A lot has changed over the last 100 years. From bars to wine, the beverage world has evolved since 1917. Subsequently, so has the popularity and trendiness of certain mixed drinks and cocktails. Peek behind any bar and you’ll see what amounts to a museum of ingredients needed to create nearly every combination of cocktails from the past. Each decade, from Pre-Prohibition to the 21st century, has an iconic cocktail that reflects the culture and society of the era. Let’s take a look at some of the cocktail trends from the last 100 years.
The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station from Perlick is one of the only pieces of underbar equipment in the industry designed by a bartender for bartenders. Often referred to as the "Bartender's Cockpit," the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station features many thoughtfully designed and ergonomically created features that help eliminate typical bartender pain points.
The Perlick unit has refrigerated storage that is accessible. No more turning around or running to a different area of the bar to find what you need. The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station provides access to things like garnishes and vermouth (in their ideal storage conditions) without taking a single step.
Narrower Ice Bin
Bartenders who have to lean over a wide ice bin in order to make cocktail after cocktail are uncomfortable to say the least. The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station has a narrower ice bin allowing bartenders t
Perlick is honored to receive the 2016 Best-in-Class Underbar Fabrication awards for the 13th year in a row. The award included honors from both consultants and dealers who participated in the Foodservice Equipment and Supply Magazine annual survey.
In addition, Perlick also received overall Best-in-Class Award for Underbar Fabrication, and despite winning the 12 previous years, it does not diminish the significance of winning the prestigious award again. Being recognized year after year for excellence in an industry that becomes more competitive every year is something that never gets old at Perlick.
Here's how the award is given:
Foodservice operators, dealers, and consultants vote in Foodservice Equipment and Supplies magazine’s annual Best-in-Class study to honor the best foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers based on seven performance targets: product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales representation, pr
Fall is arguably the most flavorful of all the seasons. With it come requests for bartenders to craft a number of different concoctions for customers looking to take advantage of the season’s various spices and flavors. Fall flavored cocktails and drinks can be some of the most popular orders that guests will request this season. Remember, as the leaves change, so do people's tastes!
There's more profit poured at the bar than cooked in the kitchen. That's what Perlick Regional Sales Manager Corrinne Ward said on a recent episode of Foodable's Rock My Restaurant. The episode was filmed at the FCSI The Americas Biennial Conference and was focused on key trends that are helping drive profits in the food and beverage industry.
The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station was recently awarded the 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ is the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence in the world. This year alone, the museum received several thousand submissions from the world's leading manufacturers from nearly 50 countries. Winners were selected in November.
ABOUT THE COCKTAIL STATION
The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station is a collaboration between one of the world's most accomplished bartenders, Tobin Ellis, and one of the world's leading bar equipment manufacturers, Perlick. By combining their skills, they have merged both high volume cocktail production with with the high quality craft cocktail movement. The result is a "cocktail cockpit" that allows bartenders to quickly produce high quality cocktails while creating additio
Just when others have perfected straight lines and 90-degree angles, Perlick throws a curve. With unique, ergonomically designed underbar equipment like the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station and the Ice Cream Station, Perlick has been recognized as the Best-In-Class underbar equipment leader for the 12th year in a row from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies.
Vermouth. A classic almost mystical spirit that experienced its heyday in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Its versatility is limited only by the bartender's imagination, as it works in cocktails ranging from the Martini to the Manhattan to the Negroni. But to understand why vermouth is making a comeback, you first have to know why it lost favor in the first place.
During the peak of its popularity, vermouth was all of the highest quality, explained Adam Ford in his new book, VERMOUTH: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America's Cocktail Culture. After World War II, though, "almost all producers began taking short cuts that decreased the quality and flavor of vermouths."
Later, as we moved through the remainder of 20th Century, vermouth experienced another set back in terms of how it was actually stored. Vermouth
Health code regulations and standards can vary from state to state, but regardless of where your bar or foodservice operation is located, health code violations can be catastrophic to your establishment. Bars and restaurants that continue to violate inspections can lose business, get a bad reputation, or even be shut down for extended periods of time.
There are many checklists that bars, restaurants, and nightclubs can use to help them pass health inspections. The best preparation, though, is to have and maintain the proper equipment in your bar. Let's take a look at two of the most common issues that health inspectors look for when inspecting a bar, as well as how they can be resolved with one section of the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station.
FRONT BAR GLASS RINSERS
The more bartenders and mixologists incorporate fresh herbs into drinks like mojitos,
New at NAFEM: The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station
Why We Partnered with a Famous Bartender to Increase Bar Efficiencies Everywhere
Tobin Ellis and Perlick have partnered to create a unique line of bar equipment. The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station includes sinks, ice storage, speed racks, drain boards and refrigeration – the important things. Designed for the craft cocktail movement but applicable in any bar setting, the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station represents the elimination of all the things that annoy bartenders, at least when it comes to equipment.
By merging the requirements of both volume bartending and the craft cocktail movement, Ellis and Perlick have developed equipment that will make life easier for bartenders. It's never been more convenient to serve creative cocktails m