Alejandro R Medina

Alejandro R Medina | Bartender Atlas

Who | Alejandro R Medina
Where | Leipzig, Germany, Europe
Current Bar | Gallo Negro Leipzig
Past Bar(s) | Sabina Sabe (Oaxaca City, México), Departamento Studio Bar (CDMX, México), Maison Artemisia
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Dirty Martini
Favourite Part of the Job | The closing, when you join your team for a drink to talk about the day and the service.
Favourite After Work Drink | Patada y Manazo, in Oaxaca it means Mezcal and beer.
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin Tonic or Cuba Libre with Bacardi.
Favourite bar in the world | Hemingway Bar (Prague, Czech Republic)
Best known for | Being drunk. Jajaja
Favourite “at work” memory | When I met Brian Cranston and Aaron Paul. They were visiting Oaxaca to meet the producer of their brand of mezcal. During the trip they asked the translator (who is a great friend and bartender) about mezcal cocktails, she immediately recommended Sabina Sabina and our work. The next day I had the pleasure to attend to them and make cocktails for them.

What do you collect? Miniature bottles
Favourite thing about your city? I like that there are many green spaces (rivers, lakes, parks, etc.) but especially the neighborhood where the restaurant is located is known for its artistic community, it is good to be in contact with other disciplines to enrich your life.
What was the last photo that you took? A cocktail from the restaurant’s current menu for the Instagram.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Cusco, Peru
Any claims to fame? Finalist in Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition Mexico 2015-2016

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Of course
Find them: Instagram
Media: VINEPAIR – How to Drink Mezcal, According to an Oaxacan Bartender