Nightclub & Bar Magazine's 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards program is officially open. Bar award categories include: Cocktail Lounge of the Year, Wine Bar, Beer Bar, Sports Bar, Small Wonder Bar, Hotel Bar and Bartender of the Year. The 2010 Bartender of the Year is H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir – he graced the March cover of Nightclub & Bar and was celebrated at the Nightclub & Bar Show in Vegas, along with the other winners; see the video here. Want you or your place to enjoy the same spotlight? Enter at www.nightclubandbarawards.com. But do so quickly — the deadline for entries is Nov. 5.
Woodford Reserve's Manhattan Experience in NYC has turned out a winner – Christian Sanders of The Summit Bar for his pear-infused Manhattan, Man Up and Grow a Pear.
2 ounces (pear infused) Woodford Reserve
½ ounce Averna
¼ ounce Carpano Antica
¼ ounce green chartruese
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Zest with orange oil
Garnish with orange twist and Marasca cherry.
Gaz Regan is trolling for cocktails again, looking for 101 of the best new drinks of 2010. He'll include them in his next book, gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders: 2011, then he'll sell the book back to the 101 bartenders whose recipes were chosen. Not a bad plan, huh? Wanna play? Enter here.