Benjamin Gauthier

Benjamin Gauthier | Bartender Atlas

Who | Benjamin Gauthier
Where | Montréal, Canada
Current Bar | Milky Way
Past Bar(s) | Riviera (Ottawa), Foiegwa, La Belle et la Boeuf, Golden Lion Pub (Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, QC), Owl’s Head Golf and Ski (Mansonville, QC)
Favourite Spirit | Rum, something about those tropical notes just takes me to my happy place.
Favourite Juice | Any fresh juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri. Simple and perfect.
Favourite Part of the Job | There are many parts that are my favourite. The look in someone’s eyes as they take their first sip of a cocktail that they enjoy. When a guest leaves happier then when they arrived. Generally being creative in my place of work.
Favourite After Work Drink | Pint of 50. Crisp, clean, and delicious
Favourite at Home Drink | Negroni, I’d drink a pitcher of them if I could.
Favourite bar in the world | Atwater Cocktail Club (Montréal). Feels like I’m home as soon as I step through the doors.
Best known for | My hearty laugh
Favourite “at work” memory | I tried working outside of the bar industry for a bit, but was never super happy. When I got back to the industry one of my closest friends was sitting across the bar from me, he stopped me and said. “I have never seen you this happy!” He was right, being behind the wood always brings a smile to my face.

What do you collect? Unintentionally; bar rags 🙂
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity of people
What was the last photo that you took? Probably a picture of my cocktail of the week..
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Osaka, Japan

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? When I have the time
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