Top 10 bartenders throughout history

23rd September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Salvatore Calabrese

Salvatore-CalabreseSalvatore Calabrese – otherwise known as “The Maestro” has spearheaded the trend of high class bartending across the world for more than 30 years.

Having formed a talent for combining flavours while working at a bar in Maiori, a small village on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. He then moved to London in  and took a position at the iconic Duke’s Hotel in St James’s, where he developed a niche market for special Cognacs before moving on to the illustrious Lanesborough Hotel in Knightsbridge.

He is now the face and name of Salvatore’s Bar, at The Playboy Club in Park Lane and continues to grab headlines by creating was was the world’s most expensive cocktail. He is also the author of 10 cocktail books including Classic Cocktails, which sold one million copies.

3 Responses to “Top 10 bartenders throughout history”

  1. Bruce Borthwick says:

    How can you leave out Dick Bradsell, he kick-started cocktails in cool bars (outside the UKBG listed hotel bars) in the mid-nineties and created simply made quality cocktails like the Bramble which is still a stalwart in everyday bars, unlike many of your top ten?

  2. Mark Smithells says:

    Dale DeGroff should be on that list surely

  3. Brandon says:

    Surely Dale should be on the list, it’s a crime that Don the Beachcomber got a spot while Bergeron got only a mention. As far as current folks go, I would also posit that Tony Abu-Ganim, Francesco LaFranconi, and Charles Joly deserve a spotlight.

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