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The Straight Up Blog

June 01, 2020

5 Benefits of Using Local Suppliers for Restaurants

Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where the products they buy come from. And with the current health crisis, many people are more famil...
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January 15, 2019

24 Beer Types Every Bartender Should Know

Beer used to be simple. Bartenders only had to keep track of a few draft lines of lager and about five brewers made the majority of the offerings. Tod...
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October 04, 2018

How to Create a Spirit Pairing Event: Autumn Version

Summer meals tend to be served cold and consist of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available in abundance during this time of year. As th...
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August 03, 2018

Most Profitable Summer Punch Recipes

Mixing up batches of punch to serve to customers is one of the easiest ways to take some of the burden off bartenders while also driving profits. Summ...
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July 03, 2018

Win 4th of July with These Profitable Bar Promotions

The 4th of July is all about getting together with friends and family, enjoying great food and drinks and celebrating the birth of America. For bars a...
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June 15, 2018

Summery Craft Beers to Celebrate Dad on Father's Day

There is no doubt that dad will be happy with any gift you give him this Father's Day, even if it is another tie, but why not give him something he tr...
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May 02, 2018

Spring Cocktails to Welcome Longer Days, Warmer Weather

Spring has finally arrived, and that means warmer weather, longer days and time to do some spring cleaning when it comes to your cocktail menu. It's t...
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February 23, 2018

Sweet Potato Vodka: A New Twist on an Old Favorite

As someone who works in the bar and restaurant industry, you are probably familiar with potato vodkas, but you might not be up to speed with the lates...
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February 09, 2018

Valentine's Day Cocktails: Going Beyond Champagne

February is a short month, stuck right in the middle of the winter, which makes it the perfect choice for the official month of love. Valentine's Day ...
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January 31, 2018

Most Profitable Bourbon and Whiskey Cocktails You Need to be Serving

Bourbon and whiskeys are enjoying quite a moment right now. More and more people are becoming connoisseurs, and high demand means that bartenders need...
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December 20, 2017

Dessert Drinks and Cocktails for the Holidays

After a big meal that includes all your favorite holiday foods, there is nothing better than the perfect dessert cocktail to wash it all down. The sam...
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