Top mixology experts to follow on TwitterBy Annie Hayes
Cocktail connoisseurs are cultivating an impressive presence on the Twittersphere – but here are the most influential mixology experts to follow on the social media site.
From the self-titled “Martha Stewart of booze” to a revered cocktail columnist (and everything in between), there’s something for all tastes and styles.
Whether you want to keep updated on the latest events, crave regular cocktail recipes or just want to find a new haunt, Twitter is ideal – but with around 6,000 new tweets posted every second on average, tailoring your Twitter feed to get the content you’re most interested in can be a challenge.
To save you some time, we’ve picked out a few of the best feeds.
Click through our ‘Top 10’ and build a comprehensive stream of top mixologist musings from across the globe to inspire, amuse, and impress you, and let us know if we’ve missed any by commenting below.
Bio: I’m the Martha Stewart of booze! Time to get tipsy! For business inquires TipsyBartender@Gmail.com
Recipe upon recipe of Girl Scout-worthy sweetness for you to recreate at home. Whether it’s the Cotton Candy Martini, the booze-heavy Chocolate Birthday Cake, or the Melon Ball Cooler, this twitter is a must-follow for those with an insatiable sweet tooth.
Bio:Cocktail Columnist for San Francisco Chronicle, host of http://gazregan.com, publisher of newsletters for bartenders worldwide. Sign up and watch your bar bil
Mix regular booze news peppered with the odd philosophical quote and a dash of normal life and you have a perfect serving of revered bartender Gaz Regan’s account.
Bio: Events Curator/Collaborator. Drink Journalist. Brand Development inc. @RhumStBarth & @ChairmansUK. Currently curating @NRBManchester
A host of regular tastings events in Manchester and beyond; the feed of the well-travelled Drinks Enthusiast is a flurry of article links and other interesting industry tidbits.
Bio: Cocktail mixology and archaeology. Prohibition, tiki and beyond. Recipes from yore and cocktail bar reviews from around the world. Stay tuned.
A comprehensive selection of interesting spirits news, bar reviews and industry thinkpieces from across the web, all in one place. A must-follow.
Bio: Bartender/Proprietor: Polite Provisions, San Diego & Boilermaker, NYC. Co-Host of Follow The Liter. My views & opinions are my own & in no way reflect reality.
A feed of comic book references, first-class retweets and amusing day-to-day ponderings which are often – but not always – to do with the spirits industry. Judging by his feed, he’d be great fun to share a drink with (that he’d made, of course).
Bio: Game changer. Rule breaker. Drink lover. Dream chaser. Drink guy at Duck & Waffle and Sushisamba. Represented by Shy PR.
A tempting feed of innovative new Duck & Waffle and Sushisamba cocktails of his own creation – complete with mouthwatering pictures – along with a regular #MorningMotivation post to get you fired up and ready for the day.
Bio: Interested and observant. Mainly associated with food, drink, tea, design, art & music. A.K.A Mr Lyan – @Lyanbar @WhiteLyan @Dandelyan http://www.whitelyan.com
Keep up to date with Cheti’s enviable cocktail and spirits-themed travels, Lyan bar news, and everything inbetween.
Bio: Like Goose, a great wingman. Writing about the best bars in the world, wicked drinks, awesome food and good times. Always late. Get the free app.
Mystery blogger BarChick recommends the best bars in London and around the world. A seemingly endless feed bursting with esteemed recommendations, from where to visit in Dublin on St Patricks Day to the UK’s best speakeasies.
Cocktail maker & photo taker. Finalist for Saveur’s 2014 Best Cocktail Blog! Occasional spinner of records around Los Angeles. http://thecoconutclubla.com
Regular ‘booze news’ linked to her blog, Stir & Strain, alongside inspired and refreshing cocktail creations and the latest on events going down at LA’s Coconut Club.
Bio: Just your average executive by day, boozer by Happy Hour, bartender by weekend. No relation to http://nycbartender.com
The NYC Bartender leads a double life – on weekdays he’s just your regular office Joe, but at the weekends his bartending alter-ego shines. An interesting and informative feed of recipes, article links and laugh-out-loud quips that’ll have you wildly overusing the ‘favourite’ button.