Melissa Kim

Melissa Kim | Bartender Atlas

Who | Melissa Kim
Where | Detroit, Michigan, USA
Current Bar | The Keep
Past Bar(s) | Spiral (Lansing, MI), Chrome Cat (Lansing, MI), Club Triangle (Flint, MI)
Favourite Spirit | Kraken Rum
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Blood and Sand
Favourite Part of the Job | Customer interactions/creating new cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Shot of whiskey and a beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Daiquiri
Favourite bar in the world | The Aviary (Chicago)
Best known for | My smile and tattoos
Best story from behind the wood | Customer left me $315 tip on a $15 tab to cover vet costs for my dog who had recently been attacked by another dog.

What do you collect? Enamel pins
Favourite thing about your city? All the talent slinging cocktails and great spots to enjoy them.
What was the last photo that you took? Downtown Detroit
Where was your last vacation? Charleston, South Carolina
Any claims to fame? 2010 Cocktail Wars professor of mixology champion, 2017 Red Coat CAP, 2018 Grey Coat CAP

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always
Find her: Instagram
Media: CITYPULSE – Call her the cats meow
PRIDESOURCE – Lansing Bartender Represents the Midwest in Cocktail Apprentice Program



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