Kevin Griffin




Dublin, Ireland


Tigerlily, Edinburgh


Favourite bars in Edinburgh are The Bon Vivant, Bramble. In NYC my Favourites are Little Branch & Wifle and Nell. In London, Nightjar is very cool and love the guys at 1806 in Melbourne


Cocktail – A tommies with Tapatio & a Negroni and of course - Gunniess  

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

Chasing two female customers down our street at The Raconteur after they stole a gold Japanese bar spoon, their excuse for stealing the spoon was I insulted them by saying we didn’t do student discount ...

Ever done it on a bar?

Yes : ) x

What's next for you?

Short term is to work hard for the next few years and do some competitions to gain more experience. In a few years I would like to travel to Australia and maybe NYC. And maybe set up my own little bar in the future

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

Can’t think of many but I did witness someone just walk straight into a bar and snog a girl standing waiting to be served, he left girl under arm

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

They are called secrets for a reason  :) x

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

My winning drink for Tapatio competition in Edinburgh last year is one I’m proud of. The  Yaucatan   Cocktail 45 ml Tapatio Reposado 15 ml Skillogalee Muscat Liqueur 1 Japanese barspoon of Maple syrup Stir over hand cracked ice, in a chilled mixing glass. Garnish- Chocolate truffles coated in Rock salt and fresh lime zest. Truffles were made by Bia bistrot in Edinburgh  

How do you like your Martini?

The Gibson Martini

What did you want to be as a kid?

Upon many things but mostly a mechanic. I loved working on cars and my dream job was to work with formula1 cars!