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5 tips for making your home bar sustainable

5 tips for making your home bar sustainable

Who says sustainability is limited to food? The zero waste drinks movement is gaining global momentum, with bartenders becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, and implementing various changes to reduce their waste footprint. Thirst Co-founder Clyde Ackerman,...

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12 things you didn’t know about Tequila

12 things you didn’t know about Tequila

There’s so much more to Tequila than its iconic salt and lemon ritual. In celebration of International Tequila Day on 24 July, we bring you 12 things you didn’t know about this globally celebrated Mexican Spirit. 1. Tequila can only be produced in one region in Mexico...

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The many ways to say  ‘cheers!’ in SA

The many ways to say  ‘cheers!’ in SA

There’s no doubt that when clinking your glasses with friends, family and colleagues around the world, saying ‘cheers!’ truly signifies some of life’s most special moments. What makes the word ‘cheers’ even more unique, is that different cultures around the world have...

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A seat at the bar with the Cocktail Whisperer

A seat at the bar with the Cocktail Whisperer

IN THE FIRST OF OUR SEAT AT THE BAR SERIES WITH WORLD RENOWNED MIXOLOGISTS, WE CHAT TO AMERICAN MIXOLOGIST, AUTHOR, COCKTAIL INDUSTRY CONSULTANT, AND CANNABIS ALCHEMIST WARREN BOBROW ABOUT TRENDS, CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND UNUSUAL INGREDIENTS.1.Q: Tell us a bit more about...

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Tips to take your cocktails to the next level

Tips to take your cocktails to the next level

We eat with our eyes first, and drink with them too, which is why the way a drink is presented is just as important as the liquid inside the glass. It’s one thing to buy a few ingredients and mix a drink at home, but a whole other ball game to make them just as...

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DIY Home Bars

DIY Home Bars

BRING HAPPY HOUR HOME WITH THESE DIY HOME BAR IDEAS. While your favourite watering holes may be closed for the foreseeable future, why not bring happy hour to your home by creating a home bar? A designated cocktail zone is just the thing you need to make lockdown more...

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Home Bar Essentials

Home Bar Essentials

7 ESSENTIAL RULES FOR STOCKING YOUR HOME BARLooking for the hottest new spot for drinks? Spoiler alert: It’s your living room! While bars across the country remain closed, many are attempting to unleash their inner mixologists and experimenting at home. So, whether...

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DIY Sugar Syrup

DIY Sugar Syrup

HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SYRUPAFTER ALL, IT’S COCKTAIL HOUR SOMEWHERESugar syrup is an essential ingredient when making a number of cocktails, and an essential item for your home bar. The best thing about it is, it’s so easy to make and can be whipped up in minutes. As a key...

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Meet Zack Simbini

Meet Zack Simbini

BARTENDER, MIXOLOGIST, TRAINER – JOHANNESBURGFULL NAMEZack F Simbini WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?Growing up I wanted to be a civil engineer, I went on to study civil engineering at CJC by paying for my own studies I needed a job that defined me. WHAT ARE YOU...

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Meet Keiron-Bruce Robertshaw

Meet Keiron-Bruce Robertshaw

EVENT’S MANAGER – CAPE TOWN FULL NAMEKeiron-Bruce Robertshaw WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?I wanted to be many things growing up. At one point I wanted to be a Jedi and the next day a Scientist. WHAT ARE YOU NOW?Now I am a bit of both, by day I am an Events...

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Johnnie Walker pop-up bar

Johnnie Walker pop-up bar

Thirst for more creates Johnnie Walker pop-up bar We challenged ourselves to elevate the iconic Johnnie Walker brand and provide a high-end crowd with something truly memorable. For one month, three times a week in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and a further month also...

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Schweppes pop-up bar

Schweppes pop-up bar

Thirst for more creates Schweppes pop-up bar   For the packaging redesign of Schweppes, we created a bar atmosphere that was refreshing and invigorating. Invitingly open-plan and big on comfort, this trendy lifestyle space gave off a relaxed sense of belonging. ...

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Thirst makes it International… twice

Thirst makes it International… twice

FOR OVER A DECADE THIRST BAR SERVICES HAVE LED THE MOBILE BAR INDUSTRY OF SOUTH AFRICA TO NEW HEIGHTS. IT HAS BEEN THEIR LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM, ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND CONSTANT EVOLUTION THROUGH INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT THAT HAS POSITIONED THEM COMFORTABLY AS...

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The essential tools any bartender should own

The essential tools any bartender should own

EMPOWER YOUR BARTENDERS WITH THE SKILLS AND TOOLS THEY NEED TO CREATE THE PERFECT DRINK. Whether you are a full-time bartender or an aspiring mixologist, there are a few essential tools you need to know about and ideally should have at hand if you want to look the...

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