June 2011

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Japanese Cocktail Book

The publication of ‘Japanese Cocktails’ is being underwritten by the Japanese spirits company, Suntory: “We viewed the partnership as a great opportunity to raise awareness of Suntory’s spirit portfolio in the US. We hope to broaden America’s knowledge of this …

Classic, Tiki and Sours

Continuing from trendy thoughts…

Japanese Style

Many European bartenders have undertaken learning trips to Japan.

There is almost a Zen element to Japanese bartending. They employ a very considered approach to the craft and are very specific technique-wise (e.g. Hard …

Trendy Thoughts…

1. It’s all about purity and simplicity…back to the basic!!

The industry is seeing a return to embracing flavour and character, with greater emphasis on creating depth of taste and expressing (not masking) the spirit in a drink and probably …

Ban on infused alcoholic beverages to end

Infused Liquor May Flow Again

Good news for Bay Area mixologists and their thirsty followers: State Sen. Mark Leno, whose district includes San Francisco, has introduced a bill that would end California’s ban on infused alcoholic beverages.

The regulation comes …



Many will tell you that Salvatore Calabrese is one of the best mixologist in the world. But “The Maestro” has buildup a brand with his own name after launching a brand of wine and moreover …

10 New Hotels in London

As Bartenders we have been all focus on the re-opening of the legendary Savoy Hotel last October, as well other famous hotels have open the door in the last few months, such as the Four Season on Park Lane and …

Nominee Finalists for the Tales of the Cocktail


American Bartender of the Year

Eric Alperin, Los Angeles, California

Kenta Goto, New York City, New York

Misty Kalkofen, Boston, Massachusetts

Sam Ross, New York City, New York

Joaquin Simo, New York City, New York


Best American Brand Ambassador

Colin …

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