Illy Kamenetsky

Illy Kamenetsky | Bartender Atlas

Who | Illy Kamenetsky
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Sommelier and Mixologist at In Your Glass
Past Bar(s) | Parlour, Parallel, Portland Variety, Playa Cabana Cantina…and those are just the ones that start with a P
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Passionfruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | The people
Favourite After Work Drink | Paper Plane
Favourite at Home Drink | Bourbon on the rocks, squeeze of lemon *chefs kiss*
Favourite bar in the world | People’s ..RIP
Best known for | A perfect Caesar… and riffs on pretty much any cocktail (usually involving Tequila)
Favourite “at work” memory | Anytime a guest tries a new wine or spirit that they were originally apprehensive about and then end up loving it…so satisfying!

What do you collect? Wine openers, corks from memorable wines.
Favourite thing about your city? So much diversity, especially when it comes to food and drink!
What was the last photo that you took? My dog taking a nap…he’s majestic
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Peru
Any claims to fame? Sommelier by day, Go Go dancer by night!

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? Absolutely
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