Bri McKinstrie

Bri McKinstrie | Bartender Atlas

Who | Bri McKinstrie
Where | Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
Current Bar | 31 Supper Club
Past Bar(s) | Bite Bistro & Bar (Alpharetta, GA), Spice Brick Oven Kitchen (Alpharetta, GA – closed)
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Honeydew Melon
Favourite Classic Cocktail | The Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating new flavor profiles and delicious cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Strawberry Basil Shrub with Citadelle Gin
Favourite at Home Drink | Red Wine, preferably an Old Vines Zinfandel from Lodi, CA
Favourite bar in the world | The Gin Joint (Charleston, SC)
Best known for | Either my “Mexican Campfire” (a spicy mezcal Old Fashioned) or my extensive list of dessert Martinis
Favourite “at work” memory | Creating a weekly feature cocktail to pair with the chef’s feature menu at Spice Kitchen in Alpharetta, GA.

What do you collect? Decanters and bitters bottles
Favourite thing about your city? The laidback vibe with no pretence that appreciates a good craft cocktail and an excellent meal.
What was the last photo that you took? A screenshot of a recipe for Nick Talarico’s “Bitter Swagger” cocktail.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Cuba
Any claims to fame? I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue and am a former ballerina who is constantly called out for my posh posture while working behind the bar.

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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