Photos: St. Louis Mixologists Get Behind the Bar for "Blood & Sand" at 33 Wine Shop

Last night, bartenders and mixologists from various St. Louis restaurants and bars met at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar (1913 Park Avenue; website) for "Blood & Sand," an event to signal St. Louis establishing its own local chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

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Mixologist Ted Kilgore of Taste by Niche, who presides over St. Louis' "Best Drink Menu," according to the '09 RFT Best Of St. Louis issue.
View a slideshow from "Blood & Sand."

Photographer Stew Smith was there and brings back these photos from "Blood & Sand," which featured bartenders and mixologists Ted Kilgore (Taste by Niche), Jamie Kilgore (Terrene), Lucas Ramsey (Eclipse at the Moonrise Hotel), Matthew Seiter (of the coming-soon Sanctuaria), Nate Selsor (Monarch) and T.J. Vytlacil (Flamingo Bowl).

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The inconspicuous entrance of 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar on Park Avenue, near Lafayette Park on the near-South Side. View more photos from the "Blood & Sand" cocktail event.
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Mixologists Nate Selsor (left) of Monarch Restaurant & Wine Bar in Maplewood, and TJ Vytlacil of Flamingo Bowl downtown, concoct sample shots of the evening's signature cocktails. View more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night.
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Throughout the evening, balls of fire could be seen jumping from the bar when mixologists would flame citrus. See more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night.
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This is the creation of Matt Seiter, bar manager at the new (as yet unopened) Sanctuaria in the Grove, "the Orchard's Dance." View more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night.

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