Ilissa | Bartender Atlas

Who | Ilissa
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Northwood
Past Bar(s) | Mulberry, 7 West, Metropolitan
Favourite Spirit | Tequila/Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Aviation
Favourite Part of the Job | Figuring out someone’s flavour & making little pieces of art
Favourite After Work Drink | Rodenbach Grand Cru
Favourite at Home Drink | White Negroni
Favourite bar in the world | Not crowned yet…
Best known for | Being a garnish fanatic
Best story from behind the wood | Helping a vodka-soda drinker realize that a gin/laphroaig/gentain/agave/lemon/amaro/etc. was more his thing. #convertingvodkasodadrinkers

What do you collect? Hourglasses
Favourite thing about your city? The diverse network of communities within neighbourhoods, and the way she changes from day to night.
What was the last photo that you took? Pollinators up close in a community garden.
Where was your last vacation? Belize, living in a sustainable community.
Any claims to fame? Being a craft beer & wild yeast nerd.

Red or White? That is entirely relative to one’s current disposition, and the phase of the moon.
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau for mixing and Grand Marnier on the rocks.
London or Paris? London in the sunshine and Paris in the moonlight.
Glass or Tin? Glass ..(unless it’s absolutely crushed, then absolutely Tin)

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find her: Instagram

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