This is Common Man Cocktails 9 Year Anniversary, our first episode launched in July 2008. Now, let’s look at a few things Derrick has learned over the last 9 years, some good and some bad.

Learning lessons from bad experiences play a big role in growth, and our nine year window is no different. We’ve made a lot of mistakes, assumptions and had many setbacks, but sometimes you just have to push forward and make things happen.

Even when you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, you’re not being compensated for the hours upon hours of work you put in, you put your head down and keep going. Hoping someday, enough people will care that you can make a career of it.

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ABOUT Common Man Cocktails (CMC)

Common Man Cocktails, inspired by Derrick Schommer’s intimidation when opening a cocktail book, is designed to show viewers how to create some of the most common cocktails to advanced crazy cocktails and to look back at the classics of yesterday. Derrick has learned as he goes and has been actively creating five recipes a week on the channel for over six years, lots of content to keep you entertained for hours!

CMC will teach you how to make some great cocktail designs, give you ideas for new cocktails and introduce you to the latest spirits, liqueurs, syrups, barware and bitters. If you’re looking to become a cocktail enthusiast or need new ideas for your bartending trade, CMC is a great place to start.

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