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Old 01-02-2004, 01:42 AM
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I have a question I hope pro bartenders could answer. When bartenders use
those shaker cups for making drinks, do they wash them after each type of
drink made? If so, how do they wash them (with just water as a quick rinse
or with detergent)? If a bar gets busy, how do the bartenders wash the
shaker cups without creating a backlog of cocktail orders?




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Old 19-02-2004, 04:11 AM
Richard Hurwitz
 
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I'm not a pro bartender, but I've watched dozens of them shake my
martinis. Sometimes they do a quick rinse. I think the bartenders have
a special solution for rinsing, or maybe it's just fresh water. You
need to get rid of the flavors of the gin botanicals before you shake a
vodka, and vice versa. A quick rinse is enough to do it. I wouldn't
worry about germs. Alcohol---

Pepmax wrote:

I have a question I hope pro bartenders could answer. When bartenders use
those shaker cups for making drinks, do they wash them after each type of
drink made? If so, how do they wash them (with just water as a quick rinse
or with detergent)? If a bar gets busy, how do the bartenders wash the
shaker cups without creating a backlog of cocktail orders?




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Old 19-02-2004, 08:21 AM
Todd Burnside
 
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Hey guys, hopefully I can shed some light on your question. I've been a
bartender for 15 years in a variety of bar atmospheres: bars, nightclubs,
restaurants, etc. you name it, I've just about done it. The place I work in
now is kind of an upscale sports bar, but we also have live music and a DJ.
We have your standard 3 sink set up. The first has hot soapy water and a
built in scrub brush. The second is filled w/ rinse water, and the third has
water and a sanitizer solution. I usually work with multiple shakers at the
same time (3 large- like for multiples of the same drink or shooters, & 3
small- which make one normal size drink each). By having more than one of
each on hand I can assure that I'll always have a clean one. After I use one
it goes right in the sink. No matter how busy it is it only takes a few
seconds to wash them out so it's not a big deal. Washing a shaker out is
better than having to deal w/ someone whose Bombay Sapphire martini comes
back because it tastes like peach schnapps. I have worked in places in the
past where I didn't have the 3 sinks available, and in that situation, I'd
just make the best of it by washing w/ dish soap & hot water. If I even
didn't have that available, I'd just rinse it w/ hot water or club soda
until the odor of the previous drink was gone. Hope I helped ...

Todd


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I'm not a pro bartender, but I've watched dozens of them shake my
martinis. Sometimes they do a quick rinse. I think the bartenders have
a special solution for rinsing, or maybe it's just fresh water. You
need to get rid of the flavors of the gin botanicals before you shake a
vodka, and vice versa. A quick rinse is enough to do it. I wouldn't
worry about germs. Alcohol---

Pepmax wrote:

I have a question I hope pro bartenders could answer. When bartenders

use
those shaker cups for making drinks, do they wash them after each type

of
drink made? If so, how do they wash them (with just water as a quick

rinse
or with detergent)? If a bar gets busy, how do the bartenders wash the
shaker cups without creating a backlog of cocktail orders?






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Old 21-02-2004, 06:10 PM
Richard Hurwitz
 
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Yes, Todd, you helped a lot. Thanks

RH

Todd Burnside wrote:
Hey guys, hopefully I can shed some light on your question. I've been a
bartender for 15 years in a variety of bar atmospheres: bars, nightclubs,
restaurants, etc. you name it, I've just about done it. The place I work in
now is kind of an upscale sports bar, but we also have live music and a DJ.
We have your standard 3 sink set up. The first has hot soapy water and a
built in scrub brush. The second is filled w/ rinse water, and the third has
water and a sanitizer solution. I usually work with multiple shakers at the
same time (3 large- like for multiples of the same drink or shooters, & 3
small- which make one normal size drink each). By having more than one of
each on hand I can assure that I'll always have a clean one. After I use one
it goes right in the sink. No matter how busy it is it only takes a few
seconds to wash them out so it's not a big deal. Washing a shaker out is
better than having to deal w/ someone whose Bombay Sapphire martini comes
back because it tastes like peach schnapps. I have worked in places in the
past where I didn't have the 3 sinks available, and in that situation, I'd
just make the best of it by washing w/ dish soap & hot water. If I even
didn't have that available, I'd just rinse it w/ hot water or club soda
until the odor of the previous drink was gone. Hope I helped ...

Todd


"Richard Hurwitz" wrote in message
om...

I'm not a pro bartender, but I've watched dozens of them shake my
martinis. Sometimes they do a quick rinse. I think the bartenders have
a special solution for rinsing, or maybe it's just fresh water. You
need to get rid of the flavors of the gin botanicals before you shake a
vodka, and vice versa. A quick rinse is enough to do it. I wouldn't
worry about germs. Alcohol---

Pepmax wrote:


I have a question I hope pro bartenders could answer. When bartenders


use

those shaker cups for making drinks, do they wash them after each type


of

drink made? If so, how do they wash them (with just water as a quick


rinse

or with detergent)? If a bar gets busy, how do the bartenders wash the
shaker cups without creating a backlog of cocktail orders?









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