Flavour Talk With Bob Peters
Bob is a true blue Southerner, consultant and trainer who’s worked with prestigious venues such as The Queen and Glass and The Punch Rooms in Charlotte, North Carolina. From 2017 - 2020, he was a featured mixologist at the highly acclaimed Cayman Cookout food festival hosted by Eric Ripert, Jose Andres and the late Anthony Bourdain.
“I am fascinated by the way new technology is influencing the food and beverage industry,” says Bob, who’s known throughout the USA for his award-winning libations.
After using old fashioned techniques to smoke cocktails for years, Bob lauds the Flavour Blaster for its efficiency during service as it makes it so much easier to make beautifully presented drinks. And it’s the presentation that gets people interested.
“When one bubble comes out from behind the bar, other guests see it and order it, because it is so interesting and fun.”
So revenue increases inside the bar. But what about engaging with new customers? As a consultant, part of Bob’s role is attracting new clientele.
“I have definitely generated new customers using the FB gun from simply posting videos on social media. New guests come in all the time to say that they saw the Flavour Blaster bubble on a cocktail and they have to see it in real life. A lot of times they want to get a video or a picture for their social media and then it inches towards viral marketing. Truly amazing. And guest engagement has risen with the use of the Flavour Blaster because they have questions and want videos and pictures. It is a great way to break the ice and build immediate rapport. I would recommend a Flavour Blaster to anyone running a bar or cocktail program. It would also be something incredibly special for a catering or event company. It is very easy to use and it helps to create that very unique experience that we all strive to provide for our guests"
Vanilla Tequila Manhattan
2oz of Milagro reposado tequila
.5oz of Antica Formula sweet vermouth
.25oz of Licor 43 vanilla liqueur
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
I have found that boozy cocktails work really well for me. I love using bourbon or aged tequila for my bubble cocktails.