Leah Kulilu Nicholas

Leah Kulilu Nicholas | Bartender Atlas

Who | Leah Kulilu Nicholas
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | FK
Past Bar(s) |DaiLo/Lopan, La Palma, Macho Tex Mex Radio Bar, Nao Steakhouse, La Société
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting awesome people who like having dinner at the bar. Geeking out over tequila and mezcal with anyone who will listen.
Favourite After Work Drink | Negroni
Favourite at Home Drink | Napa Valley Chardonnay
Favourite bar in the world | The Whitehouse Pub (Windermere, BC)
Best known for | Having a broken heart… but I also make a mean mezcal sour
Best story from behind the wood | That time I crushed service Bar, 7 chits deep, for 12 hours straight…

What do you collect? Booze. Mostly whisky/whiskey, surprisingly. Tequila is up there but all of the good stuff is in the States or Alberta (when I go home to the East Kootenays I fly into Calgary).
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity of all of the different neighbourhoods and the accessibility of goods and services. I can grab kimchi in Koreatown, local beer 2 blocks from my house and go to a Jay’s game throughout the summer. Toronto is a lot of fun.
What was the last photo that you took? Hahaha it’s a selfie of me and a great friend and mentor from last night. It was definitely taken after last call.
Where was your last vacation? NYC for my birthday
Any claims to fame? I was the captain of my high school volleyball team.

Red or White? Depends on my mood
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Oui
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