Mixology
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>>

Jack Robertiello
Nobody Asked Me, But...   August 23, 2011

Not exactly a top 10 list — instead a grab bag of thoughts from a drinks observer who has a few opinions to share about bar and mixology trends. More>>

Jack Robertiello
What "Culinary" Means to You   August 8, 2011

There’s always something to pick up at food-service industry conferences: "Culinary" has come to mean kitchen-driven when it comes to cocktails.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Does the Drink Make the Bartender?   May 3, 2011

Drowning in spring recipes, Jack Robertiello wonders which came first: the ingredients or the bartender?More>>

Jack Robertiello
What Female Bartenders Deserve   April 19, 2011

Everyone loves Top 10 lists, so what's wrong with naming the Top 10 female bartenders? Plus, check out what's coming from Grant Achatz's Aviary.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Ultimate Spirits Challenge - Where Spitting in Public is Encouraged    March 29, 2011

Three days, hundreds of sips and spits -- the Ultimate Spirits Challenge judging yields recommendations from the best palates in the business on what's worth consideration for placement on your backbar. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Books for Bartenders   November 30, 2010

More than ever, the bartender's trade relies on books both old and new. A few recommended volumes as gift-giving season approaches... More>>

Jack Robertiello
Cocktails Go Culinary    November 16, 2010

Cocktails get a culinary twist — a few of them unexpected — with iceberg lettuce water, beef jus and the famed Italian ham; plus gaz regan comes a callin'.More>>

Jack Robertiello
How to Make Mexican Cocktails Without Tequila   November 2, 2010

The Tippling Brothers faced a challenge: how to make contemporary cocktails without tequila or other strong spirits. Here's a look at how they did it.More>>



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