Who | Ramon Renderos Soto
Where | Ottawa, Canada
Current Bar | ateLíer
Past Bar(s) | – (previously a private bartender)
Favourite Spirit | Whiskey (bourbon)
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating new cocktails custom to the clients preferences and seeing their first sip reaction.
Favourite After Work Drink | Penicillin
Favourite at Home Drink | Old Fashioned/Manhattan
Favourite bar in the world | The Cloakroom Bar, Montreal (Favourite bartender, Isaac Bedard :))
Best known for | I’m studying Architecture and love incorporating my architectural thinking when designing and building cocktails. I also carve my own clear ice for the bar, as well as providing custom clear ice for other bars in the city (Perch, Rabbit Hole).
Favourite “at work” memory | Spilling my first martini on a guest. I thought it was over but turns out it was a right of passage.
What do you collect? Guitars, pens + cocktail coupes
Favourite thing about your city? Ottawa is growing slowly but surely, new restaurants and bars are starting to fire up our city’s culture. Speakeasy style bars are opening and we now have more options for tasting cocktails!
What was the last photo that you took? Paper planes. My friend and I were competing to make the best paper plane to garnish a paper plane cocktail.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Florence, Italy – In architecture school we studied a lot about the famous Cathedral de Santa Maria and the Palazzo Medici.
Any claims to fame? Last summer I was part of a Tiki Cocktail competition and bartended at a 90s themed party. I created a cocktail menu inspired by the best 90s Hip Hop artists.
Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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