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Articles tagged with Best mixologists

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 >

World’s Best Rum Bars: Rum Club Portland

June 2, 2012

¬†¬†‚ÄúSituated philosophically and geographically somewhere in between The Slammer and Beaker and Flask‚Ä̬†   The phrase as it reads on the menu at Rum Club in southeast Portland is a manifesto of sorts.¬† Rum Club is, ostensibly, right there in-between one of Portland‚Äôs bastions of haute cuisine and cocktails, Beaker and Flask, and one of the city‚Äôs most beloved dive bars, The Slammer. The Club strives to maintain a pretense …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 >

The Rum Diaries: Valentine’s Day Edition

February 12, 2012

Playing Cupid can be a fun thing to do for a bartender. But what are the best mixers for rum to use at home to make a delicious and interesting drink for your Valentine? While it may be contrived Hallmark Holiday sentimentalism, the ultimate goal is to make your sweetheart happy. We have a classic cocktail for you…¬† For this Valentine‚Äôs Day edition of The Rum Diaries, let’s do a …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: 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 >