Naomi MacKeown

Naomi MacKeown | Bartender Atlas

Who | Naomi MacKeown
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | La Carnita
Past Bar(s) | Florette, Saint John’s Tavern, Melrose On Adelaide, Chef’s Hall, Bar Fancy, Playa Cabana Cafeteria
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Blood Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni
Favourite Part of the Job | Being weeded and making freestyle cocktails (just not at the same time)
Favourite After Work Drink | Spaghett
Favourite at Home Drink | Tequila Paper Plane
Favourite bar in the world | Cry Baby Gallery (Toronto)
Best known for | Speed & Consistency
Favourite “at work” memory | There are too many but, earlier in the week I dropped a shaker tin in the well (I have small hands, it happens). One of the servers at La Carnita came up and said “I miss when you were dropping shaker tins”. Literally less than 30 seconds later I dropped both tins in the well while double shaking. Without looking up I just pointed at the door and said “You can go now.” We both had a great laugh about it later and still laugh about it to this day but, Tobi knows to be careful with what he says, cause it just might come true.

What do you collect? Bar blades
Favourite thing about your city? No matter what or where I go I will somehow always run into Skyler before work.
What was the last photo that you took? Cocktail entry for Patron Perfectionists
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? ONE? There are many but if I had a top pick it would be Japan

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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