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Thursday 04th April 2019

World Bartender Day with Arbikie Brand Ambassadors

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Happy World Bartender Day!! In honour of today we want to celebrate and share some of our Arbikie Brand Ambassadors who are a fabulous team of bartenders and cocktail connoisseurs. Scroll down and get to know a little more about our UK Brand Ambassador team through some Q&As!

 

Alexis Philippa Robb
Edinburgh Arbikie Brand Ambassador
Tonic Bar

 

How long have you been bartending for?

I started working in hospitality when I was 15 years old and became a bartender when I was 18 (so 8 and a bit years)

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender

1. Smile!
No one likes a grumpy bartender, smiling and having a bit of banter can be contagious and no matter how busy or flustered, having a smilie/keeping your cool will never go unnoticed. It creates a happy tone and vibe to be in.

2. Cleanliness
You might be able to make a killer martini but it’s important you can keep your station or bar top clean and tidy. I feel it shows you’re organised, capable and most importantly you care!

3. No judgement here!
If someone wants a Pina Colada or a Sex on the Beach I’ll give them the best one they’ve ever tasted!

Happy customer= happy you!

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

Arbikie Strawberry Vodka Negroni

 

 

Steven Aitken
Sales Manager- Scotland

 

How long have you been bartending for?

Retired now but the best two I worked in were The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh and The Rum Bar in Airlie Beach, QLD. I have been bartending for 6 years on and off!

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender?

1. Attention to detail

2. Adaptability

3. Creativity

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

AK’s Gin Gibson martini

 

 

Laura Hughes
Glasgow Arbikie Brand Ambassador
Maggie Mays

How long have you been bartending for?

2 years, 3 years in June ????

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender?

1.  Creative

2.  Sociable

3.  Passionate

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

Beetroot Bloody Mary with Arbikie Chilli Vodka

 

 

Sebastian Stańczyk (Seb)
Glasgow Arbikie Brand Ambassador


Favourite bar?

My favourite place to work was The Spiritualist Glasgow with experimental cocktail menu, great atmosphere and huge selection of spirits!

How long have you been bartending for?

I’ve been bartending ever since I’ve finished school and that very job has hooked me up for 7 years now.

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender?

1. Friendly personality

2. Attention to details

3. Efficiency

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

That’s definitely East Coast Sour with Kirsty’s Gin!

 

 

Chris Symonds
Dundee Arbikie Brand Ambassador
Bar Owner (@3sessionstreet)


 
How long have you been bartending for?

I’ve been bartending since my 18th birthday! Walked into Broons St.Andrews and begged for a job behind the bar – now 35 next month and couldn’t be happier!

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender?

1. I believe that it’s all about the customer, it’s called the hospitality industry for a reason. We have a cocktail list at the bar but always keen to make something creative and new for the customers based on their flavour profile or what they are looking for at the time.

2. A love for learning. I get to work with some great brands and learn from the very best! I love working for Arbikie because their core values are something that is very important to me.

3. I think a love of food and being a bit of a geek! I love trying new flavour combinations in the kitchen so it works the same way behind a bar.

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

My favourite cocktail using Arbikie would be our Chocolate Chilli Espresso Martini at work using Haar Vodka, that, or a simple Bloody Mary with Arbikie Chilli ????

 

Chris Reeves (the other Arbikie Chris)
Dundee Arbikie Brand Ambassador
Abandon Ship Bar



How long have you been bartending for?

I’ve been a bartender for 8 years now and currently bartender at the Abandon Ship Bar in Dundee.

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender

1. Willingness to learn and adapt

2. Being accepting that people like what they like

3. Questionable patter

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

That would have to be an AK’s honeycomb bees knees!!

 

 

Alex Forsyth
Global Brand Ambassador

 
Favourite Bar?

Attitude Rooftop Bar @Avani hotel, Bangkok

How long have you been bartending for?

10 years +

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender?

1. Palate

2.  Creativity

3. Flavour

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

Beetroot Bloody Mary with Arbikie Chilli Vodka

 

Chris Weller
London Arbikie Brand Ambassador

 

Favourite bar?

EL Camion

How long have you been bartending for?

5 years

Three qualities you believe make a good bartender

1. Good taste in music

2. Read the room

3. Listen to what the customer wants

Favourite Arbikie cocktail?

Spicy Rim with Arbikie Chilli Vodka (ingredients below)

50ml Chilli Vodka
25ml fresh Lime juice
20ml Agave syrup
Half chilli flaked rim
Shaken and Served over ice in rocks glass

 

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