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Mixology and bartending trends and techniques. Fabulous mixed drink recipes along with the personalities and products that drive the vibrant cocktail business.


Joy Spence Article
The Joy of Appleton   July 11, 2012

Joy Spence, the master blender for Appleton estate rums, came north recently with an extremely rare product to mark Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence - Appleton Estate 50-year-old rum, an age unheard of in the rum trade. To find out how it came to be and what it's like, check out our...More>>

Scott Young Article
Looking for a Flip Response?   July 2, 2012

Teaching your staff the secrets of flair bartending is like tapping into an unknown reservoir of excitement, grace and dazzling dexterity. Flair bartending is a time-proven means of wowing guests, building repeat business and driving sales to new heights. More>>

The Beldi Article
From Diageo to Bombay to the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge Winners are Announced   June 26, 2012

Bombay Sapphire's World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition along with USBG and Diageo World Class U.S. and the Ultimate Beverage Challenge (UBC) all announce the final results. More>>

Jack Robertiello
The New, New Things.   June 26, 2012

Bartenders and beverage managers struggle to balance the needs of their bars, the demands of their customers and the flood of new products that may or may not catch fire or supply a much-needed tweak to a bar program. Among the latest: an agave liqueur, a new version of Cherry Marnier, and...More>>

Zombie Punch Article
Tiki, Essential Oils and a Refreshing Milk Punch   June 26, 2012

Summer menus are rolling in, with twists designed to make a place stand out. From pisco in New York to colonial drinking in Chicago, from tableside service to Tiki extravaganzas, menus that focus the drinking have never been hotter.More>>

Paul Pacult Article
Decoding the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge   June 26, 2012

The Ultimate Cocktail Challenge recently wrapped up its third annual competition, with some boutique brands and old reliables rising to the challenge. What can such a competition tell us about cocktails and spirits? We ask the boss, Paul Pacult.More>>

Art Beyond the Glass Article
Bartender's Creativity Extends Beyond Cocktails and Winners Announced from Don Q and Marie Brizard    June 12, 2012

LA's best bartenders come together in order to raise money for Inner-City Arts and mixology competition winners announced from Don Q and Marie Brizard. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Who Let the White Dogs Out?   June 12, 2012

Or, why white whiskey, barrel-aged cocktails may get your bar attention, but they seem to be deconstruction gone bad to some.More>>

Sangria Article
Slushies, Pop Bottles and the Allure of the Tall Drink    June 12, 2012

Summer is upon us, and those in charge of bar programs are stretching in their efforts to make drinks, their service and formats as refreshing and interesting as possible.More>>

Speed Rack Article
Built for Speed   June 12, 2012

What started as a local competition and camaraderie builder for women bartenders concluded its national competition with Yael Vengroff, now of Houston, emerging as the Speed Rack champion, in the course of which more than $68,000 was raised in the fight against breast cancer. The champ talks about...More>>



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