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South African Bartenders: Patriots or Defectors?

South African Bartenders: Patriots or Defectors?

5/13/2014 by Lendl Julian Maarman

Creating one’s own bartending history

Jerry Thomas and Early Inspiration

Jerry Thomas and Early Inspiration

4/7/2014 by Rhett Williams

The Most Important Bartender

Prohibition Killed the Cocktail

Prohibition Killed the Cocktail

4/1/2014 by Rhett Williams

History debunked

David Embury and the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

David Embury and the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

4/12/2013 by Rhett Williams

Basic principles from a bar legend

Barrel-aging cocktails

Barrel-aging cocktails

3/29/2013 by Rhett Williams

The history of a current trend

Historical Winter Drinks

Historical Winter Drinks

12/21/2012 by Rhett Williams

Classics for the cold months

The Hotel Georgia

The Hotel Georgia

5/7/2012 by Rhett Williams

A deeper look at an iconic Vancouver cocktail

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