Mixologist Friends
Lucy Brennan

Lucy Brennan

Owner of Mint/820
Portland, OR
mintand820.com
Video discussion with Lucy sharing recipes.
Lucy receives credit for bringing Portland's cocktail scene to the forefront of innovation and technique in America. She bridged the gap between bar and kitchen, reshaping ingredients and flavors. Lucy's success has been celebrated in Playboy, Sante, Food & Wine, Spirit, and Bon Appetit magazines. Her book Hip Sips puts her innovative techniques and mastery in the hands of home bartenders and is the foundation of SakéOne's approach to cocktail development.
Ryan Magarian

Ryan Magarian

President of Liquid Relations, Co-Founder of Aviation Gin
Portland, OR
liquidrelations.com
For over a decade, Ryan's unique "chef like" approach to mixed drinks along with the development of several innovative and efficient Professional Cocktail and Spirit Service Cultures locally, nationally, and internationally, have gained him recognition as one of America's top mixologists. Ryan has garnered acclaim in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine Magazine, Bon Appétit, People Magazine, Men's Health, Details, and Food Arts among many others.
Jordan Mackay

Jordan Mackay

Author, Bartender, Beverage Innovator
San Francisco, CA
jordanmackay.com
Jordan is the wine and spirits writer for San Francisco Magazine and for Chow.com, where his column is called "The Juice". His writing on food, wine, spirits, and beer has also appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, Food & Wine, Gourmet and others. His first book, Passion for Pinot, was published in 2009, and his second, Secrets of the Sommeliers, was released in October 2010, winning a James Beard award in 2011. He honed his cocktail skills bartending at the celebrated San Francisco cocktail destination Cantina.
Sarma Melngailis

Sarma Melngailis

One Lucky Duck Founder & CEO, Pure Food & Wine Owner, Raw Foods & Saké Innovator
New York, NY
oneluckyduck.com
Sarma is quick to tell you that she didn't create all the cocktails we show here. They are a team effort, coming from Pure Food & Wine bartender Joey Repice, the chef, and Sarma herself. If you visit Pure Food & Wine you'll find the first draft saké tap in America, the source of the saké found in all their amazing cocktails. Sarma's team inspires us and frequently blows our minds with their food and cocktails.
Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Certified Saké Sommelier & Bao Noodles Restaurant Owner
New York, NY
www.baonoodles.com
Chris is New York's leading saké expert. A saké competition judge for eight years. A certified saké sommelier, fluent in Japanese, deeply committed to the traditions and history of this amazing beverage. And, he makes saké cocktails. He infuses saké. He is not shy about enjoying saké in the immense ways we can... and should. Chris' recipes have been featured in a variety of publications including Cosmopolitan, Chopsticks, Shecky's online and most recently Wine Enthusiast, and numerous websites.