If you've ever been held hostage by a slow bartender, you'll really be impressed by Bobby Gleason (right).
The mixologist for Beam Global has just set a Guinness Book of World Records mark for cocktail-making speed: 253 different drinks in 60 minutes.
The feat took place at the Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, where "Bobby G" was hawking two lines of Beam products -- DeKuyper cordials and liqueurs and Hornitos tequila. He averaged just over four cocktails a minute to top the four-year-old record of 179 cocktails in an hour.
From March to July, "Bobby G" will make visits to New York, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles Miami to train bartenders in making a wider variety of drinks for home and professional service.
Gleason has been tending bar and creating drinks since 1984. He got his start at nightclubs in South Florida before relocating to Las Vegas, where he opened bars at the Mirage Hotel, Treasure Island and the Bellagio.
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