Who | Emilio Valencia
Where | Dubai, UAE, Asia
Current Bar | Ají
Past Bar(s) | Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), Gin Gin (Mexico City), El Carmen (Los Angeles)
Favourite Spirit | Tequila and Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Pineapple and Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Tommy’s Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | The Creative part of it and the interaction with our guests
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer and a shot of Mezcal
Favourite at Home Drink | Whisky
Favourite bar in the world | Cigar Room at Fairmont The Palm (Dubai)
Best known for | Good chat and nailing your Drink Profile
Best story from behind the wood | I once hit a girl with a champagne cork (by mistake I swear) and we ended up dating.
What do you collect? Menus (sorry)
Favourite thing about your city? The scene is very tight so everyone enjoys visiting everyone.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of one of our cocktails called The Mayan.
Where was your last vacation? Sri Lanka, loved it
Any claims to fame? I can flip the tin
Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? None
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin