Ben Lemieux

Ben Lemieux | Bartender Atlas

Who | Ben Lemieux
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Ontario Diageo Reserve Ambassador
Past Bar(s) | Maple Leaf TavernCloakroom Bar (Montreal), The Walrus Room (London), 5cc (London), Wenlock & Essex (London)
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita (surprise surprise)
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting people
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Also beer
Favourite bar in the world | The Palm Tree (East London)
Best known for | ‘Hey Ben, can you reach that high shelf for me?’
Best story from behind the wood | Bartended and broke up a fistfight in a windowless basement bar during a power blackout.

What do you collect? LPs
Favourite thing about your city? People everywhere are outgoing, friendly, and welcoming.
What was the last photo that you took? Our cat, Lucy, sleeping on a rucksack like she wants to join me on the trip.
Where was your last vacation? New York
Any claims to fame? Would be nice to throw in something non-drinks related. I did two seasons as a Ceremonial Guard while I was in the Forces (with the red tunics and the bearskin hats), during which time our platoon paraded in front of a reigning monarch (King Harald V of Norway) and a handful of heads of state.

Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find him: Instagram