June: New York and cocktails in the Sky, July Vittoria Excelsior Sorrento, August Il Pellicano Tuscany, September the Halekulani Hawaii, October The Mark New York.
For the next few days I will be making cocktails around the pool and in the lovely bar of the Hotel Vittoria Excelsior in Sorrento. I'm very much looking forward as this will be my second visit. Special cocktails to go with special dishes will be on the menu. This is where the season really gets hot. There will be quite a few people there. Sorrento is lovely, the home of Limoncello, so I'll be orienting some of the cocktails around oranges and lemons, Grappa and vermouths, but I should be able t(...)
Its a priviledge to be able to make cocktails at the Pierre. This was the Tyler Ellis and Ben Shriner cocktail wedding party. We first started in a beautiful salon before entering what can only resemble a theater of food and beverage. Here two more bars were set up and with the immensly professional Pierre bar team we continued to make simple and sophisticated cocktails throughout the evening.
After dinner it was down into the Pierre Cocktail lounge with the very rapid Bartender (...)
Well it would seem that the English cocktail bartender is hard to find. London seems thriving with very professional Italian bartenders, French bartenders and Bartenders from the Czech Republic. After visiting the Ritz with Walter, the Connaught with Ago, the Playboy Club with Salvatoré, Dukes with Allesandro the Langham with Alex not to mention the Night Jar. Although I did miss Ingrid at the Blue bar.
A lot of these bartenders came to the Connaught for the Master Class, taking (...)