Did you know that February 24th is World Bartender Day? Well, it is! And that’s certainly a holiday we can get behind.
Bartenders give us so much more than just delicious drinks. They serve up great conversation and set the tone for any occasion with their energy. Oh, and did we mention the entertainment-factor? If you’ve ever sat at the bar at a craft cocktail joint, you know exactly what we mean. Bartending is an art.
To celebrate World Bartender Day, we asked one of our Phoenix-based bartenders, Andrew W., to share a few of his favorite drinks. Read on for the recipes (including a tasty mocktail) and to learn more about Andrew and his experience as a Qwick freelancer.
Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate World Bartender Day
Take these recipes for a spin and mix up your very own libation for World Bartender Day. We’re raising our glasses to all of the bartenders out there.
The Green Guy Cocktail
If fruity, refreshing, and colorful is what you’re after, this drink sure delivers.
- 30ml vodka
- 30ml blue curacao
- 4oz orange juice
- club soda
- Fill a highball glass to the brim with ice. Add vodka, blue curacao, and orange juice to the glass and stir.
- Top with club soda and garnish with an orange slice.
Sometimes as a bartender, you’ve gotta spitball things. Having some fun mocktails in your back pocket for folks looking for non-alcoholic options is always good.
- 2oz pineapple juice
- 2oz orange juice
- 30ml non-alcoholic blue curacao
- Fill a highball glass to the brim with ice. Add pineapple juice, orange juice, and non-alcoholic blue curacao to the glass and stir.
- Top with Sprite and garnish with an orange slice.
The Qwick Drop
This vibrant shooter is made even more tasty with freshly balled honeydew melon.
- 30ml vodka
- 30ml melon liqueur
- 30ml pineapple juice
- honeydew melon
- Add vodka, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine.
- Strain into a small glass and garnish with a honeydew melon ball.
More of a visual learner? Here's a step-by-step video:
Meet the Bartender
Andrew joined the Qwick crew in the fall of 2021 and has worked over 133 shifts on the platform. When asked about Qwick, he says, “It has taught me a lot and brought me a lot.”
He started as a line cook but soon gravitated towards front of house roles, so he began serving. Working as a banquet server led him to his favorite shift type of all—bartending. He now works as a bartender at a popular bar in Scottsdale, AZ and is always eager to accept whatever Qwick shifts fit into his busy schedule. And he sure is busy…
When Andrew’s not working as a bartender, he dedicates time to other business ventures near and dear to his heart. He owns his own catering business called Ace’s Kitchen and is a rapper, making music and performing in AZ and beyond.
Andrew’s journey with Qwick started as a way to make money, but eventually became about something much deeper. “It’s about building relationships. I am very business-oriented and I have Qwick to thank for that.”
[Qwick] has taught me a lot and brought me a lot.
Find Bartending Shifts with Qwick
If you’re a bartender that enjoys meeting new people and exploring new places while you make money, Qwick is the platform for you. Sign up here and see what opportunities await you.