Elson Cheng

Elson Cheng | Bartender Atlas

Who | Elson Cheng
Where | Vancouver, Canada
Current Bar | Miku Vancouver
Past Bar(s) | UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, Homer St. Cafe & Bar, Anh and Chi, Barra 41
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Vieux Carré
Favourite Part of the Job | Post-shift beers!
Favourite After Work Drink | A cold lager and a huge glass of water
Favourite at Home Drink | Anything on my liquor shelf, on the rocks if I’m feeling fancy.
Favourite bar in the world | A toss-up between Bar Orchard in Tokyo or The Old Man in Hong Kong
Best known for | Sarcasm, RBF and humour drier than a boomer’s top-shelf Vodka Martini.
Favourite “at work” memory | That one time I served Vlad Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues like 5 beers and a boatload of sushi before game day. He ended up scoring twice and helped me win my fantasy week.

What do you collect? Lego, hockey jerseys, guitars, mini liquor bottles
Favourite thing about your city? Ramen options
What was the last photo that you took? A loaf of homemade sourdough bread
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Anywhere in Mexico
Any claims to fame? I peeled a part of my pinky finger off while zesting an orange for an old fashioned… twice. It still hasn’t grown back properly.

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Depends on how much it pays


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