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<p>I start bartending/mixology classes in the morning ... we'll see if I can memorize hundreds of drink recipes and learn to use the tools of the trade in 2 weeks, lol</p>
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<p>You will do fine.  Take it from someone that did the same thing...years ago!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>altoids</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70357/wish-me-luck#post_1949484"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><p>If you need anyone to practice on...</p>
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PRT gathering/party/drink fest!</p>
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<p>good luck Sporti!</p>
 

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<p>thanks for all the well wishes  ... and call wishes ... and top shelf wishes, peeps!</p>
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<p>cream drinks - day one ...</p>
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<p>I learned grasshopper, pink squirrel, banshee, velvet hammer, blue carnation, creamsicle, golden cadilac, raspberries and cream, alexander, brandy alexander and a mudslide ... I even managed a little flare with the galliano, bwahahaha  ...  and came up with a shake technique that could be used as sign language code on undesirables - I call it the awkward elbow!    ... and I got to double up a blue carnation order and mix/pour two drinks simultaneously  ... I even free poured two shots at a time on a couple drinks  ...</p>
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<p>I also realize I need to step away from the other books I've got on drink recipes/garnishes till after I (hopefully) pass this class as I don't want to remember the wrong recipe for something and flunk out  *yikes*  - I did pick up 2 more bartending books with lots of tips on bartending in general as well as recipes ...</p>
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<p>first quiz is tomorrow ... I have to do my homework  ... notecards w/ recipes and such ...</p>
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<p>Todd ... that's neat that you did a bartending course yourself !  Was it the one 'that I highly recommend. Call 1-800-Bartend'?  <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif"></p>
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<p>You need to get those arms in shape...</p>
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...  and came up with a shake technique that could be used as sign language code on undesirables - I call it the awkward elbow!   <br><p> </p>
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<p>I want a black russian.  It's the only drink I indulge in on cruise ships.</p>
 

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haha .... I've seen that one before ... very 'interesting', to say the least!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Doctor Wu</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70357/wish-me-luck#post_1949772"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>You need to get those arms in shape...</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GaReb770</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70357/wish-me-luck#post_1949777"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I want a black russian.  It's the only drink I indulge in on cruise ships.</p>
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my mom likes black and white russians ... she's nondiscriminate like that!  <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif"></p>
 

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<p>I used to drink white russians.  But I got sick off some bad cream one time.  Black russians are much safer and stronger than their white counterparts.  (IMHO only, of course. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif" style="width:25px;height:15px;" title="">)</p>
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<p>Bon chance! I used to be a bartender at Red Lobster on weekends many, many years ago.<br><br>
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my mom likes black and white russians ... she's nondiscriminate like that!  <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" style="width:1px;height:1px;"></p>
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<p>Good luck!!!</p>
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<p>I took a bartending class in college. It was sort of worthless. A year later I tended bar at a country club during summer break, and learned a ton from the 65y/o bartender who trained me. He made me taste everything in the bar so I could describe it to someone. I made a lot of those drinks you listed.... Flash cards were key to learn all those hundreds of drinks quickly.</p>
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<p>cream drinks - day one ...</p>
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<p>I learned grasshopper, pink squirrel, banshee, velvet hammer, blue carnation, creamsicle, golden cadilac, raspberries and cream, alexander, brandy alexander and a mudslide ... </p>
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<p>first quiz is tomorrow ... I have to do my homework  ... notecards w/ recipes and such ...</p>
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<p>our homework includes making flashcards  <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif"></p>
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<p>I just did todays and the chapter we'll be covering tomorrow since I have to do the evening class and won't get home till past 11 and then have to be up @ 6 and back at morning class thursday ... I won't have much time to study or do homework after tomorrow's lesson since I had to swap and do the evening due to my boss randomly scheduling me to work a wednesday lunch (which I NEVER have done before)  ... I don't want to alert him to anything going on with me, haha ... don't want my hours messed with before I line something else up  <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif"></p>
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<p>anyways ... I figure this course is just a primer and confidence builder ... they also help you look for a job after passing  ... so, that's nice  ... but on the job will be where you really learn what drinks to make and how to make them according to their 'way' and clientelle preferences   ...</p>
 
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