19 Nov BRIDGET ALBERT
Southern Wine & Spirits, National Director of Education
“Market-Fresh Mixology” Author
Bridget is an advocate for seasonal, fresh recipes with bold flavor. She designs cocktails for top National Accounts.
Bridget is the co-author of “Market Fresh Mixology”. She has won numerous awards and honorable mentions in U.S.B.G. and Bellagio classic cocktail competitions. This includes 1st place at the Tale of the Cocktail Bar Chef Competition, 2nd place at the Bacardi Martini Grand Prix World Finals in Turin, Italy, 3rd place in the Pitu Cacacha Nationals in Las Vegas, and 1st place in the Bellagio Classic Competition. She has had the pleasure of hosting charity cocktail clinics for a variety of companies, including the Bellagio, Locks of Love ,Sky Blue, Cocktail for a Cure, Make a Wish Foundation, Hadassah, Taste of the Nation, and New Leaders for New Schools. Bridget is the President of the National Charity Foundation of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, the world’s largest contributor to the cocktail culture. Currently she holds the position as Regional Director of Mixology at Southern Wine and Spirits of IL, MN, & KY. Bridget is the Founder of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service IL, KY & MN a program for bartenders that covers the history of all spirits and pre-prohibition cocktails, and the Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy. Bridget was a featured Mixologist on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America Battle Mango.