Verónica Rajadell




I'm from Spain; Barcelona


At present, I'm working at Hoja Santa and before was at 1 Lombard Street 


Well, I don’t really know bars in London yet, but where I've been and I've loved are: Paramount, Nightjar, Evans and Peel for sure!! and  as bars in Barcelona: Eclipse bar at W hotel, Boca Chica, Dry Martini...  OMG, I could not ever finish the list of Barcelona Clubs.


Mmmm .. everything is dependent on the time and the company around you. Mai tai is always a good choice, frozen strawberry daiquiri, or some combination with elderflower and basil makes me mad. Honestly it is very difficult to choose just one drink.

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

Working in Greece on the beginning was so funny, I could not understand accent and I was serving the wrong things, but thanks to smiling no one ever complained

Ever done it on a bar?


What's next for you?

I have not scored a goal yet, simply want to enjoy every moment my live both professional and personal. The most important thing is not to sit still, keep learning and surprising myself in my future steps.

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

Wow if you do everything like you do your mojito ……

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

I started playing with cocktails when I was just  16, always with the aim to pay my studies, rental, etc. In those 21 years, I decided to stop bartending for a while as I was always working at night and during the holidays. But to my surprise, I missed the sound of the shaker while drinking with my friends and had to investigate how they made their cocktails or how they work behind the bar. I returned to bartending again, not only to pay for my things, but because it is a passion.

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

Enigma, my cocktail created for Imbibe competition at Evans and Peel: 40 ml Vestal Rye 20 ml Amber Vestal 10 ml Marlet Creme de Peche 15 ml fresh lime juice 10 ml sugar Egg white 3 d Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters Old fashioned glass, rocks and garnish lime twist and leek ash for sprinkle

How do you like your Martini?

Sweet martini,  with G-Vine Floraison with Maraschino, mmmmmmm AMAZING

What did you want to be as a kid?

I wanted to see the world, people with different cultures, secret places; I am doing this part! I only need my little dreams of traveling to places that are disadvantaged, to observe another reality and help in any way possible.