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NCB Mix May 17, 2011 -- The Cocktail Takes Manhattan and gaz's Latest Book!   May 17, 2011


Manhattan Cocktail Classic Article
The Cocktail Takes Manhattan    May 17, 2011

The second annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic blew through New York, bringing with it bartenders, brand ambassadors and distillers from around the world.More>>

Campfire Shake Article
Ingredients Drive the Drink   May 17, 2011

Ingredients are driving drink menus everywhere these days, as shown by establishments' use of honey, basil, tomato juice, ice cream and even sweet(ish) tea. More>>

Book cover Article
World Cocktail Week, pre-Manhattan Cocktail Classic Doings and gaz's Latest   May 17, 2011

Bars across the globe marked World Cocktail Week while international bartenders made their way to New York for pre-Manhattan Cocktail Classic events. Plus, award results and a new book from the gazzer.More>>

Stephan Berg Article
The Bitters Man Branches Out   May 17, 2011

In June 2006, Munich bartenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck gave birth to the idea of producing and distributing cocktail bitters on a large scale. By August 2006, the two released their first products through their new company, The Bitter Truth.More>>

NCB Mix May 03, 2011 -- Tequila Takes the Stage and Mariena Mercer Vaults the Bar   May 3, 2011


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

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

Margarita Article
Tequila Takes Center Stage   May 3, 2011

The cocktail and agave revolutions have merged, and a new range of drinks far from the classic Margarita are ready to roll. More>>

Evan Hawkins Article
Tattoos and Cocktails, eBooks Roll Out and Competition Winners   May 3, 2011

Manhattan Cocktail Classic names fellows, National Restaurant Association's competition down to semi-finalists and two U.S. Bartenders' Guild competitions crown winners.More>>

Mariena Mercer Article
Mariena Mercer, 21st Century Cosmo Woman   May 3, 2011

The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas faced a high bar of expectations when it opened last fall. At the multi-level Chandelier, general manager and property mixologist Mariena Mercer has shot right over the top.More>>

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