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From Beer to Books and Tequila to Technology

Megan Egbert | Posted 04.06.2016 | Education
Megan Egbert

I never anticipated that these diverse careers would parallel each other in so many ways. However, through my job transformations one things has certainly changed. I never wonder if what I'm doing matters anymore.

Sophisticated (and Cozy!) Winter Cocktails for Your Big Day, the Holidays -- and Beyond

Natasha Burton | Posted 12.17.2016 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

We dreamt up six fresh, delicious libations that can appeal to every celebration -- from winter weddings to Christmas to New Year's -- and delight the palette at the same time. These seasonal drinks will not only warm up any cold weather fete, they can also be enjoyed once the temperatures rise. (Bonus!)

FYI, Bitters Are Like The Spice Rack Of The Cocktail World

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.27.2015 | Taste

If you don't know what bitters are, you're not alone.

Don't Even Think About Calling Your Bartender A Mixologist. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.23.2014 | Taste

"A mixologist is a bartender who doesn't get invited to parties."

This State Will Soon Require Bartenders To Wear Rubber Gloves

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

As technical as the “mixologist” title may be, the last thing these cocktail artists want you to feel when you slide up to the bar for a cold one ...

Is It Ever OK to Call Yourself a Mixologist?

Tom Macy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Tom Macy

To those bartenders who think calling yourself a mixologist is an excuse for serving drinks with a frown at a snail's pace, you are morons and are giving the rest of us a bad name. This article isn't even acknowledging your kind.

Tasting Tiki: Exotica Cocktail History at Tiki Oasis

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.14.2013 | Taste
Lisa Derrick

Tiki Oasis, summer's coolest festival for the denizens of underground hip and fans of American exotica, hulas into San Diego this weekend, bringing w...

Meet Miami's Cocktail Professor

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

In recent years, Miami's cocktail culture has boomed thanks to a few pioneers who are dedicated to the craft of a perfectly executed drink. At the for...

Gettysburg and Hershey, PA: New and Noteworthy Will Still Be There After the 150th Anniversary Crowds Disperse

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Keep these attractions in mind to see after the 150th Anniversary hoopla dies down. Gettysburg will still be there, but the crowds won't.

3 Great Cinco de Mayo Cocktails That Aren't Margaritas

Michelle Won | Posted 06.22.2013 | Taste
Michelle Won

We have a two weeks to go, so if you are planning your parties, here are three ambitious cocktail recipes.

PHOTOS: Get To Know LA's Hottest Young Chefs

Zagat | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles

It's time to reveal a fresh new class of young culinarians -- the chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and food artisans that make up our 30 Under 30 list. This group of 20-something Angelenos is creating a food and drink scene in L.A. that's bursting with flavor and verve.

WATCH: Rappers Mock Hipster Mixologists

Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

There are so many things that are right about LA's bar scene: attention to detail, farm fresh ingredients, creative concoctions and sexy mixologists. ...

Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2012 - More of the Excess

Gastronomista | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic has come and gone, and with 5 days of events, seminars, tasting bars, celebrations, and revelry, we fit in as much as our bodies would allow.

Monteru: A Mixology Competition

Scott Bridges | Posted 07.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

A bartending competition was recently held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. A half-dozen mixologists from some of L.A.'s finest drinking establishments were charged with the task of creating a new cocktail.

Mixologists Or Bartenders?

Zagat | By Michael Neff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an era rife with special types of bitters, pre-prohibition drink recipes and fancy ice cubes, a major question lingers over liquid culture: What on...

Bartender Breaks World Record For Cocktails Made In An Hour

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While many of us awaited the fate of the Hendrix wives on last Sunday night's final episode of "Big Love," Sheldon Wiley was on his own high-octane mu...

Ice Matters: A Guide To Cocktail Ice At Home

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

Ice is no longer taking a back seat in the cocktail world. Ice matters. If you're not getting your rocks from Kold-Draft or Clinebell machines, here a...

I Just Discovered My Grandfather is a Mixologist!

Jennifer McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer McCoy

While I don't want to discredit anyone's interest in concocting creative cocktails (believe you me, I sure like drinking them), what is the difference between an inspired bartender and my grandfather?