WHEN A 1-oz SHOT GLASS HOLDS MORE THAN 1oz!
The Meniscus Curve
I am certain that I missed the science class where they taught us about the Meniscus Curve but over the last 12 years I have seen its effects cost bar owners MILLIONS of dollars!
A false sense of security often exists when bartenders religiously use a jigger to make drinks (a practice that I advocate in most cases). And here’s why;
1. Some bartenders pour into a “jigger” until the liquid begins to run down the side. This is hard to spot from 20 feet away but it usually results in overpouring 10- 20%.
2. However, most bartenders over fill the jigger and yet don’t spill a drop. This loss ranges from 5- 10 %.
It seems hard to believe that you can LOSE 1 IN 10 BOTTLES of all your spirits and not spill a drop!
Teaching your staff to “Flat Pour” has helped many bars arch up their profits dramatically overnight.
Take a minute to study your staff. You might be surprised how much this hard to detect issue is costing your business.
Onward and upward,