Alessandro Nardini

Alessandro Nardini | Bartender Atlas

Who | Alessandro Nardini
Where | Melbourne, Australia
Current Bar | I currently work for a local liquor brand. But I am also active with pop ups.
Past Bar(s) | Fable, Beneath Driver Lane, Nick & Nora’s, Loch & Key, Rum Diary
Favourite Spirit | Armagnac or Racilla
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Rapscallion
Favourite Part of the Job | “Knowing the owner”
Favourite After Work Drink | Monte & Tonic
Favourite at Home Drink | Whisky neat
Favourite bar in the world | Honestly, there’s always a newer and better bar. It is part of our job to be constantly judging and scouting for them, and there’s nothing wrong about it. But personally, the pub around the corner does it for me. No expectations, not judgement. There’s where I feel relaxed.
Best known for | Gluten and dairy free cocktails (I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in 2019)
Favourite “at work” memory | Bar Nomination in Tales of The Cocktail 2019

What do you collect? Bad decisions and little sleep. Occasionally whisky.
Favourite thing about your city? Multiculturalism
What was the last photo that you took? A cocktail! How original!
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Egypt
Any claims to fame? I’ve successfully managed and launched brands and venues here in Melbourne. I’ve done a few collaborations with mainstream media and Industry Magazines and participated in some cocktail competitions Nationally (Top 10 and Top 8 in Australia). I also proudly received a few Bar nominations Internationally (Tales) and Nationally (ABM).

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yessir!
Find them: Instagram
Media: BROADSHEET – Recipe: Alessandro Nardini’s Honey and Grapefruit Shrub Alcohol-Free Spritz
BEAT EATS – Melbourne’s highest rooftop bar is opening next week: ‘Feels like NYC or Tokyo’