We have many different favourite bars in Chester depending on the occasion. What's your favourite for: A. Pornstar Martini & Date Night? B. A Bloody Marry & Brunch? C. Rum Punch & a party?
A. Bar Lounge - with a side order of Jam doughnut shots
B. Popcorn - best brunch in the city!
C. Kuckoo - My favourite people making the most delicious drinks and they are usually pouring the ingredients for a French Martini into the cocktail shaker before I get to the bar.
Which drinks industry heros (in Chester?) have inspired you & how?
Ryan Maughan because falling off a bike and nearly dying has clearly made his Mixologist brain even sharper and he just comes up with the most incredible tasting drinks that I would never normally try but are absolutely delicious.
If you were a cocktail which would you be and why?
Pina Colada because I do like getting caught in the rain and I'm not into Yoga either! (By the way, if you love that song, listen to the Jack Johnson version! So much better - you're welcome!)
What's your favourite cocktail ingredient? How did you fall in love with it?
Chambord, it makes everything taste like sweets and I have the tastebuds of a 5 year old child.
Do you have a preferred mixer / soft drink / non-alcoholic option and why?
Sadly I am a "fat" coke kinda girl. I don't like diet mixers at all, I need my sugar rush. However a pint of fresh orange and lemonade is my "go-to" hangover cure
What's your favourite food to pair with drinks?
Steak - who doesn't love cow and cocktails?
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people and seeing them happy
And the worst bits?
A lot of people have the very wrong impression that we have our drinks made by "Just a bar person" when in actual fact, the majority of people who work behind our bars in Chester are true masters of their craft. There is no "just" about it!
If you could share a cocktail with anyone who would it be and why?
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston - I want to know what went wrong!
What are your Chester Cocktail Week goals?
To show what our incredible little city has got to offer. So many amazing bars and personalities and they should all be more widely recognised!
What advice do you have for aspiring Hospitality professionals?
Don't do it! You will be tired forever lol
What's your favourite event in Chester?
Chester races - always
What have you taken from Chester's response to COVID?
The people of Chester can largely be depended on to be sensible and respectful of one another and of the virus. More cities could learn a thing or two from Chester
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