James Pattinson

James Pattinson | Bartender Atlas

Who | James Pattinson
Where | Assegai Bush, South Africa, Africa
Current Bar | Kichaka Luxury Game Reserve
Past Bar(s) | Casa Woodstock (Cape Town), Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, The Vic Bar, Osetra
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Litchi
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating art that causes smiles on a stranger’s face
Favourite After Work Drink | Silly but cold sparkling water
Favourite at Home Drink | Special Hot Chocolate
Favourite bar in the world | Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen (Cape Town)
Best known for | Customer service & quirkiness
Favourite “at work” memory | Spilling merlot over a white cotton shirt & getting a stellar review from that same guest.

What do you collect? Crystals, Instagram pictures & memories
Favourite thing about your city? I live & work in the bush, surrounded only by animals (the Big 5).
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of a freestyle cocktail (gin safari sour).
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Amalfi Coast
Any claims to fame? I can blow really gnarly spit bubbles

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango all the way!
Singapore or San Francisco? Bring on the Golden Gate Bridge
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? I am so happy where I am (try to entice me?)
Find him: Instagram