Maria Paterakis

Maria Paterakis | Bartender Atlas

Who | Maria Paterakis
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | à toi
Past Bar(s) | Soho House, Toronto Temperance Society, Constantine
Favourite Spirit | Cognac / Bourbon tie
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Paper Plane
Favourite Part of the Job | Nailing the perfect drink suggestion for your guest’s palate.
Favourite After Work Drink | Guinness
Favourite at Home Drink | Red Wine
Favourite bar in the world | The Dead Rabbit (NYC)
Best known for | My dancey double shake
Favourite “at work” memory | My bar manager accidentally getting green chartreuse in my eye when trying to pour from a jerobeam of it into my mouth

What do you collect? I have all the blantons tops. Crystal glassware. bar books. Bar tools!
Favourite thing about your city? So many influential people doing great things
What was the last photo that you took? The Thai soup I made at home
Where was last place you traveled? Tennessee for Bonnaroo
Any claims to fame? I did Glenfiddich tastings and virtual interactive distillery tours during Spirit of Toronto and other events for PMA brands.

Lager or IPA? I’m a lager girl
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Olives please

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always. I’m like a go to girl for ambassador friends
Find her: Instagram | Facebook