Bartenders

Luca Missaglia

Type

Bartenders

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Milan, Italy

WHERE DO YOU/HAVE YOU WORKED?

I was Bar Manager at Quo Vadis, London and now I'm an Italicus Brand Ambassador

FAVORITE BARS?

Bar Italia for a quick espresso & Amaro Montenegro. The Connaught Bar; Ago and Rusty always make me feel welcome. Artesian Bar fantastic drinks and environment. The Zetter Townhouse I have spent some great Sunday evenings there with friends.

FAVOURITE DRINK?

A drink that’s made with passion, creativity and love.

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

In this business we’re all night owls. I once showed up early, super-fresh and loaded for a cocktail competition at the LCC. I’m Italian remember, and it takes me a while to get ready so it had been an even earlier start for me that day. The conversation went like this: Me: Hey Sarah, all good!? Sarah Mitchell: Yes you? What are you doing here at 11am!? Me: I’m here for the cocktail competition. Sarah Mitchell: Cocktail Competition!?!!!? It’s tomorrow my dear… That was one badass barman moment for me and a lot of wasted time in front of the mirror.

Ever done it on a bar?

What happens in the bar, stays in the bar.

What's next for you?

I want to keep going like this and face many new challenges as they arise.

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

Worst: I'll cook you dinner if you cook me breakfast. Best: Did the sun come out or did you just smile at me?

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

See above "Ever done it on a bar" answer...

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

I would make you a Manhattan, infused with cherry, sweet rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura.

How do you like your Martini?

Ignorant, dry, with gin, olives and a lemon zest aroma.

What did you want to be as a kid?

Ferrari’s Official Pilot for Formula 1

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