Booze hounds

Camper English


Booze hounds

What's next for you?

I suppose I should write a cocktail book.

What did you want to be as a kid?

An artist. Turn out, I have no talent.

Where do you live?

San Francisco, California, USA.


Callooh Callay, because they do it all with a great sense of humor and the menus are awesome. Nightjar, because they put just as much thought into the garnish as the cocktails The American Bar at The Savoy, because I can't believe they let me in!

3 favourite international bars and why

Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon. Perhaps the least famous bar of its caliber. On the last visit I had a marshmallow shrub aged for 9 months. Bar Agricole in San Francisco. So different from any other bar. For starters, the vodka, triple sec, and pisco were distilled for them from biodynamic grapes. Lebensstern in Berlin. Lounging, shopping, and cocktailing in the same elegant setting. I dig it.

Introduce us to a great bartender

Favorite cocktail: Negroni. Favorite drink... I like tequila and scotch.

Best part of your job?

Traveling around the world. I've been to almost 90 distilleries in more than a dozen countries so far. I love learning from distillers and visiting cocktails bars internationally.


I suppose I should write a cocktail book.


An artist. Turn out, I have no talent.

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

Let's share the Double Rainbow. I'm drinking one as I write this.

Who would play you in a movie?

Jason Statham, obvs.

If you weren't a bartender what would you like to be?

I'm not a bartender. I was a scientist and I miss it, actually.

If you could make a drink for one person dead or alive who would it be

Benjamin Franklin.

Top chefs have their guilty pleasure food, what's your guilty pleasure drink

The Double Rainbow

Drink trend that you're excited about

Soda fountain cocktails.

It's the end of the world in 24 hours what would you do?

Find a pile of Xanax.

Favourite place in the world?

In warm waters scuba diving, followed by in bed.

Desert island bottle?

Bowmore Gold