Marlene Thorne

Marlene Thorne | Bartender Atlas

Who | Marlene Thorne
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Famous Last Words
Past Bar(s) | Oliver’s, The Great Canadian Cabin (Ottawa)
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | All of them
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | Helping guests make great memories; being involved in their special occasions.
Favourite After Work Drink | Writer’s Tears
Favourite at Home Drink | I seem to drink a lot of margaritas, oddly enough
Favourite bar in the world | Too many to list!
Best known for | Book-themed cocktails
Best story from behind the wood | We had our first proposal not too long ago…the gentleman enlisted my help to create some custom cocktails to make the mood even more special. She said yes, and they decided to have their engagement party with us…they feel like family now.

What do you collect? Vintage glassware
Favourite thing about your city? The incredibly varied options for eating and drinking…it’s an incredibly livable city.
What was the last photo that you took? A cocktail alongside the book that inspired it.
Where was your last vacation? hahahaha
Any claims to fame? Able to function on 3 or fewer hours of sleep for days on end…does that count?

Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? Both
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Nope – FLW keeps me pretty busy
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Media: The Star: Now Open: Famous Last Words is a Literary-Themed Watering Hole
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