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Franz Swinton – Contributor

Franz is a Calgary bartender that has been making drinks and creating cocktail lists for various restaurants and bars for 15 years. After a stint in Dubai, U.A.E early on in his career Franz returned to Calgary intent on growing his knowledge for drink and spreading his passion for cocktails. It was through this mission that Franz was named the president of the Calgary Bartenders Association which then became the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association. Franz has competed and won in local, provincial and country wide cocktail competitions, and on 2 occasions has represented Canada on the global stage. Franz was named Canada’s Most Imaginative Bartender in 2012 which saw him go to Italy as Canadian champion. In spring 2016 Franz returned to Raw Bar at Hotel Arts; the birthplace of Calgary’s cocktail scene in the role of General Manger. You can catch Franz curating the cocktails at Raw Bar or organizing and judging regional cocktail competitions.

Click here to see Franz’ drink creations!

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