Vodka Distilled,The Modern Mixologist on Vodka and Vodka Cocktails, Tony AbouGanim w/ Mary Elizabeth Faulkner
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010) which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.
This entertaining and informative journey will take readers from the early stages of the cocktail to what Abou-Ganim has come to deem “Modern Mixology.” Abou-Ganim also has a DVD to his credit, Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home, and hosted the Fine Living program Raising the Bar: America’s Best Bar Chefs. Abou-Ganim has also won three Iron Chef America competitions; pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali; with Iron Chef Jose Garces and most recently with challenger Chef Sean McClain.
His signature branded line of Modern Mixologist bar tools and his second book, Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013), are available now at http://www.modernmixologist.com.
Enjoy & Cheers!
Mixology Showcase VIBE | BEAM | Dress The Drink – Bobby G
Bobby G is a world traveler who trains bartenders and consumers on Beam’s extensive portfolio of spirits. He creates cocktail menus, trains staff on bartending methods and giving guests a better experience with the Beam brands. While training, Bobby G likes to be called a Mixologist, but when he is behind the bar making cocktails he likes to be called a bartender. “After all, a bartender is everyone’s friend, right?” he jokes.
One of Bobby G’s favorite cocktails to mix is the Luscious Leopard, which he created at one of his first competitions. To this day, it is still known as the World’s Most Sensual Cocktail.
The Luscious Leopard
• 1 1/4 oz. Absolut Mandrin
• 1/2 oz. Cruzan Mango Rum
• 2 oz. Fresh Lemon Sour
• 1 oz. Funkin Mango Puree
• 1/2 oz. Alize Red Passion
Shake all but the Alize together with ice and strain into a chilled chocolate dotted cocktail glass. Slowly pour in the Alize so that it settles to the bottom. Garnish with Dress The Drink Strawberry Fan Chip on the rim.
Bobby G has traveled all across the country and beyond. “I get to travel around the world and meet people from all walks of life,” Bobby G says. “I have been to places that I would probably never have gone to if it wasn’t for this job. Places like Tequila Mexico, Jarnac France, Windsor Canada, Aberdeen and Islay Scotland, London, Madrid, Italy, and Croatia… just to name some of the place I’ve been to this year.” Being bitten by the travel bug means that Bobby G has a very busy work schedule, and his position has him working almost every day. “But I really love what I do and couldn’t imagine anything else that I would like to be doing.” Contact Bobby G @ Bobby.email@example.com
Mixology Showcase VIBE | BEAM | Dress The Drink – Philip Raimondo
a href=”https://dressthedrink.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/beam-and-pd.jpg”>Philip Raimondo, (BEAM) and Dress The Drink understands what mixologists and consumers are looking for in cocktails… It’s all about innovation and mixing and blending the finest ingredients to both BEAM’s brands and Dress The Drink products!
Philip has nearly two decades’ experience in the beverage operations and hospitality industries. Prior to his new role, he was the beverage director for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, which owns and operates the Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Mitchell’s Fish Market restaurants. He began his career as a bartender at a TGI Friday’s unit. He has won a number of industry awards, including placing third in the world in the Belvedere International Mixology Competition.
Bar Tab: Beam Global Spirits & Wine includes numerous other brands, such as Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Canadian Club Whisky, Sauza Tequila, Laphroaig Scotch, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC. Teacher’s Scotch, Knob Creek Bourbon and Starbucks Liqueurs. Contact Philip @ Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org