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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.

Prizefighter Article
'Tis the Season...   December 13, 2011

'Tis the season for long drinks, mescal, do-it-yourself cocktails... and, oh, nogs and glogg.More>>

Jim Meehan Article
Jim Meehan and his Contemporary Classic   November 29, 2011

Jim Meehan, the man behind New York City's PDT and someone who regularly has tracked the skills and recipes of America's best bartenders for the annual "Food & Wine" cocktail guide, has set a high bar with his new book, "The PDT Cocktail Book." The goal: Craft a contemporary companion to the...More>>

Repeal Day Article
Repeal Day Ball Blows Into D.C. and Tales Finds a Signature Drink   November 28, 2011

Repeal Day Ball once again will celebrate the end of Prohibition in Washington, D.C.; Tales finds an official cocktail and brings the Cocktail Apprentice Program to Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver; and the 5th Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition final was held at the Clover Club in...More>>

Bacardi Legacy of the Cocktail Article
Competitions Bring out the Best in the Mixology Biz   November 15, 2011

Cocktail competitions across the United States, including Speed Rack competitions in Los Angeles, Bloom Gin's San Francisco Cocktail Crawl and Bacardi Legacy of the Cocktail in New York, showcase some of the best talent in the industry.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>>

Jeff Josenhans Article
Bespoke Spirits Make a Drink Special   November 15, 2011

Bartenders have shown a lot of interest in crafting or at least selecting their own spirits. What is done with them, however, is what really can make an operation stand out. More>>

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The Switch Names a Winner and New Cocktails Heat Up the Holidays   November 1, 2011

Charles Joly wins the Auchentoshan Switch competition, Bacardi's Legacy of the Cocktail Competition kicks off, Texas de Brazil adds two hot new holiday cocktails and the drinks menu at Townhouse in Venice, Calif., gets revamped.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>>

Loren “Lola” Dunsworth Article
Whatever "Lola's" Wants   November 1, 2011

It’s been 15 years since the famed Lola’s, known among other things as the home of the popular Apple Martini, opened in West Hollywood, and owner Loren “Lola” Dunsworth is marking the occasion with a themed pairing menu...More>>

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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