Jessica Yurko

Jessica Yurko | Bartender Atlas

Who | Jessica Yurko
Where | New York, New York, USA
Current Bar | New York Market Manager for Empirical Spirits
Past Bar(s) | Manhatta, Queensyard, Talk Story, IL Firoista, Patent Pending, Lost Hours, The Polynesian, the Bao(St. Louis)
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | The creative process in finding new flavor combinations and making that work in liquid form.
Favourite After Work Drink | High Life
Favourite at Home Drink | Any spirit, neat. Or Champagne.
Favourite bar in the world | Attaboy
Best known for | Creative and culinary based cocktails.
Favourite “at work” memory | Working in a tiny bar (Lost Hours) with 5 people at my bar having them challenge me to make different drinks based on their calls. That night ended with me making a drink with Listerine.

What do you collect? Books and antiques.
Favourite thing about your city? It’s New York, so… Everything. The amount of incredible bars and restaurants, the convenience, the wild range of people.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of a stalactite forming on the ceiling of the subway.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Australia
Any claims to fame? Organizing World’s 50 Best Pop ups. Being a boss.

Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore, though I’ve never been.
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always
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