Cover Keith Motsi of Charles H. (Courtesy of Four Seasons Seoul)

Add these mixologists to your Instagram feed for a daily dram of cocktail inspiration

With additional reporting by Samantha Lim

February 24 was World Bartender's Day, when the professionals behind the bar are recognised for the creativity, flair and hospitality they deliver night in, night out.

Before you head out for a celebratory drink at your favourite bar tonight, take a moment to follow these 12 mixologists from Malaysia and around the world for insights into what goes into creating an original cocktail, new spirits to try, and inspiration for your next DIY drink to shake up.

See also: Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur's Bar Trigona Is One Of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

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Giovanni Andrea Magliaro, Franks Bar, Kuala Lumpur

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Angel Ng, freelance consultant, Kuala Lumpur

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Karl Too, Happy Stan By Karl Too, Kuala Lumpur

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Antonio Lai, Quinary, Hong Kong

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Lorenzo Antinori, Caprice Bar, Hong Kong

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Jade Lau, Doubleshot by Cupping Room, Hong Kong

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John Nugent, The Diplomat, Hong Kong

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Hiroyasu Kayama, Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo

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Bannie Kang, Mu Restaurant & Bar, Taipei

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Erik Lorincz, Kwānt, London

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Tamaryn Cooper, Asia Today, Bangkok

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Keith Motsi, Charles H., Seoul

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Jess Hutchinson, No Sleep Club, Singapore

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Jean-Félix Desfosses, Fairmont Château Frontenac, Quebec

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Rich Woods, Scout, London