Bartending is an industry that can be found almost everywhere around the world. People like to drink alcohol and they like it when it’s made by a skilled craftsman. Bartenders leave an impression on the customer that should be positive and getting them back in the door for more. You will want to make drinks that not only look good but taste good as well. Something you can do to practice for a job as a bartender would be to actually practice making the drinks. Look up the recipes at home on the computer and buy the ingredients at the store.
Once home pour up some drinks and see how it goes, start with the basics and then get creative when you feel confident enough. This will help as most bartending jobs start with a trial shift and if you can show moderate skill for the position than you are more likely to get it. You can also practice your memorization doing this. Most bars will have signature cocktails that they have created in house and you won’t know them until work begins, but if you can memorize the classic drinks like an old fashioned or a mojito, then you are putting yourself one step ahead.
The next thing you should work on is your customer service skills, you will have to deal with dozens of customers on a daily basis and maintaining a good rapport with all of them is a good business practice. Making sure that your customers are always happy is your first order of business and then making sure their drinks are prepared correctly is the next.
Once you get working on all of these different things, and after a bit of practice, you will be right on your way to getting a job as a bartender.