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ShakeStir’s mission is to provide spirits industry professionals worldwide with an interactive online and mobile platform to market their professional achievements, exchange ideas, seek job opportunities, and raise awareness about the cocktail industry both among bartenders and the customers they interact with on a daily basis.  We hope you like what you see.

Please visit our sister site, CocktailCourier.com, to view original craft cocktails and recipes from ShakeStir members that are boxed and delivered to customers.


John Collingwood

I am writer, mixologist and all round cocktail / spirit lover. I have been in the drinks industry for over 13 years now, starting my career at the Living Room in Manchester in 1999 for a couple of years whilst at uni. Then I spent 6 years at Bacardi Brown Forman, working in the Brand Development & Training Team...then I decided to go alone and set my own company up www.wanttoimpress.com, 3 years on it is going from strength to strength; but I still find the time to be the Bar Manager at No28 in Newcastle and write for numerous publications.

Take the plunge: Cocktail Competitions

Take the plunge: Cocktail Competitions

2/29/2012 by John Collingwood

Words of wisdom on cocktail competitions

The Egg

The Egg

2/7/2012 by John Collingwood

An Oft-Questioned Ingredient

Shakestir.com is a forum for bartenders and mixologists, and the Features provide an opportunity for them to speak their minds about the issues that matter inside the industry. While the opinions expressed within the articles are exclusively those of the writers and their sources, Shakestir gives the space for them to share. Want to write for Shakestir? Send an email to Writer@ShakeStir.com.