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Mixologist of the Month

Mixologist of the Month: Jacyara de Oliveira

June 15, 2015

Our Mixologist of the Month is¬†Jacyara de Oliveira, bar manager at Sportman’s Club in Chicago. ¬†Here’s our interview. 1. What’s your story? How did you get interested in cocktails? I spent some time traveling in Brazil around the age of 19. My father is from Belo Horizonte and his entire family lives in Brazil. I realized that while I had visited, I’d never spent much time there. I helped out …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Josh Goldman

May 11, 2015

Our Mixologist of the Month is Josh Goldman, LA based bar owner and spirits consultant at Soign√© Group. Here’s the interview… 1. What’s your story? How did you get interested in cocktails? I started bartending in the 90s as a way to support myself while I was going to school. I didn‚Äôt get interested in cocktails or at least well made cocktails (this was the 90s and I was working …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Zac Overman

February 2, 2015

Back by popular demand, we’re reviving our Mixologist of the Month segment. Join us for a 7 question conversation with Zac Overman.   1. What’s your story? How did you get interested in cocktails? I grew up in North Carolina, and didn’t really drink until I was into my mid-20s. A lot has changed there in the past ten years, but at the time you couldn’t really get a good …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: John Ng

March 5, 2012

John Ng has risen to be one of the stars of the burgeoning Hong Kong cocktail scene at the bustling MO Bar, Hong Kong. John moved to Switzerland and spent time in the U.S ¬†to study Hospitality Management where he first became interested in making cocktails before returning to Hong Kong.¬† ¬†After his return to¬†Hong Kong, he joined The Landmark Mandarin Oriental to work in the fine dining 2 Michelin …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Richard Boccato

January 13, 2012

7 ¬†Questions¬†for¬†the¬†Mixologist¬†of¬†the¬†Month What’s your story? How did you become so interested in cocktails? I grew up in Brooklyn. That’s my story. As far as cocktails are concerned, I was moonlighting as a doorman at Little Branch in late 2005. I wasn’t very interested in cocktails at that time. Since my duties as doorman did not require me to spend a great deal of time inside of the actual bar, most …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Jason Littrell

October 27, 2011

Jason Littrell seems to be everywhere these days-he has teamed up with fellow New Yorker Marshall Altier to form the label behind not one but 2 iterations of Jbird, where the duo have come on to pull the downtown New York cocktail culture uptown, with locations in the famed Hell’s Kitchen and Upper East Side neighborhoods. The team has upcoming consulting projects in various locales and are also the brains …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Chris Hannah

July 14, 2011

You can’t get very far profiling the top mixologists without running into Chris Hannah. So it’s only natural in this – our 3rd post in the top mixologists in our Mixologists of the Month series – ¬†that we wander on down to New Orlean’s and shine the light on the man behind the bar at Arnaud’s The French 75. Almost 100 years old,¬†Arnaud’s is a legend on Bourbon Street in …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Julie Reiner

June 23, 2011

Mixologist A profile of Julie Reiner, her roots in Hawaii and how she’s brought a fresh Polynesian spin to New York’s cocktail scene. Roots A true island girl, raised in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Florida for school. Becoming a Mixologist After cocktail waitressing in Honolulu in her late teens, Reiner started to develop her interest in cocktails and a passion for the right mix of people and drinks. After …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Giuseppe Gonzalez

April 21, 2011

Mixologist Giuseppe Gonzalez   Roots South Bronx by way of Puerto Rico Becoming A Mixologist Giuseppe is a 3rd generation bartender but not on purpose. He attended Cornell University where he earned his degree in neurobiology but the family business had a way of luring him back behind the bar.¬†Giuseppe was working in Boston when he entered his first cocktail competition. He won it and, along with it, a free …Read More >