A Q&A with Five Rivers Bar Manager Jason Roe.
World Bartender Day takes place annually on 24th February and is a time to notice bartenders worldwide for their hard work and creative mixology! We’re taking this opportunity to feature our very own bar manager Jason, who has ‘shaken & stirred’ his way to becoming the face of the Five Rivers bar!
What’s your favourite tipple?
A: “My favourite would have to be Jack Daniels, a barman’s classic tipple.”
What’s your favourite concoction on the Five Rivers menu?
A: “The black raspberry and red berry sling, the flavour connection between the Chambord and the red berry Cîroc makes it taste amazing and it’s decorated beautifully.”
Describe yourself as a cocktail from the FR cocktail menu
A: “Passionately margarita – the key is in the name!”
What do you love about managing the Five Rivers bar?
A: “Seeing the reaction of a guest when on of my cocktails gets to the table.”
What’s the strangest concoction a guest has asked you to make?
A: “I had a guest ask me for a mojito with no ice before which is strange if you know what goes in them.”
Do you have your own ‘stamp’ on drinks? How do you make them your own?
A: “I think the way I decorate the drinks makes them more personal my use of edible glitter and making ice bowls for certain drinks really make them unique.”
For would-be bartenders who are passionate about drinks and looking to get into the game, what’s your top advice?
A: “The best advice I could give is stay calm do your best not to get overwhelmed and remember even the best of us break glasses. a lot.”