Xhulio Sina

Where are you currently working?

At Bottle Bar and Shop, my own bar and shop in Catford South East London 

Tell us something about the industry we might not know!

Well, what don’t you know? ;) I hope it recovers from this awful year!

What is your favourite cocktail?

An Old Fashioned!

Ever had a bad-ass/rock n roll bartending moment?

Haha. I used to work at Sketch and had a few rock n roll moments! One of my favourite memories is walking up to Ozzy Osbourne and asking him what he wanted to drink. He had a big grin on his face as he said: “I’ll have a coca-cola”. Classic!

Where will we find you on your nights off?

At home most of the time, I don’t get much time off haha. Or maybe enjoying a rare night out on the town with my Mrs. Anywhere that makes a mean Old Fashioned! If I had to choose one bar I would probably choose Aqua Shard for the views!

If you weren’t tending bar, what would you be doing?

Running my own business! Turns out I’m still bartending, with a difference.

I still enjoy making the customers a drink and the bar chat – some things (or people!) never change!

What is your desert island bottle?

Has to be our Bottle Bar & Shop Passion Fruit Daiquiri! 

What is your hangover cure?

Bloody Mary made with Horseradish and Wasabi Vodka of course ;) It’s the best for a hangover! 

If you were gonna create a cocktail for BarChick, what would you make us?

That’s a hard one, you know everything there is to know about bars and you’ve tried most mixes and cocktails! I’d probably keep it simple – how about a BarChick Martini made with citrus fruits and a touch of rosemary? That could work!