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Rise of the Machines: Tipsy Robot Opens in Las Vegas

Rise of the Machines: Tipsy Robot Opens in Las Vegas

If the machines become sentient and take over Earth, at least we can rest assured that there will still be cocktails. Because the Tipsy Robot, a new bar staffed by drinks-slinging robots, opened today in—where else—Las Vegas. You can find this innovative concept inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood…read more →

Jim Meehan on Bartenders, Bacardi Legacy and Tipping

Jim Meehan on Bartenders, Bacardi Legacy and Tipping

At the recently concluded Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in San Francisco (see our recap), we caught up with a few industry luminaries who were in town to judge the semi finals and finals. One such judge was Jim Meehan. The man behind New York cocktail bar PDT now calls…read more →

Scene Report: Austin Bartender Justin Lavenue

Scene Report: Austin Bartender Justin Lavenue

Justin Lavenue is having a good year. The talented barkeep was just named Eater Austin’s 2015 Bartender of the Year, and prior to that he was named Food & Wine’s 2015 Best New Mixologist and Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender. So he seemed like the kind of guy we might…read more →

2013 Portland Cocktail Week Recap

2013 Portland Cocktail Week Recap

Sometimes it takes a couple of days to recover from a cocktail event. Other times, it takes about 10 days. That’s the case for the recently-ended Portland Cocktail Week. But after some reflection and a pretty intense juice cleanse, I’m ready to share my story. Portland Cocktail Week (PDXCW) is…read more →

PAMA Announces “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition

PAMA Announces “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition

SPONSORED POST Professional bartenders, take note: PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur is teaming with Hanna Lee Communications to host the first-ever “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition. The contest spotlights PAMA’s role as an indispensable modifier that works with an array of base spirits, from crystal clear vodka to aged, oaky whiskey. With…read more →

The Bartender’s Tool Kit

The Bartender’s Tool Kit

SPONSORED POST The bartender’s tool kit is essential to making drinks, whether professionally or at home. This ranges from actual tools and glassware to spirits, modifiers and more. Common behind-the-bar tools include shakers, strainers (both hawthorn and julep), fruit/vegetable peelers, pairing knives, bar spoons and jiggers. More advanced tools may…read more →