Go have a listen to this episode of the Shift Drink podcast for an excellent interview with Alexandre Gabriel, owner of Maison Ferrand and producer of Plantation Rum. I've talked about his work several times on my show - now hear it from Alexandre Gabriel himself.
"Luckily, bartender Constantino Ribalaigua Vert was always waiting in his white apron, shaker in hand and cocktail glasses lined up on the dark wood bar.
A good bartender knows the right way to greet a thirsty customer."
El Floridita in Cuba turns 200 years old this year. Hell of a run for a bar. Constante was its most famous bartender.
Joy is well-known in the spirits world as the first female master blender for a major brand, and for her thirty-five year tenure at the company, which she joined as the chief chemist.
Kids, stay in school. Good things can happen.