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Now Heer This: Celebrating a Century of Slings Peter F. Heering proudly celebrates the Singapore Sling’s 100th anniversary with the 2015 Sling Award – a global charity promotion called ”Here’s to the Tiger” in May – the month of the Sling. Cocktail history was written in Singapore in 1915, when Ngiam Tong Boon (嚴崇文) – bartender at Raffles Hotel’s legendary Long Bar – by a stroke of genius added a generous dash of Cherry Heering to his latest drink invention. The creation was named “The Singapore Sling” and its reputation rapidly spread throughout… Read More
INTRODUCING BEACHBUM BERRY TIKI BARWARE Named “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” by Esquire’s David Wondrich, and one of Imbibe Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, including the recently published Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them (Cocktail Kingdom, October 2014; $27.95). As a natural progression from this position of authority, Beachbum Berry has teamed up with Cocktail Kingdom, the premier barware… Read More
Asset Protection Programs On-premise By Larry Stoddard III Last week my law firm received a call from a bar owner that had recently been sued and wanted to know if there was any way he could protect his business. As I do with any such calls, I asked how he found my number. He told me that he had seen the Avelino Law article and advertisement in Bar Business Magazine, and then said, “I guess I waited too long,” referring to the fact that, for asset protection to be… Read More
Future Icon: Absolut Bottle Redesign This year, Absolut looks to the future and makes a new mark by introducing a freshly redesigned bottle – an icon for the future made by a passionate group of creatives who push boundaries in their pursuit of perfection. Since its launch in 1979, the Absolut Vodka bottle has stood out for its shape. The new bottle is a transformation of the original, featuring an updated two line logo, a new script, a redesigned medallion, reduced glass weight and a new brand signifier. To update… Read More
Beer Cocktails for Summer Sipping Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A guy walks into a bar, and the bartender asks him what he’ll have. The guy says, “Surprise me.” The bartender shrugs his shoulders, fills a glass half with beer, to which he adds a shot of gin, some lemon juice, garnishes and serves. The guy looks at him and says, “Is this a joke?” “No,” says the bartender. “It’s a beer cocktail, and that’ll be $8.” Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a knee-slapper, but you get the… Read More
Certified Cicerone Advice on Beer Programs By Zachary Rosen, Certified Cicerone™ We’ve all seen it before: A geyser of foam rushes over the bartender’s hand as he attempts to pour a beer. Disgruntled, he opens the Kegerator door and looks at the pressure set. Cold air rushes out and is replaced by the warm ambient air, wasting energy and straining the cooler’s motor as it works to replace the new heat. He cranks the pressure down, thinking too much foam equals too much pressure. But this problem will persist; because improper… Read More
Strongbow® Debuts New Variety Pack and TV Campaign Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, the #1 selling global cider brand[1] and the best tasting hard cider at the 2014 World Beer Championships[2], announces the launch of a new Strongbow Variety Pack. Joining Strongbow favorites, Gold Apple and Honey & Apple, are new Strongbow Red Berries and Strongbow Ginger, two exciting and refreshingly premium flavors that tap into LDA+ consumers’ demand for new and interesting taste experiences. Launching at retail in March 2015, the Strongbow Variety Pack will be available in 12-pack bottle formats that includes… Read More
May 26, 2015

Brockmans Welcomes Warmth With Summer Cocktails

Brockmans Gin, a super premium, new-style gin, is targeting cocktail menus throughout the northeast with a refreshing array of seasonal drink recipes. After a cold and snowy winter in the brand’s five markets—CT, MA, NJ, NY, and RI— Brockmans...
May 21, 2015


BACARDÍ® rum, the world’s best-selling and most awarded rum, was the main ingredient in the iconic Cuban cocktails that toasted to Cuban culture last night at the BACARDÍ Rum Cuban Independence Day annual celebration. In the spirit and...
May 20, 2015

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Installs Takeout Technology

Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar implemented RRT’s patent-pending takeout order processing and management solutions at all locations. RRT now processes and manages each...
May 20, 2015

Blend Dining and Advertising 
With Tabletop Productions

Tabletop Productions Inc. (TTP) offers free, custom-designed, advertising tabletops in restaurants throughout the United States. Since 2001, TTP has offered digital, full color, non-fading, computer generated ads, permanently absorbed into...
May 19, 2015

Heineken Unveils 2015 Summer Cities Promotion

The city is a colorful and vibrant melting pot full of undiscovered adventures that is energized during the summer months with more freedom, vitality and possibilities. This summer, Heineken is taking ownership of cities through the revival...
May 18, 2015


Latitude Beverage Company, founders of 90+ Cellars, today announces its latest innovation, Mija Sangria (MEE-HA), a fresh and natural bottled sangria made with 100% real fruit juice for a true homemade taste. Crafted without artificial...
May 18, 2015


Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky is proud to share Family Spirit (Chronicle Books / Publishers; Available now via; $40.00; Hardcover), a celebration of family-run enterprises, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into what...

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