Bridget Albert


Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits


Senior Director External Communication & CSR

Bridget Albert is a renowned figure in the world of mixology, celebrated for her innovative approach to cocktails and her dedication to education and community engagement. As the Senior Director of External Communications at SGWS (Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits), Bridget brings her expertise and passion to the forefront of the beverage industry.

With a commitment to spreading knowledge and enthusiasm for mixology, Bridget has designed beverage programs and conducted trainings for major national accounts, including Disney, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and Crystal Cruise Line. Her influence extends beyond the bar, as she co-authored two influential books: "Market Fresh Mixology" and "Life, Love, Happiness and Cocktails."

Bridget’s contributions to the cocktail and beverage industry are vast and varied. She has collaborated with esteemed authors such as Tony Abou-Ganim and Kim Haasarud, and has worked alongside media icons like Oprah Winfrey, Guy Fieri, and Kathy Lee Gifford. Her accolades include winning the prestigious Tale of the Cocktail Bar Chef Competition, earning the Chicago Tribune Good Eats Award, and receiving the No Kid Hungry’s Share Our Strength Sustaining a Community award.

A dedicated advocate for philanthropy, Bridget has hosted charity beverage events for organizations such as the Bellagio, Locks of Love, Make a Wish Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. She is the Founder of the National Charity Foundation of the United States Bartenders' Guild, an organization that has made significant contributions to cocktail culture worldwide.

Bridget’s commitment to education is evident in her founding of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, which provides comprehensive training for bartenders on the history of spirits and classic cocktails. Additionally, she established the Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy, further solidifying her reputation as a leader in beverage education.

Bridget’s influence reaches far beyond the bar, as she has been featured in the White House Historical Happy Hour series and was the first female mixologist to be featured on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America Battle Mango. Currently, she co-hosts the popular podcast, Served Up, where she continues to inspire and educate audiences about the art of mixology. With her unwavering passion and dedication, Bridget Albert remains a driving force in the beverage industry, shaping the future of cocktails and hospitality.

Bridget Albert