The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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Our series of hints and tips from the world’s best bartenders continues.

You may have noticed that many of our World Class 50 bartenders fill their glass with ice before creating their cocktail. The reason for this is to match the temperature of the liquid to the temperature of the glass - a warm or room temperature glass will begin to heat up the liquid as soon as it is poured in.

By chilling the glass first your cocktail will stay cooler and crisper for longer, key to the perfect fine drinking experience.

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