What?I while back I was invited to the European Bartending School London where I was taught how to free pour and do a few cool tricks with a bottle... Alongside drinking a cocktail or three. It was so much fun! I took my friend from university to join me and we had a whale of a time. As well as getting a little too tipsy, I actually learnt how to pour a drink (the professional way) and serve like a pro.
I was greeted by a mojito and then we dived straight into the lessons. In just a few hours, I was taught the basics of free pouring, flare and bar training, serving multiple cocktails in a replica of a bar, just without the customers! If you are looking into actually going to the bartending school, then each of these classes are separate modules and are obviously much more in-depth!
My favourite was fee pouring, which is quite hard to explain but I will try!! Free pouring is a way of serving shots from a bottle and flicking your wrist in a particular way to stop the drink pouring. You use count measures to measure single and double shots, instead of shot glasses and we did this while serving two drinks at a time!
Oh and it's worth mentioning, that liquor 43 they use? WOW! It tastes amazing, if you pass a shop that serves alcohol, definitely give that stuff a try. It will blow your cotton socks off!