Posts Tagged ‘Bartenders Guide’

  • How to be Unforgettable

    April 25th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Most people are boring. Not you. Why? Because you broke away from the pack a long time ago. You’re a different breed — a dog of a different color. You cultivated the black art of individuality, learned the art of personality. You became brilliant. People argue about your modesty. She does things differently, they say, […]

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  • The Art of Being Interesting

    December 14th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    (Whiskey Wisdom, the first installment, available now for free. Download me here!) Product description: “Sometimes I just want to slap him across the face and say ‘Why can’t you be more interesting?’” Thus spoke the lovely young lady at my bar one quiet Sunday night. She was three Manhattans in and talking to me as […]

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  • Are You Fascinating?

    Are You Fascinating?

    November 17th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Well, are you, punk? Or are you boring as hell? How, furthermore, can you tell? How can you tell if you’re an inveterate bore, or if you’re just in a kind of long-term funk? Much of what we hear about commanding attention and the power to fascinate is theoretical and abstract, a sort of psychological […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom: 5 Bullshit Notions That Will Suffocate Your Wild Potential And Kill the Living Beast Within You

    October 16th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Answer this honestly: How often do you undermine yourself? Answer quickly: How guilty are you of self-sabotage? If you’re anything like most, the answer is approximately “a lot.” The following are five bullshit notions bartenders often hear that would kill the living beast in anyone: 1. You’re not smart enough Then educate yourself. As you […]

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  • How To Be The Smartest Person In The Bar

    September 27th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 9 Comments

    (The following is excerpted from Whiskey Wisdom: A Bartender’s Guide to Living Ravenously You can spot her from a mile away, the smartest person in the bar — or, if not quite from a mile, nonetheless from very far. She doesn’t necessarily think of herself as smart. Still, her brain is carefully crafted — self-crafted […]

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  • Gin And The Murky Origins Of The Martini

    Gin And The Murky Origins Of The Martini

    October 24th, 2012 | Bartending | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    In hell, said Randal Jarell, Americans tell each other how to make a martini. A martini — “the elixir of quietude” as E.B. White described it — consists of gin and vermouth. The ingredients are chilled and then strained into a cocktail glass. That, at any rate, is the original martini, though vodka is now, […]

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