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On Tuesday, June 2nd I will be riding to raise money for women fighting breast cancer who work in the bar industry

Click this link to learn more and help me raise money:…/teamnegronicycli…/usbgfoundation
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The inaugural Negroni Week "Team Negroni" Bicycle Ride benefitting the Helen David Relief Fund in partnership with Campari and the the United States Bartenders' Guild is coming, June 2nd. We are looking to raise funds to assist women in the bar industry who are fighting breast cancer.

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, a group of bartenders and Negroni aficionados will be riding from the Campari America offices in Levi Plaza, San Francisco for a 43 mile bike ride to Tiburon and back.

Each rider is trying to raise a minimum of $250 for the Helen David Relief Fund (a 501c3 charity) through the USBG's National Charity Foundation. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH RIDER YOU ARE SUPPORTING IN THE COMMENT BOX ON THE DONOR FORM. *Please note that 20% of each donation will be allocated to the NCF General Fund. All donations are tax deducitible and in support of a particular rider of Team Negroni.

ABOUT THE HELEN DAVID RELIEF FUND: Tony Abou-Ganim founded the Helen David Relief Fund in honor of his aunt, Helen David. Beating breast cancer twice during her life, Helen David is an inspiration to those living with the disease. In her name, the HDRF assists women in the bar industry who are fighting breast cancer with the same dignity and courage that Helen exemplified throughout her battle and life as a business owner in the bar industry.

ABOUT NEGRONI WEEK: In the summer of 2013, Imbibe Magazine launched Negroni Week, a celebration of one of the world's great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. Now in it's third year, Imbibe has teamed up with Campari again to present Negroni Week 2015. From June 1-7, retailers, bars and restaurants around the world will be mixing Negronis and selling Negroni-related items while donating a portion of proceeds from each sale to a charity of their choice. For more information, including a list of participating bars and upcoming events, visit and follow the hashtag‪#‎NegroniWeek‬.







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Instagram: @MdrnMixologist

Twitter: @MdrnMixologist

For additional information on The Tour please visit Tony Abou-Ganim BevMo! Tour

For additional information on Vodka Distilled please visit Agate Publishing




Vegas Magazine "Vodka Flavored Vodka"

Tony Abou-Ganim quote about what makes elixirs so compelling









CHECK OUT Las Vegas Magazine which features Vodka Distilled in "Blessed Are the Pouring Spirits" - check out page 25!






Tucson's Casino Del Sol Resort will become the heart of the spirits industry as mixology genius Tony Abou-Ganim brings one of the nation's newest ...



When Tony is not conducting Cocktail Seminars and Clinics, he can be seen training bar staff on various spirit knowledge, drink preparation, professional barmanship, cocktail history. Tony has specially designed this training program to ensure consistency and customer satisfaction for new and existing bars and lounges and restaurants around the United States.

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Rock Stars: Profiles in Cubage
There’s one ingredient that Tony Abou-Ganim won’t leave out of any cocktail he makes. You can’t buy it, but he thinks no drink should be made without it   It's not a secret either; he's happy to discuss it with anyone who wants to know what it is. Just ask him...

Cocktails with Tony Abou-Ganim -
If you've ever had a great—or even a good—cocktail in Las Vegas, one of the people you need to thank is Tony Abou-Ganim. In 1998 hotelier Steve Wynn hired him to set up and run the 22 bars in the Bellagio. During his five years at the casino, Abou-Ganim (aka the Modern Mixologist) served classic recipes and promoted traditional techniques, like using fresh juice, which put the Bellagio on the mixology map. "We weren't trying to recreate the wheel," he says. "We were trying to make the wheel better."

Steve Dolinsky - Adventures in Urban Eating
"Whereas Dale DeGroff is considered one of the Masters, Tony Abou-Ganim is certainly on par with the best of the best in the U.S. these days. He's worked at the Bellagio in Vegas and does a ton of consulting around the country. His new book is both fascinating – from a historical perspective – as well as informational, with all sorts of helpful photos on techniques, tools and other miscellaneous requirements to becoming a better bar chef. I spoke with Tony at Drinks Over Dearborn last week, as he stopped in town on his book tour."

Rock Stars: Profiles in Cubage
There's one ingredient that Tony Abou-Ganim won't leave out of any cocktail he makes. You can't buy it, but he thinks no drink should be made without it It's not a secret either; he's happy to discuss it with anyone who wants to know what it is. Just ask him...

Mix the perfect drink
Bartending tips help correct some common mistakes

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
New this year is Sandra Lee's Cocktail Time Clinic Tent presented by Diageo, a tent dedicated to the art of entertaining where master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, along with Ingrid Hoffmann and Robert Irvine, will each explore a variety of concoctions -- both shaken and stirred.

Magic, Martinis, Mario in NYC
Magic, Martinis Mario event in NYC at DelPosto a huge success and night of Fun!

Under the tent: A busy weekend in Aspen
Some of the nation's top mixologists, including Tony Abou-Ganim, will be presenting "An Exploration of Inspired Cocktails" at the St. Regis at 3:30 pm

Bacardi Bombay Sapphire Las Vegas - Video - Wired
BOMBAY Sapphire mixologist James Moreland goes to the famous Lavo Bar at the Palazzo in Las Vegas where Raising the Bar's Tony Abou-Ganim shows us how to...

An Evening to Remember Hosted by Magic, Martinis & Mario
Mario Batali, Tony Abou Ganim and Billy Harris throw the ultimate dinner party on September 18th in support of EarthLab Foundation NEW YORK, Check back for some pictures of this amazing event!


Kahlua Tips
Read Tony's holiday tips, and suggestions on mixing it up at home and stocking your home bar.

The opening of G Lounge in Philly

Dowd On Drinks: Vegas Comes To The Mountains
Cocktail Training Program by Tony Abou-Ganim in Lake Placid.

Innovative Technology Meets Sophistication at eyecandy sound. - New Zealand

Kahlua Holiday Press Release

Hilton and Doubletree Announce Winners of "Top Bar Chef.

Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning

BACARDI, USA has committed to donate $75,000 to the USO at the onset of summer, with consumers (21+) able to increase the total donation amount to a maximum of $100,000 through their participation in the program via the “60 Second Cocktails” Facebook fan page. Each time a new fan of the program joins the “60 Second Cocktails BACARDI, USA will increase its donation to the USO by $1. The fan page will host an online copy of the program recipe book, additional recipe information, and interactive mixology videos, all of which you are free to use on your site.
It only takes 60 seconds to make a cocktail, 10 minutes to pair it with a gourmet meal and only 1 second to gain access to it all! Urge your readers to become a fan of the “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktail” page at!/60SecondCocktails.