior is made from an ultra-light, durable polycarbonate and ABS blend. The four 360º spinner wheels can very easily be pushed, bulled or scooted forward as you stand in lines. Retractable, extendable telescoping handle locks into place in 2 positions, and is tall enough for me a 6’3” man. The expandable sides (expands 2”) give you a little wiggle room when you come back from a trip with more than you took. The new interior straps and a zippered panel let you keep things a bit more organized.

It meets most U.S. airline carry-on requirements, you won’t get bothered if it fits in the overhead luggage bin. The dimensions (includes handle and wheels) are, 22″h x 14.3″w x 10″d, it weighs 6.6 lbs.

Brookstone provides a one-year limited warranty with this product, visit www.brookstone.com or call 1-800-846-3000 for more details.

Where did I buy it? Brookstone
What color did I buy? Black, it matches my larger checked luggage.
How much did it cost? It is usually $149, I purchased mine today on sale for $99.

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The Mixing Glass

The Mixing Glass Liquor Store Costa Mesa, CA

Have you ever dreamed of a liquor store that only has products you love. I found that store, The Mixing Glass is a craft cocktail lifestyle store, that sells the hardest to find spirits, best vintages and the most relevant books and bartending tools. If that is not enough to get you into the store they also carry hard to find mixes, bitters and more bitters. It’s not a big store, they don’t carry every brand, the carry the brands that bartenders and industry experts are drawn to, not high priced but highly regarded brands. And best of all they have a knowlegeble approachable staff to help make sure you get what you came in for.

Today as I stopped by to stock up for the weekend they had a celebrity guest, Forrest Cokely one of the most knowledgeable people in the spirits industry worldwide. He’s producer of the blog a drink with forrest… he has been a judge in top spirits competitions Miami Rum Renaissance, San Diego Spirits Festival, Craft Competition… He has been invited to distilleries worldwide and has helped produce respectable successful brands. He’s the guy you can ask about a product on the shelf and learn everything there is to know about that spirit. Forrest has a following and for all the right reasons, people are content drinking highly marketed spirits. Yet after “a drink with forrest…” or after a recommendation from Forrest, you become knowledgeable about what your drinking. Craft, artisan, small batch… there not just words put on a bottle for marketing, they are descriptive words that are used in describing unique spirits brands. Unique spirits brands are not in every liquor store and almost never at your local pharmacy. They are rare, handcrafted and mostly bottled by hand, they make great gifts as hard to find brands add value and yes they are worth the extra stop even on a Friday in rush hour.

So what did I purchase today you ask, my usual for the wife and for me ArteNOM Añejo 1146 Tequila, yes I could tell you more about this tequila than my go to tequila I have been drinking for over a decade, thank you Forrest.

The Mixing Glass is located at The OC Mix, Orange County’s Acclaimed shopping destination, located within Costa Mesa’s SoCo and home to many locally owned boutiques, specialty food spots and a weekly farmers market.
3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  

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