Beckaly Franks

Where are you currently working?

Owner/Manager The Pontiac Hong Kong

Tell us something about the industry we might not know!

Hong Kong is by far the most collaborative and supportive hospitality industry I have ever been a part of. It may come as a surprise to those that are not familiar with Asia and or more specifically HK. Being said, the scene here is abundant and progressive and we are all in this greater journey together.

What is your favourite cocktail?

I usually order the classics. One of the best classics for me is the Martinez. I take my Martinez with Stranger & Son's Gin for I love the way the vanilla and bark in the sweet
vermouth nestles with the citrus notes in the gin. A perfect botanical balance.

Ever had a bad-ass/rock n roll bartending moment?

All the time!!! It is part of what we do at The Pontiac. Our anthem is “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against The Machine. “Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me,” is the main chorus of this song and we scream it from the bar top with our entire crowd nightly. It’s as rock n’ roll as it gets.

Where will we find you on your nights off?

I really enjoy live music, so if there is a good show or art exhibition I will be there. Other than that, I like to keep it mellow and go to the movies or fabulous dinner with friends.

If you weren’t tending bar, what would you be doing?

For me tending bar and cocktail curation is a medium of art. If I wasn’t in this field I would be in another field of art expression most likely involving music and fashion.

What is your desert island bottle?

Growers Blanc de Blanc Champagne

What is your hangover cure?

Sex or any other exercise. To get over the hang you have to get oxygen in your lungs and blood flowing.

If you were gonna create a cocktail for BarChick, what would you make?

I would create the leather studded jacket of cocktails for BarChick! Something sexy, delicious and very rock n’ roll. Why don’t you tell me what want your base spirit to be and give me a song to use as inspiration and I’ll make you magic.