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Tag 12.04.2018

"Utilitarian approach gave us vodka, creative approach presented us with gin " – Pavlo Yanchenko

Pavlo Yanchenko does not simply like cocktails. He is fond of their history and knows when and how everything started. For more than 10 years Pavlo have been writing a blog - "Science of Drink – How to drink without being thirsty", owing to which many people learned about Ukrainian bar culture. He is called Ukrainian Wondrich, he gives lectures on cocktails in various parts of the country an...

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Tag 4.04.2018

"30% of my body is covered with tattoos about mixology world" – Diego Ferrari

His surname speaks for itself – he is moving through the life full speed ahead. Diego never quits learning and is convinced that knowledge has no limits. He is passionate about mixology and the world of tattoos: a third of his body is tattooed with mixology patterns. But he decided to go further and invented a special tattoo machine to prepare amazing cocktails for the guests. His famous group on Face...

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Tag 23.03.2018

Nico de Soto: “I’m pissed that so many things happen after I die. I’m too curious. Life is way too short”

He manages to own and run two bars on different continents – Mace Cocktail bar in New York and Danico Bar in Paris (the former is included in the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars), he travels a lot (not only on business) and, in addition, several years ago he was named the most influential French bartender at the Cocktails Spirits show in Paris. Both of his bars participated in BAROMETER 2017 an...

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Tag 12.03.2018

"I never count down the hours until the end of a working day" – Nazar Makarov shares his thoughts on profession of a bartender, foodpairing and Ukrainian cocktails

A bartender with a multi-year experience of work in the famous City Space Bar, Moscow and Moskovsky BAR, Nazar Makarov today runs the bar in the modern Ukrainian cuisine restaurant BARVY. Nazar assured us that he does not work as a bartender – he IS a bartender. He spends most of his working time in the first laboratory of the Ukrainian cocktail, where together with his colleagues he invents brand new...

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Tag 5.02.2018

Marian Beke: I am looking forward to the next day to get back behind the bar and do it again

 

 

Speaking about cases when it is not a person who chooses a profession but a profession finds a person, I would like to cite Marian Beke, a famous bartender from Slovakia. As a 17-year-old teenager, Marian saw a cocktail being mixed in one of Prague's bars and it became a point of no return. He began his professional career in London club bars, and several years ago opened his own bar...

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Tag 28.08.2017

Mark Bitterman: “My main advice is: do not use bitters according to the recipe”

Mark Bitterman: “My main advice is: do not use bitters according to the recipe”

 

 “Look, the small bottles here are filled with bitters and the bigger ones with amari”, Mark Bitterman gives an online tour around his house in Portland, where every shelf and corner are taken by his bitters collection, the biggest one in the world. He talked about his two universal inte...

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Tag 17.07.2017

Luke Whearty: “Bartenders dedicate their lives to making other people happy”

Luke Whearty: “Bartenders dedicate their lives to making other people happy”

 

Luke Whearty is a co-owner and chef-bartender of the Operation Dagger bar in Singapore. His bar is one of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2016 and the most creative cocktail bar according to the Best Bar Awards Singapore 2016.

In 1956, the Singapore Police carried out ‘Operation Dagger’ to era...

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