Who | Lindsey Johnson
Where | New York City, USA
Current Bar | Lush Life
Favourite Spirit | Scotch
Favourite Juice | Non-citrus
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martinez
Favourite Part of the Job | Building communities, finding new ways to connect.
Favourite After Work Drink | There’s an after work?
Favourite at Home Drink | I seldom, if ever, drink at home. Maybe that’s because I’m seldom at home.
Favourite bar in the world | La Factoria (San Juan, PR)
Best known for | Camp Runamok
Best story from behind the wood | I’ve bartended four times in the last 10 years. Here’s the short version of each: 1. Poured Jager shots next to a pool while trying to keep a cowboy in his chaps. I failed. 2. Made a full menu of drinks in a warehouse illegal bar with no running water and only antique glassware with a drunk barback. 3. DC Popup: Revolution Squirrel Style. I didn’t do a great job, but I did sell many drinks. 4. Bar Institute Econo: Chicago. Ran the Bulleit Boilermaker bar for the last hour. Thankfully, I was in the corner, but still sold through 60+beers and shots.
What do you collect? Communities.
Favourite thing about your city? New York is home. It’s always been home. My family is there. My business was founded there. It’s my place.
What was the last photo that you took? A screenshot of Joy Richard’s jello shot recipe.
Where was your last vacation? Puerto Rico
Any claims to fame? Founded: Camp Runamok, Portland Cocktail Week, Bar Institute, Lush Life
Red or White? Both.
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Both?
London or Paris? Can I keep saying both?
Glass or Tin? Tin. Things get broken in the van.