PUMPKIN IS THE NEW BLACK – OUR NEW FALL COCKTAIL

Here we are with another great recipe for your guests to enjoy during this Autumn season:

  • Pumpkin siphon-infused Ketel One
  • Orange & ginger jam
  • Lemon & mandarin mix
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Double strain
  • Serve with love
  • Smile and..
  • ..smile back

Watch the video to see how easy it is to make a fast infusion using a syphon:

In case you don’t have a syphon, you could dice the pumpkin, boil it, refrigerate it and add it to the drink by muddling it.

ENJOY!


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ABOUT US – CHI SIAMO

Max La Rocca has worked as a Bartender, Bar Manager and Supervisor in some of the world’s finest establishments, including the luxurious Claridge’s Hotel and  Harrods’ in London, the Stravinskij Bar at the Hotel De Russie in Rome,  the Relais & Chateaux “Sheen Falls Lodge”  in Ireland, the Mandarin Oriental Luxury Hotel in Barcelona and the Boutique Bar in the exclusive five star Ohla Hotel also in Barcelona.

He’s been conducting successful onboard cocktail & bar skills training programs focusing on bar-set up & cocktail making techniques required to allow crew members to recognise key qualities in spirits, liquors and fresh ingredients in order to balance flavours and make high end drinks on Cruise Ships and luxury Yachts.

Elegant and classy, Max is an awarding winning master, has been quoted as an expert mixologist by many international magazines and currently is also covering the prestigious role of European Brand Ambassador for 17 Countries in Western Europe for the Diageo World Class Bartending Competition, as Judge, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant.

Italian, English and Spanish Speaking

He’s been judged as one of the most creative and entertaining Bartenders and been crowned with the prestigious title of “Ireland’s WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2010” advancing to the Global Final in Athens, where he stood out, being placed 3° in the world amongst 9000 Bartenders.

Max is part of the esteemed judging panel for both Tales of The Cocktails and 50 Best Bars and has been nominated at Tales amongst the 10 BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS of the Year in 2015 and amongst the 10 BEST INTERNATIONAL BARTENDERS of the Year of the Year in 2012.

Having developed cocktails around the globe, he has his recipes listed in some of the best Bars around the World and on relevant Cocktail Books, few examples below:

– Gary Regans’ Best New Cocktails 2012
– Diageo World Class Books
– Gary Regans’ Manual for Bartenders 2012
– Monin Anniversary Cocktail Book
– Gary Regans’ The Negroni: a Gaz Regan notion
– Gary Regans’ Best New Cocktails 2013

By clicking on the image below you can find a series of achievements, articles and what people are saying about Max

 

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THE “COMFORT ZONE” HOSPITALITY CHALLENGE VIDEO!

Getting out of your comfort zone…yes right..
But how can we do it gradually and also with some fun?

Watch this video to understand how it works!

Yes, today I want to share with you a website that will help us to do just this!

The website is called “COMFORT ZONE CRUSHER

After you subscribe to the website, a 7-day comfort zone challenge starts!

You will receive an email every other day with the next challenges to overcome.

The email is very detailed and also includes a video to help us in this new task.

But don’t worry! It is not about Bungee Jumping or anything like this!

They are very simple but effective challenges!

Once you are part of the mailing list you will also join a Facebook group where there is a global community that addresses issues like self-esteem and comfort zone.

What’s the reason behind all this? Simply to become better people and better Hospitality professionals ready to deal with new challenges all the times.

I hope you will take the challenge and you find it useful!

Thank you all!


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The top 50 Bars in the world 2017 have been revealed!

The top global drinking destinations for 2017 have just been revealed at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards!

The World’s 50 Best Bars is the most authoritative international bar survey ever conducted.

This year we welcome votes from 55 countries and more than 500 influential cocktail mixologists, drinks journalists, bar owners, bar managers and ambassadors, from around the world (including ListenToTheIce of course).

Never before has a group of such quality, number and spread been assembled, resulting in a truly credible survey.

This year’s list includes bars from 24 cities in 19 countries.

Here’s the 2017 list:

1. American Bar, London
2. Dandelyan, London
3. NoMad Bar, New York City
4. Connaught Bar, London
6. The Clumsies, Athens
7. Manhattan, Singapore
8. Attaboy, New York
9. Bar Termini, London
10. Speak Low, Shanghai
11. Little Red Door, Paris
12. Happiness Forgets, London
13. High Five, Tokyo
14. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
15. Atlas, Singapore
16. Dante, New York City
17. Oriole, London
19. Candelaria, Paris
20. Himkok, Oslo
21. The Gibson, London
22. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia
23. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
24. Operation Dagger, Singapore
25. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
26. Trick Dog, San Francisco
29. Lost & Found, Nicosia
30. Baba Au Rum, Athens
31. Tippling Club, Singapore
32. BlackTail, New York City
34. Le Syndicat, Paris
35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
37. Employees Only, New York City
38. Schumann’s, Munich, Germany
39. La Factoria, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
40. Quinary, Hong Kong
41. Aviary, Chicago
42. Mace, New York City
43. Nightjar, London
44. Linje Tio, Stockholm
45. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
46. ABV, San Francisco
47. Native, Singapore
48. Tommy’s, San Francisco
49. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv
Huge congratulations to everyone and to the Savoy Hotel Team for this incredible achievement!
For more information, visit worlds50bestbars.com

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1 SIMPLE (AND FREE) WAY TO GET NEW IDEAS..QUICKLY!

Google Alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google comes across your keywords of choice in web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs, without you doing…nothing!

 

How cool is that? This will help you – without any effort – to collect endless ideas and use it as a fantastic source of inspiration for articles, Brand or drink names, cocktail ingredients, cocktail competitions, workshops and other updates of your interest.
Click the image below to access Google Alerts!

GOOGLE ALERT You can customize Google Alerts to receive them as they happen, once a day, or once a week, and in no time you can sign up to receive multiple alerts for different keywords.

You can then create a folder in your e-mail system called “Web Tips” and storing all your tips there for easy access.

 

Let’s see some ways you can use this FREE GOOGLE feature:

WHAT THE WEB IS SAYING ABOUT YOU

Having Alerts on all variations of your name or your own Brand name will let you know whenever someone else mentions it. It lets you understand how others see & share info about you and it allows you to foresee issues before they become real problems by helping you track who mentions you or is linking to you from their blog, website, video, discussion group, etc.

COMPETITIORS

Another idea is to set up Alerts for your competitors’ businesses, products, or services so you are aware of who they are serving, how they are advertising or what they are doing.   It’s always very helpful to know what’s going on in your industry. 

YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR

This can be a quick way to distill all the places your favourite author is being talked and his latest writing…you could use this to also track Drink Contests judges’ bio and preferences..shhhhh, I didn’t tell you this one!

A CAREER TOOL

 Let’s say you are interested in a Bartender/Manager/Waiter job in your city or abroad, you could set up Alerts to always stay in the loop!

 INDUSTRY TRENDS

How about being alerted when the latest Hospitality or Bar Trend you are interested in, gets published? Cool AHH?

By putting your keywords in quotation marks (like this: “Cocktail Book”), you will be alerted when an article contains your exact keyword (this saves you from getting alerted when Goggle finds Cocktail OR Book individually in its search)!

 


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10K FOLLOWERS on Instagram thanks to all of YOU!

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After nearly 10 years of sharing with (and caring about) our readers, we have reached a milestone of over 10k followers on our Instagram account! Woohoo!

All credit goes to you, our wonderful, supportive, and amazing Hospitality professionals for support our website and help it become a very popular resource for our industry, with the goal of providing all colleagues and people in the Hospitality world who put heart and professionalism into what they do with useful information, recipes, videos, links and very interesting researches as well as updates on workshops, Bar Shows and new business trends.

Today, we are not only grateful to our Instagram followers, but we also toast everyone who follows us on Facebook, YoutubePinterestTwitter and LinkedIn

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Max La Rocca nominated at Tales of The Cocktail!

WOW!! Max La Rocca had been nominated in these past editions:

– Nominated at Tales of The Cocktails 2015 in New Orleans amongst the 10 BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS of the Year

– Nominated at Tales of The Cocktails 2012 in New Orleans amongst the 10 Best International Bartenders of the Year

It’s the journey, not the destination.
Above I created a little map of the precious work done over many years with respect and humbleness.

Max La Rocca

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Cinco de Mayo – Seed of Gratitude Cocktail

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
Enjoy this light and refreshing signature recipe with your friends, family and loved ones
30 ml. Don Julio Blanco
10 ml. Ramazzotti
15 ml. Lime Juice
15 ml. Cinnamon Syrup
20 ml. Rosemary fast-infused Yellow Chartreuse
Swizzle with crushed ice
Garnish with caramelized Kumquats, sprig of Rosemary and Rosemary-smoked Pop Corn
SALUD!

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