Bartenders are employees who mix and serve alcoholic beverages at a bar. A mixologist, while is skilled at mixing cocktails and other drinks, makes it a lifestyle. Mixologist Reginald Weekes has incorporated panache into aspects of his life, from renovating property to sell Usher to touring with Diddy, and he can be found traveling around the globe and documenting his experiences through creative video pieces-He's even directed his own feature films. Reginald's current adventure is that of a stay home dad who's writing his next film, blogging about his provocative life experiences and men's accessories; (www.HudsonReginald.com) and creating cocktail menus for Atlanta restaurants. He stays on pulse with the current drink influences by observing what's going on not only in restaurants he consults for but also by analyzing style trends. " Mixology is ever evolving. Martini's were the craze [years], but today people are looking for more than just flavor infused vodkas", says Weekes. " The hottest trend I'm noticing is pepper- infused cocktails with [unique] simple syrups." Weekes is currently compiling his much anticipated Summer Pocket Guide of Cocktails: both alcoholic and non-alcoholic for at home entertaining. " Every cocktail should tell a story that makes a memory", he says.
-K. Diane Harrington (upscale magazine)