Booze hounds

Cleo Rocos


Booze hounds

Where do you live?

Canary Wharf, London



3 favourite international bars and why

The Cliff, Barbados, since Jules Gauldoni has taken charge over the cocktail bar;  Rio Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro has a great patio outside to see all of the action on Avenida Atlantica overlooking Copa Cabana;  San Angel Inn, Mexcio City where they serve individual Margaritas in their own sterling silver carafes in mini silver ice buckets.

Introduce us to a great bartender

Eoin Kenny at Joel Robuchon on West Street, London

Best part of your job?

Seeing people having a great time on AquaRiva Tequila.





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

"The Stilletto" 35 ml 100% agave AquaRiva Blanco Tequila Muddled fresh raspberries 25 ml fresh lime juice 15 ml organic AquaRiva agave syrup Stir with ice, strain sever in a martini glass.

Who would play you in a movie?

The most notorious female spy, Mata Hari

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

I'd would have inherited a global diamond business and entertain my friends in the utmost luxury on one of my several yachts and seaplanes. We would party on my private well staffed island.

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

I would like to make Freddie Mercury a #nohangover AquaRiva Margarita

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

My drink is always tequila and I don't suffer from  guilt...

Drink trend that you're excited about

The rapid realization that all sugar in cocktails is evil. The increased use of organic agave syrup.

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

Book Claridge's Presidential Suite, dress in my finest jewellery and most stunning evening dress.  Then invite my family and friends to a 24 hour amazing party.

Favourite place in the world?

Riviera Maya, Maroma Resort

Desert island bottle?

AquaRiva Reposado Tequila