Anthony’s been in the food and beverage industry since the age of 14 when he was a dishwasher in a local pizzeria. In 2000 Alba found himself behind the bar for the first time at the Rum Jungle (a restaurant & Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Resort).
From there he went on to become the Property Mixologist for Rio hotel and Casino before taking over the mixology program for Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Hotels. He currently works as the Training and Events Director for Liquidity Global, a consulting firm based in Vegas.
Over the last two decades Anthony has studied classic and modern cocktail culture, honed skills as a flair bartender and through his mastery of molecular mixology he’s frequently referred to as a Mad Scientist amongst his peers.
The former Vice President for the Nevada Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (U.S.B.G.), along with being involved in their Master Accreditation Program (M.A.) Anthony is one of only a handful of people in the country that were involved at the start.
During the inception of the initial program and through the M.A.’s development Anthony has lent his vision and wrote part of the testing standards for Spanish Brandies and Amari along with a few others categories.
The "M.A." is the bartenders and spirits equivalent to the Court of Master sommeliers accreditation, this certification system consists of three levels, Spirits Professional, Advanced Bartender, and Master Mixologist.
— Grand Champion (as part of team USA West) – 42 Below Cocktail World Cup International Finals, Queenstown, New Zealand 2007
— First Place – U.S.B.G. World Cocktail Competition, National Finals World Cocktail Competition, Long Beach, California 2008
— First Place – Iron Bar Chef – Mixology Matters Convention, West Palm Beach, Florida 2010
— First Place – (In the weeds challenge) "On the Rocks" The Search for Americas Top Bartender – LXTV in association with NBC Universal, Los Angles, California 2010
— Best Seminar – Mixology Matters Convention, West Palm Beach, Florida 2009
— First Place Best Cocktail – Mixology Matters Convention, West Palm Beach, Florida 2009