No group of people can agree on everything, bartenders included. There are some topics in the bartending community that have been debated for decades. While there is no clear-cut right or wrong, feel free to pick your side in these seven classic bartender debates.
1. Jigger vs. free pour
This debate is a case of accuracy vs. style. When we use a jigger, we can create cocktails that follow an exact recipe. This system is great for minimizing waste and maximizing consistency, but it lacks flair and individuality. While free pouring is often a faster method and it can be a mesmerizing show for the customers. But there is definitely more room for error; this method requires a lot of faith in your skills.