Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim Kicks Off Vodka Distilled Book Tour at Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace on October 3

MODERN MIXOLOGIST

MODERN MIXOLOGIST TONY ABOU-GANIM KICKS OFF VODKA
DISTILLED BOOK TOUR AT LOBBY BAR AT CAESARS PALACE
ON OCTOBER 3

WHAT:             
In early celebration of National Vodka Day, renowned innovator and curator of cocktails, Tony Abou-Ganim will be kicking off his book tour for Vodka Distilled at Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace.  Guests will be able to connect with the master of modern mixology himself and enjoy cocktails from the bar’s signature vodka-infused menu in honor of the nation’s most popular spirit. Highlights include “Flame of Love” with Absolut Elyx and “Monkey Shine” with Absolut Mandarin, plus Lobby Bar’s award-winning cocktail from the Cocktail Gladiator competition, “The Philosopher’s Stone” with Absolute Elyx created by Caesars Palace bartender Angelo Larocchia. In addition, Abou-Ganim will sign copies of Vodka Distilled that will be available for purchase.

 

Throughout the month of October, the Vodka Distilled book tour will make stops throughout a selection of the top food and beverage markets in the United States, including Seattle (Oct. 5-6), Portland (Oct. 7-9), Sacramento (Oct. 10-13), San Francisco (Oct. 14-16), Los Angeles (Oct. 18-20), Orange County (Oct. 21-22), San Diego (Oct. 23), Scottsdale (Oct. 26-28).

 

For additional information on The Tour, please visit the Tony Abou-Ganim BevMo! Tour.

 

WHO:              
Tony Abou-Ganim, known as The Modern Mixologist and author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails and Vodka Distilled: The Modern Mixologist on Vodka and Vodka Cocktails.

 

WHEN:            
Friday, October 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:          
Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

 

About Tony Abou-Ganim
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world.  He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more.  Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010), which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.  This entertaining and informative journey will take readers from the early stages of the cocktail to what Abou-Ganim has come to deem “Modern Mixology.”  Abou-Ganim also has a DVD to his credit, Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home, and hosted the Fine Living program Raising the Bar: America’s Best Bar Chefs. Abou-Ganim has also won two Iron Chef America competitions; his first pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali in “Battle Mango,” and most recently pairing cocktails in  “Battle Tequila and Tortillas” with Iron Chef Jose Garces.  His signature branded line of Modern Mixologist bar tools was released in early 2013, along with his second book, Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013). Abou-Gamin is also a partner at Inoteca Liquori in New York City. www.themodernmixologist.com.

 

About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

For the Love of Cocktails, Fundraiser Co-Hosted by Back Bar USA and Tony Abou-Ganim

for the love of cocktails

FOR THE LOVE OF COCKTAILS,”
CO-HOSTED BY BACK BAR USA AND TONY ABOU-GANIM,
MIXES CREATIVE COCKTAILS AND PHILANTHROPY

Event will benefit bar workers affected by breast cancer

 

Top mixologists and spirits brands will combine forces for a pre-Valentine’s Day philanthropic event: For the Love of Cocktails, which will be held from 7-10 p.m. on February 13 at Mix in THE Hotel at Mandalay Bay. “For the Love of Cocktails,” co-hosted by Tony Abou-Ganim, one of the most pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world and author of The Modern Mixologist, and Back Bar USA, a wine, beer and spirits marketing and consulting firm, will have stations featuring innovative cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. The event is ticketed and limited to 450 guests. Tickets are $35 in advance and may be purchased at www.fortheloveofcocktails.com or $50 at the door. A VIP table package is also available for $150.

 

A portion of the proceeds from For the Love of Cocktails will benefit the Helen David Relief Fund, which was created by Abou-Ganim. The organization provides financial  assistance to those in the beverage industry who are affected by breast cancer. The inspiration for the organization is the memory of Abou-Ganim’s cousin, Helen David, who beat breast cancer twice during her lifetime. Abou-Ganim considers David, an iconic bar owner for decades in Port Huron, MI, to be his earliest influence in the world of spirits.

 

“Back Bar and Tony have a strong relationship,” said Tim Haughinberry, founder of Back Bar USA. “We are happy not only to showcase the best brands with the best mixologists in Las Vegas, but to also help a cause so close to his heart.”

 

Craft cocktails will be created from top brands including Absolut Citron, Belvedere Pink Grapefruit, Bombay Sapphire East, Chandon, Fernet Branca, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Signature Craft, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Rèmy Martin V, Skyy Peach, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. The brands represent high quality and diversity in their flavors.

 

The mixologists who will participate have strong pedigrees in the spirits industry and are members of the United States Bartenders Guild. They will create their own unique cocktails with the signature liquors. Mixologists scheduled to participate include:

 

  • Michael MacDonnell, Monte Carlo
  • Max Solano, Emeril Lagasse Group
  • Nathan Greene, Imperial Tacos & Beer
  • Darren West, Jean Georges Steakhouse
  • Bobby Gleason, Beam Global
  • Raul Faria, Gordon Ramsey
  • Mariena Mercer, Cosmopolitan
  • Alenrry Iniguez, Herbs and Rye
  • Ju Young Kang, Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
  • Kristen Schaefer, Pernod Ricard
  • Nikki Afable, Venetian
  • Ricardo Murcia, Bellagio
For more information about Back Bar USA, head to www.BackBaruUSA.com; for more information about Tony Abou-Ganim, visit www.themodernmixologist.com; and for more about the Helen David Relief Fund, check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/HelenDavidReliefFund or Twitter handle @helendavidrf. Back Bar USA and its sponsors encourage guests to enjoy responsibly and to not drink and drive.

 

About Back Bar USA
Back Bar USA is a full-service marketing and consulting firm with more than 25 years experience in the beer, wine and spirits industries. Specializing in corporate and national account beverage programs with an emphasis on gaming, resorts, nightlife and fine dining, the company provides services ranging from menu development to ground-up venue concept, design and execution. Back Bar maintains an impressive portfolio of clients and brands that include Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Ketel One Vodka and Corona. For more information, visit www.BackBarUSA.Com.

 

About Tony Abou-Ganim
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more.  Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010) which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike. This entertaining and informative journey will take readers from the early stages of the cocktail to what Abou-Ganim has come to deem “Modern Mixology.” Abou-Ganim also has a DVD to his credit, Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home, and hosted the Fine Living program Raising the Bar: America’s Best Bar Chefs. Abou-Ganim has also won three Iron Chef America competitions; pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali; with Iron Chef Jose Garces and most recently with challenger Chef Shawn McClain. His signature branded line of Modern Mixologist bar tools and his second book, Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013), are available now at www.modernmixologist.com. Keep current with news, appearances and special events at www.modernmixologist.com on Facebook and on Twitter @MdrnMixologist.

Beverage Blowout Bursts On The Scene with The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim

BEVERAGE BLOWOUT BURSTS ON THE SCENE
WITH THE MODERN MIXOLOGIST TONY ABOU-GANIM
An Experiential Event Honoring the Beverage Industry, Craft Mixology and Celebrity Pioneer, Tony Abou-Ganim

Celebrate the success of the Las Vegas beverage scene as Vegas rolls out the red carpet with the inaugural 2012 Beverage Blowout honoring The Modern MixologistTony Abou-Ganim. On Monday, October 8, industry guests will gather at the newly renovated Plaza Hotel & Casino for an experiential event featuring educational seminars, a pool party, downtown pub crawl and a gala dinner to honor Abou-Ganim, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Helen David Bartender Relief Fund.

To kick off the daylong event, guests are able to enroll in a variety of seminars from 9am to 11am. Featuring special guests such as National President of the United States Bartenders’ Guild Livio Lauro and world renowned mixologist Armando Rosario ($30 per person), as well as Abou-Ganim ($50 per person and includes copy of The Modern Mixologist), guests will be taken through an engaging journey along the byroads of mixology.

Immediately following, guests will hob knob with the who’s who of Vegas’s acclaimed beverage scene, lunching and partying at the Plaza Rooftop Pool for the Cointreau Pool Party ($10 entry with advance registration, $20 entry at the door) until 2pm. The party will feature a special DJ performance by Fremont Street’s Muse Le Deux, spinning the hottest club, house, top 40 and hip hop hits. Complimentary cocktails will be flowing throughout the event, showcasing the diverse creations of the best of the spirits’ world, with all of the fun captured in photos by Cashman Photo Enterprises. After the pool soiree, the party will continue from 2pm-5pm with an up-close-and-personal pub crawl with Abou-Ganim ($30 per person) featuring obscure and intricate cocktails from downtown’s swankiest craft cocktail specialists.

To finish off the evening, guests will dine at the Beverage Industry Appreciation Awards Gala ($150 per person) at Meet Las Vegas, honoring the best of the Las Vegas cocktail industry. Stay for the laughter as surprise guests roast Tony Abou-Ganim and award him with his first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. DVDs of the roast will also be available for pre-order for $28.50 including shipping within the continental United States.

The annual Las Vegas Beverage Blowout is presented by Precision International Marketing. For more information about the inaugural 2012 Beverage Blowout, visit www.beverageblowout.com.

About Tony Abou-Ganim
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world.  He has made countless national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010) which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.  This entertaining and informative journey will take readers from the early stages of the cocktail to what Abou-Ganim has come to deem “Modern Mixology.”  Abou-Ganim has also created a DVD called Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home and hosted the Fine Living program Raising the Bar: America’s Best Bar Chefs. Abou-Ganim has also won two Iron Chef America competitions; his first pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali in “Battle Mango,” and most recently pairing cocktails in  “Battle Tequila and Tortillas” with Iron Chef Jose Garces. Abou-Ganim is currently working on his upcoming book dedicated to the often overlooked spirit, vodka, which is scheduled to be released in early 2013.   Keep current with news, appearance and special events at www.modernmixologist.com on Facebook and on Twitter @MdrnMixologist.