Who | Nic MacDonald
Where | Edmonton, Canada
Current Bar | Speak Tiki
Past Bar(s) | Bar Clementine, El Cortez, Speak Tiki
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Mai Tai
Favourite Part of the Job | The look on your customers face when they take their first sip.
Favourite After Work Drink | Pilsner with a splash of Absinthe
Favourite at Home Drink | Japanese whisky (Neat)
Favourite bar in the world | La Floridita (Havana)
Best known for | My luscious red hair
Best story from behind the wood | I was making a daquiri at La Floridita and they have a squeeze bottle that they use for lime juice. It was super busy and all the jiggers were in use and I thought well I’ll just free pour this daquiri, should be simple enough. Anyways, I pressed slightly on the squeeze bottle but way too much lime juice came out and Alejandro Bolivar Rodriguez caught me out of the corner of his eye, came over, and told me to remake the drink. So I remade it and it still had a bit too much lime juice in it. Free pouring out of a squeeze bottle is harder than it looks!
What do you collect? Pokemon cards… Jk. But I do have a pretty rad money/coin collection.
Favourite thing about your city? It’s growing like a weed, but a good weed.
What was the last photo that you took? My cocktail pop up crew, Speak Tiki.
Where was your last vacation? Cuba
Any claims to fame? Maybe being one of the only people in Edmonton pushing the Tiki culture.
Belt or suspenders? Belts
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? New Orleans
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find him: Instagram