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Strøm's Borch takes Absolut Invite title

Adam Borch of Strøm has won Pernod Ricard Denmark’s Absolut Invite with his cocktail Amber Coast.

Bubbling under the surface

Hamish Smith talks to bartenders about the latest advancement in cocktails – fermented ingredients.

Sai Hamsala takes Diplomático World Tournament title

Sai Hamsala from New Zealand has won the final of the Diplomático World Tournament 2015, taking home a prize of $10,000.

The World's 50 Best Selling Classic Cocktails 2015

We've polled the World's 50 Best Bars to find their 50 best-selling classic cocktails. W50BB editor Hamish Smith counts down from 50 to 1. 

Frontier bar towns - Reykjavik

As cocktail fever spreads around the globe, where are the new frontiers? Hamish Smith found one in Iceland.

G’Vine announces 'Perspectives' launch

G’Vine is launching a global bartending challenge that seeks to 'pay homage to extraordinary people who look at life from unconventional perspectives.’

Diageo Reserve names five World Class UK finalists

Diageo Reserve has announced the first five UK Diageo Reserve World Class finalists. 

Movers and Shakers

David Cordoba is back behind the bar after six years as an ambassador for Bacardi. Drinks International catches up with him at 28 Hongkong Street in Singapore.

Open for business

Hamish Smith has the latest round of bar openings. Oslo, Mexico City, Manchester and London all feature.

A View from the City: Lima

Franco Cabachi, co-founder of Clase Maestra, a Latin American cocktail event held in Lima, Peru.

Strøm hoists flag at Reykjavik Bar Summit

Strøm from Copenhagen has won the battle of the bars at the inaugural Reykjavik Bar Summit, winning what many observers consider to be the greatest trophy in bar industry history: a stuffed mounted puffin.

A view from the city – Seoul

Jackie Yoo, Cocktail Week Korea and Whisky Live Seoul organiser, tells us about the bar scene in Seoul.

A View from the City – Tel Aviv

Bar Shira, owner/ operator Imperial Craft cocktail bar, talks about Tel Aviv

Making a stir

The first in a series of new articles, here we take a peek at the next cocktails to make a stir in the bar world. 

US's Phillips takes Beefeater title

American bartender Brandon Phillips was named Beefeater MIXLDN champion in London last night, prevailing from a field of 30 international contestants.

Are bottled and pre-batched cocktails more than just a trend?

Guest writer David Read of Prestige Purchasing weighs in on whether a drink so distinctly associated with theatre can be bottled and pre-batched 

Ruinart Ateliers deadline extended

The House of Ruinart says the deadline for applications for its Ateliers Ruinart programme 2015 has been extended to Friday January 23.

The World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report 2015: Aperitifs and Digestifs

Next up in our report into the top brands at The World's 50 Best Bars is aperitif and digestifs.  

City Guide to Tokyo

Nicolas Coldicott takes a look at a new generation of bars 

Open for business

World's 50 Best Bars editor, Hamish Smith, picks out three of the most important bar openings of the month gone. This time out Cologne, Paris and London are the cities to visit.

A View from the City – Milan

Matteo Zed, bar manager at Settembrini Cocktails in Rome, talks about his favourtie Italian city to drink in 

Old Forester Bourbon The Original Hipster announces winner

Steve Lawson of London’s Mash Steakhouse was named Old Forester Bourbon – The Original Hipster winner at the Highwater Bar, Dalston. 

De Kuyper teams with WFA Grand Slam

De Kuyper has teamed up with leading annual flair bartending competition WFA Grand Slam 2014.

Open for Business

Hamish Smith picks out the most important bar openings of the month. 

Ali Reynolds wins Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind

Ali Reynolds of Hawksmoor Spitalfields was named Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind at the Callooh Callay final in Shoreditch last night. 

Review: Fibar Cocktail Bar International Fair

Fibar Cocktail Bar International Fair in Valladolid hailed its second bar show a success following a more London focus in 2014. 

Lewis Cooke, Manchester winner
Bénédictine crowns its UK cocktail champions

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

A View from the City: Singapore

Joe Alessandroni, general manager of 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore, shares his insights on the city’s cocktail scene

Open for business

World's 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith picks out the most important bar openings of the month. This time it's Artesian Hong Kong, Balderdash in Copenhagen and Dandelyan in London. 

Charles Joly
World’s Best Bartender Joly leaves Aviary

Winner of World Class 2014, Charles Joly, will leave Aviary, weeks after the Chicago bar was named in the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2014.

A View from the City: Naples

Alexander Frezza from Bar in Movimento explains how Naples has embraced the cocktail 

Tom Theuremeister named Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin Marrakech winner

Tom Theuremeister of the Lost Angel in Battersea, London was named Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin Marrakech’s winning bartender in Morocco last week. 

City Guide to Sydney

Sam Bygrave taps into Sydney’s growing bar scene

Mash's Lawson takes Noilly Prat Martini win

French bartender Steve Lawson from Mash in London has won the UK final of Noilly Prat’s first Classic Dry Martini Cocktail Challenge.

Peter F. Heering Sling Awards announces winner

Danish bartender Nick Kobbernagel Hovind was named global winner of the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin.

Trailer Happiness’ Jamie Kimber named CheekyTiki Cocktail Kahuna winner

JAMIE KIMBER was named the inaugural CheekyTiki Cocktail Kahuna winner after he triumphed against ten other contestants at the CheekyTiki’s Haole Hut on Sunday. 

Sarah Mitchell named Maxxium UK Most Spontaneous Bartender

Sarah Mitchell has been named Maxxium UK’s most spontaneous bartender, at the Courvoisier Chateau in Jamac. 

Bacardi Legacy names “most promising” UK bartenders

Three UK bartenders were named the “most promising” in the country at the Bacardi Legacy UK Final last night. 

City Guide to Berlin

As we continue our journey through the best city bars in the world, Helmut Adam from Mixology magazine, investigates the German capital

City Guide to Paris

An afficionado of the French capital’s top hangouts, Forest Collinsof website 52martinis.com, reports on the hot bars of the moment

CheekyTiki and TheFloatingRumShack.com unveils cocktail comp

TheFloatingRumShack.com and CheekyTiki are launching a competitive cocktail challenge to find a ‘Cocktail Kahuna’. 

Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations champion named

Greek bartender Thanasis Kouziokas is the winner of the fourth Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition. 

Bars to learn their World's 50 Best Bars fate

The voting for Drinks International’s The World’s 50 Best Bars 2014 is complete and the results of the poll are now in.

A View from the City: Lisbon

Alberto Pires, of Mojito bar catering, sheds light on the latest in Lisbon’s bar culture

Joly becomes Diageo’s World Class bartender

Charles Joly of The Aviary in Chicago is Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year.

Spirited Awards

Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards were announced on July 19. Here's a guide to who won what.

Russian Standard names its Master of Mule 2014

Russian Standard has named Alex O’Brien from Lola Jeans in Tynemouth its first Master of Mule. 

Dave Arnold with winner Masahiro Urushido and Max Warner
Masahiro Urushido named first Chivas Master

Masahiro Urushido has been named Chivas Regal’s first ever Chivas Master, at the NoMad Hotel in New York this week. 

A guide to Tales of the Cocktail

There’s plenty to look forward to at the annual cocktail-fest – including new elements. Hamish Smith previews the event

City Guides: The best bars in New York

As we continue our journey to the best bar city in the world, local journalist Layla Khoury-Hanold investigates New York