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A typical schedule would look something like:
 
A typical schedule would look something like:
 
* DAY 1
 
* DAY 1
**'''11:00 am:'''  
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**'''11:00 am''' : Pick-up in Manhattan in a Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
: Pick-up in Manhattan in a Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
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**'''1 pm''' : Arrive at Painters, check in, settle down, get to know each other
**'''1 pm:'''
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**'''2- 5 pm''' : The Mindful Bartender
:Arrive at Painters, check in, settle down, get to know each other
 
2- 5 pm:
 
The Mindful Bartender
 
 
This will be an expanded session of gaz’s Mindful Bartender Workshop
 
This will be an expanded session of gaz’s Mindful Bartender Workshop
 
Topics will include:
 
Topics will include:
Preparation for a Shift Behind the Stick
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***Preparation for a Shift Behind the Stick
Tapping into Intuition
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***Tapping into Intuition
The Rewards of Mindful Communication
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***The Rewards of Mindful Communication
Effective BarSpeak
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***Effective BarSpeak
Dealing with Anger
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***Dealing with Anger
Changing your Reality
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***Changing your Reality
Changing the World
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***Changing the World
5 – 7 pm
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**'''5 – 7 pm''' : Break for food and refreshments
Break for food and refreshments
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**'''7 pm''' : Set up the bar
7 pm
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**'''8 – 11 pm''' : Organized Chaos
Set up the bar
 
8 – 11 pm: Organized Chaos
 
 
Each bartender will be assigned a specific base spirit with which to create new cocktails, and everyone will take a turn behind the bar making drinks for us all to sample.
 
Each bartender will be assigned a specific base spirit with which to create new cocktails, and everyone will take a turn behind the bar making drinks for us all to sample.
DAY 2
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* DAY 2
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast at Painter’s or walk (less than 3 minutes) to The Hudson Street Cafe, or Two Alices, for something more substantial.
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**'''10 am – 10:30 am''' : How to Write a Cocktail Recipe
10 am – 10: 30 am: How to Write a Cocktail Recipe
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**'''10:30 am – 11:15 am''' : The Secrets of Success
There isn’t just one correct way to write a recipe, but there are definitely hundreds of wrong ways to do it.  gaz will guide you through the  process of how to write a recipe that’s easy to understand, and will look good to judges if you enter it for a competition.
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**'''Noon – 2 pm''' : Lunch
gaz will also discuss his belief that, when it comes to recipes, Nothing is Written in Stone.  And he’ll explain why.
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**'''2 – 5 pm''' : Organized Chaos  
10:30 am – 11: 15 am: The Secrets of Success
 
Tips and Guidance on how to get to the top, how to stay there, and how to remain true to yourself, and to the universe
 
11:15 am – Noon: Mindful Mixology 
 
A discussion on recipes, and methods of creating new drinks by using product knowledge and bartender intuition.
 
Noon – 2 pm: Lunch
 
2 – 5 pm: Organized Chaos  
 
 
A second round of cocktail creation.  Each bartender will be given a specific base ingredient with which to create a new cocktail which will be sampled and discussed by all and sundry.
 
A second round of cocktail creation.  Each bartender will be given a specific base ingredient with which to create a new cocktail which will be sampled and discussed by all and sundry.
5 pm:  
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**'''5 pm''' : Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter back to Manhattan
Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter back to Manhattan
 
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==

Revision as of 15:16, 19 November 2019

(September 18, 1958 – November 15, 2019)

Identified by Imbibe Magazine as one of “The Top 25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century”[1]:

"With countless newspaper and magazine columns, books and newsletters to his name, Gary Regan is known the world over as one of the most-read cocktail experts around. Whether he’s lecturing at The Smithsonian, conducting workshops or maintaining the Worldwide Bartender Database, he’s helped raise the world’s mixological awareness."

Orange Bitters #6

Orange bitters were once a common ingredient in cocktails, but had fallen by the wayside by modern times. Importantly, they were once a required ingredient for the Martini. Gary, in his search for orange bitters, encountered a recipe published in "The Gentleman’s Companion: An Exotic Drinking Book", by Charles H. Baker, Jr. Using that has a starting point, he gradually worked up a recipe for personal use. He first published it in "The Book of Bourbon" as "Orange Bitters #4".

Later, he teamed up with the Sazerac Company, to try to provide his recipe commercially. It took two more formulations before they could arrive at a recipe which would work, and pass the scrutiny of the TTB (Tax & Trade Bureau). Orange Bitters #6 is now widely available from various sources.

Cocktails In The Country

Cocktails in the Country was a two day bartender training retreat that Gary Regan would hold at Painter's Tavern in his home town of Cornwall-On-Hudson. At these retreats, Gary would share with the small group of attendees (typically 10 per session) his thoughts and approaches on how to be a mindful bartender, how to approach creating a new recipe, and how to approach bartending in a way that will provide the best opportunity for success.

A typical schedule would look something like:

  • DAY 1
    • 11:00 am : Pick-up in Manhattan in a Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    • 1 pm : Arrive at Painters, check in, settle down, get to know each other
    • 2- 5 pm : The Mindful Bartender

This will be an expanded session of gaz’s Mindful Bartender Workshop Topics will include:

      • Preparation for a Shift Behind the Stick
      • Tapping into Intuition
      • The Rewards of Mindful Communication
      • Effective BarSpeak
      • Dealing with Anger
      • Changing your Reality
      • Changing the World
    • 5 – 7 pm : Break for food and refreshments
    • 7 pm : Set up the bar
    • 8 – 11 pm : Organized Chaos

Each bartender will be assigned a specific base spirit with which to create new cocktails, and everyone will take a turn behind the bar making drinks for us all to sample.

  • DAY 2
    • 10 am – 10:30 am : How to Write a Cocktail Recipe
    • 10:30 am – 11:15 am : The Secrets of Success
    • Noon – 2 pm : Lunch
    • 2 – 5 pm : Organized Chaos

A second round of cocktail creation. Each bartender will be given a specific base ingredient with which to create a new cocktail which will be sampled and discussed by all and sundry.

    • 5 pm : Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter back to Manhattan

Books

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