Mixology
Jack Robertiello
Where's My Regular Bartender?   April 3, 2012

What’s the point of guest bartending? I admire the camaraderie among barfolk, but I think it is an operational mistake. For every person a guest bartender entices, my bet is he/she risks alienating two more.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Bacardi Gets Global Bartender Respect at Competition   March 6, 2012

Shingo Gokan of New York City's Angel's Share won top honors at Bacardi's 2012 Global Legacy Cocktail Competition, but just as interesting to U.S. observers is the brand's international rep as mixology supporter.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Who Owns This Drink?   February 21, 2012

When the debate about bartenders’ intellectual property — drink concepts and recipes, mainly — broke out, I admit to being completely without interest. But something that’s now in federal court should give everyone in the drink business pause.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Drink Gimmickry and Other Bartender Tales   January 24, 2012

If you can’t answer any question about your aged cocktails convincingly and with very good reasoning, then barreling or otherwise resting a drink is pure gimmickry. More>>

Robert Plotkin
Do You Know Your Mixology Trivia?   January 17, 2012

What's your link to mixology's past? The most famous concoctions of the modern era are so delicious, their origins deserve to be known. Bone up on the classics, because here’s our best shot:More>>

Jack Robertiello
Simple Syrups are as Easy as One, Two, Three   January 10, 2012

Housemade simple syrups can make a bar stand out, especially when using different sugars and infusing fruits, spices and even vegetables into the mix. Here's why you should consider rolling your own:More>>

Jack Robertiello
It's the Singer, Not the Song   November 15, 2011

Never have there been so many drink competitions, but where are the great drinks? Jack Robertiello speaks out about why creating new cocktail recipes is the least of what a bartender needs...More>>

Jack Robertiello
In A Pickle   November 1, 2011

It's great that bartenders have started paying more attention to the freshness and quality of their garnishes, but something's missing — great house-preserved fruits and vegetables.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Bartenders vs. Mixologists: What's the Difference?   October 25, 2011

Are there substantive differences between bartenders and mixologists? With cocktail culture firmly in the limelight, the word “mixologist” is bandied about so loosely that distinctions between the two have become obscured. More>>

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The Skinny on "Skinny"   October 18, 2011

Even in the age of tough anti-alcohol measures and faddish bottled cocktails, bartenders need to be as adept at making low-calorie and zero proof drinks as they are at Flips, Shrubs and Tikis.More>>



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