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 hosted two shows about cocktails including Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home, and 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. Abou-Ganim has partnered with McClain Camarota Hospitality to open Libertine Social (inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas) and Highlands and Hearth 72 (located on the 71st and 72nd floor of Detroit’s most iconic landmark, The GMRenCen). Abou-Ganim he sat as a judge for the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition since 2001, serving as the Director of Judging for the past 11 years. His signature branded line of Modern Mixologist bar tools and his second book, Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013), are available at


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