Tarquin Melnyk contributes to justcocktails.org from his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here’s Tarquin in 7 questions.
What was the first well made cocktail you recall loving?
If I could make a drink for anyone in the world it would be?
Describe the drink you want to make for yourself, with the dream ingredients you’d love to be able to make it with?
I would make a Sidecar with Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6, Gabriel Boudier Orange Fine Champagne and hand-picked lemons from a friends tree in California.
My mom is proud of me because?
I figured out how to get free flights by making cocktails, haha
If you had a t-shirt bearing your Bartending philosophy on it, what would it say?
I was saving up to be a Social Worker. It worked, kinda.
If you could go anywhere in the world and order a drink, where would it be and what would you have?
I would go to Mongolia and have Po-Cha, a spiced tea with Yak butter in it. (Video Link)
Do you have a Bartending pet peeve?
Bartenders who think the job is purely about their ability to make a drink.