Desert Island Drinks with Ivy Mix

Music and cocktails go together like – well, like all that's good in the world quite frankly. Which is why, each month we'll be asking one of our favourite bartenders to talk about five key points in their liv...

In conversation with Audrey Saunders. Part 2

Above: Audrey and Dale at the James Beard Awards, circa. 1999-2001 PART TWO: From Beacon to Pegu Club and lessons learnt along the way…   How difficult was it for you to change operator’s perceptions of...

The need for Speed (of the rack variety)

In ordinary circumstances it would be so un-PC to talk about boobs and bad-ass babes in the booze industry. However, when the subject in question is Speed Rack, it's almost be rude not to. Not that a women-only...

In the hot seat: Julie Reiner

The first lady of drinks Of all the professions in all the world, why bartending/bar ownership? I’m from Hawaii, hospitality is in our DNA. My first real job was as a cocktail waitress in a bar in Waikiki. ...

In the hot seat: Hannah Van Ongevalle

Like the World Cup is to footballers, World Class is to bartenders: it's a stage for stars to shine. And boy did Hannah Van Ongevalle dazzle in this year's global final. Not only did her confidence, slick prese...