Behind the Bar: Arturo Huerta of Amerigo’s Grille

Meet bartender Arturo Huerta of Texas’ Amerigo’s Grille.

When and why did you get into mixology?

I started back in 2005 because I heard it was good money. I also like how social the job is and I always loved making drinks. Continue reading

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Behind the Bar: Heather Furr of Tzar Ultra Lounge

Meet Heather Furr. When she’s not tending to the bar at Tzar Ultra Lounge, you can find her “hut, hut, hiking” for her Lingerie Football League team, the Chicago Bliss. We caught up with the 2010 League MVP to chat about her life behind the bar.

When and why did you get into mixology?

About four years ago, I was serving drinks and thought it was a lot more fun to get behind the bar and make the drinks. It lets me get a little more crazy and allows me to be outgoing.

 

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Behind the Bar: Gil Levy of Uni Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Meet Gil Levy of Uni Shushi Market Street in Houston, Texas.

 

When and why did you get into mixology?

About three years ago; it was something I had been interested in for a while and an opportunity came up.

 

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Behind the Bar: Dora of Houston’s Byzantio Cafe & Bar

Meet Dora Giannakopoulos, bartender and owner of Byzantio Cafe & Bar in Houston, Texas.

When and why did you get into the industry?

I started bartending back in December 2003. I’d describe myself as a real people person. This is the perfect industry for me to be able to show my personality, cultural background and hospitality, while being around people all day long. Continue reading

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Behind the Bar: Julie Nahan of Sushi Axiom

Meet bartender Julie Nhan of Dallas’ Sushi Axiom.

When and why did you get into mixology?

I got into mixology about four years ago. I trained in Addison, Texas to become a bartender. Bartending is my passion when I was younger, messing around with drinks and liquors with different flavors and tastes to come up with amazing cocktails.

 

Tell me a bit about your bar. What would you tell someone who has never been here before?

I bartend at Sushi Axiom off Henderson, the heart of uptown Dallas. It’s an upscale, classy, up-beat sushi restaurant with a full bar. We have our own unique delicious cocktails and different flavored martini recipes that make everyone’s taste buds happy.

 

What do you love about working behind the bar?

I love trying to come up with different new recipes, whether they’re failures or successes! Looking at customers thoroughly enjoying my cocktails makes every day at work so much better! Continue reading

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Hpnotiq Halloween-Themed Cocktails

You might be too old to trick-or-treat, but who says you can’t appreciate Halloween as an adult? Hpnotiq’s celebrating the ghoulish holiday with a few tasty Halloween-inspired cocktails. Check out our mixology video to learn how to make these cocktails for your next Halloween party.

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Hpnotiq Makes the Cut: Cockail Deeva’s Favorite Things

Check out the Cocktail Deeva‘s gift ideas for the holidays… including the perfect HPNOTIQ gift set for a hostess with the mostest!

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