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“Cocktails in the Country was one of the best experiences of my career,” Lynnette Marrero

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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Lynnette Marrera

“Cocktails in the Country was one of the best experiences of my career. I attended as a very new bartender and I had an opportunity to connect and learn not only from the wise Gary Regan but also from the group that came together.  The stories and anecdotes help develop the skills every bartender needs; to be a well-rounded entertainer at the bar, to anticipate guests needs, and then to share your liquid art.”  Lynnette Marrero

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“Cocktails in the Country Cemented the Process I use to Develop New Cocktails” Jim Meehan

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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Jim Meehan

“My two visits to Cocktails in the Country not only forged friendships I’ll cherish for the rest of my life, it cemented the process I use to develop new cocktails.” Jim Meehan, PDT

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Cocktails in the Country: The Fundamentals of Service

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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“Cocktails in the Country is the single most influential and essential course on drink we ever took.  We learned more in a weekend with Gary Regan on the fundamentals of service than from a dozen other seminars put together.”

Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller

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Cocktails in the Country: Good Bartenders Can Have a Massive Impact

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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“[After attending Cocktails in the Country] I was inspired once again that good bartenders can have a massive impact on a community and the lives of others,” Olivia Hu, Sunrise/Sunset, Brooklyn, NY

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Cocktails in the Country: Bartenders Can Change the World

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Mindful Bartending: The Intuitive Bartender

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.” Jonas Salk

The intuitive bartender listens internally to the messages the barroom sends.

And acts accordingly.

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Cocktails in the Country: Observe your Problems Being Cleansed from your Very Soul

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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A Tale of Gin, Saloons, and a Cocktail with a Mean Pair of Gams

“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.  The bartender asks if you want a particular brand of gin.  You make your choice.  You give it to her straight.  “Brimelow’s Gin, please.  The high-proof bottling if you have it, or . . .”

“Oh, we have the high-proof Brimelow’s alright,” the bartender tells you.  “Good gin, too.  Been a best seller since it hit the shelves back in 2003.  Not that far back in gin terms, but the Brimelow family’s been in the gin biz since 1794, you know.  Arthur Brimelow started the company.  Bastard to work for, they say . . .”

You take a barstool, you sip your ice-cold elixir, you observe your problems being cleansed from your very soul, you watch as your focus sharpens, and the bartender, who has been waiting for this exact moment, says, “They added The Professor - Copysage to the original recipe to make this bottling.  That’s where you’re getting that sense of peace.  It’s the sage.”

Or maybe that’s not what she says at all.  Maybe she tells you that the gin you chose is the only gin in the world that’s made in an Austrian hybrid still, and that each botanical is distilled separately.  Or perhaps the bartender will tell you all about the origins of gin.  About Dutch Courage.  About Gin Lane.  About Dr. Sylvius, the seventeenth-century Dutch professor who created the world’s first gin.  Or did he?

Some bartenders might quote from Casablanca when you order your Dry Gin Martini: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world . . .”  Other bartenders might recite the old Ogden Nash poem, instead:  “There’s something about a Martini . . .”  and every now and then you’ll meet a bartender who tries to get you to switch your brand of gin.  “If you usually drink Brimelow’s Gin, I’m going to suggest you try this new one, Hopewell’s Gin.  It’s not quite the same, but it it’s sort of in the same family if you know what I mean . . . lots of my regulars are switching to it.”

There are bartenders in this world, and God bless each and every one of them, who won’t just try to get you to switch gins, they’ll try to change the whole damned cocktail.  “How about trying a Martinez instead of a Martini?  Different drink, that’s for sure, but she’s sort of the Martini’s mother.  You might want to take her around the dance- floor once or twice.  She’s got a mean pair of gams.”  And the same bartenders, you can bet your bottom dollar, will eventually turn you on to Aviation cocktails.  And you’ll be oh so glad you found the Aviation . . . ”

Excepted from The Gin Compendium, 2009, by gaz regan  Illo by Stuffy Shmitt

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