Pine needles. Activated charcoal. Camel’s milk. They sound like the ingredients in Harry Potter’s hangover cure. But bartenders, all over the world are using them in incredibly delicious cocktails.
Over the past few years, there has been a huge cocktail renaissance in every major North American city. Mixology has become an elite and respected profession and Mixologists are now considered the rock stars of the restaurant world.
It requires education and hands-on learning. Competition is fierce. Up and coming hopefuls study alcohol history to unearth original recipes, taste everything they can find to discover new flavours, and invent new techniques for unprecedented creations.
Behind Bars is a journey into the delicious, colourful and often cutthroat world of cocktails and its many inhabitants. Owning a cocktail bar is not simply a job. It’s a calling. Whether experienced or new to the business, these bartenders share a common mission: to mix their clients the tastiest, most tempting and original cocktails on the planet.