Paige Burnett

Paige Burnett | Bartender Atlas

Who | Paige Burnett
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | After Seven
Past Bar(s) | The Porch Light (Elora), OddSeoul
Favourite Spirit | Cachaça
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martini
First Classic Cocktail you ever had | Whiskey Sour
Favourite Part of the Job | When guests sit at the bar and are genuinely interested in the craft and culture of bartending, I could have those conversations for hours.
Favourite After Work Drink | A freezing cold Diet Coke
Favourite bar in the world | Little Red Door (Paris)
Best known for | I really enjoy making custom cocktails and putting twists on classics. I like to create a unique experience for the guests that they can remember and will want to come back for.
Favourite “at work” memory | For a while I relied on recipes and combinations that already existed. I still remember the first time I took a risk on a custom and the guest loved it, it gave me confidence to tap into a much more personal approach with my style of cocktails. Some things may not seem obvious to pair, but if it works!

What’s your favourite movie? Grease
Favourite thing about your city? Toronto is a big city with a surprisingly small and tight community of bartenders, there’s so much opportunity for connection and to learn from one another.
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of my cat, Chai
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Japan

Aperitivo or Digestivo? Aperitivo
Soda or Tonic? Tonic
Trader Vic or Donn Beach? Donn Beach
Egg Whites or Vegan Foamer? Egg Whites

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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