Who | Sam Jimenez
Where | Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Current Bar | I’m a brand ambassador now and guest bartend all over the Riviera Maya
Past Bar(s) | Fairmont Mayakoba (Riviera Maya), El Pez Hotel (Tulum), The Standard (Albany, New York)
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Prickly Pear
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Boulevardier
Favourite Part of the Job | The interaction with people from all walks of life, the rush, the craft and the connections forged in the industry.
Favourite After Work Drink | Mezcal neat
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin and Tonic
Favourite bar in the world | Fifty Mils (Mexico City)
Best known for | My random facts of info and my knowledge of Mexican spirits.
Favourite “at work” memory | The day I had to help a guest with a jelly fish sting, didn’t have vinegar on hand so I used raspberry shrub instead. After the stinging was gone, the guest came to the bar to drink “whatever cocktail has that stuff on it”. She really liked it!
What do you collect? Seashells, coins and bills from around the world.
Favourite thing about your city? The ocean!
What was the last photo that you took? Of a raicilla training I did today.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Japan
Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s all the way!
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Totally!
Find them: Instagram | Facebook
Media: FORBES – Move Over Tequila: Sam Jimenez Talks Agave Spirits, From Mezcal To Gin
TULUM EATS – Mezcal Vago. A Mezcal Made with Love, Knowledge and Experience
SHAKER & SPOON – Behind the Señor Rojo