Bartender is a person who mixes and serves drinks at a bar. To earn more money, more and more people in America start consider bartender as their second jobs. Besides their major jobs, they can work at night as bartenders. Other people view mixing and serving drink as their recreation. They like to prepare beverage for their friends at party, for their family at home…
No matter you’re amateur or professional bartender, no matter you mix and serve beverage for money or just for fun, these two software will help you a big step to be a successful bartender.
PROFESSIONAL BARTENDER 2010:
“Professional Bartender 2010” is a program that shows you how to make many kinds of beverage. With the instruction of “Professional Bartender 2010”, you can make many delicious drink for yourself, your friends and your family.
This program will demonstrate the way to prepare about 250 kinds of beverage. It also allows you to add new kinds of drink or change the recipes existing drinks.
“Professional Bartender 2010″‘s design is very simple. The right window is the list of many kinds of beverage (including beer, cobbler, cocktail, coffee, collins, coolers, fizz, frozen, highball, martini, mixed, non-alcoholic, pousse cafe, punch, shooter, sling, sour, toddy, wine). When you click any kind of drinks in the right window, its recipes will appear in the left window (See the image).
The recipes will provide you type of drink, glassware, season, temperature, ingredients and direction.
Some great functions of “Professional Bartender 2010”:
Add: Help you to keep updating your knowledge about mixing beverage. You can add to the program new kind of drink that you learned.
Edit: Use this function to change the existing recipes.
Search: Help you to find the drink you want by liquors, liqueurs, ingredients, type, glass, season and temperature.
Information: Assist you to interconvert the measurement.
This program is a shareware. You can download at the website.
“Bartender’s companion” is an excellent bartending software for professional bartender. You can download its trial version and professional version at www.bartenderscompanion.com. The professional version costs $19.95.
Similar to “Professional Bartender 2010”, this software show the recipes of 750 kinds of beverage. However, “Bartender’s Companion” offers help files, animated tutorials and software support.
The appearance of “Bartender’s Companion” is also very easy to use. It includes the image of each beverage. The job of any bartender would be easier with these great faculties:
Add Your Own Recipes: Use to enter all of your favorite recipes
Ingredient Database: Have more than 300 ingredients to mix your delicious drink.
Reference: provide glossary and bartending techniques.
Inventory: Help you to find what you can make from what you have.
Calculate Recipes Costs: Calculates costs, prices and profit.
Nutritional Analysis: Analyze nutrition of any recipe.
Import and Export: Help you to trade recipes with your friend.
These two softwares make a bartender’s job much easier. All you need is to print out the recipes and follow the instruction. I do not drink alcohol but I want to prepare them for my family members. I found “Professional Bartender 2010” and “Bartender’s Companion” are very useful.
Besides these two softwares, you can refer the websites listed below for more bartender’s recipes and tips.