Articles Tagged Bartenders

Bar High Five Hidetsugo Ueno

Drinking in Tokyo's Bar High Five

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To say that Bar High Five comes highly recommended is a whopper of an understatement. The Tokyo cocktail den has become a permanent fixture on international best-of lists, and achieved household name-status among bartenders the world over. So on a…

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carving ice spheres

Welcome to the Ice Dojo

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Japan has no shortage of natural wonders. But for cocktail enthusiasts, one stands out in particular: the baseball-sized, hand-carved ice spheres that chill libations in every bar from Sapporo to Osaka. In April I attended a class at Thirst Boston…

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2013 Portland Cocktail Week Recap

2013 Portland Cocktail Week Recap

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Sometimes it takes a couple of days to recover from a cocktail event. Other times, it takes about 10 days. That’s the case for the recently-ended Portland Cocktail Week. But after some reflection and a pretty intense juice cleanse, I’m…

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The Bartender’s Tool Kit

The Bartender’s Tool Kit

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SPONSORED POST The bartender’s tool kit is essential to making drinks, whether professionally or at home. This ranges from actual tools and glassware to spirits, modifiers and more. Common behind-the-bar tools include shakers, strainers (both hawthorn and julep), fruit/vegetable peelers,…

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