2015 Review & 2016 Goals

Nick Britsky shaking cocktail

2015 has been an amazing year for NickDrinks.com. We had a long list of firsts:

♦ 1/15: Cocktail History Presentation: CIS – After Dark
♦ 1/25: Pop-Up: Burn’s Night w/ Ackroyd’s Bakery
♦ 1/29: First time working with spirit company at event: USBG Ball
♦ 3/1: Article in Print – Detroit Beer Press
♦ 4/30: YouTube Video
♦ 5/29: Cable TV Appearance – “My head in Best Bars in America”
♦ 7/16: Blimp Ride: Hendrick’s
♦ 8/30: Cocktail Competition as Competitor – Bar Fight 4
♦ 9/8: Major Certification: USBG Spirits Professional
♦ 9/27: Cocktail Competition as Judge – Bar Fight 6
♦ 10/15: Hosted a Beer Quiz Show
♦ 10/29: Bartender at Wedding: Dennis & Lauren
♦ 11/6: Making a Cocktail for a Star: Amber Nash
♦ 11/15: Instagram Milestone: 2000 Followers
♦ 11/17: Solo Pop-Up: The Keep
♦ 12/4: National Cocktail Competition – Tampa Repeal Day
♦ 12/4: Cocktail Competition Win – Tampa Repeal Day (Category)
♦ 12/4: Paid Guest Blog Post – Metro Parent
♦ 12/10 Podcast Episode – Detroit Beer Cast
♦ 12/15: Instagram Post to hit 100 likes
♦ 12/23: Segment on Local News – Fox 2 Detroit
♦ 12/26: Segment where I was good on Local News – WXYZ Detroit

2016 Goals

♦ Continue to improve my writing & photos
♦ Blog post more frequently
♦ Host a bartender event
♦ Align with a spirits brand for a pop-up
♦ Keep growing Instagram & Blog Reach
♦ Get to a major national event; Camp Runamuck, Tales of the Cocktail, Portland Cocktail Week, etc
♦ Get a blog sponsor
♦ Get Detroit on more spirit publications radars
♦ Find a more consistent web video area/studio
♦ Take and Pass USBG Advanced Bartender Test
♦ Take and Pass Level One Cicerone and Sommelier Test

Cheers to what will definitely be another amazing year. Budmo!