Michael Mooney

Michael Mooney

Who | Michael Mooney
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Canadian Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder Whisky
Past Bar(s) | Alo, Geraldine
Favourite Spirit | Scotch
Favourite Juice | Ginger
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac
Favourite Part of the Job | Creative freedom on bartender’s choice drinks. I live for that shit.
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer and a Monkey Shoulder scotch
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin Martini
Favourite bar in the world | That’s a tough one. Attaboy (New York City), probably.
Best known for | “Hey, are you the Clarified Milk Punch guy?” “Yes, that’s me.”
Best story from behind the wood | I don’t like to tell stories about my guests, it’s a personal thing, there’s an understanding there. That’s just my opinion. But one of my favourite moments was when Simon Difford came by, had some of my drinks and rated the bar I managed in Diffords guide highly. That was a special one.

What do you collect? Rare spirits
Favourite thing about your city? Summertime, going to the island, chilling on my deck and BBQ’n while drinking daiquiris.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of a group of bartenders at Balvenie distillery in Scotland.
Where was your last vacation? Havana, Cuba
Any claims to fame? Eh, i dunno, a couple articles in newspapers.

Belt or suspenders? Suspenders
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet (but it’s a close one)
New Orleans or New York City? I have a tattoo on my hand that says Nola.
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Absolutely
Find him: Instagram
Media: Mixing With