Cocktail of the Month with Cuervo Tradicional 100% Agave

Cocktail of the Month with Cuervo Tradicional 100% Agave

 About the bartender “I started working in nightclubs when I was 16 and then my first job on the bar was in The Perch,” says Tristan. “I started there at the beginning of the summer a few years ago, and that’s where I learnt a lot about cocktails and speed... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey

About the bartender “I’ve worked in the drinks trade for about three years now, including two years at Morrisons in Belfast,” says Justine. “Morrisons was a classic bar, so I really started at the beginning, learning all the flavours myself and what I liked and then how to pair them... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

About the bartender Hospitality was not intended as an end career for Patrick, when he started out in Ballycastle’s Central Bar working summers and holidays while at university studying biomedical science. He continued to bartend at The Bureau in Jordanstown, “in essence becoming head bartender because I’d been there the... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with Bushmills Irish Whiskey

About the bartender Chris joined The Plough in Hillsborough as a glass collector when he turned 16. “Even though I couldn’t serve cocktails, I was always intensely keen to learn and the older lads like Andrew Carson and Josh McKay took me under their wing and showed great faith in... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

About the bartender Starting out in the trade as a glass collector in an Edinburgh nightclub, Felipe worked his way up to bartender, supervisor, assistant manager and finally manager of the venue. Having decided a nightclub environment was not for him, but he enjoyed the creativity of making cocktails, he... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

About the bartender Jonny is a prized rarity in the hospitality industry, kicking off his career aged 16 in The Merchant Hotel back in 2011 and staying there ever since. He has still managed to find variety within the five-star Belfast establishment, however, working across Berts Jazz Bar, The Cloth... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with Black Bush

Cocktail of the Month with Black Bush

About the bartender “I have not been in the hospitality trade that long,” says Aodhan. “I started off doing events like Belsonic and Tennent’s Vital, before going to Australia for a year. It was in Australia I found myself starting off as a kitchen porter and then working in different... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

About the bartender Rhys is relatively new to Henry’s, on Joys Entry in Belfast, and has only been working in the trade for two years. “Whenever I first started, it was a side job just for the weekend and it bored me a bit,” he says, but a move to... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Irish Whiskey

About the bartender Jonni started his career in the trade in 2014, as a nightclub bartender in Café Ceol. “By Christmas, I was behind the cocktail bar and just fell in love with it,” he says. “After four years there, I had got my cocktail knowledge up and went to... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with The Sexton Irish Whiskey

About the bartender Conleth started out in the trade as a glass collector at Massereene Golf Club in Antrim when he was 16 and then began bartending in the Sweet Afton in Belfast after university, rapidly working his way up to head bartender. “Then I got approached to go to... View Article