Camilo Egea

Camilo Egea | Bartender Atlas

Who | Camilo Egea
Where | Bogotá, Colombia
Current Bar | The Blind Tiger
Past Bar(s) | Serafina, Llorente
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Mango
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Bijou
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting cool, nice and interesting people, and turning them into Guinea pigs for all sort of weird-looking/tasting beverages.
Favourite After Work Drink | A cocktail called “The greatest choice”, with Mango and cardamom infused Gin, Tequila blanco, Noilly Prat, Ancho Reyes and a hint of grated “panela” (Raw sugar).
Favourite at Home Drink | Neat Scotch
Favourite bar in the world | Happiness Forgets (London)
Best known for | Subconsciously picking the most expensive glassware and breaking it in a busy shift at least a couple of times every year.
Favourite “at work” memory | That time when I “accidentally” threw a bouncing knife to my bar mate and best friend while playing archery with watermelons. Probably that sounds as irresponsible as it was.

What do you collect? Books, Lego mini figures, KLM tiny Genever bottles
Favourite thing about your city? Both, Málaga (Spain) and Bogotá have lovely mountains, and very nice and hard-working people.
What was the last photo that you took? One of a cool flower growing in my backyard.
Where was last place you traveled? Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
Any claims to fame? Three years ago I won the Colombian finale of the Beefeater MIX LDN. It was my first competition, and I was, by far, the youngest person in the global finals. Someone apparently heard Desmond Payne saying that I could win an international competition in a year or two, but I´m pretty sure he was talking about my ability of having 3 or 4 G&T for breakfast.

Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? México, no doubt
Olive or Twist? Both

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yup
Find him: Instagram
EL TIEMPO – ‘Bartender’ colombiano de 19 años competirá en Londres