Getting a job at a cocktail bar can be challenging. Unlike a nightclub or a pub where speed and efficiency can suffice, cocktail bars appeal to a more selective clientele, usually with a more trained palate. Your average cocktail bar regular will enter the bar knowing exactly what he wants and how he wants it, even more, every once in a while he will look at you to give him a new recommendation. However, cocktail bars are also great venues to make great, even extraordinary tips. The intimacy of the relationship between a bartender and the guest is unique and this often results in significantly better tips. So how you get a bartender job in a cocktail bar? 1- Know your recipes, specially the classics. You must master the cocktails that are a classic all around the world such as Martini, Old Fashioned, Manhattan and their specifics and variations. You don't need to know a 100 recipes but you must feel confident with at least one cocktail from each of the major spirits. 2- Learn Mixology Mixology is like bartending with steroids. Where bartenders usually stick to the basic recipes and their respective bar menus, mixologists go way further and bring their own creations to the bar. A mixologist knows the different compositions of spirits and how they go along with each other as well as with mixers and garnishes that highlight their respective properties. A mixology can take a simple Negroni and turn it into his own infusion with spectacular results. 3- Be Classy Hiring Managers at Cocktails Bars are among the pickiest in the industry. The reason is quite obvious, the clientele's expectations are way higher than the average drinker. Dress impeccably, demonstrate style and class and prove to your manager that you can handle sophisticated clients. He will appreciate it and give you an opportunity. If you want to be a Cocktail Bartender or even better a mixologist, check our iPour Online Bartender Training and get top cocktail making techniques. The Mixology Training will be available soon and you will get privileged access Go get that job!