Who | Asilex Rodriguez
Where | Montreal, Canada
Current Bar | Bar Datcha
Past Bar(s) | Bar le Lab, Philemon Bar
Favourite Spirit | Depends on my mood.
Favourite Juice | The juice you put in a gin and juice.
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Boulevardier
Favourite Part of the Job | I love working with people. Making sure my guests enjoy themselves and have a memorable time is definitely my favourite part of the job!
Favourite After Work Drink | A few shots of whiskey… neat!
Favourite at Home Drink | Whiskey on the rocks
Favourite bar in the world | I don’t think I can pick one. Too many of them I love and too many I have yet to visit. The one bar I love… is the bar service industry people keep raising everyday. #raisingthebar
Best known for | In my city I am known for flipping bottles and playing with fire.
Favourite “at work” memory | Any memory of being at work is my favourite memory right now. Covid-19 has us jobless right now!
What do you collect? Empty bottles. My partner hates it. But I clean them off, remove all the labels and use them for storing home made juices or syrups & cold coffee (I don’t like it hot). They come in handy also during cocktail competitions!
Favourite thing about your city? How tight knit our industry is. In Montreal people really come together to support one another. If one of us makes it to the next round in a world class competition… it’s like we are all participating! It’s beautiful to see and experience!
What was the last photo that you took? A print screen how zoom is apparently not secure to use.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Amsterdam. But also… anywhere I’ve never been before is a place I’d love to travel to.
Any claims to fame? I can definitely balance a spoon on my nose! I can also balance a lot of random objects on a lot of random body parts lol. But for real, if this is the part where we brag: I came in second runner up at the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Finals (a competition showcasing & supporting LBTQ + talent in the industry). One of my specialties is creating amazingly balanced and rich cocktails out of very simple ingredients. Making 1$ look and taste like a million dollars.
Prosecco or Cava? Cava for drinking. Prosecco for cocktails. But I guess it depends on the brand.
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura forever. I drink it straight.
Singapore or San Francisco? Both? I have never been to either… and I’m sure both have amazing things to offer!
Grapefruit or Pineapple? I’d rather drink a glass of pineapple juice… but would prefer to use grapefruit for cocktail creations.
Are you available for freelance gigs? Always. My schedule is very flexible and I’m always in for new projects or adventures.
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Media: SAQ – BEHIND THE BAR: ASILEX RODRIGUEZ
Le Tapis Rose – COMPÉTITION DE MIXOLOGIE À MONTRÉAL : 3 FEMMES QUI SE DÉMARQUENT DANS UN MONDE D’HOMMES
Edualcool – MUR À MÛRES
Montreal Weekly – Drink at Home: Disaronno
Edualcool – MANGUE MON MOCKTAIL
OUT – Asilex Rodriguez: The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic 2018 Champion