Who | Alana “Lan” Nogueda
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | The Shameful Tiki Room Toronto
Past Bar(s) | The Harbord Room, Hudson Kitchen, Brassaii
Favourite Spirit | RUM
Favourite Juice | LIME
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri -DAQSONDAQSONDAQS
Favourite Part of the Job | I get to have fun for a living, and do what I love.
Favourite After Work Drink | An ice cold Radler.
Favourite at Home Drink | Scotch with an ice cube.
Favourite bar in the world | Herbs & Rye (Las Vegas)
Best known for | Some of the best cocktails I have ever had, by some of the best bartenders I have ever met.
Best story from behind the wood | Too many. Every night someone makes a story worth while.
What do you collect? I collect black T-Shirts from bars, or places that I have been too. You will always see me in black unless I am in a Tiki shirt. I also collect tattoos and hats.
Favourite thing about your city? Hands down the people in it. I am originally from Las Vegas and I fell in love with Toronto because of the amazing people I have met.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of an invoice to send to my partner…. Excitement!
Where was your last vacation? Las Vegas. Surprised my Ma for her 60th birthday.
Any claims to fame? When my twin an I were about 10 years old in Las Vegas,we were in a magic show-Linda the First Lady of Magic. Our act consisted of one of us being in a box while Linda would puncture swords through it. Than one of us would appear on stage as if we escaped. Yup, pretty cool.
Belt or suspenders? None. I’ve always been a skater kid and used shoe strings if I needed to.
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? Depends on the occasion. Both are two of my favourite cities.
Glass or Tin? Tin