The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional would like to introduce a new monthly feature dedicated to the Las Vegas chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild. As a proud member, I couldn’t be happier to strengthen our bond between the Guild and the Las Vegas F&B community.

Bryan Bridgeman

Bryan Bridgeman has been in the Food & Beverage Industry for more than 15 years, and is currently bartending at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He is an active member of the USBG, has completed BarSmarts Advanced, and achieved the title of “Spirits Professional” in the USBG Master Accreditation Program. Bryan has a genuine passion for service and for creating a uniquely tailored experience for his guests. When he’s not behind the stick, Bryan spends time with his better half, Heaven, and his three incredible children, Donovan, Lilith and Leah.

Next time you are in The Cosmopolitan late night, go see USBG member Bryan Bridgeman at the Henry for this tasty summer treat.

“Winter Is Coming” contains a maven of a vodka, Absolut Elyx. Its single-farm winter-wheat vodka has a creamy salinity and tartness that melds amazingly with the citrus, jalapeño, basil and mint in this drink. Domaine de Canton brings a sweet ginger richnesses to balance out the spice of the jalapeño. A Lemongrass Simple is also a delightful contributor to this aromatic summer sipper!

“Winter Is Coming”
by Brian Bridgeman

1 1/2 oz Absolut Elyx

3/4 oz Domaine de Canton

Jalapeño just the tip!

Basil 4 leaves

Mint 4 sprigs

1/4 oz Lemongrass Syrup

1/2 oz Lemon

Splash of Ginger Beer

Mint Garnish

About the USBG

The United States Bartenders’ Guild is comprised of spirit professionals dedicated to the art of the craft of Bartending. What was founded in 1948 has now spread all over the US with Las Vegas being the largest chapter in the country. Through events, charity, and education they support and enhance the great American living-art that is Bartending.

For information on how to join, please go to

USBG Event Calendar
Some events subject to change

9/1 Angels Envy Toast 4 The Trees

9/6 USBGLV Roundtable with Beam Suntory

9/8 Anchor Distilling Tasting

9/15 Leejay Cassis Seminar

9/21 Bacardi Legacy

9/25 USBGLV Founders Day

9/26 SIA Whiskey