Today We Celebrate YOU!

Source: BarBizMag

December 6th marks Bartender Appreciation Day, a celebration to honor the guys and girls who spend time all year long listening to our woes, giving us advise and of course, a great pour. Sailor Jerry Rum started the holiday last year to pay homage to the great service of bartenders around the country.

Here is their special toast for Bartender Appreciation Day!

"Here's to the men and women who give up their late nights out, so we can have ours. Who make our drinks, pour our shots, and give us our nightly meal of nuts and pretzels. We honor their hard work and their unwavering patience. Without them, we would be out on the street or even worse, stuck at home. On December 6th, we raise our glass in solidarity."

To celebrate, Sailor Jerry and Liquor.com ran a contest to search for the most appreciated bartender in the country, and the winner has just been named!

Justin Adame from Austin’s very own Thirsty Nickel beat out thousands of bartenders from around the country. He will be awarded a massive Sailor Jerry fueled party at his bar, featuring the brands iconic 92-proof spiced rum and a live performance by internationally-renowned punk rock band The Bronx.

Here are two cocktail recipes from two eras; one is the Sailor’s Sidecar from the Prohibition-era followed by a very modern-day recipe, The Hellfire.


Sailor Jerry Sidecar

The Sailor Sidecar

1.5 oz. Sailor Jerry Rum
.75 oz Cointreau
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. smoked pineapple syrup
1 dash orange bittersa

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