The Mixing Star Celebrates The Very First Ever 50 Best Bars North America in NYC

The industry from around the world came together in New York City to celebrate the very first-ever North America’s 50 Best Bars in June 2022. For the inaugural year, we teamed up with 50 Best Bars Disaronno and Tia Maria as they followed all the action for their global bar series – The Mixing Star. […]

Monkey Shoulder’s Monkey Business Academy: Raising the Bar in a City Near You

Monkey Shoulder is known for shaking up the bar world and pushing boundaries, particularly when it comes to changing the perceptions about the Scotch category. This year, the brand is debuting the new Monkey Business Academy, a bartender education like no other. Bringing together a roster of modern-day bar icons to lead quick-fire interactive classes […]

The Thirsty Guide to Greek Wine: The Peloponnese Edition

There is no denying that Greece is a global hotspot these days. After a two-year lockdown, people are once again flocking to the picturesque Southeast European country to explore all that Greece has to offer. And along with stunning beaches, picture-perfect villages and some of the freshest, most delicious food, there is something else that […]

Casa Dragones Jamming Sessions Finale During Barra Mexico was EPIC

Bartender competitions have become a major driver of bartender advocacy globally. While there are countless bartender and cocktail competitions put forth by brands, every now and then, a program is created that genuinely hits the mark in the true meaning of advocacy. Casa Dragones created Jamming Sessions as a virtual cocktail competition during the pandemic to support the bartender community […]

The Thirsty Guide to Greek Wine: Santorini Edition

There is no denying that Greece is a global hotspot these days. After a two-year lockdown, people are once again flocking to the picturesque Southeast European country to explore all that Greece has to offer. And along with stunning beaches, picture-perfect villages and some of the freshest, most delicious food, there is something else that […]

Two Years After The Music Stopped, The Rum Shakers NYC Finally Head to Puerto Rico

The Rum Shakers bartender dance program presented by Tales of the Cocktail and sponsored by BACARDÍ captured the hearts, and hips, of so many in the U.S. bartender community. The energy, positivity, equitable opportunity and FUN of Rums Shakers has kept it near and dear to the thirsty crew’s hearts and it might be our […]

A Conversation with Brian Greene, Region Multicultural Manager at Brown-Forman

Over the past few months, we have been highlighting a talented group of Black and Hispanic bartender who are shaking up culture in their cities and crafting legacies behind the bar: the Gentleman Jack “Culture Shakers.” This new class of bartenders from Atlanta, New York and New Jersey were celebrated for their creativity and ability […]

Meet the Bartender Semi-Finalists for Casa Dragones Jamming Sessions 2022:

Casa Dragones is back with another installment of Jamming Sessions! This year, Casa Dragones asked bartenders from the US, Mexico and the UK to craft a unique Casa Dragones Blanco cocktail inspired by “For the Love San Miguel”. This is the first year that the finalists will be able to join Casa Dragones in San Miguel […]

Peter Hannah Announced Champion of the More Taste, Less Waste 2022 Competition Powered by Mount Gay Rum

The journey began in early this year in January as we announced the return of the sustainable cocktail challenge, More Taste, Less Waste powered by Mount Gay Rum with Collectif 1806. After a national call for the most intriguing, and of course delicious, sustainable cocktails featuring Mount Gay Rum, five regional finalists were announced – […]

Introducing the Gentleman Jack Culture Shakers New York Class of 2022

Gentleman Jack “Culture Shakers” is celebrating Black and Hispanic bartenders who are shaking up culture in their cities and crafting legacies behind the bar. As a smooth and approachable Tennessee whiskey that utilizes a second charcoal mellowing process to achieve greatness, Gentleman Jack strives to embrace the creator in us all who takes the extra […]

Introducing the 2022 Gentleman Jack Culture Shakers New Jersey Class of 2022

Gentleman Jack “Culture Shakers” celebrates Black and Hispanic bartenders who are shaking up culture in their cities and crafting legacies behind the bar. As a smooth and approachable Tennessee whiskey that utilizes a second charcoal mellowing process to achieve greatness, Gentleman Jack strives to embrace the creator in us all. “Culture Shakers” recognizes those who […]

Introducing the 2022 Gentleman Jack Culture Shakers: Atlanta Edition

Gentleman Jack “Culture Shakers” celebrates Black and Hispanic bartenders who are shaking up culture in their cities and crafting legacies behind the bar. As a smooth and approachable Tennessee whiskey that utilizes a second charcoal mellowing process to achieve greatness, Gentleman Jack strives to embrace the creator in us all. “Culture Shakers” recognizes those who […]

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