Who | Kaelyn Brandt
Where | Anaheim, California, USA
Current Bar | Strongwater
Past Bar(s) | Table and Imperial (Asheville, NC), Lapis (Washington, DC), Saloon (Boston, MA), Spoon & Stable (Minneapolis, MN)
Favourite Spirit | Foursquare 2008 12-Year
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Lion’s Tale
Favourite Part of the Job | God I love finding someone’s new favorite drink, especially if it converts them to a spirit they thought they didn’t like, or didn’t know they liked yet.
Favourite After Work Drink | Four Roses with a little Monte & an Ichiban on ice
Favourite at Home Drink | A natural syrah, or any zippy chilled red
Favourite bar in the world | Death & Co NYC changed everything I thought about bartending right when I started.
Best known for | I’ll willingly make every Ramos Gin Fizz all night. But also writing a perfect cocktail on the second iteration and every try past that is a garbage fire.
Favourite “at work” memory | Three days after a tornado hit our neighborhood, we were one of the few buildings with power in the area, and we held a barbecue for over 500 people, the only lights for about a mile in any direction.
What do you collect? Cities.
Favourite thing about your city? It’s not Minneapolis.
What was the last photo that you took? Of the wall of skulls at Noble Experiment, where we visited for our anniversary.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Singapore
Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Piña
Are you available for freelance gigs? You bet your butt I am.
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