From Bar Bartender To Kitchen Bartender: The Journey Of Charles Joly

A new standard of cocktail at Chicago's The Aviary
Mar 27, 2013 4:01 pm

If Charles Joly were a chef, he would be a household name. He has won just about every cocktail competition in America. He has been nominated for a James Beard Award, and I have no doubt that he will bring one home in the not so distant future. After a long stint behind the stick at famous Chicago cocktail den The Drawing Room, Charles moved last year to take a position at heralded experimental cocktail bar The Aviary. The results have been revolutionary.

In San Francisco, Jeff Hollinger Is The Guy To Know About Cocktails

Comstock Saloon co-owner talks trends, Fernet
Aug 15, 2012 3:01 pm

Jeff Hollinger plops down next to me at one of the tight booth at legendary East Village cocktail bar Death + Company where he is about work a guest shift. It’s not an invitation anybody takes likely and Hollinger, a well-regarded bartender himself, has flown all the way from San Francisco to shake some drinks. And talk to us about the SF scene.

Big Weekend: Tales Of The Cocktail 2012

New Orleans hosted THE drinking event of the year
Jul 30, 2012 9:01 am

Tales of the Cocktail, celebrating its 10th year this past week, is like math camp for bartenders. During the day there are serious panels and seminars with titles like "Salt & Bubbles" and "Pisco Wars: Peru vs. Chile Since 1613." There’s cliques and crews — mostly divided by geography. The San Francisco craft distillers here, the Chicago bourbon geeks there. And at night there is plenty of partying, and professional drinking.

Miss Speed Rack NYC: Fast And Hardcore

All-ladies speed bartending championships rock
May 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Miss Speed Rack

Twelve lady barkeeps, 10 regional champs and two wildcards hit the bar in NYC last Thursday to compete in a heated cocktail battle. The goal: to make the best-tasting drinks with the fastest time, all to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Boobies!  

5 Hot Spring Cocktail Trends

Here's what you should be drinking this season
May 11, 2012 1:01 pm

Fresh veggies, local berries, high-alcohol gin: These are a few of our favorite spring cocktail trends, just in time for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which kicks off tonight.

NYC: Speed Rack Finals Are Coming To Town

The bartending competition culminates tomorrow
May 9, 2012 1:01 pm

This Thursday, watch the best female bartenders in the business compete for the title of Miss Speed Rack USA in New York City — and eat great food while you're at it.

Nick Strangeway Has Bartender Fatigue

The master mix man has choice words for bartenders
Apr 5, 2012 12:01 pm

Nick Strangeway is not only one of the most celebrated bartenders in the world, but also one of the most thoughtful and pragmatic. Halfway through our conversation, as he discusses the pre-made punches and batch cocktails he’s been testing for his latest collaboration with restaurateur Mark Hix, Strangeway says, “There’s nothing more frustrating than going into a bar and having to wait for a drink.”

These Are The London Bartenders To Know

Simon Ford names some of his favorite characters
Apr 4, 2012 3:01 pm

While I haven’t lived in London for six years now, I go back at least three to four times per year (usually six to seven times) to make sure I’m on top of the scene. There are many London bartenders I admire.


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