UK – Surrey commuter belt originally, but currently living in Cambodia after a 4 1/2 year stint in Beijing
The Hide on Bermondsey Street for a long time – I’m one of the owners, but now I’m only there on the odd occasions I'm back in the UK. These days I mainly work as a guest bartender at various places in Asia. Prior to all that, a whole host of pubs and bars around the UK (20 years worth now).
Ones with friendly, talented bartenders.
Blood & Sand (with an Islay whisky preferably) - like them so much we named our company after them. Default to a Negroni after that though. Or a beer. Or maybe a G&T. Whisky is good too. Actually variety is the best thing about the drinks industry come to think of it!
I’m not particularly “bad ass”.
I’ve done all sorts of things on bars.
Another bar in the works for London hopefully – and a second child on the way later this year so late bar nights and early baby mornings.
“I love a bit of salt & pepper” - to me from a younger gent who clearly liked older men (or at least their hair).
I once spent seven days running through the Sahara dreaming of martinis.
Blonde au pear: Jensen’s Bermondsey Gin, Camden wheat beer, home-made pear liqueur, lemon juice, orange bitters shaken very hard & served up in a fancy pants goblet.
3:1, a straightforward London Dry Gin, Noilly, small lime twist.
Jungle Explorer - and I spent quite a few years working in tropical forests as a conservation biologist when I grew up, but then bars took over.