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About Josh Curtis

Josh Curtis is a Los Angeles bartending consultant. He graduated from Boston University in 1994. Josh is also a bartender at Copa d'Oro and Hanglider bar. He can be followed @MixingCocktails on Instagram and Twitter.
Latest Posts | By Josh Curtis
Chilled Drink of the Week: Bear Hunter
1 year ago

Chilled Drink of the Week: Bear Hunter

All Natural Mixmasters with Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur. I was bartending at a punk rock Chinese restaurant called Kung Pao Kitty in Hollywood…
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Holiday Drinking is All about Enjoyment and Responsibility
3 years ago

Holiday Drinking is All about Enjoyment and Responsibility

As the holiday season slowly comes to a close, we have only one eventful evening left this year.

But before New Years’ Eve, we have decorations to pack up, presents …
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The Imperfect Manhattan
3 years ago

The Imperfect Manhattan

When I started bartending at Fred Eric’s Vida in 2002, nobody in LA knew what rye whiskey was. In fact, the only point of reference we had for rye whiskey …
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Cocktail Garnishes: Beyond the Lime Wedge
3 years ago

Cocktail Garnishes: Beyond the Lime Wedge

Garnishing cocktails seems so obvious.

The Mojito gets a fresh sprig of mint, or sometimes a lime wedge. Margaritas are graced with a lime wedge. So too are Vodka Tonics …
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Mezcal Decoded – An Interview with Gilbert Marquez
3 years ago

Mezcal Decoded – An Interview with Gilbert Marquez

Flavor, region, type of agave, and cooking method all define this complex spirit.

Gilbert Marquez has been working in the bar industry for many years. Formerly, he ran the bar …
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“Do You Know How To Make an Old Fashioned?”
4 years ago

“Do You Know How To Make an Old Fashioned?”

A Bartender’s Journey

When I was a waiter at the Manhattan Won Ton Company in Beverly Hills in 1998 a customer said to me “Do you know how to make an Old Fashioned?” …
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