Industry Legends: Meet Alex Kammerling

Where do you work?

Director of Kamm & Sons – Ginseng Spirit

Where do you live?

Crouch End

3 Favourite London bars and why:

Lounge Bohemia – small, homely and the drinks make you smile.
Riding House Café – I love the long bar and the interior design. Could happily sit at the bar all day and drink Bloody Mary’s.
The Bar At  The Connaught – Some of the best drinks in the world are made there and the place has a classic opulence which I love.

3 Favourite international bars and why:

Candelaria, Paris – an amazing little tequila bar behind a taco shop run by Americans – very cool
Juleps, Milan – This is what all bars should look like – Long wooden bar with lights on, wooden fridges, bare brick and an amazing back-bar.
Felix, Hong Kong (if it is still there!) - You can’t beat the view from the top of the peninsular hotel while you take a piss!

Favourite drink:

Before Kamm & Sons, it was Campari and fresh orange juice

Introduce us to a great London bartender:

Oskar Kinberg (Ex-cuckoo and now part-owner of Dabbous)

Best part of your job?

Drinking in bars most nights and travelling.

What’s next for you?

More cities, more bars, more cocktails!

What did you want to be as a kid?

Fighter Pilot

Ever done it on a bar?

Not yet.

If you were going to make a BarChick cocktail what would you call it and what you be in it?

"Chicks with Bricks"

50ml Kamm & Sons
15ml Apricot Syrup
150ml Grapefruit Juice
2 drops (Homemade) bergamot bitters

Served tall over ice with a lemon twist.