Veronica Desjardins

Veronica Desjardins | Bartender Atlas

Who | Veronica Desjardins
Where | Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Current Bar | The Laughing Buddha
Past Bar(s) | The Townehouse Tavern, The Cadillac Lounge (Toronto), The West End Pub (Hamilton), Bahir Zaf (Ethiopia), Red Zebra (Guatemala), The Phoenix (Hamilton), La Olita (Puerto Escondido, Mexico)
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal and Tequila
Favourite Juice | Passionfruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | Sourcing and mixing with new and unique ingredients! The face that people make after the perfect sip.
Favourite After Work Drink | Mezcal and a Glass of Wine
Favourite at Home Drink | Vermouth on Ice with an Orange twist
Favourite bar in the world | Cafe No Se (Antigua, Guatemala)
Best known for | Product Knowledge
Favourite “at work” memory | Honestly, a full bar full of friends (pre-pandemic)

What do you collect? Mezcal and Tequila
Favourite thing about your city? The Lakes and Forest
What was the last photo that you took? A giant box of corn dogs
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Mozambique
Any claims to fame? Travelled to 40 different countries. Bartending two different bars at one time.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? No


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