Who | Elyas Ziadeh
Where | Byblos, Lebanon
Current Bar | Blue Blazer Cocktail Bar
Past Bar(s) | Bar National (Beirut), Antika Bar (Beirut), Sky Bar (Beirut), Crystal Resto Bar, Baritalia Restaurant Bar
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Cranberry
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni
Favourite Part of the Job | Always being creative and productive
Favourite After Work Drink | Dry Martini
Favourite at Home Drink | Bourbon Old Fashioned
Favourite bar in the world | American Bar (The Savoy, London)
Best known for | Creating new cocktail ideas and designs, bar setup ideas and new spirits and premixes.
Favourite “at work” memory | Teaching young bartenders the bar standards and how to be a professional mixologist.
What do you collect? Everyday is a good day to collect knowledge
Favourite thing about your city? The history and its rustic buildings, and the spirit of its people
What was the last photo that you took? I always take photos for my recent ideas and cocktails. I’m also knows as @the.cocktail.tailor
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Without any doubt CANADA !! I’m planning to move there. I’ve even applied for immigration 2 years ago and am waiting for the day that my dream comes true.
Any claims to fame? I’m known for the style of my cocktails. All of my cocktail menus have hand-painted cocktails of its recipes to its appearance and style
Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes anytime
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