The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation announced the winners of The 16th annual Spirited Awards®, the Oscars of the cocktail and spirits community, on July 28th. The annual awards highlighted the national and international talent who have moved the industry forward this year. Congratulations to all of the 2022 winners!

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

International Bartender of the Year presented by Patrón Tequila
Remy Savage — Remy Savage Logo A Bar with Shapes for a Name — London, UK

Best International Bar Mentor presented by Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic

Lauren Mote

Best International Brand Ambassador presented by Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic

Martin Hudak — Mr Black Spirits

Best International Bar Team presented by House of Angostura

MAYBE SAMMY — Sydney, Australia

Best International Cocktail Bar presented by Tequila Fortaleza

Tayēr + Elementary — London, UK

Best International Hotel Bar presented by Perrier

Lyaness at Sea Containers London — London, UK

Best International Restaurant Bar presented by Amaro Montenegro and Select Aperitivo

Sexy Fish — London, UK

Best New International Cocktail Bar presented by Stranger & Sons 
Remy Savage Logo A Bar with Shapes for a Name — London, UK

 

U.S. CATEGORIES

U.S. Bartender of the Year presented by Del Maguey

Chris Hannah — Jewel of the South, New Orleans, LA

Best U.S. Bar Mentor presented by BarSmarts

Sean Kenyon

Best U.S. Brand Ambassador presented by Libbey

Lynn House — Heaven Hill

Best U.S. Bar Team presented by William Grant & Sons

Katana Kitten — New York, NY

Best U.S. Cocktail Bar presented by Absolut Vodka

Katana Kitten — New York, NY

Best U.S. Hotel Bar presented by Grey Goose

Silver Lyan at the Riggs — Washington, DC

Best U.S. Restaurant Bar presented by Maison Ferrand

Jewel of the South — New Orleans, LA

Best New U.S. Cocktail Bar presented by Aviation Gin

Happy Accidents — Albuquerque, NM

 

WRITING & MEDIA CATEGORIES

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication presented by Diageo Bar Academy

VinePair

Best Broadcast, Podcast, or Online Video Series presented by Diageo Bar Academy

The Cocktail Lovers

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writing presented by Diageo Bar Academy

“Get Real: The bar world looks beyond feel-good measures on sustainability and climate change” by Max Falkowitz for Imbibe Magazine

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book presented by Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic

The Japanese Art of the Cocktail by Masahiro Urushido and Michael Anstendig

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History, or Spirits presented by Diageo Bar Academy

The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails edited by David Wondrich with Noah Rothbaum

 

GLOBAL CATEGORIES

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic – Italian Orange

World’s Best Cocktail Menu presented by Diageo Bar Academy

Little Red Door — Paris, France

World’s Best Spirits Selection presented by Beam Suntory

Jack Rose Dining Saloon — Washington, DC

Pioneer Award Presented by The Blend

Amanda Gunderson – CEO & Co-Founder, Another Round Another Rally

Timeless International Award presented by Jägermeister

Harry’s New York Bar — Paris, France

Timeless U.S. Award presented by Johnnie Walker

Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel — New York, NY

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award presented by William Grant & Sons

Julie Reiner — Co-Founder Clover Club, Leyenda, Social Hour Cocktails, & Mixtress Consulting

World’s Best Bar presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Lyaness at Sea Containers London — London, UK