13 Steps To Being A World Champion Bartender

Some tips from the Diageo Reserve World Class, otherwise known as the world series of bartending: smell everything, and wear something ridiculous.

1. Smell your herbs with great care.

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2. And sniff exotic fruits too.

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3. When in doubt, sniff.

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Are those gummy worms?

4. When you’re done smelling everything in the market, you may ponder.

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5. Get yourself an excessively long gold spoon.

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6. And other gold mixology tools.

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7. Wear something hip with a deliberate vintage feel: like suspenders!

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8. Take it a step further: pair your suspenders with a short-sleeved denim polka dot shirt.

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And then let everyone know where you procured such an item.

9. A small orange bowtie will do, I suppose.

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10. If you MUST, you may wear an ascot.

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11. Ideally, you will pour your drinks dramatically on a beach.

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12. No matter what you do, shake very seriously!

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13. Even if the drink is going to be pink.

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