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.

Welcome To Getting Pissed In London Week

Let us raise a coupe to one great drinking city
Apr 2, 2012 9:01 am

The art of making, and drinking, cocktails has been a big part of our mission with Food Republic. We’ve done stories where Jim Meehan told us how to imbibe at the beach. NYC-based writer and barman Brian Quinn has penned a number of drink recipes, rich with historical perspective and Green Chartreuse. Dammit if he’ll get everybody to buy a bottle. And just last week we launched a weekly column written by a living legend in the mixology game, Simon Ford. So it's safe to say that cocktails play a role in living the way a man should.

How To Build A Home Cocktail Bar

Essential tools, spirits for making expert drinks
Mar 29, 2012 2:01 pm
Build a home bar

The appeal of a high-end bar is obvious — you have the finest bartenders in the city creating drinks using the finest ingredients. But before you know it, it’s three a.m. and you’ve spent north of $100 and haven’t even eaten dinner. So for the novice, or even the burgeoning cocktail pro, establishing a solid home bar will save you money and allow you to show off your skills to your friends.

In Defense Of Flair Bartending

Putting a little Cocktail back into your cocktail
Mar 19, 2012 2:01 pm
flair bartending

Remember when a bartender was someone who knew how to toss a bottle in the air and catch it with ease and panache? Or could rile up a crowd of regulars with his antics and sheer personality?


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