Rob Husted

With over 30 years behind the bar, keyboard, or on camera… Rob Husted and his company BarWars LLC have a vast market reach and respect within the hospitality industry. His influence on classic and current trends has been sought out by numerous organizations – from the United States Bartenders’ Guild to The Food Network. Whether he’s behind the bar educating consumers or speaking at educational seminars to the elite family of bartenders, his passion motivates others.

Rob’s philosophy of creating quality cocktails in a timely manner while entertaining your guests has been embraced and demonstrated by bartenders of all skill levels across the globe. He doesn’t claim to be one of the best bartenders in the world, he just wants to help you to be.

Now to add to those accomplishments, Rob has appeared on A&E, Travel Channel, CMT, Forbes and Food Network numerous times promoting Flair & Mixology. He was the founding president for the United States Bartenders’ Guild Palm Beach Chapter as well as for the United States Bartenders’ Guild National Flair Committee.

In 2004, he won the title of “World’s Most Accurate Bartender” & 2005 “2nd Best American & 11th in the World Flair Bartender” at the Legends of Bartending. Through BarWars LLC, Rob and his team do as much as they can to help spread the gospel of Flair bartending and Mixology by focusing on four things… Advanced Bartender Training, Special Events, Drink Development and Bartending Competitions.

To further add to his reach, Rob runs an event staffing company called Cocktails4Hire where they staff and showcase many different styles of bartenders for events and consumers worldwide.

Along with Dean Serneels, Rob co-created and helps run Cocktail Network Live which is an exciting new platform for bartenders across the globe to showcase their passions and exchange ideas.

Signature Cocktail

The Big Dill

  • 2oz Yacht Life Vodka
  • 4 drops of Saline solution
  • 1/2oz Pickle juice
  • 1/2oz Simple syrup
  • 1 dash of Cucumber bitters
  • 1 dash of smoked bitters

Procedure: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass all the way with ice. Stir & strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish: Fresh dill sprig.


4:1 ratio

  • 1/4oz Kosher Salt
  • 2oz of room temperature water

Combine ingredients in a mixing tin with no ice, shake for a minute & fine strain into an eye dropper.