Creation vs Curation of drinks or “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

  How many different riffs on a Manhattan or a Negroni have you had in your lifetime? If you’re reading this, then you probably have at least a passing interest in mixed drinks so the chances of that number being fairly significant are quite high. It’s a testament to the infinite creativity and adventurous nature of our industry that of …

Three things crucial for a great event bar

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

  Not every bar can or ought to be pitched at the same level as Dead Rabbit or Calooh Callay in terms of the drinks they make or the clientele they serve. A main bar at a festival in some rain-drenched, far-flung corner of darkest Wales obviously needs to provide different things to a swanky pop-up bar on a rooftop …

Five Tips for Young Bartenders

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

Here at Copperpot Bar, we are lucky enough to work with lots of young bartenders across various projects and at different stages of their development. The old saying “you’re only as good as your training” certainly holds a lot of truth, especially in the hospitality industry where standards and training vary wildly from one company to another. Obviously there are …