Author Archives: Jessica Blaine Smith

Jessica co-created Bartender Atlas with her bartender husband Josh Lindley. She is a full-time photographer based in Toronto, Canada. In her professional life, she documents the lives of others. Her camera has taken her all over this beautiful world from Cuba to Trinidad to France to New Zealand and Australia. While not a bartender herself, she definitely loves a strong cocktail, preferably one that is brown and/or smokey. She also loves poutine, pilates, other peoples' children and, of course, sitting at all of your bars.

Liz Kalles

Who | Liz Kalles Where | Toronto, Canada Current Bar | The Drake Hotel Past Bar(s) | Core, The Walrus, CIBO Wine Bar Favourite Spirit | Right now…Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila Favourite Juice | Guava Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned Favourite Part of the Job | The chemistry of the drinks and the people I meet/work…

Chelsey Pottinger

Who | Chelsey Pottinger Where | Winnipeg, Canada Current Bar | SMITH Restaurant Past Bar(s) | Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub Favourite Spirit | Scotch Whisky Favourite Juice | Pineapple Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac Favourite Part of the Job | Watching people enjoy new experiences. Favourite After Work Drink | Boulevardier Favourite at Home Drink…

Shaun Traxler

Who | Shaun Traxler Where | Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA Current Bar | Vault Past Bar(s) | Sideways Favourite Spirit | Mezcal, Islay, Cognac, Gin Favourite Juice | Beet Favourite Classic Cocktail | Saturn Favourite Part of the Job | Creating Favourite After Work Drink | Boilermaker Favourite at Home Drink | Water Favourite bar in…

Viet Ha

Who | Viet Ha Where | Toronto, Canada Current Bar | Drake Mini Bar Past Bar(s) | Miku Toronto Favourite Spirit | Bourbon Favourite Juice | Orange Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned Favourite Part of the Job | Learning new things everyday Favourite After Work Drink | Old Fashioned Favourite at Home Drink | Glass of…

CG Stone

Who | CG Stone Where | Vancouver, Canada Current Bar | Fine Art Bartending School Past Bar(s) | Taverna Corfu, Fellini’s, The Jazz Cellar Favourite Spirit | Gin Favourite Juice | Pineapple Favourite Classic Cocktail | French 75 Favourite Part of the Job | The amazing people I meet Favourite After Work Drink | Negroni…

Nichola Markham

Who | Nichola Markham Where | Toronto, Canada Current Bar | Drake Commissary Past Bar(s) | Mascot Brewery Favourite Spirit | Bourbon Favourite Juice | Passionfruit Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned Favourite Part of the Job | High paced nature while also being welcoming and calm to guests Favourite After Work Drink | Dark beer Favourite…

Dylan Harkness

Who | Dylan Harkness Where | Toronto, Canada Current Bar | Shangri-La Hotel Lobby Bar Past Bar(s) | Figures, McCabes, Snug Harbour Favourite Spirit | Rum Favourite Juice | Lychee Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri Favourite Part of the Job | Serving cocktails that make people light up Favourite After Work Drink | Sazerac Favourite at Home…

Rūdolfs Milzarājs

Who | Rūdolfs Milzarājs Where | Rīga, Latvia, Europe Current Bar | Herbārijs Past Bar(s) | Coco Loco, Piens, Pagalms Favourite Spirit | Tequila, Pisco Favourite Juice | Pineapple, Coconut Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martinez, Negroni, Paloma Favourite Part of the Job | Interaction with people, meeting new faces, seeing the world, making art from drinks,…

Monica Carbonell

Who | Monica Carbonell Where | Toronto, Canada Current Bar | Beverage Consultant and Blog at Liquid Culture Past Bar(s) | Canoe Restaurant and Bar Favourite Spirit | Tequila Favourite Juice | Tequila Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni Favourite Part of the Job | The creativity and photography Favourite After Work Drink | IPA Favourite at Home…

Sam Jacobs

Who | Sam Jacobs Where | Toronto, Canada Current Bar | Kiin Toronto Past Bar(s) | Sabai Sabai Favourite Spirit | Whisky Favourite Juice | Pineapple Favourite Classic Cocktail | Manhattan or Bourbon Sour Favourite Part of the Job | Experimenting and developing! Favourite After Work Drink | An ice cold Singha Favourite at Home Drink |…

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