bar·​man | \ ˈbär-mən How to pronounce barman (audio) \

Definition of barman

chiefly British

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Some of Tokyo’s most respected barmen—such as High Five’s Hidetsugu Ueno and Land Bart Artisan’s Daisuke Ito—honed their skills here, under the watchful eye of owner Hisashi Kishida, one of the godfathers of Japanese bartending. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 The film festival is all about the bellini: a mix of blushing pink peach juice and sparkling wine, first invented here in Venice in the 30s by the barman at Harry’s Bar. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Venice During the Film Festival," 28 Aug. 2018 Kenta Goto, owner and barman, was once at Pegu Club, and has retained that famous bar’s excruciating attention to detail. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 The drink first became popular in Western Europe during the 18th century at pubs in northern England and Scotland, where barmen would pour hot water into their Scotch and sip the drink to stay warm. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Make a Hot Toddy," 6 Sep. 2018 Head barman Kentaro Wada glides around with grace, mixing innovative cocktails like the Kabura Spritzer (Champagne, Campari, red turnip cordial, and lemon juice). Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 For street cred, the show cast Studio 54’s actual doorman (Marc Benecke) and barman (Bob Pettie). Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "How Broadway Keeps Trying to Get the Disco Beat," 18 May 2018 The barman said he's never seen anything like this. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Watch: Snake removed after customers see it wrapped around a ceiling fan," 16 May 2018 Another muddled mint-laden concoction is the whiskey smash, invented by 19th century barman Harry Johnson. Kevin Hopper, idahostatesman, "Natural cocktail flavors abound with the use of a muddler | Idaho Statesman," 10 Apr. 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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