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Portrait from “El Bar”, 1949

Jacinto Sanfeliú Brucart

c. 1910–1994

Stalwart of mid-Century Madrid mixology

Sanfeliú Brucart came to prominence as the head bartender of the Madrid Palace hotel in the 1940s. From there, he wrote two notable cocktail books, “Cien Cocktails” (1943) and the remarkable monograph “El Bar, Evolución Y Arte Del Cocktail” (1949), both of which are primary sources on Spanish mixology. Sanfeliú was also a member of the UKBG, and later opened his own restuarant, El Bodegón, in Madrid.

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