Calliope Kingdon

Calliope Kingdon | Bartender Atlas

Who | Calliope Kingdon
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Famous Last Words
Past Bar(s) | Generic chain sports bars that shall not be named.
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Acid balanced orange juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | How incredibly special it is to be creative for a living.
Favourite After Work Drink | Boulevardier
Favourite at Home Drink | Paper Plane
Favourite bar in the world | Cry Baby Gallery (Toronto)
Best known for | Pretty and original sours.
Favourite “at work” memory | Trying my first Jungle Bird, or dancing with my coworkers to LCD Soundsystem.

What do you collect? Coupes, I can’t stop buying them! Thankfully my severe clumsiness is keeping the obsession contained.
Favourite thing about your city? There is always something new to try. (This is also my least favourite thing. Thanks, gentrification.)
What was the last photo that you took? Would I be boring if I said my dog? He’s a handsome guy.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Italy for the Amaro, Chile for the pisco, and Greece because Canada is cold and I want to lie on a beach.
Any claims to fame? Not yet!

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Not currently, but I’m open to it in the future.