Who | Nate Skoflanc
Where | Ottawa, Illinois, USA
Current Bar | CatsEye Wine Bar
Past Bar(s) | Chinn’s 34th St. Fishery, Eddie Merlot’s (Lincolnshire)
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Boulevardier
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating drinks on the fly for people that are off menu…..I love putting people on to new drinks and flavor profiles outside of their comfort zone.
Favourite After Work Drink | Montucky Cold Snack with a shot of Campari or Fernet (or both!!!!)
Favourite at Home Drink | Tequila/Mezcal neat or a Classic Daiquiri
Favourite bar in the world | Delilah’s (Chicago, IL)
Best known for | My karaoke rendition of Gin and Juice.
Favourite “at work” memory | After work beers with the crew at Chinn’s 34th St. Fishery
What do you collect? Wine and Skateboards
Favourite thing about your city? The beautiful Vintage Homes and the amazing people!!!
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of my four and seven year old boys who are the coolest people in the world.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Tokyo
Any claims to fame? I won best cocktails and best wine list by Starved Rock Country Magazine. Selected as a top 15 finalist for the Chopin Cocktail Competition with Chopin Vodka and Chilled Magazine for my Saffron Vodka Sour called Saff-Ron Burgundy
Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit for life!!!!
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes