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Anthony Caporale

ICE Consulting Group
Principal Consultant
New York, New York
Anthony is a true pioneer in the beverage world, internationally known for being the first to bring mixology to both YouTube, with his seminal web video series Art of the Drink TV, and then to the New York stage with his groundbreaking Off-Broadway musical comedy, "The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking."

To date, Anthony has been involved in the opening of over a dozen major restaurants in roles ranging from Consultant to General Manager to Owner. During the more than two decades of his career, he has worked as the Beverage Manager for Bobby Flay’s flagship Mesa Grill restaurant, the Launch General Manager of Forty Eight Lounge in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, and he’s been retained as a Management Consultant for numerous other bars and restaurants.

In addition to fixing struggling restaurants and bars, Anthony is the Director of Beverage Studies for the Culinary Management Program at New York City’s award-winning Institute of Culinary Education. He has also served as the U.S. Brand Ambassador for Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur, the U.S. Cocktail Ambassador for Truvia® Natural Sweetener, and the Managing Editor of Chilled Magazine, one of the leading trade publications for cocktails and spirits.

Anthony is perhaps best known as the Producer and Host of Art of the Drink TV, the first cocktail web show with millions of loyal viewers worldwide. The series has been nominated for four Taste TV Awards for beverage programming, and is frequently cited by many of today’s leading bartenders as a formative influence on their careers and one of the harbingers of the craft cocktail movement.

Most recently, Anthony wrote, produced, and is currently starring in "The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking," a new play with drinks and music. Produced in an authentic New York City speakeasy, "The Imbible" sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group. A smash-hit with both audiences and critics, the show enjoyed sold-out runs at both the New York International Fringe Festival as well as an extension at the Fringe Encore Series and is now playing an Off-Broadway run that sells out weekly.

Anthony is also a popular speaker at cocktail shows and industry conventions such as The Manhattan Cocktail Classic and Portland Cocktail Week, and he is a favorite guest on many TV and radio shows including The Dr. Oz Show, The Better Show, and FOX Money. Additionally, Anthony has spoken as a whisky expert in the Talks at Google lecture series, and he has appeared in a number of national television commercials including as a judge in The Food Network’s Chopped: Open Basket series and as a Chef Instructor in KitchenAid’s Diamond Blender commercials. Working with IBM’s Watson supercomputer, he created the cocktail recipes for the groundbreaking cookbook, "Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson: Recipes for Innovation from IBM & the Institute of Culinary Education." In 2008, Anthony was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steven L. Beshear for his work promoting and educating consumers about Bourbon.