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What You Missed at the Bar Shift Reunion | Partner Tip
Posted on Oct 05, 2015
Now that this year’s final Bar Shift is over, it’s time to take a look back at the program’s greatest hits. One of the top moments? The Bar Shift bartender reunion held in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail.
Back in July, the seasoned host and guest bartenders from past Bar Shifts met up for a hard-earned celebration. This reunion allowed the Bar Shift veterans to swap shift stories and enjoy the group’s signature cocktails inspired by their travels.
Enzo Cangemi was there as well as a few familiar faces, like Pam Wiznitzer, Gui Jaroschy, Daniel Victory and John Codd all joined the party. Plus, the evening reunited bartenders with their Bar Shift hosts, like Vince Toscano from San Francisco’s Rye and Karl Franz Williams from Harlem’s 64 Orange Street.
Oh, and don’t forget those cocktails. All the Bar Shift crowd favorites were flowing, including Daniel Victory’s Brandy Crusta, Enzo Cangemi’s Mangapeño and Gui Jaroschy’s Southernmost State of Mind. Pam Wiznitzer’s signature #RAD cocktail was especially appropriate for the Tales-based reunion. #RAD was inspired by her favorite moment during Tales on Sunday night, when the industry takes over a local bar and breaks out the sparkling rosé. That energy was captured with her bubbly combination of cognac, St-Germain, strawberry puree and absinthe topped with a float of rosé and a mini rubber duckie.
The Bar Shift reunion was a great success that reconnected old friends and celebrated the program’s ultimate goal: to create lasting relationships and a strong sense of community between bartenders across the country.