Best Bartenders & Mixologists in the World (Updated December 2020)

We love cocktails and we adore the mixologists and bartenders who create them. Cocktail creation is both a science and an art. Knowing when to add a specific ingredient, understanding the flavor profile, figuring out the nuances of each liquor, spice, fruit and blending them together into one amazing drink is a skill on its own.

In our quest to look for the best mixologists and bartenders in the world, we aim to spark the creativity in you with this monthly roundup. It is our goal to introduce this myriad of newbie and professional artists who makes beautiful and delicious cocktails. So aesthetically pleasing that it’s almost a sin not to drink them.

We’re updating this page monthly, so check this out every first week of the month. We really appreciate the love, so visit our IG account @advancedmixology for more amazing cocktails.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of December 2020

Read the blog post for the best mixologists and bartenders of December here.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of December 2020

We feature the best mixologists the world can offer in our monthly lists, and our final selection for this year makes for a fitting end to an amazing year in mixology. Different stories from different corners of the world, all for the love of cocktails, bars, and everything in between.

Starting off our December list is Nathan Ford, owner and Chief Bartender of Old Fashioned Events @oldfashionedevents, a private events company that brings 1930’s prohibition-style whiskey pop-up bars to parties and special occasions in Australia. Seriously, how cool is that? We also have Heather, also known as the Cocktail Contessa @cocktail_contessa. Her mission is to introduce more people to whiskey and make whiskey cocktails fun, tasty, and easy for people to experiment with.

Victor Weber @victor_weberfr is a French mixologist who co-founded the Maison Alphonse, a premium ready-to-drink cocktail brand based in France. Meanwhile, Marco Dongi @cocktailsbymarcodongi calls himself a “travel bartender” and currently ranks 6th in the list of 30 Best Bartenders Under 30 in Italy. Then there’s Tiger Chang @tigerchang_. Yes, that’s his name, and yes he’s way cooler than what you’d expect. Tiger has built his mixology reputation in Asia with jaw-dropping flair and showmanship. 

Mario Farulla @mariofarulla is the bar manager at Baccano in Rome, named the 3rd Best Cocktail Bar in Italy and he was named the Best Bar Manager. Another award-winning fellow is Agostino Perrone @agodragos, Master Mixologist at The Connaught Bar in Mayfair, London. Agostino has won back-to-back European Mixologist of the Year awards in 2016 and 2017. Silvia Daniela Istrate @silviadanielaistrate has been making waves in flair bartending at the national and international level. She even performed on Romania’s Got Talent and also organizes Flair and Bartending MasterClasses.

Do you know an 18th-century pharmacist and alcohol connoisseur named Thomas Henry? Germany’s hottest refreshment and cocktails company, Thomas Henry @thomashenryofficial is named after him. They call themselves “a brand from bartenders for bartenders”. And last but not the least, Moe Aljaff @schmuckordie is Co-Founder & Owner at Two Schmucks in Barcelona, an easygoing dive bar that plays hip-hop and where bartenders wear flip-flops, but they still serve amazing cocktails and a lot more.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of November 2020

Visit the article for the best mixologists and bartenders of November here.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of November 2020

Cocktail creation requires personality, passion, and a brave take on what you believe in. This is the theme for this month’s roundup - highly-talented mixologists and bartenders who don't want to be boxed in. 

Let’s take look at Ryan Chetiyawardana @mrlyan who makes cocktails without ice and perishables like fruits and vegetables. Get to know Nicole Giampino @not_your_barmaid whose equality campaigns resonate in her IG account with as much exposure as her cocktails. Meet Hsin-Kai Huang @gado_huang, biotechnologist-turned-bartender/endorser from Taiwan. Nico de Soto @nico2soto the wanderlust mixologist and bar owner who got his spot on our roundup because he doesn’t want to conform to social norms.

Another bartender who broke the mold is Adriana Pino @dripino whose love for Tabasco will surely titillate your senses. Discover Marian Beke’s @marian_beke secret to earning a spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars in just 6 months after opening his bar, The Gibson. Also, check out how three bars gathered into one place! Nightjar @nightjar who set aside competition and worked together to deliver ready-to-drink cocktails amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

Here is one example of good karma. Erik Lorincz helped a fellow Slovakian who wanted to be a bartender and now, they’re both reaping the fruits of their labor. Simone Caporale @simonecaporale_ is best known for his classic cocktails garnished with aromatic-filled bubbles. Lastly, we have Rachel Korinek @twolovesstudio, food photographer and cocktail lover who teaches food enthusiasts the art of getting amazing shots.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of October 2020

Take a look at the best mixologists and bartenders of October here

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of October 2020

For the October issue of the best mixologists and bartenders, we included some familiar faces you see in bartending competitions and various social media platforms. Take for example Steven Roennfeldt @stevethebartender, a YouTube sensation known for his creative cocktails and whose presence on Instagram cannot be ignored. Special mention is given to our collaborator Kamilah White @intoxicakes whose boozy dessert creations are making waves in Chicago. Be mesmerized by Bartender Yang’s graceful moves while mixing her amazing drinks. Two other women found an outlet to their passion for making cocktails in the IG space: Melisa Lapido @melisa_boozy-cures and Helen Williams @sheshedcocktails who both showcase creativity through their unique cocktails.

Also, meet the award-winning bartender and mixologist Tomek Malek @tomekmalek who continues to spread his love for cocktails and flair bartending through his training school. Learn why Jordan Hughes @highproofpreacher went from preacher to full-time photographer and cocktail creator. Find out Josue Romero @the_garnishguy reasons for leaving the safer route of the corporate world to become a bartender and cocktail consultant. Another multitalented bartender Jason F. Yu @jasonfyu continues to grow his love in photography but is now using his cocktail creations as his subject. If you love everything Scottish, you’ll also love the drinks of Jack Jamieson @scottishmixology.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of September 2020

Take a look at the best mixologists and bartenders of September here.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of September 2020

We brought the September issue a notch higher by getting up close and personal with our featured mixologists. Check out Liz McGray’s brunch adventures @bloodymaryobsessed, Iris Shafie @meine_auslese’s wine tours and seminars, Minibar Delivery @minibardelivery’s professional bartending offers in select locations in the US, Eric Castro @bartenderatlarge’s podcast and cocktails, and Matt Hollidge @theamateurmixologist’s award-winning cocktails.

We also featured @cocktailswithme and his lovely creations, @barmaxla whose two-chambered bottled cocktails are making waves on IG, and Matthew Bull and his computer artworks inspired by the cocktails he made. We have also two authors whose cocktails inspired them to write something to share with their readers. Visit Natalie Migliarini’s IG account @beautifulbooze and Ashley Rose Conway’s @craftandcocktails for more details about their books.

For more info on them, read our September's best mixologists.

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of August 2020

Take a look at the best mixologists and bartenders of August here

Best Mixologists and Bartenders of August 2020

For our pioneer article, we featured one of our collaborators, Lanique Rose Liqueur, which is making raves on Instagram because of its lovely cocktails and Lanique-infused food. We also have the colorful and awe-inspiring cocktails of equally adventurous cocktailgrammers @cheerstohappyhour, @the_margarita_mum, @what’s.marisa.drinking, and

Check out also the IG accounts @gin_robb, @veermasterberlin, @cocktailpete, @lelabbo, and @letsturnup to learn more about how these inspiring mixologists and bartenders that completed the roundup for August’s Best Mixologists.

Nominations Open

If you want to nominate someone (or even yourself) in our monthly roundups of the best mixologists and bartenders, do not hesitate to email us at and wait for our reply in 48 hours. 

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