Who | Marc Bossé
Where | Ottawa, Canada
Current Bar | At-Home Bartender
Past Bar(s) | Bar Laurel, Fauna
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Lime juice but I like mixing Grapefruit juice with it sometimes.
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Hanky Panky
Favourite Part of the Job | Just having the chance to see and talk to people. Learning and sharing stories with colleagues and guests.
Favourite After Work Drink | Labatt Blue with a side shot of Maker’s Mark
Favourite at Home Drink | London Dry Gin with soda and bitters lemon twist.
Favourite bar in the world | Bar Swift and Satan’s Whiskers
Best known for | I wouldn’t say I have something specific I’m known for. Love to make clear ice, good martini’s and enjoy’s to talk about gin and bourbon history.
Favourite “at work” memory | So many stories so little time. I would say my favourite at work memory would be at a Christmas staff party we were hosting at Bar Laurel. It was the last shift of also our general manager and one other of my favourite colleague. It was a very memorable evening of great energy and good laughs.
What do you collect? I try to be as minimalist as possible. One of my guilty pleasure would be cocktail books. I have some very weird and some old cocktail books that I find at different places. From garage sales and people finding some for me. Seeing some handwritten cocktail recipes from whoever had the book and try them.
Favourite thing about your city? I would say my favourite thing is being so close to the countryside and the bartending community. We’re lucky to have such a small community that’s building up and that everyone can be a part of.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of a bottle of Champagne Metisse Oliver Horiot Pinots noirs&blancs, I opened for the start of 2021.
Where was last place you traveled? Saint Petersburg Russia
Lager or IPA? IPA all the way. Even Double IPA is better.
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling! Love the diversity of different styles of bubble and how they act with different liquors.
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City for sure! Never been to either of those places but that would be my first choice.
Olive or Twist? Twist!
Are you available for freelance gigs? I’m always available for freelance gigs! Tell me when and where.
Find him: Instagram