The bartender who put Asian bars on the map

Japanese mixology guru Hidetsugu Ueno was recently in town for the DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits event, where he taught a bartending masterclass. He shows The Straits Times how to make a Full Bloom cocktail.

Japanese bartender Hidetsugu Ueno is considered one of the legends of the cocktail world.

He is the first Asian to be awarded International Bartender of the Year at the Spirited Awards, which honours the world's top bars, bartenders, writers and cocktail experts , in New Orleans in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline 'The bartender who put Asian bars on the map'. Subscribe