How did you get into mixology?
I have been working in pubs in England since I was 15...but I really started getting involved in designing cocktail programs once I started to work in the hotel industry.
Are there any signature cocktails that just scream “MIAMI?”
I would say our most “Miami” cocktail is our Social Punch. Why? Because we create a fruit spiced cordial made with Guava. This tropical fruit for me is a Miami staple and something you will see being used a lot across the city, especially in Cuban restaurants.
What should people drink to cool down during the hot summer months here?
You can’t go wrong with a classic Pimm’s Cup on a hot summer's day.
What are some of your favorite places to drink in South Florida?
Do you have a go-to cocktail when you travel? Or any favorites?
I have a simple test to see if a bar is a good one or not when I travel...if I ask for a “White Lady,” and they know what I am talking about, (and make it well), then I know I am in a place that has educated bartenders.
What one destination on your travel bucket list?
I think if I could go anywhere right now it would be Bali – just to unwind and disconnect.