arleo de guzman@the_barleo

Welcome to the Barleo!
Self taught craft bartender pretending he knows what he's doing
Cheers and enjoy your stay!

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Hand carved ice. Homemade Tonic solution. Oven dried lime wheel. Just need to get a soda siphon and distill my own bathtub gin and this drink could be all homemade!
My first real submission to #cleariceweek, started by @holycityhandcraft
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I get asked why I spend so much time on ice by my friends. My answer is if your bartender is taking care of your ice, you know he’s taking care of the rest of your drink. It takes a lot of effort and time to carve decent clear ice and while mine isn’t always perfect, I know I’ve done the best with what I have
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Homemade G&T
2 oz Gin
1 oz Tonic Solution
.5 oz Caramelized Simple Syrup
Sparkling Water
Add all but sparkling water to tin and whip with a large agitator cube. Strain into a Collins glass and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wheel
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#gin #tonic #homemade #clearice #collinsglass #cocktails @cocktails_for_you


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A tiki drink with tequila you say? Don’t mind if I do!
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Reposting because Instagram is glitchy and made me think I had posted two of the same thing. Pro tip: let the double posts just happen
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Tequila Tai de Flora
1.5 oz Tequila
.5 oz Hibiscus Syrup
1 oz Cranberry Shrub
.5 oz Orgeat
Whip then strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a flower
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#tequila #tiki #crushedice #shavedice #hibiscus #tikithesnowaway #tiki #floral


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It’s hardly ever perfect, but you never really forget your first do you? Last night I filmed myself carving my first properly sized ice sphere and I’m damn proud of it. It isn’t a perfect sphere because I’m terrible at making things symmetrical freehand but it looks gorgeous in my simple glassware and I can’t wait to enjoy some cocktails in them and share them with you! Enjoy the light looping piano music playing in the 360 view. Cheers!
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#clearice #iceball #handcarved #handmade #piano #easylistening #cleariceweek @holycityhandcraft


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If you’ve never seen this weird lumpy potato looking thing before, it’s a cherimoya. I had it for the first time a few weeks ago and my god is it delicious. It has a smooth creamy texture that I usually dislike but it’s flavor is so unique that I can look past the mouthfeel. Being a tropical fruit, I made a cherimoya Daiquiri!
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Cherimoya Daiquiri
1.5 oz Rum
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Agave
2-3 spoonfuls of Cherimoya Fruit
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Muddle the fruit in your tin, then add the remaining ingredients. Shake, then double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime
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#rum #cherimoya #daiquiri #coupeglass #happyhour


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Time to #tikithesnowaway with some new glassware and ingredients! A nice tropical getaway in this weird temperamental LA winter weather
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2 oz Rum
1 oz Orange Juice
.5 oz Macadamia Orgeat
.5 oz Pineapple-Rice Wine Shrub
3 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Add all to shaker and whip. Add to hurricane glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange twist flower and pineapple leaves
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The final piece to my new Instagram aesthetic puzzle!
I want to emphasize in myself that “every aspect matters,” from the ingredients to the glassware to the garnish. What better way to display that thought than with a full 360 view of the drinks I make?
I spent a little too much time setting up the backgrounds and props, then rushing through the drinks last year and while I’m happy with what I made, I want to be more consistent with my look and have a better chance of improving my skills.
I hope you enjoy this journey that I’ll be taking cause it’s gonna be a fun one! Cheers!
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Barleo-groni
1 oz Gin
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz Campari
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cherries and a lemon twist
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New year, new glassware, new ideas, new aesthetic. I want to really hone in on the craft of bartending and I’m starting by changing my Instagram style to help me with that
There’s another new piece to this puzzle but we’ll see that in a couple days
In the meantime, here’s some test shots with some drinks I made to see if my concept worked like I had hoped. Cheers!
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#bartending #craftcocktails #mixology #thebarleo #negroni #clearice #nickandnora #coupe #rocksglass #scotch #cocktailsforyou #drinks #drinklover #drinkstagram #imbibe #imbibegram @liquordotcom @imbibe @tipsybartender


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A week into 2018 and I’m thinking about how much bartending has changed my life. I’ve become a novice (chef, confectioner, ice carver, entrepreneur, script writer, set designer, videographer, photographer, graphic designer, editor, light crewperson, menu designer, accountant, food scientist, botanist, pyrotechnic, and taste tester) all while reinvigorating the composer in me. I don’t know how I would be able to go to a normal desk job after growing for the past 4 years as a bartender.
I’ve got some new ideas and projects coming up and I can’t wait to share them with you! Hope everyone’s had a good sendoff for 2017, and here’s to growing and learning more in 2018! Cheers!
Thanks to @timhasta for taking these great pictures during our family’s Christmas Eve party
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Feel free to share how bartending has changed your life! I am practically an infant in the industry and I’d love to hear stories from people with more experience than I have
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#bartending #bartender #craftcocktails #mixology #thebarleo #collins #rocksglass #blackberry #hibiscus #sazerac #homemade #imbibe #imbibegram #drinks #drinklover #dotd #drinkoftheday #holidayparty #holidayseason #newyearnewme @liquordotcom @imbibe


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A Christmas present from a good friend that I’m finally getting to enjoy. Hope everyone is getting back into the swing of things. I’ve got some new stuff on the horizon and I can’t wait to share it with you guys soon!
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1.5 oz Brandy or Cognac
1.5 oz Pallini Limoncello Cream Liqueur
.5 oz Cinnamon Syrup
Add all to shaker and shake with ice. Double strain into coupe glass. Add grated cinnamon to one half and grated nutmeg to the other half
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#bartending #bartender #craftcocktails #mixology #thebarleo #brandy #cognac #limoncello #pallini #cinnamon #nutmeg #coupeglass #newyears #newyearnewdrink #drinklover
#drinks #drinkoftheday #imbibe #imbibegram @its_aubvious


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I’ve been working on my ice game lately. While usually on crushed ice, I liked sipping on this pristine mojito
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Mojito
1.5 oz White Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Sparkling Water
Mint
Smack mint and add to a tin. Add all but sparkling water. Whip and double strain onto a long ice cube in a Collins glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with mint and lime
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#bartending #bartender #mixology #craftcocktails #thebarleo #rum #mint #mojito #clearice #collinsglass #drinks #dotd #drinkoftheday #drinklover #imbibe #imbibegram


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