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    Posted on Jul 12, 2012

    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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    Ian Gavan / Getty Images

    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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    Buda Mendes / Getty Images

    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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    Ian Gavan / Getty Images

    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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