Wedding Bar Tips

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Bartender Party Tips, Drinks

It is almost wedding season which means we have some tips for you! We want to make sure your bar runs smoothly! 

Tip #1: 

Choose a venue that will allow you to bring in your own alcohol. This will save you big money with no minimums to meet!

Tip #2: 

Serve one or two signature drinks or just your favorite liquor with mixers. 

*This will help you save a lot of money & also control what your guests are consuming all night*

Tip #3: 

Host cocktail hour & have a cash bar the rest of the night.

*All the guests will be happy to drink on you for awhile but your checkbook will be happy since you only paid for a hour*

Tip #4: 

Hire a professional bartending service!

*Make sure your bartending service is professional and experienced to make sure guests are not over drinking & everyone is being well taken care of*


New Years Eve Cocktails

Posted on 30. Dec, 2015 by in Drinks

Happy NYE!
Escape to the tropics  with our featured cocktail…
– 1 oz. vodka
– 1/2 oz. blue curacao
– 1/3 oz. grapefruit juice
– 1-2 splashes simple syrup
*Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice; shake, then strain and serve either straight up in a martini glass or over ice. Garnish with an orange slice & tropical flower*

Holiday Gin & Tonic

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by in Drinks, Uncategorized

It’s Thanksgiving week! What a better way to celebrate being off work & around family than a nice, relaxing gin & tonic!

Feature of the week:
Holiday Gin & Tonic
– 2 oz. Hendricks Gin
– Tonic Water
– 1 tbs. Macerated Cranberries (lightly heat until just soft, 2 cups of cranberries with a ½ cup of sugar and orange zest)
– Rosemary & Lime Wedge Garnish

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Seasonal Cocktail

Posted on 18. Nov, 2015 by in Drinks

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is already next week!! In preparation for the holiday, why not prepare some fun cocktails! Here is a suggestion from our Minnesota Bartenders!

Smashing Pumpkins:
-2 oz. Jack Daniels Honey
-1 oz. pumpkin pie mix
-½ oz. simple syrup
-Squeeze of one lemon
*Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, lemon twist and cinnamon stick*12244538_799264056862652_4775108945963897259_o 12244522_799264063529318_3225938898527117325_o

Cider Mule Recipe

Posted on 13. Nov, 2015 by in Drinks

“Cider Mule”
– 2 oz. of unfiltered apple cider
– 2 oz. of ginger beer
– 1 1/4 oz. of ginger vodka
– dash of Allspice
Garnish with a cinnamon stick & a lemon wedge

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Three Must Have Gameday Beverages!

Posted on 16. Sep, 2012 by in Drinks, Uncategorized

Its football time! Light up the Grill and put out the chips and dip but don

Vodka 14 Spring Drinks

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by in Drinks

With A Twist Bartending Service really enjoys Vodka 14. Pick up a bottle on your next liquor run and try it with some of these great spring drinks.

Organic Cocktail Recipes for Spring 2010 Presented by Vodka 14

Now that winter snows are melting here in Colorado and the first buds of spring have emerged, Vodka 14

Rocket Pop Martinis From our Chicago Bartenders

Posted on 24. Feb, 2010 by in Drinks

Rocket Pop Martini from our Chicago Bartenders
Rocket Pop Martini from our Chicago Bartenders

Want to turn some heads at your next big party? Try the Rocket Pop martini. It looks and tastes like the Rocket Popcicles you had when you were a kid. Its a big crowd pleaser brought to you by our Chicago Bartenders.

1. Pour 1/4 oz of grenadine into the bottom of a martini glass.
2. With a spoon layer 1/2 oz of Blue Curacao ontop.
3. In a shaker combine 2oz Rasberry Vodka and 1oz Lemonade and shake with ice.
4. Carefully layer ontop of Curacao. Be very delicate!!
Enjoy this great drink at your next party courtesy of With A Twist Bartending Service, operating in Denver, Chicago and Minneapolis.

Mulled Wine for the Holiday

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by in Drinks


This is a great warming drink for the holidays. Use a cheaper bottle of wine as the flavor is going to be enhanced by all the aromatics added in this recipe. Be careful not to simmer to hot or all the alcohol will boil off and you will be left with a non-alcoholic wine cider.


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish


Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.

Ultimate Cosmopolitan

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by in Drinks

You can get a lot differnt cosmos out their, this is my favorite!

20z Citron Vodka

3/4oz Grand Mariner

3/4oz Cranberry Juice

2 Lime Wedges

Pour all ingredients and lime wedges into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. There should be tiny ice crystals in the drink when its poured, you want to be able to “skate on it”. This drink is supposed to highlight the citrus and spirits. All to often bartenders ruin good cosmos with to much cranberry. A cosmo should be light pink, if it looks like a glass of cranberry, send it back. Most cosmos will use triplesec or cointreau but I like the depth of flavor and complexity that Grand Mariner adds.