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The Last Word with Tim Philips-Johansson

When you set up a pop-up bar at the world’s biggest bartending competition, you can expect a few legends to stop by. Tim Philips-Johansson did just that with The Last Word bar – and took the chance to mix a drink for some of the biggest names in the industry. Check out the videos below to hear words of wisdom from the likes of Dale DeGroff, Ivy Mix and Julio Bermejo on what they love about bartending, their drinks inspiration and how you can save the world, one plastic straw at a time… 

Erik Lorincz

Erik Lorincz walks us through the realisation that opening his bar back in Slovakia required more from him than just the perfect drinks menu. Check out the episode below to find out more about his journey, and why his love for the classics is unwavering.

 

Ivy Mix

From small town beginnings to world travels, Ivy Mix champions the sustainability message wherever she goes. She chats to Tim about the challenges of reducing our impact on the environment, and how we can overcome them to make sustainability second nature.

 

Dale Degroff

Tim takes a trip down memory lane with bartending legend Dale Degroff – the man behind some of the world’s best-known drinks. They chat about Dale’s journey, his inventions and whether personality or technique matters most behind the bar.

 

Dré Masso

Tim quizzes the father of the bar sustainability movement, Dré Masso, on his career, how a green bar can save you money, and the one cocktail he’d choose to drink for the rest of his life. Check out the full episode below for a hit of inspiration.

 

Julio Bermejo

Tim creates his own version of the Tommy’s Margarita – named the Timmy’s Margarita, naturally – for the creator himself, Julio Bermejo, and finds out what inspired Julio to reinvent this classic cocktail. Watch the full episode below for a peek into Julio’s world.