Award-winning bartender-turned international drinks consultant Julian de Féral has spent eighteen years in the industry honing his skills in some of London’s most prestigious watering holes: stirring Martinis in renowned members clubs, spritzing spritzers in fine restaurants, blending banging tropicals in tiki nightclubs, slinging long drinks at arty pop ups and laying down shots in backstreet dive bars. Now heading up the drinks department at the Gorgeous Group he trains bartenders and creates drinks offerings and concepts for projects all over the world, dabbling with words in between.
As cocktail categories go, disco drinks are hard to define. Julian de Féral wonders whether even trying to do so it’s a contradiction in terms.
When the question, 'What are your worst staff food experiences?' was posed to members of Facebook group The London Bartenders' Association (The LBA), the answers were too good not to publish. Julian de Feral gives us his hot take on some of the best (or worst).