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

Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver Tequila

Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver Tequila

About the Bartender Rhian has worked in the trade for about three years, starting out in a pop up bar at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then working as first a bartender and then a supervisor in a craft beer bar just outside Edinburgh City Centre for a year. “I... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken

About the Bartender Hailing from Glasgow, Pamela started out in the trade working in a small local bar in her home city. After university, she worked abroad for a few years, at a karaoke bar in Turkey. “It was a ball,” she says, “and then when I came back, I... View Article

Cocktail of the Month with Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Cocktail of the Month with Bushmills Irish Whiskey

About The Bartender Josh started out his career in hospitality working for the Patterson family for an eight-year stretch, starting off as a part-time waiter and barman at The Tannery in Moira. Progressing through the ranks to supervisor and then manager, he moved within the group to The Plough in... View Article