What's Shakin' in Beverage and Mixology - July 2, 2014

SVEDKA Shake DownDo you have what it takes to mix it in the SVEDKA SHAKEDOWN and Win $5,000?
The SVEDKA SHAKEDOWN is giving new power mixers an opportunity to ice their competition by sabotaging their fellow bartenders. Impossible ingredients, challenging mixing conditions, ruthless eliminations- mixing up the best cocktail under pressure is only for the slyest of competitors. And nothing is out of bounds. MORE>>


MUDL Live 2014
MUDL Live 2014 embodies the pioneering spirit of the MUDL brand as the only exhibition of its kind in SA – a forum in which movers and shakers in the drinks world will come together to show South Africa what they've got. It's all about communicating the concept of Liquid Lifestyle to consumers in an environment that they will enjoy. After all, the buck stops with them. MORE>>

MOTACTouring the Cocktail: MOTAC Los Angeles
The Exhibition Room at Roxanne's Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill, Long Beach's "hidden speakeasy," hosts the next edition of Touring the Cocktail: MOTAC Los Angeles, a liquid lesson in how Prohibition changed America. Whether you were a regular tippler or never let a drop of alcohol past your lips, Prohibition affected every American’s life. MORE>>

USBGThe USBG is Offering Live Master Accreditation Testing for the Spirits Professional
The USBG is offering live Master Accreditation testing for the Spirits Professional written, Advanced Bartender written and Advanced Bartender practical exams. Exams are $150 each for USBG members. USBG Master Accreditation Program is more than a bunch of recipe classes. It’s an internationally recognized achievement that sets you apart from the herd. We offer three levels of certification within their Master Accreditation Program MORE>>

World Class 50Homemade Ingredients
Emil Areng tells us about how he makes the most of the seasons on his menu and how he makes a lot of his own ingredients in-house. "We do about 4 different menus depending on season, we have long winters in Sweden (6 months) so you have a much stiffer list then, but in the summer all the berries are coming out and you can work with them in a whole new way! We do a lot of infusions on the summer berries that we use in the wintertime, but with a different approach!" MORE>>

AbsintheYou Only Think You Know Absinthe
Absinthe became legal again in the United States seven years ago, but only recently has it broken free of the chains of a silly reputation. The herb-driven liqueur has been wrapped in a rather grand coil of myth that includes green fairies and hallucinations, elaborate services and exotic jade color.  Those trappings have become the tool by which some absinthe brands have attracted new drinkers. MORE>>

Bombay SapphireSalt, Sherry, Savory, Vinegar: Trend Report from the Bombay Sapphire Bartender Comp
Last week was the Bombay Sapphire World's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition, which took place in London. As I wrote previously, the winner was Remy Savage of Little Red Door in Paris, with his cocktail that tastes like paper called the Paper Anniversary.  MORE>>


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