Who | Dan Watson
Where | Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Current Bar | Porco Lounge and Tiki Room
Past Bar(s) | Grass Skirt Tiki Room (Columbus, Ohio), Surly Girl Saloon (Columbus, Ohio)
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Spicy V-8
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Mojito
Favourite Part of the Job | The moment when you know a first-time guest is going to become a regular
Favourite After Work Drink | Pot-stilled Jamaican rum, neat
Favourite at Home Drink | Pot-stilled Jamaican rum, neat
Favourite bar in the world | Dick’s Den (Columbus). (RIP, Larry’s).
Best known for | Long answers to simple questions.
Favourite “at work” memory | 17 years ago managing at Max and Erma’s, looking out the window to see Arnold Schwarzenegger staring back from 3 feet away.
What do you collect? Books, records, snow globes, rum.
Favourite thing about your city? The weather here gives everyone an immense appreciation for summer. Everyone wants to be out and about from June until it snow.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of my dog, like 80% of my pictures.
Where was last place you traveled? Martinique and St Lucia
Any claims to fame? I coordinated the making of the World’s Largest Daiquiri. I’ve worked guest shifts from coast-to-coast as well as in Europe and in the Caribbean, and travel the world learning about rum.
Lager or IPA? Lager, and nothing but lagers
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? No garnish in up cocktails, please.
Are you available for freelance gigs? Often
Find him: Instagram
Media: TALES OF THE COCKTAIL – Feast Your Eyes Upon the World’s Largest Daiquiri