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Fathers Day Gift Bar10derThe perfect Fathers Day gift for the Dad who likes to mix cocktails- the bar10der cocktail tool.

The Fathers day gift is a notoriously hard one to buy. Dads are difficult aren’t they? They either have everything or they are really fussy and will just dismiss whatever you have bought with a grunt and a ‘yeah thanks, I always wanted one of them’. So this year why not go a bit different and get Dad a brand new gadget and make June 16th a great Fathers Day, they deserve it.

If your Dad is like mine and likes to think he is a pro bartender then why not get him the ultimate boys toy, the Bar10der, a ten in one Swiss army knife cocktail multitool. Then he can live out his dream of being Tom Cruise on a beach, mixing colourful drinks with umbrellas in for the beautiful people.

The bar10der has a stirrer, reamer, channel knife, corkscrew, bottle opener, strainer, muddler, half and full measure, zester and 4 inch stainless steel super sharp knife, you can see all the cocktail tools here. All you will need to get mixing and blending your favourite cocktails. What is great about the Bar10der is you can pop it in your pocket and take it with you to a party, your friends house or wherever you want to make your signature drink. The tools are made from extremely good quality materials and lock firmly into place so you won’t have any movement when using them.

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Bar10der does Mocktails – How to make non alcoholic cocktails

How to make non alcoholic cocktails

The Bar10der has begun getting thumbs up in households around the country. Not just as a cocktail maker, but as a mocktail maker too. That’s right, you can finally make non alcoholic cocktails for the family, non-drinkers or for those who don’t want to miss out on your newly found hobby but have to drive home. Lets see how to make non alcoholic cocktails.

The main rule of a cocktail is that there must be three ingredients, but that does not necessarily mean they have to be alcoholic. It just takes a little bit of imagination. Have a look at Pinterest page to see some delicious examples. Be adventurous with herbs, levels of sweets or maybe even trying a little bit of spice, to find your favourite combination. This one of our favourite mocktails:

The Meg Ryan: A Bright & Bubbly Blended Berry Drink (Makes one drink)

Delicious Bar10der berry goodness

1 cup berries (whatever is in season)

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

1 cup soda water

Alcohol or not, the Bar10der is the  best tool to be creative with your fruit slicing, citrus zesting and juice straining. You can make flavoursome treats for the children adding a little sophistication to any occasion.

You can have a classy beverage containing no alcohol whatsoever, avoiding that dreaded hang over. You can get that sweet thirst quench easy peasy (you do the lemon squeezy) just in time for those spring and summer afternoons. Plus, don’t forget the transition from mocktail to cocktail is that far off. Just add a dash of your favourite spirit, and you may just create your very own unique cocktail.

Let’s see how you make  non alcoholic cocktails. Please share any interesting combinations you have thought off, tasted or no definitely don’t go below.

The world’s best bartender

Bar10der cocktails

Do you consider yourself the perfect party host? How are your bartending skills? What party tricks do you have up your sleeves? If it’s anything like Alexander Shtifanov from Ukraine then you’re invited to Bar10der’s party!

If you haven’t checked the world’s best bartender from Ukraine’s Got Talent (2012), it’s a must. The guy has some serious talent, although it is debatable whether his drinks will actually taste flavoursome and alcoholic after his extravagant show, we will still desperately want to see him in the flesh. Alexander certainly has the moves that would surpass most cocktail makers résumé, which are entertaining, to say the least.  - See for yourselves in the YouTube clip below.

What are your thoughts?  Is Alex a bartending genius or more of a circus clown, or do you think you could do better?

Obviously, we do not expect anyone to master the art of  juggling (it gets ridiculous to be honest), more so master the art of mixology. If you’re able to perform as well as mix cocktails then hat’s off to you. We would love to see and hear any videos, pictures or stories you may have, so do not hesitate to share in a comment below.

Chocolate Mudslide

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Vodka
  • 15ml Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 15ml Chocolate Liqueur
  • 10ml Whipped Cream
  • Ice Cubes
  • Basil

Fill glass with ice then pour over the vodka and Bailey’s Irish cream. Add the chocolate liqueur, stir gently with Bar10der then serve. Additionally you could add whipped cream and basil to garnish. Then let this cold chocolaty drink  quench your cocktail urges.

 

 

 

 

Mexican 55

  • 1½ jigger of tequila
  • 1 shot freshly squeezed lemon
  • ½ jigger of sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • brut champagne

Shake first four ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Top with champagne. Serve with a lime wedge.

Flirtini

  • 1.5 jigger of Vodka
  • 1.5 jigger of Triple Sec
  • 2 jigger of Pineapple Juice
  • Top up with Champagne

Fill a Martini glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail. Measure 1.5 shots of Vodka, 1.5 shots of Triple Sec and 2 shot of pineapple juice and add to the mixing tin. Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside. Discard the ice and water in the glass. Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass. Top up the glass with Champagne. Give it a gently stir. Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice. Garnish with pineapple. Lets get Flirty!