Who | Berit Jane Soli-Holt
Where | Mexico City
Current Bar | Artemisia
Past Bar(s) | Hanky-Panky Cocktail Bar, Felina Bar,
Favourite Spirit | I am going through a weird sambuca phase right now.
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Algonquin or Up-to-Date or Stinger
Favourite Part of the Job | Polishing the bar right before service.
Favourite After Work Drink | Negro Modelo
Favourite at Home Drink | Either dry vermouth or yellow Chartreuse on ice.
Favourite bar in the world | Top Hat (Sioux Falls, South Dakota circa 2002-2004)
Best known for | Incredibly spirit forward drinks that go down almost too smooth. Oops. But really I guess in Mexico right now customers are really getting into complex bittered old fashioneds and apparently I don’t do so bad in that department.
Best story from behind the wood | I just asked my boyfriend, fellow bartender Carlos Soto, on our two year anniversary (at the end of Tales on Tour Mexico) to marry me while stirring a cocktail in front of a packed room and he said yes! That will always be my best story, second to how we met while I was making the same cocktail.
What do you collect? Gifs of animals using/misusing computers.
Favourite thing about your city? The cocktail culture is super vibrant and growing right now, it is exciting to be a part of it.
What was the last photo that you took? Probably of something silly our chihuahua Rocky did.
Where was your last vacation? Carlos and I went to Cabo San Lucas and had a few days of vacation before teaching a cocktail seminar.
Any claims to fame? Little known fame: I published a small art/theory text last fall.
Belt or suspenders? I wear a dress!
Fernet or Cynar? Oooh, I am really not good at these either or questions, depends on my mood..
New Orleans or New York City? See above answer.
Glass or Tin? Tin.
Are you available for freelance gigs? Depends on the gig, give me a ring and we’ll see.
Find her: Email
Media: BSH / Jane