Who | Giancarlo Bonanno
Where | Montreal, Canada
Current Bar | Idole Cocktail Lounge and Snowbird Tiki Room
Past Bar(s) | Le Pourvoyeur
Favourite Spirit | Rye (for now)
Favourite Juice | Pineapple is a perfect juice for flavour, acidity and emulsions.
Favourite Classic Cocktail | The Dry Martini, when well made is perfection.
Favourite Part of the Job | The social aspect of it.
Favourite After Work Drink | Just a cold pilsner is perfect after a big night.
Favourite at Home Drink | A Negroni when I have all the stuff, or else just a whiskey is fine.
Favourite bar in the world | I haven’t traveled much, but I’m a big fan of dive bars.
Best known for | My humility behind the bar. I’m very mindful of the clients and their needs.
Favourite “at work” memory | Packed bar, My Heart Will Go On by Céline, every single person signing their heart out. Magical.
What do you collect? I’m a nerd, I love D&D and have a bunch of dice and nerdy books about it even though I don’t have time to play.
Favourite thing about your city? The feeling of community is transcending all across the city’s industries. Montréal feels like a big village.
What was the last photo that you took? Will not answer that.
Where was last place you traveled? I went to New York 2 years ago, before I was aware of all the cool cocktail bars. Still had fun though.
Any claims to fame? I was a finalist at this year’s Made With Booze competition. I can also disgustingly kinda flip my thumb backward. Talents.
Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? Miami
Olive or Twist? Olive
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes