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101 Best New Cocktails 2012: Bacardi Patrimonio by Anthony Berg, Le Hussard, Nice, France.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Bacardi Patrimonio Adapted from a recipe by Anthony Berg, Le Hussard, Nice, France. “This drink was created for the 2012 Bacardi Legacy for the 150th anniversary of the brand. The mix of the Bacardi Superior and Bacardi 8 is intended to create ...


101 Best New Cocktails 2012: Between Piety and Desire by Joel Clark, Sanctuaria, St. Louis, MO.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Between Piety and Desire Adapted from a recipe by Joel Clark, Sanctuaria, St. Louis, MO. “A friend of mine from New Orleans was visiting the bar one night and told me a story that took place between the streets of Piety and ...


101 Best New Cocktails 2012: Bitter Pill by Evelyn Ciszak, Chakra, Paramus, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Bitter Pill Adapted from a recipe by Evelyn Ciszak, Chakra, Paramus, NJ. “If you like Negroni, you'll love this cocktail. Great for the morning-after hangover—skip the Bloody Mary.” Evelyn Ciszak. 30 ml ...


101 Best New Cocktails 2012: Emerald City by Troy Tindal, Prairie Ale House, Minneapolis, MN.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 20th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Emerald City Adapted from a recipe by Troy Tindal, Prairie Ale House, Minneapolis, MN. 1/4 Granny Smith apple 5 to 6 mint leaves 22.5 ml (.75 oz) orgeat syrup 15 ml (.5 oz) fresh ...


101 Best New Cocktails 2013: McMillian by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, April 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

McMillian Adapted from a recipe by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA. “Made on Chris McMillian’s birthday using all ingredients that he's used in his cocktails. I know, I know.  I ...


101 Best New Cocktails 2013: Strega Sour by Junior Ryan, Clyde Common, Portland, OR

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Strega Sour Adapted from a recipe by Junior Ryan, Clyde Common, Portland, OR. “I won the international Martin Miller Trade It Up Competition last year with this recipe.” Junior Ryan.  45 ml (1.5 ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Constant Gardener by Tom Macy, Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Constant Gardener Adapted from a recipe by Tom Macy, Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY. “While brainstorming cocktails for the spring menu, this was one of those flavor combo ideas that actually worked out. Isn't it nice when it works the same in the ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: A Polite Discretion by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 1st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

A Polite Discretion Click here to subnmit a recipe for possible inclusion in next year's Annual Manual Adapted from a ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Age of Reason by Han Shan, B-Side, New York City

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 2nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Age of Reason Click here to subnmit a recipe for possible inclusion in next year’s Annual Manual Adapted from a recipe by Han Shan, ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Angel’s Draft: by Matthew Dakers, Whistling Shop, London, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 21st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Angels Draft Adapted from a recipe by Matthew Dakers, Whistling Shop, London, UK. “Bacardi legacy UK winner of 2010. Each ingredient represents a rum classic brought all together in one drink. ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Arabesque by Amalia Santi, Rama Bar, Sestri Levante, Italy.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Arabesque Adapted from a recipe by Amalia Santi, Rama Bar, Sestri Levante, Italy. 90 ml (3 oz) Grey Goose vodka 45 ml (1.5 oz) Matusalem Gran Reserva rum 45 ml (1.5 oz) ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Black Lodge by Tommy Klus, Kask, Portland, OR.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 25th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Black Lodge Adapted from a recipe by Tommy Klus, Kask, Portland, OR. “This was part of a cocktail that was going to be two versions. While I have not perfected the White Lodge yet, the Black ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Booker’s Notion by Mark Buettler, The Bedford, Brooklyn, NY.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 27th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Booker's Notion Adapted from a recipe by Mark Buettler, The Bedford, Brooklyn, NY. 2 brandied cherries 4 mandarin orange slices 1 quarter of a lemon, cut into 2 wedges 45 ml (1.5 oz) Booker's ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Bustier by Alicia Leslie and Amy Eldridge, The Ranstead Room, Philadelphia

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 27th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Bustier Adapted from a recipe by Alicia Leslie and Amy Eldridge, The Ranstead Room, Philadelphia, PA. “A riff on the Boulevardier, which is itself a riff on the Negroni. Pronounced the French way, it shares with its namesake a way of captivating ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Butter Lemon Smokeby TJ Vytlacil, Blood & Sand, St. Louis, MO.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 27th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Butter Lemon Smoke Adapted from a recipe by TJ Vytlacil, Blood & Sand, St. Louis, MO. “This drink as taken my bar by storm thanks to one happy guest. The name came from my guest. He is a local musician and told ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Butter Pecan Sazerac by David Nguyen-Luu, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Perth, Victoria Park, Australia.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 27th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Butter Pecan Sazerac Adapted from a recipe by David Nguyen-Luu, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Perth, Victoria Park, Australia. “Working for the Rockpool group, I have access to one of the best kitchens in Australia, guided by one of the best chefs in ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Cardamom and Orange Rye Flip by Adrian Orr, Boudoir, Glasgow, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Cardamom and Orange Rye Flip Adapted from a recipe by Adrian Orr, Boudoir, Glasgow, Scotland. 10 cardamom pods 1 orange half 40 ml (1.33 oz) Michter’s Real rye whiskey 15 ml (.5 oz) Grand Marnier 20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice 15 ml (.5 oz) simple ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Celery Cooler by Jose Luis Leon, Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Celery Cooler Adapted from a recipe by Jose Luis Leon, Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City. “Super fresh, is a good drink option for the summer.” Jose Luis Leon. 3 celery sticks 50 ml (1.65 oz) Autentico Tequila Alacran 25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lemon juice 15 ml ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Cherry Cobbler by Cris Dehlavi, M Restaurant and Bar, Columbus, OH.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Cherry Cobbler Adapted from a recipe by Cris Dehlavi, M Restaurant and Bar, Columbus, OH. “The bitter-sweet flavor of the Luxardo cherries works really well with the ruby port and the rye. The orange bitters and the orange flower water brighten this ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: CJ750 by Pablo Toledo, Cvrve, Shanghai

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

CJ750 Adapted from a recipe by Pablo Toledo, Cvrve, Shanghai. “I came up with this modern twist of the Sidecar, that’s why the name. Here in Shanghai we have a big French and European colony, they like this motorbike called CJ750. That ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Court of the Crimson King by Wes Galloway, Black Beans Steakhouse and Lounge, Port Hope, Canada

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 30th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Court of the Crimson King Adapted from a recipe by Wes Galloway, Black Beans Steakhouse and Lounge, Port Hope, Canada. “Delicious, festive cocktail... everyone says it tastes like Christmas! When you see its gorgeous colour, the origin of its name will be ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Dark Dagger by Lorenzo Miglietta, Library Bar, London, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Dark Dagger Adapted from a recipe by Lorenzo Miglietta, Library Bar, London, UK. “The Gold Dagger Award was an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year. From 1995 to 2002, The Macallan has ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Devil’s Soul by Ted Kilgore, Taste, St. Louis, MO.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Devil’s Soul Adapted from a recipe by Ted Kilgore, Taste, St. Louis, MO. “This drink falls into the category I like to call short and evil. Created for Halloween.” ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Dopo Cena by Adrian Gomes, 10 Dollar Shake, Aberdeen, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 19th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Dopo Cena Adapted from a recipe by Adrian Gomes, 10 Dollar Shake, Aberdeen, Scotland. “Seen @: The Mixing Star European Final (London) // 16.11.10.” Adrian Gomes. 30 ml (1 oz) Disaronno (or amaretto) 30 ml (1 oz) kirsch...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Dusky Violette by Japhet Bower, The Bistro @ Courtyard by Marriott, Toronto.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Dusky Violette Adapted from a recipe by Japhet Bower, The Bistro @ Courtyard by Marriott, Toronto. “It's vegetal like a Bloody Caesar but so much better because there's no salt. Biotta beet juice from Whole Foods is a quick fix but I've ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Eavesdropper by Houston Eaves, East Side Showroom, FINO, Austin, TX.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Eavesdropper Adapted from a recipe by Houston Eaves, East Side Showroom, FINO, Austin, TX. “This drink has a great balance of sweet and savory, and has proven to be popular with the spice-loving population of Austin, Texas.” Houston Eaves. 52.5 ml (1.75 oz) ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: El Momento Perfecto by Daniel Bovey, Sahara Bar, Reading, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

El Momento Perfecto Adapted from a recipe by Daniel Bovey, Sahara Bar, Reading, UK. “I am a cocktail bartender in the UK. I have a cocktail in the Bacardi Legacy final and was hoping that I could get you to mention it ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Elderflower Tickle by Curtis Cheney, Del Frisco’s, Fort Worth, TX.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Elderflower Tickle Adapted from a recipe by Curtis Cheney, Del Frisco's, Fort Worth, TX. 1/2 lime, quartered 3 to 5 mint leaves 60 ml (2 oz) St. Germain 120 ml (4 oz) champagne Squeeze lime ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Explicit Manhattan aka Gaz’s Birthday Manhattan by Timon Salomez, Gent, Belgium

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 24th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Explicit Manhattan aka Gaz's Birthday Manhattan Adapted from a recipe by Timon Salomez, Gent, Belgium. 60 ml (2 oz) Eagle Rare 10 Year-Old bourbon 15 ml (.5 oz) ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Firebird by Darren Crawford, Bourbon & Branch, San Francisco

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 24th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Firebird Adapted from a recipe by Darren Crawford, Bourbon & Branch, San Francisco. “This drink just won a cocktail competition last night in SF at 15 Romolo for their inaugural Booze and ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Flying Rob Roy by Steffen Goubeaud, Roomers, Frankfurt

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 24th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Flying Rob Roy Adapted from a recipe by Steffen Goubeaud, Roomers, Frankfurt, Germany. 50 ml (1.65 oz) Johnnie Walker Gold Label scotch whisky 30 ml (1 oz) Bottled Aged Blend* 2 dashes ...


101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Watercress & Elderflower Martini by Robert Merjavy, Chester, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, July 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Watercress & Elderflower Martini Adapted from a recipe by Robert Merjavy, The Best Western Premier Queen Hotel, Chester, UK. “Drink must be cold, slightly green and cloudy. This drink ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Kiss the Skye by Esther Medina Cuesta, Roux at Parliament Square, London

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Esther Medina Cuesta, Roux at Parliament Square, London, UK. “Colin Dunn came to my bar and asked me to create an aperitif with Talisker for the 'Talisker vs Borough Market' consumer tasting. He named the drink. ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Leather Hammock by Chad Larson, Barrio Lowertown, St. Paul, MN.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Chad Larson, Barrio Lowertown, St. Paul, MN. “A riff on a classic Blood and Sand, the mezcal gives a really nice smokey taste along with the snap ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Lillie’s Pride by Lynn House, Blackbird, Chicago

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Lynn House, Blackbird, Chicago, IL. 60 ml (2 oz) Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon 10 ml (.33 oz) Mathilde black currant liqueur 10 ml (.33 oz) fresh lemon juice 30 ml (1 oz) Maple Spiced Cherry Syrup* Shake over ice ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Masala Chai Punch by Tyler Fry, Side Door, Omaha

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Masala Chai Punch Adapted from a recipe by Tyler Fry, Side Door, Omaha, NE. “As a tea specialist who got into mixology through tea, I wanted to approach this recipe as simply as possible. My goal was to recreate ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Old Fashioned No. 6 by Oron Lerner, Mapal Bar,Haifa, Israel

by Gaz Regan · Monday, April 22nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

 Old Fashioned No. 6 Adapted from a recipe by Oron Lerner, Mapal Bar,Haifa, Israel. “I did this for TotC's Truly Old Fashioned entry, which is sadly the only one open ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Sencha Flip by Jason Walsh, CocktailLogic.com, Brooklyn, NY

by Gaz Regan · Friday, May 3rd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails here  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list.  Sencha Flip Adapted from a recipe by Jason Walsh, CocktailLogic.com, Brooklyn, NY....


101 Best New Cocktails: The Fruited Pig by Chad Larson, Cafe Maude at Loring, Minneapolis, MN

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

The Fruited Pig  Adapted from a recipe by Chad Larson, Cafe Maude at Loring, Minneapolis, MN. “I was working on my opening cocktail list and I have used this spiced syrup and ...


101 Best New Cocktails: “Med”hattan by George Bagos, A for Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by George Bagos, A for Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece. 4 cherry tomatoes 60 ml (2 oz) Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Infused Lagavulin* 30 ml (1 oz) Martini & Rossi Rosso vermouth Pinch ...


101 Best New Cocktails: 10 Bloods by Kelvin Wood, The Soul , Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 31st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. 10 Bloods Adapted from a recipe by Kelvin Wood, The Soul , ...


101 Best New Cocktails: 53 Souvenirs by ms. franky marshall, The Dead Rabbit/The Tippler, New York

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. 53 Souvenirs Adapted from a recipe by ms. franky marshall, The Dead ...


101 Best New Cocktails: A 23-year-old Girl by Foxyie Wong, The Soul, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. A 23-year-old Girl Adapted from a recipe by Foxyie Wong, The Soul, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: A Tale of Two Roberts by Frank Caiafa, Peacock Alley, The Waldorf=Astoria, New York City.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. A Tale of Two Roberts (Robert Burns 2012)...


101 Best New Cocktails: A Two-Fold Operation by Phoebe Esmon , Emmanuelle, Philadelphia.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. A Two-Fold Operation...


101 Best New Cocktails: ABCDEF by Jeff Bell, PDT, New York, USA

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Absolut Kelly by Ektoras Binikos, 2nd Floor on Clinton, New York

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Absolut  Kelly Adapted from a recipe by Ektoras Binikos, 2nd Floor ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Adonis Garden by Jessica Woods, Room 11, Washington, DC, USA.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 1st, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for a ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Ajax by Calin Ioaniciu, Kharma, CLuj-Napoca, Romania

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 26th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Alce de Nieve by Natalie Bovis, The Liquid Muse, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, March 17th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Amaro Crusta by Max La Rocca and Giuseppe Santamaria, Ohla Hotel’s “Boutique Bar,” Barcelona, Spain

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 2nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Amaro Crusta Click here to subnmit a recipe for possible inclusion in next year’s Annual Manual Adapted from a recipe by Max La Rocca ...


101 Best New Cocktails: An Affair to Remember by Ladislav Piljar, American Bar, Savoy Hotel, London

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

An Affair to Remember Adapted from a recipe by Ladislav Piljar, American Bar, Savoy Hotel, London, UK. “Drink ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Aperitif by Joy Napolitano, Elle Restaurant, Rome, Italy

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 23rd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Aperitif...


101 Best New Cocktails: Aromatherapy Cocktail by Julien Escot, Papa Doble, Montpellier, France

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Aromatherapy Cocktail Adapted from a recipe by Julien Escot, Papa Doble, Montpellier, France. “The Xanté pear liqueur inspires me a lot. This cocktail has a long aromatic intensity, perfect for altering mind, mood or cognitive function of a person!” Julien Escot....


101 Best New Cocktails: Auch Aye! by Faye Woodcock, The Blind Pig, Glasgow, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Auch, Aye! Adapted from a recipe by Faye Woodcock, The Blind Pig, Glasgow, Scotland. “A summery malt-based cocktail which was designed for the folks at Auchentoshan Single Malt whisky. I find whiskies like Three Wood extremely versatile when it comes to mixing, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Axis & Allies by Jesse Card, Salud! Bistro, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Axis & Allies Adapted from a recipe by Jesse Card, Salud! Bistro, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. “This is my new favorite end of shift go-to drink. Well-balanced and titillating, it does its job to calm the nerves after a long night behind ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Back of the Cupboard Cocktail by Michael Stringer, Michael-Stringer.com & Hire The Barman, London

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 28th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Back of the Cupboard Cocktail...


101 Best New Cocktails: Banana Buckmeister by Gorge Camorra, Cloud9 bar, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Monday, October 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Banana Buckmeister Adapted from a recipe by Gorge Camorra, Cloud9 bar, Geelong, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bases Clearing Double by Sandy Levine, The Oakland, Ferndale, MI

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bases Clearing Double Adapted from a recipe by Sandy Levine, The Oakland, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Battery Park Punch by Donnie Pratt, Cucina 24, Asheville, North Carolina

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 30th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Battery Park Punch...


101 Best New Cocktails: Belle Madame by Sergiu Cucuiet, DownTown Café & Pub by Julius Café Lounge, Targu Mures, Romania.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 14th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Belle Madame Adapted from a recipe by Sergiu Cucuiet, DownTown Café & Pub by Julius Café Lounge, Targu Mures, Romania. “This drink was the winner of "Cognac Aperitif" ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bent Thumbtack by Tate Darwin, Jack & Charlie’s, Visalia, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 12th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Bent Thumbtack Tate Darwin, Jack & Charlie's, Visalia, CA, USA 45 ml (1.5 oz) Redbreast 12 year old Irish whiskey...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bikers Grove by Jen Riley, Red House/Le Tiki Lounge, Paris

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 17th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bikers Grove Adapted from a recipe by Jen Riley, Red House/Le Tiki ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bird’s Eye View by Steve Shur, Boston College Club, Boston, MA

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bird's Eye View...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bitter Stripper by Dee Allen , 399, Perth, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 17th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bitter Stripper Adapted from a recipe by Dee Allen , 399, Perth, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bittersweet Symphony Cocktail by Mariano Garcia Ibañez , Banker`s Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 28th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bittersweet Symphony Cocktail Adapted from a recipe by Mariano Garcia Ibañez , ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Black Gold, Megan Bardoe, Lulu in the Grove, Miami, FL, USA

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Black Gold Megan Bardoe, Lulu in the Grove, Miami, FL, USA 30 ml (1 oz) Michter's Rye Whiskey 15 ml (.5 oz) Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur 5 ml (1 teaspoon) Suze ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Blond Ambition by Alex Day, Nitecap, New York, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 29th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bloody Nail by Zachary Nelson , The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bloody Nail...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bloomsbury Fizz by Giuseppe Santamaria, Boutique Bar / Ohla Hotel, Barcelona, Spain.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 12th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bloomsbury Fizz...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bodega Cocktail by Pauric Kennedy, Palmer & Co., Sydney, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Friday, July 4th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Brian Mac Slivovitz, Martin Hudák, Dublin Café, Prešov , Slovakia

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 20th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Brian Mac Slivovitz Martin Hudák, Dublin Café, Prešov , Slovakia “In our bar (Dublin Cafe) we have a lot of guests but only one was actually Irish—Brian Lillis.  He sat every day in the same place and drank the same things ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bristol Old Fashioned N°2 by Maxime Hoerth, Le Bar du Bristol, Paris, France

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bristol Old Fashioned N°2 Adapted from a recipe by Maxime Hoerth, Le ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Bruschetta Martini by Eric Tecosky, Jones Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Bruschetta Martini Adapted from a recipe by Eric Tecosky, Jones Hollywood, West ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Carrot Top Cocktail by Nick Caputo , City of London Distillery, London, UK

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 6th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Charterhouse Cup by Adrian Gomes, The Corpse and Cocktail, Aberdeen, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Charterhouse Cup...


101 Best New Cocktails: Chorizo and Cranberry Old-Fashioned by Joshua Powell, Bar 44, Penarth, South Glamorgan, Welsh Wales, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 14th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Chorizo and Cranberry Old-Fashioned...


101 Best New Cocktails: Chutes & Ladders by Frederic Yarm, Russell House Tavern, Cambridge, MA, USA.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 29th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Citrine by Jake Sutton, Stay-at-Home Bartender, Westminster, CO, USA

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, June 26th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Ciudad Vieja by Alex Negranza, Liberty Bar, Seattle

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 29th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Ciudad Vieja...


101 Best New Cocktails: Coffee & Cigarettes by Jayce Kadyschuk , Clive’s Classic Lounge, Victoria, Canada

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 13th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Coffee & Cigarette...


101 Best New Cocktails: Cold Stare by Peter Vestinos, The Winchester/The BarMedic, Chicago, IL USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Cold Stare Peter Vestinos, The Winchester/The BarMedic, Chicago, IL USA. Peter says: “Flavor Profile- Rich, Herbal, Coffee, Smoke, Lush mouth feel from Amaro and Liqueur; finishes bitter-sweet. “The smoke of ...


101 Best New Cocktails: CuCuJulio by Francesco Cione, Caffè Baglioni at the Carlton Hotel, Milano, Italy

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. CuCuJulio Adapted from a recipe by Francesco Cione, Caffè Baglioni at the ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Cuzco Humming Bird by Moses Laboy, Los Americanos, New York.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Cuzco Humming Bird ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Delegation Cocktail by Carl Wenger, Shady Lady Saloon, Sacramento, CA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Delegation Cocktail...


101 Best New Cocktails: Dirt Nap by Brian Means , Fifth Floor Restaurant And Lounge , San Francisco

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 26th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Dirty Margarita by Rob McHardy, Silencio, Paris, France

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, April 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Dirty Margarita Adapted from a recipe by Rob McHardy, Silencio, Paris, France. “I use Cocktail Kingdom barspoons, which are roughly 3.4 to 4 ml to measure. The caper juice is strong enough to ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Dolce & Verde by Charalabos “Babis” Spiridakis, Cocktail Bar Passo Doble, Mykonos, Greece

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Dolce & Verde Adapted from a recipe by Charalabos “Babis” Spiridakis, Cocktail Bar Passo Doble, Mykonos, Greece. “The bar that I work for seven years now it's in a hot ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Duck and Cover by Jenn Tosatto, The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange, Kansas City, MO, USA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 6th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

  Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Dutch Coupe by Tess Posthumus , Door 74, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Dutch Coupe Adapted from a recipe by Tess Posthumus , Door 74, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: El Habano by Julien Lopez, Papa Doble, Montpellier, France

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. El Habano Adapted from a recipe by Julien Lopez, Papa Doble, Montpellier, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Ellipsis by Devender Sehgal, New Delhi

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Ellipsis Adapted from a recipe by Devender Sehgal, New Delhi, India. “I wanted to enhance to flavor of orange in the rum by using both bitter and sweet. Beyond this, I used Taylor’s ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Fall Classic by Bob Brunner, Paragon Restaurant & Bar, Portland, Oregon

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Fall Classic Adapted from a recipe by Bob Brunner, Paragon Restaurant & ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Foraged Manhattan by Victoria D’amato-Moran, San Francisco

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 28th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Foraged Manhattan Adapted from a recipe by Victoria D’amato-Moran, San Francisco. (Picture by Lou-Bustamante) “I belong to the San Francisco Mycological Society. My grandfather was an original member ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Foreword by Nick Caputo, Eight Bar, Falmouth, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Foreword Adapted from a recipe by Nick Caputo, Eight Bar, Falmouth, UK. “Created by me, Nick Caputo for the UK Cask Roadshow finals. Simple and inspired by the Last Word. Works with many tequilas, not just Ocho. The first taste gives the ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Fosbury Flip by Adam Elmegirab, Mim Bar & Lounge, Aberdeen, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Fosbury Flip Adapted from a recipe by Adam Elmegirab, Mim Bar & Lounge, Aberdeen, Scotland. “Winning original Drambuie drink created for the Drambuie UK Cocktail Competition 2010. The drink was named after a mythical story I created whilst waiting to present my ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Foxeye by Spyros Patsialos, Faltso Bar, Athens, Greece.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Foxeye Adapted from a recipe by Spyros Patsialos, Faltso Bar, Athens, Greece. 45 ml (1.5 oz) Bloom gin 30 ml (1 oz) Dubonnet Rouge 20 ml (.66 oz) Disaronno 1 barspoon Fernet Branca Stir over ice ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Free Rider by Billy Helmkamp, The Whistler, Chicago, IL.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 19th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list.  Free Rider...


101 Best New Cocktails: Freetown Forever by Lars Erik Lyndgaard Schmidt, Byens Lys, Christiana, Copenhagen

by Gaz Regan · Monday, January 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Freetown Forever Adapted from a recipe by Lars Erik Lyndgaard Schmidt, Byens Lys, Christiana, Copenhagen. eMail to Lars, December 1, 2011: FYI: I was just interviewed by the NY Times about drinks with weird ingredients and I forwarded your recipe to them ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Gentle-man old fashioned by Martin Hudak, Dublin Cafe – whiskey and drink bar, Presov, Slovakia

by Gaz Regan · Monday, January 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Gentle-man old fashioned Adapted from a recipe by Martin Hudak, Dublin Cafe - whiskey and drink bar, Presov, Slovakia. “This drink was created because one of the most beautiful competition in ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Ginger in Pearadise by David Heid, City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 8th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Golden Prestige by Nicolas Michel, the bar at the Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

  See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Golden Prestige Adapted from a recipe by Nicolas Michel, the bar at ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Good Night Sazerac by Leonardo Leuci, Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, Rome, Italy

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Good Night Sazerac Adapted from a recipe by Leonardo Leuci, Jerry ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Grace Note by Seth Bregman , Bardo Cocktails, Oakland, CA.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, September 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Grace Note Adapted from a recipe by Seth Bregman , Bardo Cocktails, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Grass Kilt by Brian Miller, formerly of Death & Company, New York City.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Grass Kilt Adapted from a recipe by Brian Miller, formerly of Death & Company, New York City. “I got inspired to make this drink through a friend who came back from Puerto Rico and told me stories of how everyone in his ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Grasshopper by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon, USA.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, October 5th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Grasshopper Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon, USA. “We wanted to pay homage to the classic Midwestern style of ice cream drink, so we toyed around with the recipe until we ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Green Hornet by Jesper Strauss, ABSURT Cocktails , Copenhagen, Denmark

by Gaz Regan · Monday, September 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Green Hornet Adapted from a recipe by Jesper Strauss, ABSURT Cocktails , ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Gunslinger by Eric Ho, Melt Bar and Grilled, Lakewood, OH.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Gunslinger Adapted from a recipe by Eric Ho, Melt Bar and Grilled, Lakewood, OH. “A favorite among staff at Melt. It is a take on a Moscow Mule using our favorite spirit, bourbon, as ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Gypsy Poem by Eric Grenier, Honor Kitchen & Cocktails, Emeryville , CA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 28th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Gypsy Poem...


101 Best New Cocktails: Harvard Bullet by Tim Ward, Ritz Bar, Paris, France.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Harvard Bullet Adapted from a recipe by Tim Ward, Ritz Bar, Paris, France. “This cocktail matures in the bottle, it gets better with age the longer it’s in the freezer. Better do one yourself ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Here’s Johnnie by Bas Verhoeven, Cocktailbar Mundial, Eindhoven, Netherlands

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Here's Johnnie Adapted from a recipe by Bas Verhoeven, Cocktailbar Mundial, Eindhoven, Netherlands. “A cocktail with an amazing taste that ticks all the boxes. Created with the philosophy less is more, the few ingredients combine amazingly well. This has made it a ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Hot Buttered Fernet by Bradford Scott Knutson, Swing Wine Bar, Olympia, WA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Hot Buttered Fernet Adapted from a recipe by Bradford Scott Knutson, Swing Wine Bar, Olympia, WA. 22.5 ml (.75 oz) Fernet Branca 22.5 ml (.75 oz) Laird’s Applejack 15 ml (.5 oz) Giffard Abricot ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Idle Hands by Payman Bahmani, PDT, New York.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 14th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Idle Hands Adapted from a recipe by Payman Bahmani, PDT, New York....


101 Best New Cocktails: Inked Zacapa Old Fashioned by Monica Berg, Aqua Vitae, Oslo, Norway

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 13th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list.   Inked Zacapa Old Fashioned...


101 Best New Cocktails: Irish Mermaid by Massimo La Rocca, ListentotheIce.com

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Irish Mermaid...


101 Best New Cocktails: Jack Jazz Rabbit by Marek Vojčarčik, U.N.C.L.E., Bangkok, Thailand

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 23rd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Jack Jazz Rabbit...


101 Best New Cocktails: Jake Barnes by Natalie Jacob, Dutch Kills, Long Island City, NY.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Jake Barnes Adapted from a ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Jake Leg by Dimitris Kiakos, Bartender/owner at the Gin Joint, Athens , Greece.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Jake Leg...


101 Best New Cocktails: Japanese Mule by Moses Laboy, Red Rooster, New York City

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Japanese Mule Adapted from a recipe by Moses Laboy, Red Rooster, New York City. “This is my contemporary play on the Moscow Mule and the Gin-gin. I developed this cocktail a little over a year and a half ago and it has ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Jenkins! by Kate McDonald, Veneto Lounge, Victoria, BC

by Gaz Regan · Friday, May 3rd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Jenkins!  Adapted from a recipe by Kate McDonald, Veneto Lounge, Victoria, BC.  “When I started bartending I was eager to make my own drink, but patience is necessary both for great things and ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Johnnie Be Good, Moses Laboy, New York

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, October 5th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Johnnie Be Good Moses Laboy, New York 60 ml (2 oz) Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch 45 ml (1.5 oz) sea buckthorn syrup* 22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lime juice 1 orange twist, as ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Julius Orange by Brad Farran, Clover Club, Death&Co., the Shanty, New York, USA

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, February 6th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Julius Orange Adapted from a recipe by Brad Farran, Clover Club, Death&Co., the Shanty, New York, USA “This drink is so delicious it made the Queen herself weep,” Brad Farran...


101 Best New Cocktails: Kentucky Two Step by Brian MacGregor, Wingtip, San Fransico, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Kirsch Cosmo by Hannah Lanfear, Boisdale, London, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Kirsch Cosmo Adapted from a recipe by Hannah Lanfear, Boisdale, London, UK. “I discovered this cocktail one night when I insisted on emptying my speed rail and replacing it with kirsch, determined that it could improve or rival any white spirit cocktail, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Krampus by Erika Joyner, Salt of the Earth, Pittsburgh

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Erika Joyner, Salt of the Earth, Pittsburgh, PA. “The Krampus cocktail is a surprising bright red treat. At first you think the cocktail might be too sweet, then the Campari comes in and cuts it. Then ...


101 Best New Cocktails: La Cilantro Fresca by Ilias Stergiopoulos, Baba Au Rum, Athens, Greece

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 27th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: La Corona de Cuba by Jamie Jones, Cocktail & Spirits Initiative, Chester, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Jamie Jones, Cocktail & Spirits Initiative, Chester, UK. “This is my Bacardi Legacy drink for the 2012 Legacy final. My drink is called La Corona de Cuba, The Crown of Cuba, and each...


101 Best New Cocktails: La Croix Elixir by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 1st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. La Croix Elixir Adapted from a recipe by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail ...


101 Best New Cocktails: La Ninja by Tess Posthumus, Door 74, Amsterdam.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Tess Posthumus, Door 74, Amsterdam. “The Japanese whisky distillers don't make blends with whiskies other than from the same company. They don't work together with different distillers and ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Last Caress by Dan Carlson, Saul, Brooklyn, NY.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Last Caress Adapted from a recipe by Dan Carlson, Saul, Brooklyn, NY. “This one is surprisingly smooth and plays cat and mouse with your mind and palate. At first when you think it’s boozy, it softens; you think it's crisp and clean, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Lavender Honey Sour by Dre Masso, Lonsdale, London

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Dre Masso, Lonsdale 2006, Notting Hill, London, UK. 45 ml (1.5 oz) Irish whiskey 15 ml (.5 oz) Bénédictine 30 ml (1 oz) fresh lemon juice 22.5 ml ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Leaving Manhattan by Joanne Spiegel, Mercury Bar West, New York City.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, April 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Leaving Manhattan Adapted from a recipe by Joanne Spiegel, Mercury Bar West, New York City. “Leaving Manhattan, as you know, won first place in the final for the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience. ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Liberty Flip by Leo Lahti, Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Liberty Flip...


101 Best New Cocktails: Loch Ness by Lee Peare, Harry’s on the Green, Dublin

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Lee Peare, Harry’s on the Green, Dublin, Ireland. “I got the idea whilst drinking a Pegu Club in a bar in Scotland on a surf trip. It was a cold foggy day with the fire lighting. ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Love is Like a Bottle of Gin by Hal Wolin, The Cocktail Guru, Inc., New York Team, USA

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Love is Like a Bottle of Gin Adapted from a recipe by Hal Wolin, The Cocktail Guru, Inc., New York Team, USA ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Loves Rival by Tim Robinson, Twist London Ltd, London

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Tim Robinson, Twist London Ltd, London, UK. “This drink varies wildly with the amount of smoke you use, so go easy at first... You're looking for smoky undertones, not a bonfire night.” Tim Robinson....


101 Best New Cocktails: M E Cafe Latte Cocktail by Mochammad Fadli, RUKA Luxury Japanese Lounge at Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Manama, Bahrain

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. M E Cafe Latte ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Martini de Minas, Raul Faria, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Las Vegas

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 20th, 2014 · Uncategorized

Martini de Minas Raul Faria, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Las Vegas, NV, USA “My goal was to utilize cachaça in a different way. I tried to utilize ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Midnight’s Bass Drop by Rick Tose, Rolador, Newcastle NSW, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Midnight's Bass Drop Adapted from a recipe by Rick Tose, Rolador, Newcastle NSW, Australia. “This drink can either be stirred down or blazed, which is pretty cool. If it was blazed I'd usually scorch 3 coffee beans and set them in a ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Milord Gower by Frederic Yarm, Cocktail Virgin Blog, Somerville, MA.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Milord Gower Adapted from a recipe by Frederic Yarm, Cocktail Virgin Blog, Somerville, MA. “St. Germain [cocktail] appears in the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book, it pre-dates the elderflower liqueur of the ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Minty Silk by Diana Haider, The Parlour , Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Minty Silk Adapted from a recipe by Diana Haider, The Parlour , ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Mont Blanc Cocktail by Lee Morris, The Alchemist, Leeds, UK

by Gaz Regan · Monday, October 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Mont Blanc Cocktail Adapted from a recipe by Lee Morris, The Alchemist, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Myrrah’s Passion by Lindsay Laubenstein, Enoteca Emilia, Cincinnati, OH

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Myrrah's Passion...


101 Best New Cocktails: Negrita by Giuseppe Gallo, Purple Bar at Sanderson Hotel, London, UK

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Negrita Adapted ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Nightmarcher by Sky Huo, 001, Wellington 97, Hong Kong.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 1st, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Northern Terroir by Zachary Nelson, The North Left, Santa Ana, CA, USA.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 22nd, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Northern Terroir Zachary Nelson, The North Left, Santa Ana, CA, USA. Zach says: “This cocktail reminds me of walking through an herb garden on a spring morning.  Heavily ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Norwegian Negroni by Adam Harness, Cafe Maude, Minneapolis, MN

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Norwegian Negroni...


101 Best New Cocktails: Norwegian Sour by Katrin Reitz, La Dee Da, Bad Honnef Am Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 14th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Norwegian Sour...


101 Best New Cocktails: Not Coming Home by Tim Rabior, Oddfellows, Miami Beach

by Gaz Regan · Monday, October 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

  See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Not Coming Home Adapted from a recipe by Tim Rabior, Oddfellows, Miami ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Not So Dirty Martini, Payman Bahmani, Library Bar, Themidos 1, Limassol, Cyprus

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Not So Dirty Martini Payman Bahmani, Library Bar, Themidos 1, Limassol, Cyprus “I wanted to do something with the Dirty Martini that was playful yet sophisticated, so I ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Odyssey Number Ten by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Odyssey Number Ten Adapted from a recipe by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark "In Homer's Iliad, the horses of the Myrmidons graze on wild celery that grows in ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Old Fashioned (Red House Style) created at Red House, Paris

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Old Fashioned (Red House ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Old Quartermaster by Michael Shea, Rum Club, Portland, OR

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Old Quartermaster...


101 Best New Cocktails: Osaka Smash by Ben Hammer, The Backhouse, Los Angeles, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 19th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Papa Needs a New Pair of Shoes by Patrick Halloran, The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Papa Needs a New Pair of Shoes Adapted from a recipe by Patrick Halloran, The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN. “Christened by a coworker's girlfriend who, upon smelling ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Paradise Punch by Cynthia Turner, Imperial Life, Asheville, North Carolina

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 13th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Paradise Punch Adapted from a recipe by Cynthia Turner, Imperial Life, Asheville, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Patriarch by Daniel Brancusi, Vitae, New York City

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Patriarch Adapted from ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Pearl by Christopher Marty, Marble, Chicago, IL, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 13th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Pearl Christopher Marty, Marble, Chicago, IL, USA Christopher says, “House-made cocktail onions welcome, though a store-bought pickled onion should not offend; it's the brine that sets this cocktail off on its ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Perfect 10, Josh Powell, Somerset House, Bristol, England, UK

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 24th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Perfect 10 Josh Powell, Somerset House, Bristol, England, UK “I wanted to make a fruity twist on a Manhattan with great body and depth. In my recipe I used Slider which is cider ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Perfect Tickler by Carol Donovan, Intoxicatingly Fun Cocktails, Chicago, IL

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 19th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Perfect Tickler Adapted from a recipe by Carol Donovan, Intoxicatingly Fun Cocktails, Chicago, IL. “I tried this with different flowers, and liked it with lavender, but the rose allowed for a beautiful ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Pisco Fever by Danny Parlin, The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 19th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Pointy Reckoning by Claire Prideaux, Il Lido Italian Canteen, Cottesloe, Western Australia.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Pointy Reckoning Adapted from a recipe by Claire Prideaux, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Port of Spain by Kyle Mathis, Taste Bar, St. Louis, Missouri

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, November 28th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Port of Spain ...


101 Best New Cocktails: PX, I Love You by Antonio Anzelmo, Beagle, London, UK

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 5th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Queen Anne’s Revenge by Anthony DeSerio, Coastal Gourmet Group. Aspen Restaurant/Latitude 41 Shipyard Tavern, Mystic, CT

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Queen Anne’s Revenge Adapted from a recipe by Anthony DeSerio, Coastal ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Ready Room by Christopher Day, Honeycut, Los Angeles

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Ready Room...


101 Best New Cocktails: Red Barchetta by Mel James, BC’s Kitchen, Lake St. Louis, MO

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Red Barchetta Adapted from a recipe by Mel James, BC's Kitchen, Lake St. Louis, MO. “I created this cocktail for the 2012 Campari competition. It is quite special to me because it ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Red Riding Hooch by Joseph Boley, Red House, Paris

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 28th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Red Riding Hooch...


101 Best New Cocktails: Red Thorn Cocktail by Takumi Watanabe, The Sailing Bar, Kibi, Sakurai, Nara, Japan

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Red Thorn Cocktail Adapted from a recipe by Takumi Watanabe, The Sailing ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Roark’s Laughter by Chris Harrington, Subject, NYC

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Roark's Laughter...


101 Best New Cocktails: Rose Colored Glasses by Daniel Dufek, Hi Hat Lounge, Milwaukee, WI.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 19th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Rose Colored Glasses...


101 Best New Cocktails: Rue Bourbon by Dominic Whisson, The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Sazeroni by René Förster, Twist Cocktail Bar, Innside, Dresden, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Monday, September 30th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Sazeroni Adapted from a recipe by René Förster, Twist Cocktail Bar, Innside, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Sherry Cherie by Jen Riley, Candelaria, Paris, France

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Siam Saoco by Iain McPherson, Panda and Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Siam Saoco Adapted from a recipe by Iain McPherson, Panda and Sons, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Slow Learner by David Gordon, The Volstead, Austin , Texas, USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, June 23rd, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Smoke Without Fire by Thomas Newcomb , The Cellar/The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Smoke Without Fire Adapted from a recipe by Thomas Newcomb , The Cellar/The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA, USA ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Smokey Ol’ Scribe by Tim Robinson, Twist, London

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Smokey Ol' Scribe Adapted from a recipe by Tim Robinson, Twist, London. “This ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Smokin’ Hopps by Seth Laufman, Burritt Room, San Francisco, CA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Smokin' ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Sneaky Pete by Chris Neustadt, Jimmy Chicago , The James Hotel, Chicago IL, USA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 5th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Sneaky Pete Adapted from a recipe by Chris Neustadt , Jimmy Chicago , The James Hotel, Chicago IL, USA “I was ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Something About Dragons by Jens Kerger, Pinta Cocktailbar, Dresden, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 8th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe ...


101 Best New Cocktails: South of Heaven by George Megalokonomos, Food Mafia, Glyfada, Athens, Greece

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Spanish Inquisition by Scott Diaz, Elliott’s Oyster House, Seattle, WA.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails here    Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Spanish Inquisition  Adapted from a recipe by Scott Diaz, Elliott's Oyster ...


101 Best New Cocktails: St. Joseph’s by Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar , New Orleans

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, October 5th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. St. Joseph's Adapted from a recipe by Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Sud Americano, Fabio Spinelli, Rita & Cocktails, Milan, Italy

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 9th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Sud Americano Fabio Spinelli, Rita & Cocktails, Milan, Italy “It's my tropical variation of classic Italian Negroni aperitif. It's easier to drink like an Americano is, but with more ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Swizzle from the Barrel by Jesse den Dulk, Jigger’s The Noble Drugstore, Gent, Belgium

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 5th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Belfast Cocktail by Francis P. Schott, co-owner of Catherine Lombardi and Stage Left restaurants in New Brunswick, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Belfast Cocktail ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Big Pink by Jason Simplot, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, July 4th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Charter Oak Cocktail by David A. Roth, Pigs Eye Pub , Hartford, Connecticut

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Charter Oak Cocktail Adapted from a recipe by David A. Roth, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Cure by Eric Tecosky, Jones Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 24th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Emperor by Valdez Campos, Manifesto, Kansas City, MO.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails here  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Emperor Adapted from a recipe by Valdez Campos, Manifesto, Kansas City, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Gentlemen’s Secret by Giuseppe Santamaria, Ohla Hotel – Boutique Bar, Barcelona, Spain

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Gentlemen's Secret Adapted from a recipe by Giuseppe Santamaria, Ohla Hotel ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Glorious Socialite by Benjamin Davies, Oddfellows Chester, Cheshire, UK

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Haji Sling by Ian Loh, Helvetica, Perth, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 12th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

The Haji Sling Ian Loh, Helvetica, Perth, Australia “For the love of Angostura Bitters.  A twist on the Singapore Sling, named after the quirky Haji ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Last Wynd by Sian Ferguson, 99 Bar and Kitchen, Aberdeen, Scotland.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Last Wynd...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Merriweather Old-Fashioned by René Kronsteiner, Sea Cloud Cruises, Hamburg, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  ...


101 Best New Cocktails: the Midori Sour by Naren Young, New York

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 13th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Midori Sour Naren Young, www.forkandshaker.com, New York, USA 45 ml (1.5 oz) Beefeater gin 15 ml (.5 oz) Midori 22.5 ml ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The New Fashioned Old Fashioned by Jens Kerger, Pinta Cocktailbar, Dresden, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The New Fashioned Old Fashioned Adapted from a recipe by Jens ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Old Man and the Sea by Kaitlin McGavock, Lil Indies/Daughters & Co, Orlando, FL, USA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 1st, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Peanut Manhattan by Jason Walsh, Bar Consultant, Brooklyn, NY, USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, January 6th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

The Peanut Manhattan Adapted from a recipe by Jason Walsh, Bar Consultant, Brooklyn, NY, USA 75 ml (2.5 oz) Peanut-Infused Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon* 45 ml (1.5 ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Rusty Apple by Christopher James, The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 29th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Rusty Apple...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Trainspotter by Thomas Newcomb, The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA.

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Trainspotter Adapted from a recipe by Thomas Newcomb, The Continental Room, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: The Westie by Fredo Ceraso, Loungerati, New York City.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 9th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails here  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. The Westie Adapted from a recipe by Fredo Ceraso, Loungerati, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Third Day in Taipei by Aaron Feder, OUNCE Taipei, Taiwan

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Third Day in Taipei...


101 Best New Cocktails: Treuse or Dare by John Staley, El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 1st, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Treuse or Dare John Staley, El Dorado Kitchen, Sonoma, CA, USA “My hope is to expose as many people to Chartreuse as possible.  From the stolid scotch drinker to the dirty goose enthusiast.  Even offering it up to the young-uns in search ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Trinity Avenue by Mark Holmes, Vanilla Rooms, Cardiff, Welsh Wales

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 29th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Trinity Avenue Adapted from a recipe by Mark Holmes, Vanilla Rooms, Cardiff, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Trott On by Nick Koumbarakis, Orphanage, Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Trott On Adapted from a recipe by Nick Koumbarakis, Orphanage, Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa. “I serve the drink accompanied with a side serving of high quality dark chocolate and orange ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Vakantie by Cynthia Turner, The Magnetic Field, Asheville, North Carolina

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 15th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Vakantie Adapted from a recipe by Cynthia Turner, The Magnetic Field, Asheville, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: War Of The Roses by Nick Caputo, The Priory Tavern, London

by Gaz Regan · Friday, November 1st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. War Of The Roses Nick Caputo, The Priory Tavern, London “A modern take ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Ward 9 by Jinjur Van Vogelpoel, Red House, Paris

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Ward 9 Adapted from a recipe by Jinjur Van Vogelpoel, Red House, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire by Leslie Ross, Virtuoso Selections, Austin, TX

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Where There's Smoke There's Fire Adapted from a recipe by Leslie Ross, ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Wildbret by Reinhard Pohorec, The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, London.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 21st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE  Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in an upcoming list. Wildbret Adapted from a recipe by Reinhard Pohorec, The American Bar at ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Windsor Knot by Richard Yarnall, Orange County Bartenders’ Cabinet, CA.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

[caption id="attachment_3185" align="alignright" width="226"] Cocktail picture by Joey Maloney[/caption] See more of this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails HERE Click ...


101 Best New Cocktails: Yes Man by Scott Kennedy, Rubirosa, New York City

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

Yes Man Adapted from a recipe by Scott Kennedy, Rubirosa, New York City. “A variation on a perfect Rob Roy, this blends classic spirits into a masculine sipper that's quick to please.” ...


101Best New Cocktails: Old Smoky by Jay Khan, The Blck Brd, Hong Kong

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 25th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe ...


90 Percent of Success is Down To . . .

by Gaz Regan · Friday, March 2nd, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

I'm about to let you in on what I think might be the biggest reason I get enough work to keep me ...


A Bottle Of Applejack

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 10th, 2014 · Quotes

“In the morning all the ashtrays would be full of butts and the wastebaskets would hold piles of crumpled copy paper and empty applejack bottles.  Whenever I see a bottle of applejack I think of the Hauptmann trial.” ...


A Bourbon Family Picnic

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 · Not So Trivial Trivia

I found this picture in the attic--it's something that turned up during research for The Book of Bourbon


A Clockwork Orange

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Adapted from a recipe by Chris Halleron, Duffy's, Hoboken, NJ. "This drink's also known as 'A Glass of Evil." Chris Halleron 120 ml (4 oz.) blended scotch 30 ml (1 oz.) Grand Marnier 30 ml (1 oz.) fresh orange juice 1 dash Regans' Orange Bitters ...


A Cocktail Hath the Soul of Wit

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 · Quotes

"Cocktail-drinking has a peculiar charm of its own which lifts it above drinking as otherwise practised. Your confirmed cocktail-drinker is not to be confused with the ordinary sot. He is a true artist. With what exquisite feeling will he graduate ...


A Cocktail Should be Freshly Made

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · Quotes

“To have the correct flavor a Cocktail should be freshly made, and should contain that most delightful, aromatic tonic Dr. Siegert’s Angostura.  The Bitters that gave birth to the Cocktail.”  Advertisement for Angostura Bitters, Life Magazine, 1904....


A Craving For String Beans

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 7th, 2012 · Quotes

“Does the chemical composition of Jägermeister cause a craving for string beans?”  A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, 2010.


A Drink Of Our National Appetizer

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, August 16th, 2012 · Quotes

“Since I had been honored to be Special Secretary, to be of assistance in speaking and writing Spanish, I suggested that we take a drink of our national appetizer, the famous tequila, which is a liquor made of agave in ...


A Drink With Something In It by Ogden Nash

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 26th, 2012 · Quotes

We see the first verse of this poem quite often, but it's seldom we see the whole thing, right?  (I love the Old-Fashioned verse best, I think.) A DRINK WITH SOMETHING IN IT by Ogden Nash There is something about a Martini,...


A Gentleman in the Liquor Business

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · Quotes

“A good many people, I am sorry to say, are laboring under the impression that there is no such thing as a gentleman in the Liquor business.”  The New ...


A Glass Of Cocktail At His Expense

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · Quotes

“He was extremely desirous I should enjoy a glass of cocktail at his expense; and on my declining, he appeared to have half a mind to recommence his quarrelsome behavior; but suddenly taking up his coat, he vanished ...


A Good Place to Start

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, October 26th, 2013 · Quotes

A Good Place to Start "I want to do something with more security, more respectability, and less narcissism, so I think bartending is a good place to start." Jeannie Berlin playing ...


A La Recherche De L’Orange Perdue

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 23rd, 2011 · gaz's Cocktail Book

I think that this name means something akin to "In Search of the Lost Orange."  It probably rolled under the table or something.  The recipe was sent to me by a certain Richard Privette who said that the drink was ...


A Local Intoxicant

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 1st, 2013 · Quotes

A Local Intoxicant “The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu is charmingly schizophrenic: some people wear gowns or three-piece suits, others wear only grass skirts or grass sheaths. Some carry gold cigarette lighters, others carry ...


A Man Known as Gin Fizz

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 4th, 2012 · Quotes

"At one end of the bar sat a man known to the Quarter as "Gin Fizz," who had fallen asleep in a large plate of tomato soup, his head right in the bowl!  Next to him dsat a very wealthy ...


A Matter of Ordinary Technical Knowledge

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 · Quotes

Three sailors, in a Broadway bar, were partaking somewhat festively of strange.-looking drinks. Regular patrons, having beverages of the ordinary sort, looked on curiously while the fearless tars hoisted frequent glasses containing each a liquid combination that was milky white ...


A Peculiarly Cosmopolitan Patronage

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, February 16th, 2012 · Quotes

"If you want a bad cocktail it may be had at Kansas City. It retains the frontier fierceness. It is made up like a real estate boom foaming with ...


A Peculiarly Cosmopolitan Patronage

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 · Quotes

“If you want a bad cocktail it may be had at Kansas City. It retains the frontier fierceness. It is made up like a real estate boom foaming with enthusiasm, or a prairie blizzard foul with the dust it makes. ...


A Peculiarly Cosmopolitan Patronage

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 14th, 2012 · Quotes

“If you want a bad cocktail it may be had at Kansas City. It retains the frontier fierceness. It is made up like a real estate boom foaming with enthusiasm, ...


A Slight Drink Of Whiskey

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 24th, 2014 · Quotes

A Slight Drink Of Whiskey “The written statement of his predecessor, Vice-President Hamlin, which Johnson preserved, was to the effect that both men rode together to the Capitol, at which time the ...


A Somewhat Awkward Situation

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 17th, 2014 · Barroom Flashbacks

Circa 1975, I'm behind the bar at Drake's Drum on 2nd Avenue between 84th and 85th street, New York Fuckin' City.  It's mid-week, around 2 o'clock in the am.  A transvestite ...


A Strong Choice for a Martini

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 3rd, 2012 · Quotes

“I slid a Plymouth English Gin martini in front of August, two olives.  Not the most expensive gin but really a strong choice for a martini.  August took a sip and nodded in approval.  I poured another one for myself.”  ...


A Very Agreeable Change

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · Quotes

“‘A very agreeable change has taken place in the pastoral visiting of clergymen. Formerly the parson used to lecture his charge, and unite with them in long and wearisome prayer. Now he comes with a gay and debonnaire bearing, mashes ...


Abdou El Asfor, Morocco: World Class, 2012

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, July 19th, 2012 · bartenders, World Class Bartenders 2012

Abdou El Asfor, 2012 finalist from Morocco, showed really well in our Cocktail Mastery challenge, despite being hindered by the lack of ...


After Hours

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 23rd, 2011 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Adapted from a recipe by Satvik "Rick" Ahuja, Quarter Bar & Restaurant, Leicester, UK.   "I created this drink as gin is usually used in pre dinner aperitif style drinks eg. Martini, Negroni, G&T etc., or as refreshers in Fizzes, Tom Collins, ...


After The Saloon Incident

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 10th, 2013 · Quotes

“[Teddy] Roosevelt stabled his horse in a shed behind the ‘hotel,’ and started to enter. Two shots rang out from the bar-room. He hesitated. He had made it a point to avoid centers of ...


After-Dinner Sazerac

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 31st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

After-Dinner Sazerac Adapted from a recipe by Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus, Corner Bar,Auckland,New Zealand. “This cocktail was a semi-finalist for the New Zealand Suntory Cup Cocktail Competition 2010, chosen out of 100. Easy to drink and make, definitely the cocktail after a well ...


Aki Eguchi, Singapore: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Aki Eguchi from Singapore showed fabulous style and creativity in Rio this year at the Global World Class Finals.  Here are a couple ...


Alabama Slammer

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Because of blue laws it is illegal to drink beer containing more than 6% alcohol by volume in Alabama.  Violators can be fined $1,000 and face up to a year in an Alabama Slammer. 30 ml (1 oz) sloe gin 30 ml ...


Alamagoozlum

by Gaz Regan · Friday, March 9th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Alamagoozlum “J. Pierpont Morgan’s Alamagoozlum: the Personal Mix Credited to that Financier, Philanthropist & Banker of a Bygone Era.”  The Gentleman's Companion:  An Exotic Drinking Book by Baker, Charles H. Baker, Jr., 1946....


All Betts Are Off

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 31st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

All Betts Are Off Adapted from a recipe by Matt Lanning, The Bitter Bar, Boulder, CO. “Not many of my current customers can find a way to enjoy the ...


All Hail Tim Philips!

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 14th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

2012 Winner of the Diageo Global World Class Bartender Competition AND DESERVEDLY SO I witnessed incredible talent from this year's finalists, and ...


Almost anyone can learn to mix drinks accurately and fast . . .

by Gaz Regan · Monday, October 13th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

“Almost anyone can learn to mix drinks accurately and fast.  That is the least of it.  I have always believed success behind the bar comes from ...


An Ardent Prohibitionist

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 24th, 2014 · Quotes

An Ardent Prohibitionist “Once I landed at Shannon with a prominent Bostonian and initiated him into Gaelic coffee.  Later he told me he was an ardent Prohibitionist. I was afraid to confess ...


An Equal and Opposite Reaction

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 6th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

I was reminded this week, by an old teacher of mine, that anger is infectious, and if we can try to become immune to that infection, we can save ourselves an awful lot of despair and frustration....


An Occasional Bartender

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 · Quotes

"I believe the most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and an occasional bartender."  My Ears are Bent  by Joseph Mitchell.


An Unquenchable Appetite For Life

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 28th, 2013 · Quotes

“[The Queen Mother] had a considerable capacity—champagne was her favourite drink and gin and Dubonnet—but she never regarded Dubonnet as being alcoholic.  She had an unquenchable appetite for life, shall we put it that way.”  Nick Witchell, BBC's ...


And Verily Thus It Came To Pass

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · Quotes

And Verily Thus It Came To Pass "‘I'll give you all you ask . . . and your life shall be one long cocktail of orange blossoms, ocean beaches and Spring street.’ And verily thus it came ...


Andean Dusk

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 31st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Andean Dusk Adapted from a recipe by Meaghan Dorman, Raines Law   Room, New   York City. 4 red grapes 15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice 15 ...


Andy Seo, Korea: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Andy really knew how to shake that thing!  Check out his recipes for Classic and Twisted Chic drinks. Andy Seo, Korea Classic Chic - Cosmopolitan Glass: Cocktail Garnish: Lemon zest Method: Shake ...


Andy Wells, Atlantic City, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 · Gazzers, Gazzers: 2011

Excerpted from the Annual Manual for Bartenders: 2011 Andy is the head bartender at Atlantic   City’s Ducktown Tavern. He has 21 years of bartending and beverage management experience, he’s an expert in customer care, and he’s a writer who has ...


Anthony DeSerio

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 · Gazzers, Gazzers: 2011

Anthony DeSerio, Old Saybrook, CT., was one of the Fabulous Bartenders who were Highlighted in the 2011 Annual Manual for Bartenders. If you’d like to see who has been honored in the 2012 edition, you can get ...


Any Kind Of Drink I Wanted

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 21st, 2012 · Quotes

“On my night off I went visiting a few places—busman’s holiday.  In one place, the young bartender approached me for the order.  He said he could make any kind of drink I wanted.  So just for the fun of it ...


Arts vs Crafts

by Gaz Regan · Monday, October 13th, 2014 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Art vs Crafts By gaz regan A Blog Posting Commissioned by Absolut Vodka #MeetPerfection I’ve always wondered about the difference between art and crafts, so I questioned a few people about it recently, and it turns out that the main difference is that crafts ...


Autumn Breeze

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Jo-Jo Valenzuela, Ris, Washington, D.C. “I wanted to create a simple cocktail that has fall written all over it. Denise, a regular of mine, was the first to try the drink and named it Autumn Breeze. ...


Baldwin Apple

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Ran Duan, Sichuan Garden 2,Boston. “This cocktail is named after the building that my restaurant is in, The Baldwin Mansion. It was built in 1661 ...


Barroom Flashback: World Cup Soccer Semi-Finals, 1990

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 · Barroom Flashbacks

A Lesson in Sports In 1990 I was a manager at The North Star Pub in Manhattan's South Street Seaport.  It was probably the best job I ever had in the industry.  I worked alongside Deven Black, the GM, who taught ...


Bartender Checklist

by Gaz Regan · Monday, March 19th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

The following article originally appeared in March, 2009 I recently got a letter from a guy who reads my San Fran Chron column and was looking for a bit of advice: "I'm an old-school guy and I love Bourbon and Branch.  Any ...


Bartender’s Bookshelf: Drinks of the World by James Mew and John Ashton., London:The Leadenhall Press, 1892.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, July 10th, 2014 · gaz regan's library

  Article from the 1892 New York Times review of Drinks of the World :- ‘Man must drink quite as much as he must eat to live, ...


Bartenders Changing the World: 10 of the Best!

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 · Just One Shift

  THANKS! To These Ten Bartenders for Helping to Change the World ...


Bartenders Changing the World: Another Ten Heroes!

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 · Just One Shift

Here's another Ten Bartenders WhO Just Helped to Change the World Thanks Guys! Wanna Help Out?  It's not Too Late ...


Bâton Rouge

by Gaz Regan · Monday, April 16th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Julien Escot, Papa Doble,Montpellier,France. “A tribute to the popular Vieux Carré Cocktail.” Julien Escot. 1 dash Peychaud's bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters 20 ml (.66 oz) sweet vermouth 20 ...


Besotted And Bemused

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 19th, 2014 · Quotes

Besotted And Bemused “Hundreds or thousands there are in this town of creatures thus besotted and bemused, who can no longer think, or understand, or act, and are mere breathing casks of ...


Bitter Bite by Daniel-Grigore Mostenaru, Bla Lounge @ Radisson Blu, Bucharest, Romania

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Bitter Bite Adapted from a recipe by Daniel-Grigore Mostenaru, Bla Lounge @ Radisson Blu, Bucharest, Romania. “This baby has a good new feel, and this sort of combinations gives a new perspective on the sour type drink.” Daniel-Grigore Mostenaru. 60 minutes Beefeater ...


Blast from the Past: Bring Rome Home for the Holidays

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 · Blast from the Past

This Blast from the Past was one of three advertorials I wrote for my good friends at Campari, circa 2001 Bring Rome Home for the Holidays “Life isn't always what one likes, is it?”  So spake street-smart American newspaperman Joe Bradley, played ...


Blast from the Past: The Aztec’s Mark

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 · Blast from the Past

This Blast from the Past originally appeared in Cheers magazine, circa 2007. The Aztec's Mark On average about fifty new cocktail recipes make their way to my e-mail in-box every week.  I look at every one of them, and they ...


Blast from the Past: The Cocktailian in the Country, 2005

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 · Blast from the Past

Here's an article involving CÎroc vodka that I wrote in 2005, around the time it was first launched in the USA.  It was published in Entree magazine. The Cocktailian in the Country Winter marks down-time for Cocktails in the Country, the two-day ...


Bloody Marys with Dave Wondrich, Harry’s New York Bar, 2005

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, January 12th, 2012 · Barroom Flashbacks

This piece was written for the Museum of the American Cocktail's web site in 2005, and it marks the occasion on which I first discovered that Dave Wondrich is such a cheap bastard.  Don't get me wrong, though.  I love ...


Bollywood

by Gaz Regan · Monday, April 16th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Kathy Casey, Liquid Kitchen,Seattle. “I created this exotic libation for the Chameleon Club at the Abu Dhabi Fairmont in the UAE. I wanted to pull together all the influences and flavors of the area, from the ...


Bouncing as a Fine Art

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 13th, 2012 · Quotes

In Valentine's Manual of Old New York, a 1923 book, edited by Henry Collins Brown, there’s a whole chapter written by William F. Mulhall, a bartender at New York's Hoffman House from 1882 until the early 1900s.  Mulhall had great ...


Brigadoon

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, April 19th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Adam James McGurk, Hawksmoor, Seven Dials,London. “The intention behind this drink was to create an accessible drink to introduce people to scotch. The 10-year-old Glenmorangie works well as it is, in itself, an accessible whisky, light ...


Broken English

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, April 19th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Colin Shearn, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.,Philadelphia. 60 ml (2 oz) Beefeater 24 gin 30 ml (1 oz) sweet vermouth 15 ml (.5 oz) Strega 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Fernet Branca 1 teaspoon Bénédictine 2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. ...


Brown Bitter Stirred

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 21st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Jason Schiffer, 320 Main,Seal   Beach,CA. “Drink through the mouth. . . .” Jason Schiffer. 60 ml (2 oz) Russell’s Reserve 6 year old rye whiskey 15 ml (.5 oz) Cynar 15 ml (.5 oz) Carpano Antica 7.5 ml (.25 ...


Cardarita

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 21st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Agostino Perrone, Connaught Bar,London. [picture of ago available] “It is a sort of cross of a cardamom Margarita and Paloma. The Almond Cardamom Sugar recipe is from Simone Maci, Fresco Bar,Como,Italy.” Agostino Perrone. 50 ml (1.65 oz) ...


Cinquecento

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe if you'd like a chance to be included in next year's honorees. Cinquecento Adapted from a recipe by Fredo Ceraso, Loungerati.com,Brooklyn,NY. Picture ...


Cocktail by the Gallon

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 10th, 2013 · Quotes

"’What sort of a woman is that Miss Doria? Does she drink cocktail by the gallon, or does she take a bath in it?’"  Memories of a Musical Career by Clara Kathleen ...


Cocktail: What is it, and Where Did the Word Come From?

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 · Not So Trivial Trivia, Quotes

Much of the material you're about to encounter was uncovered by others, so please allow me to thank Ted HaighRobert Hess, David Wondrich, Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown, for sharing their findings ...


Cocktails And Cigarettes Are Sophistications

by Gaz Regan · Monday, January 20th, 2014 · Quotes

"’Do cocktails go with cigarettes . . . ?’ ‘They've been known to. But, Salina, don't profess to be shocked at cocktails,’ I protested. ‘I'll wager that you have sipped the sugar at the bottom of toddy ...


Cocktails and Sea Power

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 · Quotes

"The cocktail has been an effective American missionary," remarked an American naval officer just back from a trip around the world. "In fact, it marks the boundaries of our ...


Coral Reef

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe if you'd like a chance to be included in next year's honorees. Coral Reef Adapted from a recipe by Lyn Farmer, Silversea ...


Cortez the Killer

by Gaz Regan · Monday, April 30th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Cortez the Killer Adapted from a recipe by Brent Butler, Blackbird,San   Francisco. After ...


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by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 · Sponsors

These are the good folk who help make gaz regan's newsletters happen.  Please give them a click and let them know you apreciate them. Anchor Distilling Company Bar Life UK Bartender's Lounge Cognac Ferrand Crop Vodka...


Dandy Dens Of Vice

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 30th, 2014 · Quotes

Dandy Dens Of Vice "There is no longer room for males to moan at bars. Millions of Carrie Nations have forged their hatchets into ice picks, have taken over these dandy dens ...


Decolletage

by Gaz Regan · Monday, April 30th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Decolletage Adapted from a recipe by Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar,New Orleans. “When ...


Denis Kryazhev, Russia: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 6th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Denis Kryazhev, Russia: World Class 2012 Denis showed fabulous bartending skills in Rio this year, and he brought something else to the party that ...


Desmo

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, May 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order the 2012 edition of ...


Dilettante’s Punch

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, May 5th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order your copy of the ...


Dirt ‘n’ Diesel

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 13th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order the Annual Manual for ...


Division Bell

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 13th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

 This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order the Annual Manual for ...


Don’t Forget

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, August 9th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

I learned the following concept from one of Eckart Tolle's books, though I can't for the life of me remember which one, so I'm going to paraphrase his thoughts. Tolle said that, as you walk down the path of life ...


Drinking To Live

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · Quotes

“Such was his addiction to wine, that he occasionally suffered its treacherous influence to obtain complete mastery of his reason; and indeed he was often heard to praise the cold and foggy climate of Holland, as the best ...


El Dorado de Pizarro

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 20th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. El Dorado de Pizarro Adapted from a recipe by Robert Hearne, Grape ...


El Oso

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 21st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. El Oso Adapted from a recipe by Brendan Dorr, B&O American Brasserie, ...


Eleven Reasons that Lists are So Popular

by Gaz Regan · Friday, March 21st, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

Eleven Reasons that Lists are So Popular 1.     Lists are nothing more than sentences that don’t need paragraphs in order to survive. 2.    Sometimes lists get out of order 3.    This item, for instance, should be number 7, but it pushed its ...


Exile Him to the Police Force

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 13th, 2012 · Quotes

". . . the average bartender, despite the slanders of professional moralists, is a man of self respect and self possession; a man who excels at a ...


Favourite Drinks

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 31st, 2012 · Quotes

“‘ Experentia docet, [experience teaches]’ he remarked with a wink every time he drank, and in course of time he had made himself familiar not only with brandy cocktail, but ...


Fear and Loathing in Princeton by Mattias Hagglund

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. ...


Fig and Sage Smash by Jamie Walsh

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Fig and Sage Smash Adapted from a recipe by Jamie Walsh, Stoddard's ...


First Class by Frank Caiafa

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, May 26th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. First Class Adapted from a recipe by Frank Caiafa, Peacock Alley Restaurant, ...


Fjalar Goud, Netherlands: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 21st, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Fjalarand I partied together in Amsterdam a few years ago, so it was great to see him again in Rio this year.  During one of the final ...


Flame the Drink for the Fire of Life

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 14th, 2012 · Quotes

"To begin with, you take two ounces of Stolichnaya--80 or 100 proof, depending entirely on the weight of your pelotas--which you pour over ice, You then drop in a ...


Fleur de Lys by Iain McPherson, Voodoo Room, Edinburgh

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, June 28th, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists' Signature Cocktails for the G'Vine Summer Ball ...


Flor de Jerez by Joaquin Simo

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, May 26th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Flor de Jerez Adapted from a recipe by Joaquin Simo, Death & ...


Flying Peppa by Olivier Jacobs, Cafe Theatre,Gent,Belgium

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order the Annual Manual for ...


For The Sake Of The Spirit

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · Quotes

"The total abstainers are daily making it harder for the man who likes to take a drink in moderation. In Missouri a man cannot have a drink unless he stands up to take it. In Massachusetts he is ...


French Fizz, Sebastian Schneider’s Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball ...


Fresh Fruit Juice Yields

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, January 17th, 2013 · Joy of Mixology

The following approximate yields are a result of around five years of noting how much juice I squeezed from each fruit, and arriving at an average. 1 grapefruit yields 6 ounces juice 1 lemon yields 1½ ounces juice 1 lime yields 1 ounce ...


G’Vine Gin Bartender Program, 2012, June 16

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 15th, 2012 · Travels and Adventures

The fabulous folk at G"vine are working me so darned hard I've hardly time to post this, so please excuse lack of commentary--I'll just fill this page with pictures of the goings-on here in Cognac.  Last night I had to ...


Gazzers 2012

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 17th, 2012 · Gazzers 2012

Here's a list of Gazzer winners, 2012 Adam Elmegirab, Aberdeen, Scotland Adam Seger, HUM Spirits, Chicago. Ago Perrone, Connaught Hotel, London. Alex Kammerling, Kamm & Sons, London. Alex Kratena, Artesian Bar, The ...


Ghost in the Graveyard by Jane Lopes, The Violet Hour, Chicago

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


Gigi by Franky Marshall, Tippler, New York

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, June 21st, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

The G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists' Signature Cocktails for the G'Vine Summer Ball ...


Gin is Made for Varlets

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 28th, 2012 · Quotes

"A dashing young yachtsman sang a dainty French melody, taught him by a peasant girl at Biarritz;  another member of the party told a story with a droll climax. All drank to the life that hurried past. Ultimately, everybody at ...


Give Me Some Whisky

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 10th, 2014 · Quotes

“‘Do you take trade dollars at par?’ asked a stranger of a bar-keeper in a Main Street saloon this morning. ‘Certainly; take anything,’ replied the accommodating tumbler- slinger. ‘ Well, then, give me some whisky,’ said ...


Golden Dog by Matt Piacentini, ‘inoteca liquori bar,New York City

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


Golden Promise by James Connolly, Defectors, Perth, Australia.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


Good Day or Bad Day. The Choice is Yours

by Gaz Regan · Monday, January 9th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

I've been reading The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama recently, and it occurred to me that being happy, and making other people happy, is something that bartenders might want to focus on.  After all, when we're ...


Gran Woodford by Steve Quezada,Boston.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


Grapefruit Whistlestop by Hannah Lanfear, London.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


Grapes And Grasshoppers

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · Quotes

 “The legend of St. Urho says [he] chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He did this by uttering the phrase: "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" ...


Growing Old Disgracefully

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 16th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

I've often told the story about the dark and stormy day back in the 90s when I received an email from a friend that prompted me to see the beauty in the rain, rather than being miserable because of it.  ...


G’ungle Gentleman: Mischa Bonova’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 1st, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball ...


Hair of the Dog

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, October 27th, 2012 · Not So Trivial Trivia

  The following is reprinted from Worldwide Words, a fabulous web site that issues a weekly newsletter that's well worth subscribing to.  ...


Happy World Class Birthday Salvatore!

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 8th, 2012 · Gazzers, Travels and Adventures

The Luverly Eliana Martins Pessanha, aka Miss Rio, took us on a tour of cachaca bars yesterday to help celebrate Salvatore Calabrese's birthday. It was a World Class Bar Crawl! We Started out at the ...


Harry Johnson

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 10th, 2012 · gaz regan's library

I can't remember exactly when this book fell into my hands, but it was probably in about 2005 or 2006 when I got an email from a stranger asking if I knew how much the book was worth-I think that ...


Hey! Teacher! Leave Them Kids Alone

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 13th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

As I pointed out in The Joy of Mixology, I owe much to Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh. He was the guy who, soon after Bartender's Bible was published in 1991, ...


His & Hers by Owen Westman, owner of The Collection Bar, Melbourne, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide, 1912

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, October 20th, 2012 · gaz regan's library

Click on the Cover, Please          


Hostility And Arrogance

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 12th, 2013 · Quotes

“You’re not a natural when it comes to hostility and arrogance, but given time it’ll come,” Jacques, a bar owner in the movie The Good Heart played by ...


Hound of the Baskervilles by Michael J. Neff, Ward III,New York City

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas, 1862.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, October 21st, 2012 · gaz regan's library

 This one entered my library in the mid-1990s after we met John Martin Taylor, aka Hoppin’ John (www.hoppinjohns.com) on a press trip to Europe where ...


How Very Dare You?

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

There are times when I find myself getting really angry.  Know what I mean? Why the hell does that idiot have to keep telling me about the ball ...


I Gave Her a Whopper

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 · Quotes

“As an anonymous Anglican bishop told the Daily Telegraph, ‘The Queen Mother was very much a gin drinker. I think it pickled her.’  Stories of her prodigious capacity abounded. ...


I Know Nothing About Mixed Drinks

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 · Quotes

"On hearing a customer in dispute with the bartender, Mencken wrote, "It was the jackass who did all the talking . . . He was displeased, it appeared, with the manner in which his beverage had been mixed.  In the ...


I Never Saw a Lady Drink So

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 25th, 2013 · Quotes

"We went into a place there, and blow me if she didn't drink nearly two bottles of wine. I was amazed; I never saw a lady ...


I Say Bombay, You Say Mumbai by Tim Etherington-Judge, Mumbai

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


I Sometimes Drink A Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 · Quotes

I sometimes drink a cocktail; in fact, I like a cocktail when toward evening the fatigues of the day begin to tell on me. Some people like a cocktail as an ...


I Will Never Touch Liquor Again

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 29th, 2013 · Quotes

“His right hand struck the flask, and with a quick movement born of impulse he drew it from his pocket and hurled it far down the hill. As the flask vanished from view he exclaimed:  ‘May I be ...


In a Pickle by Ted Kilgore, Taste by Niche,Saint Louis,MO

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


In My Glass: Fentimans Dandelion and Burdock

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 · In My Glass

I picked up a 4-pack of Fentimans Dandelion and Burdock last week.  Never heard of Dandelion and Burdock?  It's a fabulous flavor of soda-pop that takes me right back to being a kid again.  That's a pretty long way to ...


In My Glass: Sipsmith Gin

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, July 31st, 2014 · In My Glass

I'm currently making my Negronis with Sipsmith Gin Is this because I got a free bottle?  Well, I can't deny that that does factor into the equation. Perhaps I'm favoring ...


Isis by by Grant Dingwall, New Zealand.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, June 25th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


It Isn’t Easy, Being A Bartender

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 18th, 2014 · Quotes

“I had one client, an English girl, who had a dressing gown that looked just like a street dress.  She would sit at the bar, and after a few drinks would pull it wide open, leaving herself stark ...


It’s All About Giving Someone What They Want

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 · Mindful Bartending, Quotes

“[At the Brooklyn bar] we were taught to build cocktails with our heart in place, to close our eyes and visualize ourselves as being content. And when we make a drink we remember that it's a privilege to do what ...


It’s Steak and Kidney Pie Day at The North Star Pub

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, April 8th, 2012 · Barroom Flashbacks

(excerpted from the bartender's GIN compendium.) I worked at the North Star Pub in New York’s South Street Seaport for almost exactly four years, starting in February, 1988.  They were four of my favorite years in the business, though I seldom ...


Jesper Host, Norway: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 12th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

  Jesper Host, this year's finalist from Norway, showed strong when he made a Spruce Goose Martini for Ueno-San and me.  It was nice and smoky, ...


Jubilee Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Created by gaz regan for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the Occasion of Her Diamond Jubilee, June 5, 2012 "I admit that I originally put these ingredients ...


Judicial Bosoms and Bridegroom’s Eyes

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 25th, 2012 · Quotes

"In [The Manhattan Club’s] window sat Tammany politicians hob-nobbing with broad-clothed bulwarks of the Solid South over Manhattan cocktails, and bowling the smoke of Henry Clay perfectos toward the ...


La Belle Époque by Jessica Arnott, Victoria Room, Sydney

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, June 21st, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

The G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists' Signature Cocktails for the G'Vine Summer Ball ...


La Vie en Rose, Harry Glockler’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball ...


Last Word

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 6th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Adapted from a recipe found in Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up, 1951. “Courtesy Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit.  ‘This cocktail was introduced around here about thirty years ago by Frank Fogarty, who was very well known in vaudelville.  He was called the ‘Dublin ...


Le Murmure de Lily Fleur, Mariano Garcia’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 2nd, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball ...


Leslie Cofresi, Puerto Rico: World Class 1012

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 24th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

  Here's a look at Leslie Cofresi, the 2012 finalist from Puerto Rico.  Leslie showed that Latin-American bartenders really stepped up their game this year--they were truly ...


Let Them Bring Me Tequila

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 · Quotes

"’What would you do, Anastasio,’ cried Francisco, in a speculative vein, ‘if you had a thousand dollars?’ . . . ‘I 'd just sit down on the shore,’ drawled he, ‘and let them bring me tequila from the first day ...


Library Bins

by Gaz Regan · Friday, May 10th, 2013 · gaz regan's library

I'm in the middle of cateloguing over 500 books so I'll update this page from time to time.  Bear with me, please. Click the links below to see pretty pictures of the books I've accumulated over the years...


Lined With Copper

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 18th, 2013 · Quotes

“Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man.  An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it.  But whiskey polishes the copper and is the ...


Look at You, Bartender: Devin Cross, Bascule at the Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Name: Devin Cross City and Country: Cape Town, South Africa Bar/Restaurant where you work: Bascule at the Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa What’s the best thing you learned at high school? Money ...


Look at You, Bartender: Frederic Yarm, Russell House Tavern, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 8th, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Frederic Yarm, Russell House Tavern, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA What’s the best thing you learned at high school? During my high school years, I was a camp counselor at a day camp ...


Look at You, Bartender: José Ropero López, Glace Cocktail Club, Córdoba, Spain

by Gaz Regan · Monday, August 25th, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

What’s the best thing you learned at high school? Relationships. leadership, What’s your favorite non-bartender-related book? Scientific Divulgation by Eduardo Punset What spirit do you like to turn people on to? Brandy, Wines. ...


Look at You, Bartender: Marek Vojcarcik, Freelance consultant & Mixologist, Bangkok,Thailand

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Marek Vojcarcik, Freelance consultant & Mixologist, Bangkok,Thailand What’s the best thing you learned at high school? I think it was logical and independent thinking out of the box, except casual knowledge. ...


Look at You, Bartender: Neil Sweeney, Gekkos Bar, Frankfurt, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Neil Sweeney, Gekkos Bar, Frankfurt, Germany BEST THING LEARNED AT SCHOOL: Best thing I learned at school, which I have used the most in this job is quite plainly: counting! FAVOURITE NON-BAR-RELATED ...


Look at You, Bartender: Phoebe Esmon. Bar Emmanuelle and The Yachtsman Bar, Philadelphia PA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 15th, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Phoebe Esmon. Bar Emmanuelle and The Yachtsman Bar, Philadelphia PA, USA What do you like best about being in the weeds? The feeling of focused stillness that comes from working as ...


Look at You, Bartender: Ryan Ringer, Independent Consultant, Toronto, Canada

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 22nd, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Ryan Ringer, Independent Consultant, Toronto, Canada  What do you like best about being in the weeds? That magical moment when you realize you’re not even thinking about what you’re doing. You’re ...


Look at You, Bartender: Sother Teague, Amor y Amargo. New York, USA

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, July 31st, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Bartending is a Look-at-Me job.  There's just no getting away from it.  So in this column we're going to take a look at you, and we hope that we'll be asking you some questions that will help us get a ...


Look at You: Carol Donovan, Intoxicatingly Fun Cocktails / Chicago Hilton & Towers, Chicago, IL, USA

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Look at You: Carol Donovan Bartending is a Look-at-Me job.  There's just no getting away from it.  So in this column we're going to take a look at you, and we hope that we'll be asking you some questions that ...


Look at You: Chris Cardone, IL Buco Alimentari & Vineria, NY, USA

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 21st, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

Look at You: Chris Cardone, Ronkonkoma, NY, USA Bar/Restaurant where you work:  IL Buco Alimentari & Vineria, NY, USA What’s the best thing you learned at high school?  How to be myself What’s ...


Look at You: Josh Powell, Bar 44, Penarth, Cardiff, Wales, UK

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 21st, 2014 · Look at You: Bartender Spotlight

This time we're talking to Josh Powell, bartender at Bar 44, Penarth,  Cardiff, Wales, UK.   What do you like best about being in the weeds? It's a catalyst for making the day ...


Luis Franco, Panama: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, August 30th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Luis Franco, Panama's World Class finalist, in Rio this year.  Luis was wildly creative when he made drinks for Ueno-San and me, using ...


Mamma’s Recipes for Keeping Papa Home

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, October 20th, 2012 · gaz regan's library

I've no idea where this came from, but I've had it for many years, and I figure that it was probably printed ...


Manhattan

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 21st, 2012 · Quotes

"The hour arrives; we chill our cocktail glasses. Crisp, clean ice fills the tall tumbler where sweet sour mash and deep crimson vermouth tumble together over the cubes; liberal dashes of bitters fall into the fray. The long, slender bar ...


Matt Seiter

by Gaz Regan · Friday, March 2nd, 2012 · bartenders

I'm using the blog this week to highlight the work of a really annoying bastard.  He goes by the name of Matt Seiter, and he's the creator of the Sanctuaria Cocktail Club in St. Louis....


Medicinal Whiskey: Old Grand-Dad

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 3rd, 2012 · Not So Trivial Trivia

As you probably know, during America's Great Drought of 1920 - 1933, if you made goo-goo eyes at your doctor, he might just give you a prescription for a bottle of medicinal whiskey.  Here's a bottle from our attic--we think ...


Ménage à Manhattan

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 7th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book, Not So Trivial Trivia, Quotes

Ménage à Manhattan by gaz regan The hour arrives; we chill our cocktail glasses. Crisp, clean ice fills the tall tumbler where sweet sour mash and deep crimson vermouth tumble together over the cubes; liberal dashes of bitters fall into the fray. ...


Midnight Dram

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 18th, 2012 · Quotes

“The practice is to commence with a brandy or gin ‘cocktail’ before breakfast, by way of an appetizer. Subsequently, a ‘ digester ‘ will be ...


Mindful bartenders are highly valued workers

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 16th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

Mindful bartenders spend far less time pounding the pavement because they quit that lousy job or that bastard fired them for no good reason.  Mindful bartenders are highly ...


Mindful Bartenders Are Rewarded Monetarily

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

Mindful bartenders draw customers to their bars like bears to a honey-pot, and their customers always feel better for having visited them.  Since more customers results in more money ...


Mindful Connections

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

Connecting mindfully to customers at your bar can be rewarding in many different ways, but to be a mindful bartender you must also connect to yourself, becoming aware ...


Mindful Intuition

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

A mindful bartender trusts her intuition.  She is primarily focused on what the customer in front of her is doing or saying, or upon the drink she is making, but she is also aware of what’s going on at the ...


Mindful Reading

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 9th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

A friend asked me recently to recommend some books on spirituality, and this caused me to think hard about what I've been reading in recent years, and which books had had the most impact on me.  Here's what I came ...


Mindful Reading

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

A friend asked me recently to recommend some books on spirituality, and this caused me to think hard about what I've been reading in recent years, and which books had had the most impact on me.  Here's what I came ...


Most of My Success

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 16th, 2013 · Quotes

"Most of my success stems from the fuck-ups of others," Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon.  May 16, 2013  


My Admiration for France

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 31st, 2012 · Quotes

“‘Of course I cannot afford it,’ said my host, as he ordered a second bottle of Veuve Cliquot, ‘but to me champagne is not merely a wine. It is a ...


No Place in a Mint Julep

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 · Quotes

“Jack Hurley, a traveling man, drops off at a fair-sized town in Kentucky. He desires an appetizer, enters 'the hotel bar and calls for a Manhattan cocktail. The mixer proceeds to put together what he calls a Manhattan. Jack tastes ...


Old Forty-Niners And California Pioneers

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 18th, 2014 · Quotes

“Situated on the main street of the town [0f Austin, Nevada] is a drinking saloon, bearing the sign of ‘The Sazerac,’ after the famous brand of brandy of that name. This saloon was the resort of a number ...


Old Tom Chamberlain

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 26th, 2013 · Quotes

“The precise origin of the term ‘Old Tom,’ as applied to unsweetened gin, appears to be somewhat obscure. In the English case of Board & Son v. Huddart (1903), in which the ...


One Little Cocktail Won’t Hurt You

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 · Quotes

One Little Cocktail Won't Hurt You "'Miss, wouldn't you like to try a cocktail?' 'Oh, no, sir; I'm obliged to you. But it's wicked to drink cocktails.’ 'Nonsense,' ...


One Precious Hour

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 1st, 2013 · Quotes

One Precious Hour Remember that every hour is one precious hour in your life, whether it be in summer or in winter. Don't imagine that hot weather, or working in hot weather, will hurt ...


Our Guests are Our Family

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 8th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

To see this in video format click here I was listening to  Ram Dass on audiobook (Experiments in Truth) the other day, and he told a fabulous story about a conversation he had with his ...


Paris to Cognac en G’Vine: Hedi Mesma’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 1st, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball ...


Partakers Of Intoxicating Liquors

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 9th, 2014 · Quotes

Partakers Of Intoxicating Liquors “He declared that that night he dreamed he was in Statuary Hall at midnight, when all the statues came to life and Frances Willard (a famous 19th-century suffragist and national president of Woman's ...


Pi at the Bar

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 17th, 2012 · Bar Geek, Quotes

'"'How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics!' This is a sentence devised by Sir James Hopwood Jeans, a big-shot British mathematician, in order ...


Pink Your Drink USA: Sunday, Oct 12, Dead Rabbit, NYC

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 · Uncategorized

  Pink Your Drink 2014 includes the US – and continues to run in the UK and Sweden Pink Your Drink (PYD) is not only a charity that supports the Pink Ribbon ...


Plush And Chromium Cocktail Zoos

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 13th, 2012 · Quotes

". . . preposterous salaries are paid [to] quite ordinary newspaper reporters whose almost sole concern is with the inmates of the town's various plush and chromium cocktail ...


Potent Quotables: A Company Of Bedraggled Roysterers

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 · Quotes

A Company Of Bedraggled Roysterers "The night clubs and cabarets that are such prominent features of our hectic night life are in the main euphemistic terms for what the Elegant Eighties ...


Potent Quotables: A Good Student Of Human Nature

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 29th, 2014 · Quotes

A Good Student Of Human Nature “A man in our line, to be successful, must be quick, prompt, courteous, able, a good student of human nature, a good dresser, clean, and possessing several more virtues.”  New and Improved Illustrated Bartender’s Manual ...


Potent Quotables: Another Drink at a New Bar

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 26th, 2014 · Quotes

Under the Volcano “For him life is always just around the corner, in the form of another drink at a new bar.”  Under the Volcano: A Novel by Malcolm Lowry, Stephen Spender.  Published by HarperCollins, 2000...


Potent Quotables: The Cocktail Was Not Particularly Refreshing

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 29th, 2014 · Quotes

The Cocktail Was Not Particularly Refreshing “Despite the late addition of chopped fresh mint to a blend of melted chocolate, egg  yolk, coconut milk, rum, gin, crushed banana, and icing sugar, the cocktail was not particularly refreshing.”  Atonement  By Ian McEwan.  ...


Potent Quotables: The Conduct And Appearance Of The Bartender

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 26th, 2014 · Quotes

The Conduct And Appearance Of The Bartender “I cannot avoid, very well, offering a few more remarks regarding the conduct and appearance of the bartender, although I have touched upon the subject ...


Potent Quoteables: They Were Perfectly Awful

by Gaz Regan · Monday, June 23rd, 2014 · Quotes

Click on the cover to purchase your copy of the most recent volume of 101 Best New Cocktails Click HERE to submit your recipe for ...


Queen Lavender by Pawel Rolka, Coq d’Argent, London

by Gaz Regan · Monday, June 25th, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012 Finalists' Signature Cocktails for the G'Vine Summer Ball ...


Rancio–It Ain’t Just for the French Anymore

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 · Bar Geek

Adventures are always fun when they start out in a swank restaurant sipping single malt scotch that retails, in the U.S.A., for $7,000 ...


Reasons of the Most Conclusive Character

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 · Quotes

“He was pressed to take a cocktail to remove certain cobwebs that were supposed in some manner to have fixed themselves in his throat . . . Reasons of ...


Recipe Etiquette

by Gaz Regan · Friday, November 30th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

I frequently get emails from bartenders who get upset when they see anyone making specific drinks who use their own recipes, rather than the original formula.  Recently I heard from someone who couldn’t stand the thought of making Mai Tais ...


Recommend Me Something

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 19th, 2013 · Quotes

Recommend Me Something “A rehearsal of ‘Red, Hot and Blue!’ was in progress.  The star of the show, Jimmy Durante, sat on a shaky chair tilted against the bare bricks in the back wall of the ...


Ricardo Nava Mendoza, Mexico: World Class 2012

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 8th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Ricardo Nava Mendoza, this year's finalist from Mexico, wowed us in Rio this year.  Here are his recipes from the Retro-Chic round. Classic Chic - Blood and ...


Ripe for the Plucking

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 10th, 2012 · Quotes

“They would kick about the bill when they had expected to be robbed in the first place; they would try to drink up the town’s booze supply in one ...


Rum Zwizzele by Patricia Toribio, 2011 World Class Finalist from the Dominican Republic

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 22nd, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book, World Class Cocktails 2011

Patricia Toribio 2011 Finalist from the Dominican Republic Rum Zwizzele Glass: Cocktail Garnish: Orange slice Method: Shake, strain 2oz Zacapa 23 ...


San Francisco has the Only Bay in the World with an Olive in it

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 23rd, 2013 · Quotes

WELL, NO NEED to stagger on. Maybe "martini" simply came from Martini & Rossi Vermouth, since the early cocktail was made with Italian, rather than French vermouth. (Even the origins ...


Sazerac

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 30th, 2011 · gaz's Cocktail Book

The Sazerac, which dates back to the 1850s, was originally made with a cognac base, but when France suffered the phylloxera epidemic that decimated her vineyards in the late nineteenth century, Americans started using straight rye whiskey instead.  After all, ...


She Had Twins When She Started This One

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 · Quotes

“And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you one of man’s best friends.  No, it’s not the dog—It’s Jimmy Beard, father and mother of cooking in the open, harbinger of hors d’oeuvre, and creator by royal decree ...


She Must Pay For A Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · Quotes

She Must Pay For A Cocktail “She knows she must pay for a cocktail in order to get a cocktail.  But it does not seem to occur to her that there is any general obligation to pay ...


Sidecar

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 27th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Sidecar 45 ml (1.5 oz) cognac 30 ml (1 oz) Cointreau 15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice 1 lemon twist for garnish* Shake over ice and strain into a chilled, sugar-rimmed ...


Six of the Best

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here we present six of the world's best bartenders.  All are finalists at the Wold Class Bartender Competition in Rio, 2012, Abdou El Asfor, Morocco...


Smooth Criminal by Henning Neufeld, 2011 World Class Finalist from Switzerland

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, June 28th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book, World Class Cocktails 2011

Henning Neufeld, 2011 World Class Finalist from Switzerland Smooth Criminal 55ml Zacapa 23 rum 30ml Lime juice 15ml Orgeat Ginger ale to fill 6 ...


Sobriety and Egg Testing

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 · Quotes

"The Egg Testers' Union of New York City have done well to decide that no person shall be considered in good standing as an egg tester who is addicted to strong drink. Sobriety is desirable in every walk of life, ...


Such Conduct Should Not Be Repeated

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 · Quotes

Such Conduct Should Not Be Repeated “Andrew Johnson, most unfortunately for himself, was intoxicated when sworn in as Vice-President of the United States . . . That he admitted his lapse at the outset is evident from the fact ...


SWAG!

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, July 25th, 2013 · World Class 2013

One of the many benefits of being one of the judges at Diageo Reserve Brand's World Class Bartender Competition is the swag that one ends up with!  Here are a few of my favorite mementoes from this year's cruise ...


Swizzles Defined by WorldWideWords.org

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Q From Joe Fordham: Do you know where swizz is from? I used it as an exclamation of disappointment when I was a boy growing up in England, “Bloody swizz!” My British dictionary says it comes from swindle but I ...


Testimonials

by Gaz Regan · Friday, September 28th, 2012 · Sponsors

Here are a couple of testimonials from satisfied people who posted ads in The Weekly Shooter: “The reach of your newsletter is unbelievable! I received over 230 enquiries in less than five days. Amazing! Your site is most certainly a major ...


That Eighth Bronx Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 13th, 2012 · Quotes

“As you enter the door of the club, some girl, dressed, probably, as Martha Washington, will run up and kiss you. This is not because she thinks you are George Washington; it is because she drank that eighth Bronx cocktail ...


The Art of Listening to Guests

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 · Mindful Bartending

The following advise comes from Veronica, a non-physical entity channeled by April Crawford, a medium in California. At first glance, this advise targets people involved in a close ...


The Average Dude

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · Quotes

“The latest drink, and the one that is all the rage in Saratoga, is the 'Philadelphia cooler.' It was first made by bartender A. D. Kibbe, who has mixed beverages at the United States for fourteen years; but it can ...


The Bar-Tender’s Guide or How to Mix all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks by Jerry Thomas, 1887.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, October 22nd, 2012 · gaz regan's library

The book itself is in good condition, but there are lots of recipes stuck into the book after being cut out from various newspapers and magazines, and a previous owner has written all sorts of stuff within the interior. An ...


The Barkeeper’s Face

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 28th, 2013 · Quotes

The Barkeeper's Face “You know what a Georgia cocktail is, don't you?  Well, it’s rain-water and tanglefoot lightning. Take three fingers deep of tanglefoot and a glass full of the water. Swallow the lightning, heave the ...


The Birth of the Cosmopolitan

by Gaz Regan · Friday, November 30th, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Being the Whole and True Story, or Stories, Behind the Creation of the Last True Classic Cocktail to Be Born in the Twentieth Century Cointreau made her up.  That was my conclusion when, after years of trying to track down the ...


The Birth of the Manhattan

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 13th, 2014 · gaz regan's library

  Arthur Schwartz is an old friend of mine--I was guest on his radio show a few times and we moved in the same circles when I lived in Manhattan.   He got ...


The Blessing Of Sir Wilfrid Lawson

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 4th, 2012 · Quotes

“His first experiment was at the Astor House bar in New York, when he went in for a brandy cocktail. To see the waiter mix the cocktail was a sight to remember. It was like conjuring. He dabbed first one ...


The Bottle Performed A Castanet Solo

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 10th, 2013 · Quotes

“He shuffled up to the bar with a very uncertain step and fixed a glassy eye on the bartender. ‘Say, podner,’ he said, in a voice so husky that it sounded like a whisper, ‘say, podner, I'm dead broke and I've ...


The Cocktail Is A Very Insidious Mixture

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 · Quotes

The Cocktail Is A Very Insidious Mixture “The cocktail is a very insidious mixture. When once it has rippled in a ruby cascade down a throat—especially the sensitive throat of ...


The Cocktail May Attack Me

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 8th, 2014 · Quotes

The Cocktail May Attack Me "Oh, thou damned seductive Irishman! I deserve all the torments of Eblis—and I am suffering them all—for having trifled with that cold amber serpent with the ...


The Complete Education Of A Kentucky Gentleman

by Gaz Regan · Friday, May 3rd, 2013 · Quotes

The Complete Education Of A Kentucky Gentleman "There are three essentials to the complete education of a Kentucky gentleman : 1st. Proper appreciation and respect for two men. 2nd. Thorough knowledge of ...


The Delicate Flavor

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · Quotes

“The art of cocktail mixing is to so blend the ingredients that no one is evident, but the delicate flavor of each is apparent. Is this the sort of cocktail the man gives you who does it by guesswork ? ...


The Delicate Task

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, November 17th, 2012 · Quotes

We are informed that all of England is amused over the assertion of a London newspaper that Sir Eric Geddes, the British Minister of Transport, was once a bartender in the United States. Sir Eric himself is reported to have ...


The Festivals Of Bacchus

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · Quotes

The Festivals Of Bacchus  “One who saw a good deal of their way of life has written that their chief vice, or debauchery, was that of drunkenness, ‘which they exercise for the most part with brandy. This ...


The First Printed Definition of the Word “Cocktail”

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, January 12th, 2012 · Not So Trivial Trivia

The First Printed Definition of the word “cocktail,” when used to describe a drink, appeared on May 13, 1806, in The Balance and Columbian Repository, Hudson, NY. This is how it went down.  Verbatim. To the Editor of the Balance....


The Floraison by Shaher Misif, Cantina, San Francisco

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 · G'Vine Cocktails 2012, gaz's Cocktail Book

The G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012.  Finalists' Signature Cocktails for the G'Vine Summer Ball ...


The Flower of Tula

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 28th, 2012 · Quotes

“No: the true tale of the cocktail antedates Columbus. It has to do with the Toltecs in the eleventh century. In Mexico the common drink is pulque, a ...


The Foxtail by Thomas Kunick, Rumor Lounge,Las Vegas

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


The Great American Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · Quotes

Since Dionysius blithe and young inspired old Hellas air And beat the muses at their game, "with vine leaves in his hair"; Since Wotan quaffed oblivion to Nieblungen gold, And Thor beside the icy fjord ...


The Greatest Accomplishment Of A Bartender

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · Mindful Bartending, Quotes

“The greatest accomplishment of a bartender lies in exactly suiting his customer. This is done by inquiring what kind of a drink he wishes to have and how he ...


The Greatest Bohemians Of Them All

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, February 6th, 2014 · Quotes

“A fair test of Bohemianism would be to place a group of people about a table and let them drink for a couple of hours. At the end of that time all those who got up sober could ...


The Greatest Generation by Francis Schott, Catherine Lombardi, New Brunswick, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


The High Class Bartender is of a Different and Superior Metal

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 · Quotes

"On the night of the great Baltimore fire [1904] no fewer than fifty five downtown bartenders had to be dragged from their posts of duty by the firemen.  Some wept piteously; others fought their way back to the ruins; one, ...


The Ice Pick by Daniel Eun, The Varnish,Los Angeles.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011's 101 Best New Cocktails. Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year's list. Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails ...


The Injured Unsophisticated Englishman

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 25th, 2013 · Quotes

"Can't even get a little Scotch whisky 'ere. I went into a place just below 'ere, and, because I very naturally mistook the landlord for the waiter, I was insulted.   'Ow ...


The Intoxicating Effect of Sarsaparilla

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 25th, 2012 · Quotes

"And here one must say something about the cocktail. To-day it is bad form at a dinner in a private house to have these refreshers served, and more than bad form to partake of them at restaurants. At least this ...


The Latest Yankee Concoction

by Gaz Regan · Friday, March 8th, 2013 · Quotes

“Istanbul's paved boulevards and narrow cobbled streets echo with the shrill tootle of otomobiller dodging rickety, horse-drawn carts and blind beggars. Smoke-blackened industrial towers, dubbed "Ataturk's minarets," jut skyward between the ...


The Man Who Daily Takes His Gin Phiz

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · Quotes

The alcohol levies its tax on the kidneys also, but it is gin that works special havoc on these organs. The oil of juniper, or of the sloe berry, contained in gin is an irritant to the secreting cells of ...


The Man with the Penny Tip

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 24th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

Some customers get on your bloody nerves, right?  They get right under your skin.  They know how to wind you up, they know how to push your buttons, and if they don't go too far there's not a damned this ...


The Meanest Old Bartender in Austin

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 14th, 2012 · Mindful Bartending

I read this piece Meanest ol' bartender in Austin dead at 95, by John Kelso on Statesman.com in 1995, and I was struck by the following lines: If you walked into the Dry Creek Cafe, you knew you'd get verbally ...


The Most Pleasing, Dreamy Stupor

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, November 17th, 2012 · Quotes

“The effects of strong cordial gin, and the effects of opium, it would seem, are precisely alike. The former calcines [heats] the constitution, as it were, by degrees, when exhilarating the animal spirits. The latter acts upon the intellectual system ...


The Negroni: a gaz regan notion

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 · gaz regan's library, gaz's Cocktail Book

I'm really happy with this new book in its splendiferous colorful state, and beautifully designed by the wondrous Anistatia Miller of Mixellany, Ltd.  There's ...


The Original Fish House Punch

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, November 7th, 2013 · Quotes

The Original Fish House Punch The Schuylkill Fishing Company, organized in 1732 as "The Colony in Schuylkill."  In 1871" The Colony in Schuylkill " became  "State in Schuylkill."  The club exists to-day, and is generally spoken of as the "Fish House." ...


The Perfect Dry Martini

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 10th, 2012 · Quotes

“The perfect Dry Martini.  A drink that’s dying of thirst.”  Hawkeye Pierce, There is Nothing Like a Nurse, an episode of M*A*S*H, the TV series.


The Perverted Nastiness of Mind

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 25th, 2013 · Quotes

“I once entered the bar of the Drake Hotel in Chicago where an ancient presided over a veritable American wing of glasses and bottles, and tried to explain that I wanted ...


The Poor Suffering Bar Steward

by Gaz Regan · Friday, May 10th, 2013 · gaz's Cocktail Book

The New York Times, February 29, 2004:  "scialom--Joe.  Internationally acclaimed mixologist and creator of the Suffering Bastard."  The obituary went on to say that Joe would be sorely missed by ...


The Reckless Teresa

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · Quotes

The Reckless Teresa "The daring Teresa! the reckless Teresa! audacious as a woman, invincible as a boy; dancing, flirting, fencing, shooting, swearing, drinking, smoking, fighting Teresa!"  In the Carquinez Woods and Other Tales by Bret Harte.  Published ...


The Remarkable History of The Macallan

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 · gaz regan's library

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The Secret of a Good Barman

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 17th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending, Quotes

“It is not true, for example, that the secret of a good barman is the strange concoctions he invents.  If you discount the short-lived aberrations that unscrupulous bartenders invent ...


The Sort of Precision that Gave One Confidence

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, December 8th, 2012 · Quotes

Casper placed a napkin on top of a silver shaker and rattled it good.  Then he carefully began to pour.  First, he filled my glass to the brim.  The liquor was so cold and pure it gave the impression of ...


The Tradition Of The Great Saloon-Keepers

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 19th, 2013 · Quotes

The Tradition Of The Great Saloon-Keepers “Jim Brincker, as a tolerant paternalist, was in the tradition of the great saloon-keepers of pre-prohibition America . . . The general esteem in which Mr. Bricker was held during the ...


The Urge to Gulp the Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, August 16th, 2012 · Quotes

“Clark came in, two Martinis on the tray.  I thanked him.  He handed one to me and one to Leonie, who started to shake her head.  ‘Those are both ...


The Vilest Poison

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 · Quotes

The Vilest Poison "We call it le cafard.  The cockroach.  It crawls round and round in the brain, and the greater the heat, the monotony, the hardship, the overwork, the over-marching, and the drink—the faster goes the beetle and the more ...


The Worst Men and Vilest of the Human Race

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 11th, 2012 · Quotes

"'These have been the resort of hundreds and thousands, from royalty and nobility down to the poorest pauper and the meanest beggar,' reported the  London City Mission magazine in 1870, talking of two pubs on London's Battersea fields.  'Surely if ...


There are Many Ways to Misery

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 28th, 2012 · Quotes

What would the gin-drinker say to the man who made it his business to go from one place to another, blasting his reputation, and spreading the report that he ...


They Do Not Drink, They Guzzle

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 14th, 2012 · Quotes

“I judge that the American is more interested in getting drunk than in drinking.  That statement may sound paradoxical, but is not.  I have rarely seen an American, accustomed to drinking, sip a glass of liquor and show signs of ...


They Miss the True Pleasure

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 31st, 2012 · Quotes

“Pre-eminently a sociable wine, [champagne] calls for companionship. There are dour, selfish fellows who may be seen in club corners solitarily drinking a pint on their own. But they ...


This One is in Your Honour

by Gaz Regan · Friday, November 8th, 2013 · Quotes

This One is in Your Honour "Into a mixing glass full of ice pour at least a quarter bottle of dry gin.  Stir and strain into two large goblets.  Add--two puffs from a scent ...


Those Days Of Hard Drinking

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 30th, 2014 · Quotes

Those Days Of Hard Drinking “I ought to say that to determine whether it is best to drink whisky, for example, at the beginning of a meal or at its conclusion—that was a ...


Thoughts from a Coaster #1

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 · Mindful Bartending

When greeting a guest, it's usually a good idea to ask them how they are feeling.  "Hi there, how ya doin' today?" you might say.  "I do that," you're probably thinking right now.  But do you?  Do you really ask ...


Thoughts from a Coaster #2

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 · Mindful Bartending

Get ready guys, I'm about to take off my earrings.  I'm really upset about something.  It's something that some--and not just a few--bartenders have started to do incorrectly. When ...


Trusting Your Intuition

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 17th, 2014 · Mindful Bartending

Trusting your intuition, or your gut-reaction, is a very important aspect of mindfulness.  And learning to act on how certain people or situations make you feel is something to strive ...


Two Large Ruby-Red Cocktails

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, March 8th, 2014 · Quotes

Two Large Ruby-Red Cocktails “He took a Cold Plunge, rubbed some Pepper Sauce in his Hair, drank a Quart of Hot Water, gargled a Patent Preparation warranted to kill the ...


Unmarried Men in Virginia

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 25th, 2011 · Quotes

"Roanoke, Va., Dec. 16. 1916.-Unmarried men in Virginia not living with their parents can not have shipped to them the quart of whiskey a month allowed under the new prohibition law. Prohibition Commissioner Peters so ruled today on the ground ...


Use But Do Not Abuse

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 23rd, 2011 · Quotes

"From Sazerac dc Forge & Fits, Angouleme, France:   In France one can drink as much wine and spirits as one wishes. There is no restriction except for absinthe, which is prohibited. Our soldiers get wine with each meal and also ...


We Cannot Taste Spirits

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 25th, 2013 · Quotes

“‘Your Imperial Highnesses, I am Scottish by nationality, and am proud that Scotland, among many other virtuous and good things, also produces excellent whisky.  I wish your Imperial Highnesses would honour my country and myself by tasting Scotch whisky!'  Murad ...


What About The Bartenders?

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 9th, 2012 · Quotes

The following quotation is taken from Why Prohibition! A book written by Charles Stelzle, and published by George H. Doran Company in 1918.  The book is very pro-prohibition, but ...


What Better Job Can You Ask For?

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 21st, 2012 · Quotes

“What better job can you ask for than getting people drunk, having a good time and listening to music?” Jared Nieswender, bartender, O’Kelly’s Bar and Grill, Mount Pleasant, MI.  CM-Life.com, ...


When Does the Day Turn?

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 14th, 2012 · Quotes

"When does the day turn?  Clocks and calendars say midnight, but the man who lives his life by a clock is no better than a robot.  Daylight?  Letting the sun determine is only slightly less arbitrary.  So what?  Consciousness?  Does ...


Words of Wisdom from Sother Teague, Amor y Amargo , NYC

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, October 5th, 2014 · words of wisdom

Words of Wisdom “Take the craft seriously but not yourself. I want my guests to see and understand that I and my team are knowledgeable and experienced in our craft. This will make them feel ...


World Class 2012: Adrian Vega, Costa Rica

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 24th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Let's have a round of applause for Adrian Vega, the 2012 World Class finalist from Costa Rica, and one of the happiest bartenders ...


World Class 2012: Armando Archundia, Switzerland

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a picture I shot of Armando Archundia, this year's finalist from Switzerland.  Armando was incredibly stylish behind the bar.   He was a joy to behold. These ...


World Class 2012: Bert Jachman, Austria

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimps of Bert Jachman, 2012 finalist from Austria, and below you can see the recipes he used in the cocktail mastery ...


World Class 2012: Brent Perrimore, South Africa

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, September 13th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Brent Perrimore, the 2012 finalist from South Africa, made a drink in an Ostrich egg for Ueno-San and me during the Cocktail Mastery round. ...


World Class 2012: Giuseppe Santamaria, Spain

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 25th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a picture of Giuseppe Santamaria, Spain Another bartender with a fabulous smile, and a whole lot of style These ...


World Class 2012: Juan Valderrama, Colombia

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Juan Valderrama, the 2012 finalist from Colombia, had one of the best "shaker faces" I ever did see! Classic Chic - Dry Martini Glass: Martini Garnish: Olives Method: Stirred 60ml ...


World Class 2012: Kasper Riewe Henriksen, Denmark

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, November 4th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

  Here's a picture of the wonderful Kasper Riewe Henriksen, 2012 finalist from Denmark Kasper's not just a fabulous bartender, ...


World Class 2012: Matias Grosso, Princess Cruises

by Gaz Regan · Monday, December 24th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

  Matias Grosso, the 2012 finalist representing Princess Cruises, had a fabulous personality, and his drink-making skills were extraordinary, too.  Hope our paths cross ...


World Class 2012: Olivier Jacobs, Belgium

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 27th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Olivier Jacobs,2012 Finalist from Belgium, was such a classy chappie, and his drinks were pretty classy, too. Here are the recipes he used for ...


World Class 2012: Paulo Freitas, Brazil

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 14th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Paulo Freitas, 2012 finalist from Brazil.  Paulo sure as heck knows how to shake that thing! Here are ...


World Class 2012: Pavol Kazimir, Dominican Republic

by Gaz Regan · Monday, November 26th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Pavol Kazimir, 2012 finalist from the Dominican Republic.  Pavol's Mai Tai was a drink of great beauty!...


World Class 2012: Rickey Gomez, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, World Class Bartenders 2012

Rickey shook it up real good at this year's final in Rio.  Here are his recipes from the Retro-Chic round: Ricky Gomez, USA Classic Chic - Last Word Glass: ...


World Class 2012: Rikard Enell, Sweden

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Rikard Enell, the 2012 finalist from Sweden, really strutted his suff in Rio.  Here are the drinks he made for Ueno-San and me in the Cocktail Mastery ...


World Class 2012: Stephon Scott, Trinidad

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 11th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Stephon Scott, this year's finalist from Trinidad & Tobago.  Stephon was a finalist in 2011, too, and this year he really stepped ...


World Class 2012: Supawit Muttarattana,Thailand

by Gaz Regan · Friday, October 12th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

  Here's a picture I took of Supawit Muttarattana, this year's finalist from Thailand.  Supawit was very intense behind the bar, but after he finished concentrating on ...


World Class 2012: Tien Tiep Pham, Vietnam

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, October 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Here's a shot I took of Tien Tiep Pham, this year's finalist from Vietnam.  This guy did our craft real proud, and a better smile I've ...


World Class 2012: Tree Mao, China

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, November 17th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Tree Mao, 2012 finalist from China, and a man who I'm proud to call a friend.  Cheers, Tree! The drink ...


World Class 2012: Varia Dellalian, Lebanon

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 9th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Varia Dellalian, this year's finalist from Lebanon, went to an enormous amount of trouble in her presentation for Ueno-San and me in Rio.  Just look at ...


World Class 2013: Memories are Made of These!

by Gaz Regan · Friday, August 9th, 2013 · World Class 2013

Some of my favorite pictures from this year's World Class Finals! ...


World Class Bar Teams

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 10th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Since we shot first the World=Class video to get the competition kick-started, I've been lucky enough to meet entire teams of World Class Bartenders, and I thought we'd take a look back at some of these Bar Heroes....


World Class Bar Teams, Part Two

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 10th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

In my last World Class Bar Teams posting I brought you pictures from London and Athens.  Now let's have a look at some of the bartenders I worked with in Delhi, India. ...


World Class Bartender Competition: Memories of Rio

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 24th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here I am in Rio with two of my favorite World Class people: Ariel Miao from Diageo, China, and Tree Mao, China's finalist ...


World Class Bartender: Tom Wood, Hong Kong

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 19th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Tom Wood, World Class Bartender from Hong Kong, strutted his stuff admirably in Rio, and he was great fun to hang out with, too! Vesper Glass: Martini Garnish: Lemon ...


World Class Bartender: Abdou El Asfar, Morocco

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 17th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of  Abdou El Asfar, finalist in Rio representing Morocco.  Abdou is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Here's one ...


World Class Bartender: Alexis Taoufiq, France

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 6th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Alexis Taoufiq, Finalist in Rio from France, showed a flair for sophisticated French style when he made drinks for Ueno-San and me. Well done, Alexis! Here ...


World Class Bartender: Andy Mil, Great Britain

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a shot of Andy Mil, World Class Bartender from the UK, and a man with one of the best patters I ever did ...


World Class Bartender: Atalay Aktas, Schwarze Traube, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartender: Bayu Wiseso, Ku De Ta Bali, Indonesia

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Bert Jachmann, Fabios, Austria

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 13th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartender: Carl Van Droogenbroeck, Cocktails @ Nine, Belgium

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those ...


World Class Bartender: Cross Yu, Muse on the Bund Shanghai, China

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 1st, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartender: Dennis Zoppi, Italy

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 28th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Dennis Zoppi, Italy's finalist in the 2012 Diageo World Class Bartender competition, certainly has a flair for the dramatic! Classic Chic - Vesper ...


World Class Bartender: Devender Seghal, India

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 9th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Devender Seghal who represented India in the Rio finals. Devender's showing off with his double strain in this picture!  He's a great ...


World Class Bartender: Diego Barcellos, Mr. Lam, Brazil

by Gaz Regan · Monday, November 25th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartender: Harley Gurnawan, Indonesia

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a glimpse of Harley Gurnawan, 2012 World Class Finalist from Indonesia Harley was absolutely delightful.  He always had a smile on his face, ...


World Class Bartender: Harry Glocker, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a very serious-looking Harry Glocker, World Class Bartender from Germany.  He's not always this serious, though! Trust me on this! Harry Glocker, Germany Classic Chic: Clover Club Glass: ...


World Class Bartender: Jad Ballout, Garcia’s Cantina y Cocteleria, Lebanon

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 9th, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Jeff Bell, PDT, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 21st, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks were ...


World Class Bartender: Jenner Cormier, The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar, Canada

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 9th, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Jérôme Kaftandjian, Park Hyatt Hotel, Paris Vendome, France

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Jimmy Barrat, Dubai

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 28th, 2012 · World Class Bartenders 2012

  Here's a glimpse of Jimmy Barrat, 2012 World Class Finalist from Dubai, and one of the most creative bartenders I ever did see....


World Class Bartender: Jose Maria Garces Cadavid, Awa Helada, Columbia

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 30th, 2014 · World Class 2013

 At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Kester Blake, Electric Bar System, Trinidad & Tobago

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Laura Schacht, Clouds Bar, Switzerland

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 30th, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartender: Shigeki Yoshida, Japan

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 9th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a look at Shigeki Yoshida, World Class Bartender from Japan...


World Class Bartender: Tim Philips, Australia

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, January 20th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's Tim Philips, Australia's finalist in Rio, and ultimately the winner of World Class 2012. Let me take time here to say something from the ...


World Class Bartender: Vasilis Kyritsis, Greece

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

Here's a Glimpst of Vasilis Kyritsis, the 2012 finalist from Greece This was one of Vasileios' more intense moments! And here are the resipes for ...


World Class Bartenders, 2009

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, February 24th, 2013 · World Class Bartenders 2012

   I just came across a file full of pics from the 2009 World Class final in London.  Here is Sean Muldoon, one of my bosses at ...


World Class Bartenders, 2013: Nabil Ben El Khattab, Morocco

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 29th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand's World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. ...


World Class Bartenders: Allan King Roxas from The Philippines

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand's World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. ...


World Class Bartenders: Angus McGregor, Hakkasan, Dubai, UAE

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made....


World Class Bartenders: Bali, April, 2014

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 11th, 2014 · world class 2014

Here are a few snapshots of some of the fabulous World Class Bartenders, and some of their friends, who I met in Bali, April, 2014 ...


World Class Bartenders: Boyd Rodbamrung, SMITH restaurant, Thailand

by Gaz Regan · Friday, September 13th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks were ...


World Class Bartenders: Clark Jiménez Alvarado, 8vo Rooftop Bar, Costa Rica

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartenders: David Rios, The Jigger Cocktail Bar, Spain

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. ...


World Class Bartenders: Edwin Castillo, Bar: Wines & Spirits, Dominican Republic

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartenders: Emil Seth Åreng, from the Rex Bar and Grill, Sweden

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartenders: Enrique Ignacio Auvert, Teatro Amador, Panama

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 19th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartenders: Gareth Evans, Social Eating House, UK

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 26th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of ...


World Class Bartenders: Hasse Johansen, St Pauls Apothek Bar, Denmark

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, December 26th, 2013 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartenders: Ivar de Lange, Demain, Netherlands

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 18th, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Bartenders: Jason Clark, Shott Beverages, New Zealand

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 7th, 2014 · World Class 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition this year, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made. And some of those drinks ...


World Class Rio, 2012 July 7: Christ the Redeemer

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 7th, 2012 · Travels and Adventures

No trip to Rio is complete without a visit to see Christ the Redeemer Statue, ...


You walk into a saloon, belly up to the bar, and ask for a Dry Gin Martini

by Gaz Regan · Monday, June 23rd, 2014 · Bartender's Gin Compendium

You walk into a saloon, belly up to the bar, and ask for a Dry Gin Martini, straight-up, no garnish, water on the side, no ice.  ...