Jessica Wight

Jessica Wight | Bartender Atlas

Who | Jessica Wight
Where | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Current Bar | Julep Kitchen and Cocktails
Past Bar(s) | Press Gang, Bar Neon (Toronto), Barrington Steakhouse, The Local The Place (Edinburgh, Scotland), Queens Arms (Edinburgh), First Coast (Edinburgh)
Favourite Spirit | Tequila/Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | Creativity and social interaction/connection
Favourite After Work Drink | Paper Plane and a Fernet shot
Favourite at Home Drink | Jalapeño Margarita
Favourite bar in the world | Shade Bar (New York), Rhum Corner (Toronto), The Devils Advocate (Edinburgh), The Basement (Edinburgh)
Best known for | Spirit forward cocktails, cocktail naming, teaching people to love new spirits
Favourite “at work” memory | Too many to count – all of the friendship.

What do you collect? Scotch, decanters, regulars
Favourite thing about your city? The passion in the hospitality industry, the support, the talent.
What was the last photo that you took? Professionally: feature cocktail. Personally: pancakes
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Mexico
Any claims to fame? The best educational, wild and hilarious cocktail classes/events, behind the bar dancing, creative cocktail naming and photography.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always
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