Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver Tequila
Christian Morrow, general manager at The Poet
In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase a signature serve featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. Christian Morrow, general manager at The Poet, shares a serving option for 1800 Silver Tequila.
1800 silver tequila: The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is 1800 Silver Tequila.
50ml 1800 Silver Tequila
3 drops orange bitters
Juice from half fresh grapefruit
Juice from quarter fresh lime
Served in a hurricane glass with a slice of grapefruit & grapefruit twist
“It shows off the balance of the 1800 Silver Tequila really well,” says Christian Morrow. “The Paloma is the most popular tequila drink in Mexico, more so than a Margarita, and it does more justice to a quality tequila like 1800.”
About the bartender: Christian Morrow has worked in the hospitality trade for over a decade, starting out at the Stormont Hotel and also working in bars such as Jenny Watts and Donegans in Bangor, where he hails from. Having tried other professions, he returned to the trade and has been with The Poet in Dundonald for eight years, progressing from bartender to supervisor to general manager of the Beannchor-owned venue. “I don’t see the job as a chore,” he says. “I have fun with the customers and don’t really dread going into work. I like giving people new experiences. People tend to play it safe and stick with the same meals and drinks, and I like to try and break them out of that.”
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