Alex Mouzouris




North London


Many bars over the last few years: The Alice House, Cellar Door, Graphic, Mahiki, Trailer Happiness, etc. I was consulting on Paris' only real Tiki bar, Dirty Dick. and now I'm Ambassador Don Q Rum.


Easy... El Batey, in Puerto Rico. A small beer and shot bar where all the drinkers are encouraged to graffiti as much as humanly possible. EVERYWHERE! Including (somehow) the 20 foot ceiling! Alternatively I'd say that Broken Shaker in the Old Indian Creek Hotel in Miami. Quite possibly the greatest design for a bar I've been into. Pineapple covered wallpaper, cupboards full of spirits protected by chicken wire, a beautiful tropical garden that grows a plethora of herbs that are utilised for the cocktail menu and finally a swimming pool, and a BBQ pit in the back which is quiet frankly stunning.


An ice-cold Fresh lime juice, caster sugar, and good quality white rum daiquiri in a frozen glass. CANNOT beat it.

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

Ummm... there's been a fair few, I'm afraid nothing I can really put my finger on.

Ever done it on a bar?

On, in... AROUND.

What's next for you?

Few different consulting jobs to choose from at the moment, I'm going to be working very closely with a huge rum brand (that I can't mention at this time), who's about to launch into Europe, so I'll be in Paris for a little while yet.

Best/worst chat up lines you've heard at a bar?

I think the best and worst I heard whilst working at Trailer Happiness has got to be from a 40 something gentleman in a bright purple velvet suit who asked a very good looking blonde lady "Hi, I have an Aston Martin outside, want to play James Bond?". To which she scoped him out, up and down and replied " No thanks, I'm a bit too old to play with Barney the Dinosaur."

Tell us a secret or something we don't know?

I'm writing this naked listening to a band called '16 Horsepower'.

If you were to make a barchick cocktail, what would you put in it?

Tough one. Probably some kind of Piña Colada-like drink with Don Q gold (The original Piña Colada rum) because everyone likes BarChick and everyone likes a Piña Colada!

How do you like your Martini?

COLDER than a witches nipple.

What did you want to be as a kid?

An adult.