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IN THIS ISSUE
1. Letter from the Editor, vol. 65: New York's Mixology Frontier
2. Re-Imagined Cocktail Classics
3. Mezcal in the Big Apple
4. Video Compilation: What's Your Mixology Guilty Pleasure?
5. Slimmed Down Cocktails
6. StarChefs.com at the 2010 Manhattan Cocktail Classic
7. ICC Update: Latest Additions to MIX@ICC
8. Featured Video: Audrey Saunders and Tony Conigliaro at the 2009 ICC
9. Photo Galleries: Latest Photos from New York City and Beyond
10. Featured Cookbook: Lush Life: Portraits from the Bar
11. Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com JobFinder
12. Featured Mixologist to Know: Jim Meehan of PDT - New York, NY
13. Recipe for The Revolutionary from Mixologist Xavier Herit of Daniel - New York, NY
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 1. Letter from the Editor, vol. 65: New York's Mixology Frontier
Get the lowdown on the thriving, maturing New York mixology scene with a look at where we've been whetting our whistles.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/features/letter_from_editor/vol65/new-york-mixology
 2. Re-Imagined Cocktail Classics
Even the most dedicated purists are taking a new look at classic cocktails. These re-imagined drinks use traditional recipes as their road map, but go in a whole new direction.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/features/classic-cocktail-recipes-reimagined
 3. Mezcal in the Big Apple
The biggest trend to hit New York since speakeasies, mezcal is the spirit of the hour, with dedicated bars and a new wave of devotees. Get recipes for this notoriously hard-to-mix spirit and see how mixologists are incorporating it into cocktails.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/features/mezcal-cocktails-new-york
 4. Video Compilation: What's Your Mixology Guilty Pleasure?
Mixologists, of all people, know about guilty pleasures. But what turns them on when service is done? Whether it's a shot and a beer or a sugary liqueur, find out what New York mixologists secretly sip after hours.
http://www.starchefs.com/features/new-york-mixologist-guilty-pleasures
 5. Slimmed Down Cocktails
Slimmed down cocktails may seem like an oxymoron, but some mixologists are considering lighter options. Get the skinny on reduced-calorie cocktails from artisanal bars to multi-unit chain restaurants.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/features/slimmed-down-cocktails
 6. StarChefs.com at the 2010 Manhattan Cocktail Classic
From the exciting kickoff gala to drinking out of Dale DeGroff's personal glassware collection, StarChefs.com reports on the 2010 Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/events/starchefs-at-manhattan-cocktail-classic
 7. ICC Update: Latest Additions to MIX@ICC
The line-up for this year's mixology program at the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress is looking better than ever. Get your tickets now to ensure a spot front and center with Dave Arnold (FCI), Richard Boccato (Painkiller), Jackson Cannon (Eastern Standard), Dale DeGroff (The Museum of the American Cocktail), Guiseppe Gonzalez (Painkiller), Johnny Iuzzini (Jean Georges), Jim Meehan (PDT), Nils Noren (FCI), and Lucas Paya (The Bazaar by Jose Andres).
http://www.starchefs.com/events/icc/2010/html/index.shtml
 8. Featured Video: Audrey Saunders and Tony Conigliaro at the 2009 ICC
Catch a glimpse of Audrey Saunders and Tony Conigliaro's 2009 ICC presentation, Getting to Nose Your Cocktail, and get a whiff of the science of aroma in mixology.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/videos/getting-nose-your-cocktail
 9. Photo Galleries: Latest Photos from New York City and Beyond
Get inspired! Take a look at our photos from our recent mixology tastings in New York from Clover Club, PDT, Buttermilk Channel, Eleven Madison Park, and More.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/photo-gallery
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 10. Featured Cookbook: Lush Life: Portraits from the Bar
Jill DeGroff
December 2009
Mud Puddle Books, New York

Steeped soundly in the culture of the American cocktail scene-now entering the 21st century with a mixed roster of talented, wisecracking, colorful cocktailians-Lush Life is a veritable labor of love, nor simply for being a byproduct of husband and wife Dale and Jill DeGroff's LA-born romance. The love here is for the people of the cocktail world, and it's sketched, brushed, and suffused into each of Jill DeGroff's pictures. And while the book is laid out generationally, Lush Life essentially unites its subjects under the proud patchwork banner of the bartender. A pictorial tour of the beating heart of the American cocktail scene, Lush Life recalls the old-school cool of Al Hirschfeld's "Speakeasies of 1932," updated with its tech-savvy cast of mixologist up-and-comers and standby old-timers-all of it colored by DeGroff's inimitable aesthetic eye. Lest she leave her reader thirsty, DeGroff includes recipes for favorite and famous drinks, as well as tales from behind the bar and occasional odd remembrances. In the end the whole experience is akin to an evening spent among friends, leaning up against the polished wood of a favorite local bar.
http://www.starchefs.com/cook/cookbooks_keywords/lush %20life
 11. Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com JobFinder
Restaurant Manager
Joel Robuchon's Four Seasons Restaurant L'Atelier Needs an Experienced Manager
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
New York, NY
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=266801&positionid=

Restaurant Manager
Work in Award Winning Coastal Maine Restaurant
Natalie's at the Camden Harbor Inn
Camden, ME
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=266782&positionid=

Daytime Manager
Work in One of Chicago's Best New Restaurants, Take the Evenings Off!
Inovasi
Chicago, IL
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=266820&positionid=

Sous Chef
Creative Sous Chef for Prestigious NYC Cultural Centers
Restaurant Associates
New York, NY
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=267202&positionid=

Front of the House Manager
Practice Your Southern Hospitality in South Carolina
The Hamptons
Sumter, SC
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=266800&positionid=

Tournant
Sustainably Minded Restaurant Seeks Tournant/Sous Chef
St. Julien Hotel & Spa
Boulder, CO
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=267180&positionid=

Sous Chef
Join Stephen Starr's Steak 954 Restaurant in the W Hotel
Starr Restaurant Organization
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=267161&positionid=

Private Chef
Excellent Salary and Benefits for Professionally Trained Chef
Chicago, Martha's Vineyard, Palm Beach
http://starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=267280&positionid=

Front of the House Manager
Landmark Restaurant Seeks Well-Poised Manager
Top of the Hub
Boston, MA
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=267220&positionid=

Server
Hot Caribbean Restaurant Seeking Warm Staff to Join Their Team
The Brasserie
Grand Cayman Island
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=267420&positionid=
 12. Featured Mixologist to Know: Jim Meehan of PDT - New York, NY
113 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-0386

MIXOLOGIST FACTS
Cocktail style: Classic, using artisanal ingredients.
Work history: New York, NY: Five Points, Pace, Gramercy Tavern.
Cocktail book: Killer Cocktails by Dave Wondrich, Difford's Guide by Simon Difford, and Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh are my current favorites.
Fave Tool: I love Chris Gallagher's Pug Muddler, Alessi Boston Shakers, Bonzer Hawthorne strainers, and Bar Store's mixing glasses.
Cocktail to Drink: Sazerac - it's classic, balanced, sophisticated, strong, and simple.
Cocktail to Make: A Jimmie Roosevelt.
 13. Recipe for The Revolutionary from Mixologist Xavier Herit of Daniel - New York, NY
Adapted by StarChefs.com
July 2010

Yield: 1 Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:
1½ ounces bourbon whiskey
1 ounce crème de menthe
¾ ounce white crème de cacao
3 sprays of absinthe
1 lemon twist

METHOD:
Combine the bourbon, crème de menthe, white crème de cacao, and ice in a glass mixer and stir. Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe and add a 2-inch square ice cube. Strain the cocktail into the glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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