Jessica Potter

Jessica Potter | Bartender Atlas

Photo: Ash

Who | Jessica Potter
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | The Painted Lady
Past Bar(s) | I helped to design, open, and run the painted lady in my early twenties and have never looked back!
Favourite Spirit | Gin’s/ Tequila’s/ Whiskey’s… depends on the atmosphere, they are all good for different reasons and different moments!!
Favourite Juice | Pineapple, pear, vegetable extracted juices, berry extracts- not too strong, I enjoy juices used as flavour enhancers. Fresh squeezed citrus juices- lemon, lime, grapefruit… again, they are all divine for different reasons and different moments.
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Hard to choose favourites- Sazerac, Margarita… the list could go on and on for days!!
Favourite Part of the Job | When you’re in service and everything is ON POINT; everyone is happy, your team is “in the groove” busy -everything and everyone is working like a Swiss watch- the customers are groovin, the music is great… the vibe, the cocktails, smiles, efficiency… all of it.
Favourite After Work Drink | Gin & Soda with a big fresh squeeze of lemon or a FILTHY vodka martini
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin & Soda with a big fresh squeeze of lemon
Favourite bar in the world | Too many to choose from
Best known for | My Cocktails, my food, my DJ’ing, my live music booking, my personality!
Favourite “at work” memory | Mid shift, bar is packed, everyone is happy- music is on point… my co-worker and I hopped on the bar and gave people Jamo shots while doing a full length rock knee slide to Journey’s “Don’t stop believing”!!!

What do you collect? Memories
Favourite thing about your city? Diversity
What was the last photo that you took? I’m not sure- it was probably friend or family focussed!
Where was last place you traveled? Drove/Camp’d through Namibia & Botswana

Lager or IPA? Lager…. unless it’s a great IPA (I have a few in mind!)
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Olive

Are you available for freelance gigs? Maybe