Chris Vola

Chris Vola | Bartender Atlas

Who | Chris Vola
Where | New York, NY, USA
Current Bar | Little Branch
Past Bar(s) | Middle Branch, Silver Lining
Favourite Spirit | Whiskey
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Dark & Stormy
Favourite Part of the Job | Working alongside so many amazingly creative and fun people
Favourite After Work Drink | Fernet – neat
Favourite at Home Drink | Anything whiskey or rum-based
Favourite bar in the world | Little Branch
Best known for | Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to TV’s Dearly Departed
Favourite “at work” memory | Surviving my first bar shift without injuring myself or any guests

What do you collect? Books
Favourite thing about your city? The ability to purchase a bacon egg & cheese sandwich at 4am
What was the last photo that you took? A cocktail I created at my apartment
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? New Zealand
Any claims to fame? Author of Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to TV’s Most Dearly Departed (Morrow Gift/HarperCollins, 2019) and the forthcoming It’s a Holiday Somewhere (Countryman Press, 2022)

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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