Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus




Originally from Peru, but live in Wellington, New Zealand


Hawthorn Lounge


Depends on what I'm after. Craft beers at Galbraiths in Auckland, or Hop Garden in Wellington. Mea Culpa in Auckland for cocktails or Hawthorn in Wellington (no bias, promise)


Beer, mmm beer but depends on my mood, generally could down a Daiquiri or three

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

Managing a bar at NZ Fashion week cracking 10 grand in an hour. Being part of Team NZ at 42Below CWC 2012 has had its moments of rock star bad ass moments too!

Ever done it on a bar?

The question is, have you?

What's next for you?

Bigger and better things hopefully but you can catch me at Hawthorn for a while at least.

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

Written on a note "Hi there, I'm the guy at the bar waving. I can't help but hear your voice and think it's super cute. Why don't you come here so I can hear it some more.." Dunno if it's the best or worst nor do I know if the note made it to the chick/dude...

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

Pretty much hate theme parks/rides. Doing the swing in Queenstown was unreal! Not afraid of heights tho...  

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

Wellington Fizz 50ml Lighthouse Navy Strength Gin 25ml Dolok Samuul cold drip pressed coffee 2 dashes Whisky barrel aged bitters 20ml brown sugar syrup 1 egg yolk   Shake, strain, tall glass topped with seltzer. Coffee bean garnish. Represents what Welly is all about, coffee and gin!  

How do you like your Martini?

A Gibson with NZ Lighthouse Hawthorn edition Navy strength gin with our own onions pickled to match the botanicals, amazing!

What did you want to be as a kid?

Almost everything under the sun, wanted to be an architect once. At one point I didn't want to drink. That idea went out the window.