The bartending segment is dynamic and challenging. One needs to be creative and original to stand out from the pack and female bartenders from all over world have been acing it. Meet the best women mixologists from around the world:
Emilie Campesato Mouragne, The Lockhart – London
The Southern American resto-bar, The Lockhart is super popular and sought-after. Emilie Mouragne is in charge of its bar that serves the finest and meanest bourbon, tequila and mezcal cocktails. She is also a successful bass player. So, she brings rhythm and showmanship to her counter each time.
Christy Pope, Cuffs & Buttons – New York
One of the founding partners of Milk & Honey, an award-winning cocktail bar in Soho, Christy Pope’s current project is a cocktail catering firm, Cuffs & Buttons. Christy has been a bartender and a front-runner of the craft cocktail movement for a decade now and through her firm, she brings those learnings and insights to life.
Amanda Cooper, Ramsay Steak, Paris Hotel – Las Vegas
When both your parents are renowned barkeepers, it’s natural for a child to dream of becoming a mixology sensation one day. Amanda Cooper dreamed it and achieved it. Considered one of the best bartenders in Vegas, Amanda has been a part of many bars and clubs such as Jaleo and Wolfgang Pucks. What’s even more impressive is the fact she did all this by the age of 25. Now that’s a young talent!
Franky Marshall, Dead Rabbit – New York
As confused as I am about the completely unappetizing bar name, Franky Marshall is an absolute badass. Winner of the Tales of the Cocktail Cognac competition, she was a part of the opening team of Clover Club. Dead Rabbit is quite the rebel in the bar scene with bottled punches and whiskies and Marshall is in charge of maintaining the impossible standards.
Sam Fish, Mojo – Leeds
Sam Fish quit her monotonous 9-5 recruitment consultant job in 2004 and ventured into the exciting world of bartending. She hasn’t looked back ever since and with her signature recipes and passion for vermouth, she’s on her way to make history.