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The Godfathers of the Bartending Revolution

Outside of baptisms and movies directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the word "godfather" means a mentor, or a pioneer. While there are an amazing number of Godfathers and Godmothers in the cocktail movements of the past and present, a few truly stand out for their roles in bringing in the second revival of the role of the bartender in the United States — and actively sticking around to mentor the next generation. Three cocktail luminaries, Brother Cleve, Dale DeGroff, and Paul Harrington, share their trials, triumphs, inspirations, and hopes for the future in this panel moderated by fellow "godfather" Angus Winchester.

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