MEET AMAKA MBAGWU, CEO BARCODE COCKTAILS & MORE

MEET AMAKA MBAGWU, CEO BARCODE COCKTAILS & MORE

This week, we chat with lawyer turned mixologist and entrepreneur, Amaka Mbagwu, the CEO and Head Mixologist at Barcode Cocktails & More. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your position, and background. My name is Amaka Mbagwu, I’m a wife, mom, a lawyer,...
Hibiscus Mojito Recipe

Hibiscus Mojito Recipe

In our previous post, we talked about making the hibiscus simple syrup and using it for cocktails. Here is a twist to the Mojito cocktail, using the syrup. Ingredients: 2 oz white rum 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 1 oz hibiscus syrup 8 to 10 mint leaves Soda water...
How To Make Hibiscus Simple Syrup

How To Make Hibiscus Simple Syrup

Have you tried using zobo leaves (hibiscus flowers) to make cocktails? A very easy way to experiment with it is by creating the Hibiscus Simple Syrup and then using it in some craft cocktails. Here is the recipe for the syrup. Recipe: 1 cup of sugar 2 cups of water...
#ToolsOfTheTrade – SPEED RAIL

#ToolsOfTheTrade – SPEED RAIL

A speed rail is a metal rack that holds liquors and mixers. It is used for keeping bottles that are frequently used by a bartender closeby. It is also known as the speed rack or cocktail rail. Why you need it It provides an easy way to keep your bottles and cordials...
How to Order Drinks at A Bar

How to Order Drinks at A Bar

As easy as it sounds, there are those who struggle with ordering drinks at bars, maybe because they are inexperienced or lack basic knowledge of drinks. But for even those who feel like pros, there might still be some things that you are doing wrongly. Here are some...
Are Non-Alcholic Bars A Worthy Venture?

Are Non-Alcholic Bars A Worthy Venture?

What exactly makes a bar what it is? Is it being a place where people could order food or drinks? Or is it providing a space for hanging out? Does it have to do with the music, ambiance, crowded and noisy atmosphere? Or is it really about the booze? Your perspective...