Ben Reed Cocktail Conversations: The Samurai

The cocktail world is full of characters, from bartenders to bar owners, to night party crowd, but if you look more deeply you’ll see a greater variety of different characters with truly inspiring stories.

The amazing Ben Reed goes through the top 3 insights from ‘The Samurai’ to help sharpen the mind of drinks industry professionals in this video.

1. LIVE YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE

The real ‘Way of the Warrior’ means loyalty, integrity, courage, endurance, frugality, sincerity and respect for learning. It’s a ‘way of being’ aimed at strengthening the mind that governs one’s entire life.

“This dude is an actual proper Samurai (the only non-Japanese Samurai for 400 years. His sword is made in 1400’s. No biggie). Thanks for bringing him to London, Cocktail Credentials!” Alex Kammerling, Founder, Kamm & Sons

2. DO ONE THING AND DO IT PERFECTLY

Specialisation, repetition and refinement are the keys to mastering one’s profession. The term “Shokunin Kishitsu” or the ‘craftsman’s spirit’ is the personal characteristic which implies not just the acquisition of technical skills but also pride in what you do for your own benefit and the wider community.

“I wish he could have gone to Ben Reed’s latest ‘Cocktail Conversations’ event with the Samurai. Perfection in movement doesn’t have to be complex (it takes two years to learn to correctly sheath your sword), it just has to be perfect.” Michael Butt, Founder, Soulshakers

3. FIND THE RIGHT TEACHER

Our Samurai holds a teaching licence from Japan’s premier classical combat school where the teaching runs an unbroken line from the Samurai battlefields dating back 1000 years. No pupil of this school has ever died in combat. So the knowledge of the masters is still alive but you have to go to the origin to find it and the tradition itself must take great care in choosing its followers.

“It’s totally relevant because hospitality – serving people – is what we do. I’m going to go back and take my team through this.” Sly Augustin, Director, Trailer Happiness

To find out more about ‘Cocktail Conversations’ live events taking place in top bars with exceptional characters, sign-up at cocktailcredentials.com

Thank you so much Ben for your amazing contribution to the Bartending World!

Original source & Creditscocktailcredentials.com


 

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1 SIMPLE (AND FREE) WAY TO GET NEW IDEAS..QUICKLY! – ENG

Google Alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google comes across your keywords of choice in web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs, without you doing…nothing!

 

How cool is that? This will help you – without any effort – to collect endless ideas and use it as a fantastic source of inspiration for articles, Brand or drink names, cocktail ingredients, cocktail competitions, workshops and other updates of your interest.
Click the image below to access Google Alerts!

GOOGLE ALERT You can customize Google Alerts to receive them as they happen, once a day, or once a week, and in no time you can sign up to receive multiple alerts for different keywords.

You can then create a folder in your e-mail system called “Web Tips” and storing all your tips there for easy access.

 

Let’s see some ways you can use this FREE GOOGLE feature:

WHAT THE WEB IS SAYING ABOUT YOU

Having Alerts on all variations of your name or your own Brand name will let you know whenever someone else mentions it. It lets you understand how others see & share info about you and it allows you to foresee issues before they become real problems by helping you track who mentions you or is linking to you from their blog, website, video, discussion group, etc.

COMPETITIORS

Another idea is to set up Alerts for your competitors’ businesses, products, or services so you are aware of who they are serving, how they are advertising or what they are doing.   It’s always very helpful to know what’s going on in your industry. 

YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR

This can be a quick way to distill all the places your favourite author is being talked and his latest writing…you could use this to also track Drink Contests judges’ bio and preferences..shhhhh, I didn’t tell you this one!

A CAREER TOOL

 Let’s say you are interested in a Bartender/Manager/Waiter job in your city or abroad, you could set up Alerts to always stay in the loop!

 INDUSTRY TRENDS

How about being alerted when the latest Hospitality or Bar Trend you are interested in, gets published? Cool AHH?

By putting your keywords in quotation marks (like this: “Cocktail Book”), you will be alerted when an article contains your exact keyword (this saves you from getting alerted when Goggle finds Cocktail OR Book individually in its search)!

 


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COACHING 1 a 1 ONLINE con Max La Rocca per le tue #CocktailCompetitions!

Sono super entusiasta di presentarti il mio nuovo servizio di COACHING 1 a 1 online con me per fare la differenza nella tua prossima Cocktail Competition!

COME TI SENTIRESTI SE..

✔︎ Conoscessi un modo per pianificare le tue giornate di studio in modo efficace, senza arrivare al giorno della Competizione con un senso di frustrazione ed ansia?

✔︎ Riuscissi a capire come coinvolgere i tuoi clienti e colleghi nel tuo processo creativo?

✔︎ Potessi ricordare il tuo discorso in maniera infallibile?

✔︎ Riuscissi ad interagire con i Giudici in maniera carismatica e convincente?

✔︎ Conoscessi degli esercizi che stimolano la tua creatività, aiutandoti nello sviluppo dei tuoi concetti per meglio mostrare le tue capacità ed unicità?

✔︎ Riuscissi ad avere una grande energia ed il giusto focus durante le tua performance?

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THE RAMANISCO COCKTAIL

THE RAMANISCO COCKTAIL🍸

Here I am with my mouth watering twist on a #PiscoSour for your party with friends, family and loved ones:

🍸 RECIPE🍸
5 cl Peruvian Pisco
2,5 cl lemon & lime mix
2 cl sugar syrup
3 cl Ramazzotti Italian Bitter
2 cl Pasteurized egg white
4 Fresh raspberries and 3 slices ginger root muddled in mixing glass first

Dry shake and then shake again with quality ice

I used a little combination of citrus juice and pasteurized egg white in order to achieve a beautiful silky froth and deliver a very delicate and fresh sensation on the lips as your drink it.

Having developed cocktails around the globe, I’m really excited and grateful to have my recipes listed in some of the best Bars around the World and on relevant Cocktail Books.

This drink was featured at the luxurious Cocktail Bar @nimbcopenhagen when the one and only Angus Winchester @embassybk was in charge of this amazing Venue.
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This is how he refers to the drink on the menu:
..For the life of us we don’t know why you have never heard of Max. A gentleman behind the bar and a talented mixologist and blogger who ‘listens to the ice’
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..he takes fragrant Peruvian Pisco and adds fruit (raspberry), spice (ginger) and a tangy bitterness and makes a drink that truly satisfies… Mille grazie Massimo”
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I THANK YOU ANGUS FOR THIS GIFT!
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🎁TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS #BARTENDERTRICK: .If you have a busy party in which you serve this drink, instead of doing a dry shake for every single serve, you can use a simple cappuccino frother to achieve the same goal of emulsifying the egg and making a great froth!

TO YOUR SUCCESS!
Max


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THE FRENCH JIMADOR COCKTAIL

Here I am with my mouth watering twist on a #Margarita for your party with friends, family and loved ones:

🍸 RECIPE🍸
Blanco Tequila
Lime juice
Home made lavender syrup (2 to 1)
Egg white
Dried Lavender and Lavender Bitters for garnish

Dry shake and then shake again with quality ice

I used a little combination of citrus juice and pasteurized egg white in order to achieve a beautiful silky froth and deliver a very delicate and fresh sensation on the lips as your drink it.

🇲🇽Mexico’s flavours meet the elegance of the beloved fragrance of Provence🇫🇷: LAVENDER…love at first Sip

🎁TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS #BARTENDERTRICK:
If you have a busy party in which you serve this drink, instead of doing a dry shake for every single serve, you can use a simple cappuccino frother to achieve the same goal of emulsifying the egg and making a great froth!

💎I’ve mixed this drink all over the World during my Guest Bartending Trips including the @world_class_room in Amsterdam

But what feels me with joy even more was to see it served by the amazing Team of @onemorebar in Sofia as a “gift” for their 9th Birthday Celebration Night to regular customers, friends, partners and former Bartenders colleagues.

Their guests absolutely loved it!

I was honoured to hear that I had been one of their most beloved and esteemed guests behind the bar when I visited Bulgaria and a huge influence and inspiration throughout these years, THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS! 🙏


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🔥 MARTEDÍ 30 OTTOBRE – SEMINARIO SULL’HOSPITALITY A ROMA!

Sono veramente entusiasta di proporti l’evento che in tutta Italia sta facendo ottenere risultati REALI ed IMMEDIATI ai Professionisti che vi partecipano aiutandoli a: .

♥creare un‘esperienza unica per il cliente

🎯usare il menu in modo strategico

🚀mettere il turbo ai tuoi canali social

👨‍👨‍👧‍👦instaurare il rapporto ideale con lo staff

💎..e molti altri argomenti fondamentali per farti fare la differenza da subito!

Max La Rocca e Madeincocktails per la prima volta insieme per un seminario da non perdere!

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HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR IN THE HOSPITALITY WORLD 😱 – Instagram live

Fear is one of the most powerful forces in our life.  Not only it affects the decisions you make but also the actions you take, and as a result the outcomes you achieve.

While the primary role of fear is to protect you, fear very often becomes a significant obstacle that stands between you and the goals you want to achieve.

Also..being successful relies to a large extent on knowing how to leverage fear.

Watch the video to understand how I used ACTION to overcome FEAR during my 20 years in the #hospitalitybusiness.

I talk more in details about all this in MY NEW WORKSHOP🚀

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HOW YOUR ENERGY AFFECTS DRINKS

☀Starting your day with the right ENERGY and the right STATE OF MIND really is the KEY to success!

Approaching suppliers, colleagues, guests, and the people you love with the right appreciation, joy and willingness to CONTRIBUTE, this has made an amazing impact to my relationships, work opportunities and it essentially made me a better human being.

I completely agree with the following quote that I read quite some time ago:

The majority of Hospitality Professional don’t give to these aspect the attention they deserve and this results in staff leaving their workplace, relationships that end and many more serious consequences.

Our energy and our state of mind is also what makes us UNIQUE and AUTHENTIC and is what attracts people to wanting to be in a relationship or do business with us.

Most of the time Bartenders, Managers and Owners try to be somebody else, copying strategies that don’t work for them, modelling the wrong mentors, replicating Cocktails and techniques just for the sake of it, instead of looking within, at the resources they already have and how to match them with their values in life.

In addition, all this has an enormous impact on our products and services too..so it even becomes a MONEY discussion.

There has been an experiment with 3 Bartenders making

  • the same drink
  • with the same recipe
  • with the same amount and type of ice
  • with the same tools
  • shaking with the same exact duration
  • same glassware and temperature

..YET the results where completely different!

Have you ever though that even the melting rate of your ice is different when handled from one member of the Staff to the other?

It all comes down to what we put in as Bartenders or other Hospitality Professional: ENERGY+HEART+VALUES

I encourage you to take ENORMOUS care of your health, your nutrition, your energy level and state of mind, to simply become THE BEST VERSION OF YOU as an Hospitality Professional, in order to inspire, excite, engage with the people around you, be happier in your day to day job  and also…create AMAZING Cocktails for your Guests!

TO YOUR SUCCESS!

Max La Rocca


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