Who | Emma Minigan
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Parts & Labour
Past Bar(s) | Rhum Corner, The Drake, Fogo Island Inn (Newfoundland, Canada), Raymonds
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Pear
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Toronto
Favourite Part of the Job | The people you get to share experiences with. Whether they’re good guest or bad guests, co workers etc, all parties walk away with an experience and sometimes stories to be shared for a long time.
Favourite After Work Drink | Shot of fernet and a Negroni.
Favourite at Home Drink | Negroni
Favourite bar in the world | I have yet to experience a lot of bars outside of Toronto, but I’m a huge fan of Civil Liberties.
Best known for | Foot in mouth.
Best story from behind the wood | When I was working at Rhum Corner I had a 75 year old man who came in, requested a vodka martini, however he didn’t realize we only served Rum. He told me he hadn’t had rum since he was 14 because he had a terrible experience with it. I told him I’d change his mind, and got him a classic daiquiri. He ended up crushing 7 of them that night, and said it was life changing.
What do you collect? Bruises.
Favourite thing about your city? The food. The drinks. The people who make the food and the drinks.
What was the last photo that you took? Charlie Lamont in a mullet wig.
Where was your last vacation? Cuba
Any claims to fame? I’ve been known to take off to random places frequently. I first ran off to the Arctic and it continued after that. People place bets on how long I will stay in Toronto. Also I one time I was close to becoming a VJ. Ha!
Belt or suspenders? Suspenders if they aren’t gimmicky.
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet
New Orleans or New York City? I can’t answer this until the end of July.
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yeah Bud
Find her: Instagram