Jennifer O’Blenis

Jennifer O’Blenis | Bartender Atlas

Who | Jennifer O’Blenis
Where | New Orleans, USA
Current Bar | El Cucuy
Past Bar(s) | Preservation Hall, DBA Nola, Mimi’s in the Marigny, R Bar (on Mardi Gras Day Only)
Favourite Spirit | Agave Spirits
Favourite Juice | Tomato
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Painkiller
Favourite Part of the Job | Everyday is a little bit different, having someone genuinely like what I put in front of them
Favourite After Work Drink | Campari soda
Favourite at Home Drink | Wine
Favourite bar in the world | Estereo (Chicago)
Best known for | Mardi Gras day Bloody Mary bar
Favourite “at work” memory | Making drinks for Jessica Lang

What do you collect? Mardi Gras “go cups”, koozies
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity of bar and bartending styles
What was the last photo that you took? 8 week old puppy
Where was last place you traveled? Texas for 3 weeks (San Antonio, Austin, Houston)
Any claims to fame? I’ve been in the service industry for over 40 years

Lager or IPA? Sours/Goses
Sparkling or Flat? Both
Miami or Mexico City? Both
Olive or Twist? Olives are the devil

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes and would love to do more of them