5 episodes

Carl shares his insights and personal opinions on various aspects of cocktails and bartending. He delves into a wide range of topics related to the bar industry, discussing anything that sparks his interest or feels relevant to his experiences in the field.

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Carl shares his insights and personal opinions on various aspects of cocktails and bartending. He delves into a wide range of topics related to the bar industry, discussing anything that sparks his interest or feels relevant to his experiences in the field.

    Bartending Hacks: How to Prevent Body Wear and Tear

    Bartending Hacks: How to Prevent Body Wear and Tear

    Carl discusses the importance of keeping your body healthy as a bartender. He shares advice from fellow bartender Eric Castro about using both hands to prevent strain and improve technique. Carl emphasizes the need for bartenders to prioritize their physical well-being to have a long and successful career. By practicing using both hands, bartenders can also increase their speed and efficiency. Tune in to learn valuable tips for maintaining your body in the demanding field of bartending.

    • 5 min
    Creating Cocktails for a Fundraiser Competition

    Creating Cocktails for a Fundraiser Competition

    Join Carl as he prepares for the Martini Shakeoff, a fundraising event in Dubuque, Iowa. He shares his creative process for crafting four unique cocktails based on the Kentucky Derby theme. 
    Carl incorporates innovative techniques and flavors to impress the judges, from deconstructed espresso martinis to elevated mint juleps. Discover how he weaves the theme throughout each drink, creating a cohesive and winning competition entry. 
    Get inspired by Carl's approach to mixology and learn how to create standout cocktails for any occasion.

    • 5 min
    The Milk Washing Cocktail Dilemma: How to Save Time and Money

    The Milk Washing Cocktail Dilemma: How to Save Time and Money

    Carl discusses the time-consuming process of milk-washing cocktails on a large scale and seeks a more efficient method. After receiving suggestions from viewers, he plans to try using a brew bag and nut milk bag to streamline the process. In the following video, he will demonstrate the new method with a one-gallon cocktail. Carl aims to optimize processes for future bartenders and continue creating videos for his audience.

    • 3 min
    I am Changing Our Brand

    I am Changing Our Brand

    In this episode, Carl announces a shift in his channel's focus to theory-based cocktail content and the science of mixology, along with a rebranding to "Carl Busch." 
    He addresses his wife Riley's reduced appearance due to scheduling, assures the strength of their marriage, and invites feedback on these changes, teasing an upcoming video about double shaking.

    • 4 min
    Mixology Experiments: Challenging the Dry Shake

    Mixology Experiments: Challenging the Dry Shake

    In this episode of Alchemix Bar Diaries, Carl discusses his thoughts on cocktail-making techniques and the use of egg whites in cocktails. He questions the traditional method of double shaking and explores his own approach of shaking with ice for 20 seconds. Carl believes that the ice can help emulsify the egg white and create a velvety mouthfeel in the cocktail. He plans to continue experimenting with this technique and compares the results with a traditional dry shake in a future video.

    • 7 min

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