Who | Nick Drescher
Where | Winnipeg, Canada
Current Bar | Osteria
Past Bar(s) |Boulevard Pub & Bistro, Brazen Hall, The Hub Social Club, The Brogue, Prairie 360 Whisky Lounge
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Making something that a guest has never tried and didn’t know they loved.
Favourite After Work Drink | Honestly, beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin and Cucumber Mojito
Favourite bar in the world | King’s Head Pub (Winnipeg)
Best known for | Whisky Cocktails
Best story from behind the wood | I ran a last-minute martini bar at a ritzy house freelance gig and was encouraged to use their “homemade” vodka and tequila as much as possible. The only mix was insanely expensive pressed juices. The whole night was a real go-with-the-flow sort of thing. After a long night of mostly shaking tequila and juice into a glass and feeling I was serving a sub par product, I tried one, and it may have been the best tequila cocktail I’ve ever had.
What do you collect? N64 games
Favourite thing about your city? We always look out for one another. Until that person turns out to be a jerk. Then we turn on that punk.
What was the last photo that you took? An intentionally unflattering selfie
Where was your last vacation? Montreal
Any claims to fame? I bartend for fun at friend’s house parties all the time. Partly since I couldn’t sit back and watch any more shots of Alberta Pure with a Great Value Diet Cola chase.
Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes