These Are the World's Best Cocktail Bars

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These Are the World's Best Cocktail Bars

After months of deliberation from a global panel of judges, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation closed out this year’s event in New Orleans by officially announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Spirited Awards.

The awards span across the spirits industry and include accolades for the Best American Cocktail Bar, Best Hotel Bar, and even the Best Bar Team.

Below are this year’s winners:

American Categories

Best American Bar Team
Presented by William Grant & Sons
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, FL

American Bartender of the Year
Presented by Bacardi USA
Yael Vengroff, The Spare Room, Los Angeles, CA

Best American Brand Ambassador
Presented by VinePair
Anne Louise Marquis, Campari America

Best American Cocktail Bar
Presented by Pernod Ricard USA
Lost Lake, Chicago, IL

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
Presented by William Grant & Sons
The NoMad Bar, New York City, NY

Best American Hotel Bar
Presented by Bacardi USA
The Broken Shaker Miami at The Freehand, Miami, FL

Best American Restaurant Bar
Presented by Woodford Reserve
Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Best New American Cocktail Bar
Presented by Pierre Ferrand Cognac
Navy Strength, Seattle, WA

International Categories

Best International Bar Team
Presented by The House of Angostura
The American Bar, The Savoy, London

International Bartender of the Year
Presented by Bacardi USA
Joe Schofield, Tippling Club, Singapore

Best International Brand Ambassador
Presented by G.H. Mumm
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador

Best International Cocktail Bar
Presented by Pernod Ricard USA
Happiness Forgets, London

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
Presented by Rutte
The Clumsies, Athens

Best International Hotel Bar
Presented by Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association
The American Bar, The Savoy, London

Best International Restaurant Bar
Presented by Mandarine Napoléon
Sager & Wilde, London

Best New International Cocktail Bar
Presented by Pierre Ferrand Cognac
Coupette, London

Global Categories

Best Bar Mentor
Presented by BarSmarts
Andy Seymour, Liquid Productions

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient
Presented by Maverick Drinks
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Jabali

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Presented by Peroni
Dandelyan, London

World’s Best Spirit Selection
Presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, FL

World’s Best Bar
Presented by Italicus
The American Bar at The Savoy, London

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by William Grant & Sons
John Lermayer

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