12 Ways to Be a Better Bartender in 2015

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For those of you who don’t yet know Erik Lombardo, our trusty spirits advisor, allow us to introduce him: Erik has worked in restaurants and bars for a good long while -- including a few of our favorites, Maialino, and now, Marta -- and he’s also been with us here, teaching us the cocktails that will make us feel cooler and the techniques that will make us look cooler. 

We’re taking a look back at the best things we’ve learned from him this year so that next year will be better and boozier than even your most racous holiday party. Do you have a drink in your hand yet? Make the first on this list, and let’s stumble into 2015 together -- and let’s mix better drinks when we get there.  

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How to Make Classic Eggnog

How to Make Mulled Wine Even Better 

4 Ways to Up Your Garnish Game

How to Make a Classic Mai Tai

How to Make Big Batch Cocktails 

The 4-Ingredient Martinez

How to Make a Mint Julep 

Tags: Cocktail, Tips & Techniques