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Cocktail: Sweater Weather | Bartender: Nichole Roberts

I work in a mezcaleria that is a fusion of Oaxacan and Southern flavors so wanted to create something that represented where I work utilizing my love for bourbon. Finding flavors that work with both mezcal and bourbon that played well together was a success in creating Sweater Weather which was my submission to the...

Cocktail: The Black Death | Bartender: Patricia Jeanson

I present to you a recipe taken from my series of cinema-inspired cocktail photos called Ius Memoria. The Black Death cocktail is directly inspired by the film The Seventh Seal from Ingmar Bergman. The loss of innocence, faith in God and the questions that the film raises. It includes Italian brandy, lingonberry liqueur, red wine...

Cocktail: Basilisco | Bartender: Luis Tehuitzil

This cocktail I created during my stay at the fine dining Animalón in Ensenada Valle de Guadalupe. It was inspired by my favourite distillates: Strega liquor and Gin Condesa from Mexico City for having their mystical and magical aspects with all their botanicals and the idea that they’re created by witches from different parts of...

James Grant on Being a (Cocktail Competition) Loser

Bartender Atlas: We at Bartender Atlas have noticed that as cocktail competitions have started up again in person, some of the competitors (don’t worry, not you…probably) have been taking these competitions and the results too personally. I know I have only ever won 2 cocktail competitions (one was basically a Twitter competition and the other...

Cocktail: SLC Punch | Bartender: Rebeca Figueiredo

SLC Punch is a distinctive cocktail that embraces the earthy essence of avocado leaves infused into coconut milk that is used to clarify it, lending it a unique and captivating character. The robust and warm tones of Flor de Caña 12-year-old Rum find harmony with the citrusy infusion of lime leaves. Complementing this blend, the...

Cocktail: Curious George | Bartender: Qadeem Hassan

A nostalgic name of a famous book. Curious George brings a dynamic flavor to a Mint Julep riff with dark rum, bourbon, Banane Du Bresíl, and Demerara syrup. This drink has an evaluation of flavor as it dilutes. 1oz Plantation Dark Rum 1oz Old Forester 86 0.5 oz Banane Du Bresil 0.25 oz Demerara syrup...

Holiday Hosting

It’s Holiday Hosting season! Admittedly, I’m a planner. I’m an organiser. I’m a Virgo. I love hosting people in our home anytime of the year. I love planning the food, drink, decor, all of it. But… I know that hosting others in your space can be stressful for a lot of people. We worry about...