Martin Ball




A town called Stone in the county of Staffordshire


I was at Corridor. Now I am at Burger & Lobster.


Corridor (obviously), Cafe Pacifico, Santa Chupitos, Liars Club, Montgomery Place, Match W1; but its dead now :(


A glass bottle of Coke from the depths of the cooler, chilled glass, cubes of ice, wedge of lemon, straw (no bends)

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

I once shook a cocktail that hard i went back in time and kicked David Embury in the pants for sticking his nose in other peoples trades, on my way back to the present day i stopped off at the Rainbow Rooms and showed Dale how to make a Cosmopolitan, dropped acid with Gary Regan, went to see a ZZ Top gig with Wondrich (hence the beard), introduced Dick Bradsell to great outdoors; hedgerows in particular, went to a rave with Uyeda and threw some 3 piece shaker shapes, infiltrated the Bar Mafia of Dorelli, Calabrese and Conigliaro - they let me go on account of Morgan, Myers, Burger and Stephenson threatening to bring the Northern heavies down, i also saved Tom Estes from bandits - to recall a few of my finer bad ass moments....

Ever done it on a bar?


What's next for you?

Off to New York after winning the Auchentoshan Switch...

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

"Get your pants off, you're on next..." (both)

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

Ian Morgan invented the barblade - FACT

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

Just to push it a bit more - My Auchentoshan 3 Wood "Tight Corner Fizz" 50ml Auchentoshan 3 Wood 25l Lime Juice 15ml Violette 10ml sugar shake and top with Ginger Ale

How do you like your Martini?

From a 50ml optic, lemonade, thin slice of lemon, pub stylee (nostalgia innit?)

What did you want to be as a kid?

Wanted to be a mechanic like my dad, then i wanted to go around robbing bakeries (i enjoy cakes - although as a child i had no desire to be a baker; evidently just a thieving scrote)