New York Bar Store is proud to announce the addition of Shawn Soole’s bartending series. This series is part of New York Bar Store’s commitment to add valuable resources to both the professional bartender and home bartender alike.

Shawn’s articles are more than your basic “how to bartend” guides – cuz hey, you can get those anywhere. This series combines the nuances of advanced mixology with a healthy dose of theory and inspiration. Each of Shawn’s articles is a mini thesis, a conclusion drawn from a vast swath of experience. A rare insight into the heart and soul of bartending, these articles reads more like poetry than instruction.

Let’s put it like this – if there were a locker room for bartenders, we would want Shawn to give the half time speech.

For more information on Shawn, please click here: Shawn Soole profile

Jan. 4th,2007 – GREAT NEWS!, Shawn has been featured in the first edition of a bartending magazine: Shawn Soole in a bartending Magazine

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Featured Articles

  • Series 1 – Why We Do What We Do

  • Series 2 – Bartending School or Barback?

  • Series 3 – Knowledge is Power

  • Series 4 – Sex, Drugs & Alcohol

  • Series 5 – Relationships and Other Disasters.

  • Series 6 – COMPETITIONS – The New Form of Jousting

  • Series 7 – Management – A Good Goal?

  • Series 8 – Newbies Bartender Guide

  • Series 9 – Got the Job, NOW WHAT?

  • Series 10 – The Bartender Fraternities

  • Series 11 – The Basics of Cocktail Mixology

  • Series 12 – The Daiquiri Cocktail

  • Series 13 – Cool Hand Luke Cocktail

  • Series 14 – Ginger Lynn Cocktail

  • Series 15 – Drunk Punch Love Cocktail

  • Series 16 – COCKTAIL MIXOLOGY – The competition

  • Series 17 – Preparing for the First Mixology Competition – PART 1

  • Series 18 – Preparing for the First Mixology Competition – PART 2

  • Series 19 – Days of My Life

  • Series 20 – Days of My Life part 2

  • Series 21 – Big Apple Experience

  • About Shawn Soole

    “The Last Barman Poet”

    Shawn Soole - bartending series writer

    I started in the industry about nine years ago in a small 4 1/2 star hotel in my home town of Brisbane. I started off as a handyman, changing lights and all the nasty things no one else wanted to do. One night the F&B Manager asked me if I wanted to work at a wedding that night and I did.

    This night was the night I fell for her, the industry, the people and the life. After that night I started working my way through the ranks and eventually became the jack of all trades within the F&B department. I would do banquets during the day and then work the bar in the restaurant at night.

    As my passion grew so did my will to become the best at what I did. I have served and bartended in almost every facet of venue. I have worked in hotels, pubs, clubs, cocktail bars, restaurant and resorts. I love every aspect of the industry, every style of service.

    However, my true passion is cocktails, classics and nouveau vogue. I have been in about two dozen state cocktail competitions, organised a few international cocktail and flair competition and judged just as many. I pride myself on trying to be the best barman I can be and trying to make others feel like they can exceed their own expectations.

    As I found more and more how well cocktails fit me behind the bar, I started on the quest to perfect the classics while still trying to advance ways to make cocktails. In doing so, I’ve read every cocktail book I could and I am constantly on the hunt for new ingredients, new methods and new styles to keep me at the cutting edge.

    I decided to start writing this series because I felt the need to get my feelings for this life I’ve chosen down on paper for others to enjoy and to relate to. I hope you enjoy it.


    Shawn Soole