Cocktail of the Month

Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver

Conor Smith, bartender at Bullitt Hotel, showcases the versatility of 1800 Silver Tequila in a refreshing, long serve…

Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver

Conor Smith

Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver

Bullitt’s Paloma cocktail

About the Bartender
Conor Smith, 20, admits that he ‘fell into’ the bar trade when he was offered a job at Café Vaudeville, at the age of 16, where he began on the floor as glass collector. His current Belfast Met course in hospitality would say that he is now taking his role in the trade a little more seriously with visions of one day opening his very own venue. He joined the team at The Perch in March 2016 where he learned the craft of cocktail-making and began to look at hospitality as a viable career choice. “When I joined The Perch I realised just how good the bartenders were. I was there for seven months when I expanded my product knowledge and understood the high standards among customers.” Conor then joined Bullitt when it opened last November. “There is a lot of freedom with the cocktail menus here and we are asked for our input. I feel that we, as bartenders, lead the trends and then it filters down to the consumer.” Discussing his Tequila-based Paloma, Conor added: “I think Tequila can make the best cocktails and it’s a great way to get the customer to experiment. The Paloma can act as a soft introduction to Tequila for those who may not have tried it before. It’s accessible and easily made.”

Bullitt’s Paloma
35mls 1800 Silver
150mls Grapefruit soda
Squeeze of fresh lime
Garnished with dehydrated grapefruit

1800 Silver
Made from 100% Weber Blue Agave — aged for 8-12 years and harvested at their peak. The liquid is double distilled, and a special selection of white tequilas is blended together for added complexity and character. The result is a premium tequila with a smoother, more interesting flavour than most on the market. The clean, balanced taste with hints of sweet fruit and pepper is perfect sipped neat, on the rocks, as a shot or in a cocktail.

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