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5 Refreshing Facts You Didn’t Know About the Mojito

5 Refreshing Facts You Didn’t Know About the Mojito

The Mojito - love it, loathe it, or feel indifferent. Whatever your thoughts, there's a reason why this rambunctious yet simple 5-ingredient cocktail, is the song title to the kind of melodies that make you want to head to the closest beach party,  glow stick in hand....

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Bar Service

The Pros and Cons of Using a Bar Service

Planning an event is a massive undertaking. Whether it’s a large conference or a small party it would require that you’re 100% present at every stage. That means establishing your budget, finding the right venue, and finding the right team to work with all become...

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Bartending: From a Part-time Gig to a Full-time Career

Bartending: From a Part-time Gig to a Full-time Career

The art of bartending is constantly evolving, and we can confidently say that the profession is now a lot more than pouring drinks as a part-time gig! With the help of remarkable industry innovation, growth, and knowledge development, the bartending career path has...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Whiskey

The Beginner’s Guide to Whiskey

Mark Twain once said: "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough."  And we couldn't agree more! So, in celebration of World Whiskey Day that was on the 27th of March, here is an ideal beginner's guide to drinking and, most importantly,...

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Bartender vs. Mixologist – What’s the difference?

Bartender vs. Mixologist – What’s the difference?

A bartender and mixologist - it's all the same, right? Wrong! Although these two behind-the-bar superheroes often get mixed up, their roles and skill sets differ.  While the title of a bartender is used broadly to describe a person who mixes alcoholic drinks, there is...

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8 Essential Cocktail Making Tools At Home

8 Essential Cocktail Making Tools At Home

Here’s a list of 8 essential cocktail making tools any aspiring mixologist needs for making killer cocktails at home. 1. A Jigger - Precision is key. The jigger is a handy measurement tool to help you create a perfect cocktail. 2. A Shaker - There are several types of...

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World Gin Day: 7 fun facts about Gin

World Gin Day: 7 fun facts about Gin

Are you a gin connoisseur? A ginthusiast? It’s World Gin Day on Saturday 12 June, and in celebration of one of our favourite spirits, we’ve put together some fun facts about gin that will help boost your gintelligence. The bigger the glass, the better the taste.Use a...

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International Whiskey Day: 8 things to know about Whiskey

International Whiskey Day: 8 things to know about Whiskey

  International Whiskey Day: 8 things to know about Whiskey   You might enjoy drinking whiskey — but how much do you really know about it? In celebration of international whiskey day on 27 March (Not to be confused with World Whiskey Day on 15 May), we have...

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To our valued Thirst clients, supporters, & friends

To our valued Thirst clients, supporters, & friends

We’re thrilled to announce that Thirst’s Cape Town operation is now under the leadership and guidance of our original founders Clyde Ackerman and Rael Lasarow. With over three decades of combined experience in the mobile bar and entertainment industry, we’re...

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Essential tips to perfect your next corporate event

Essential tips to perfect your next corporate event

Planning a corporate event and not sure where to start? With so much planning involved, putting together a great corporate event is no easy task. There are so many different elements to consider and decisions to make that it can often seem overwhelming. Let’s face it,...

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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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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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