Mixology
First Growth cocktail Article
Gin Goes Global   February 10, 2010

The revival of the classic spirit calls for a primer on how to use the diverse incarnations of gin in traditional and contemporary cocktail creations.More>>

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USBG Now in North Texas   February 9, 2010

The USBG is growing yet again! Congratulations to our fellow bartenders down in the “Big D” — we now have a USBG North Texas Chapter in Dallas and are excited to see it grow.More>>

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Japanese Cocktail Techniques and Johnnie Walker Double Black   February 9, 2010

Yuri Kato and Suntory release Japanese Cocktails; Cocktail Kingdom hosts Japanese Cocktail Technique with Kazuo Uyeda; and Diageo releases duty-free Johnnie Walker Double Black.More>>

Damon Dyer Article
Haiti Fundraisers, Cocktail Classic Speakers and Alchemist Honors   February 9, 2010

Hearts and Cocktails benefits Haiti relief efforts at Bar Celona; Manhattan Cocktail Classic seeks speakers for educational seminars; and Damon Dyer named Alchemist of Our Age.More>>

Bar Henry NYC Article
Valentine’s Day and Other Specialty Cocktails   February 9, 2010

Bar Henry in NYC offers Valentine's Day-inspired cocktails like the Mole Alejandro and Scarlet Swing; Counter offers Make Love Not War; and LA's Hatfield's gets a new drink program.More>>

SIP Logo Article
Spirits Sales Struggle but Cocktail Competitions Thrive   February 9, 2010

On-premise spirits down 3 percent in 2009; SIP Awards deadline is April 30; Manhattan Cocktail Classic competition; Cocktail Kingdom Top 50 Bartenders; and Tales of the Cocktail Competition.More>>

Charles Joly Article
Checking in with Charles Joly   February 9, 2010

Charles Joly heads up the mixology program for The Drawing Room at Le Passage in Chicago, the winner of Cocktail Lounge of the Year in the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Awards.More>>

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Spirits Industry “Recession Resilient”   February 8, 2010

Citing figures that show distilled spirits volume grew 1.4 percent but revenue held steady at $18.7 billion in 2009, DISCUS CEO Peter Cressy calls the industry “recession resilient.”More>>

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Bartender Training, Seminars, Books and More   January 26, 2010

BarSmarts Wired reopens; Emily Stanley named ambassador for Lucas Bols; Derek Brown's cocktail seminars at The Passenger; Angostura shortage; Tony Abou-Ganim's new book; and Cuba Libre expands.More>>

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Beware of Robot Bartenders   January 26, 2010

Student inventors at the University of Washington came up with a "bar-bot" with the capability to hold up to four different bottles and has memory capacity for recipes and drink preferences.More>>



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