Anirudh Myakal – Confessions of a Bartender

Where does he work: Talisman Hospitality. Upcoming Cocktail Bar in Pune, Koregaon Park

My favourite cocktail (and why): Bloody Mary, because it has many stories of its origin but nobody actually knows where and how it originated. Many of the bartenders try their variations, but only thing matters is how to make a Good Bloody Mary. It is my personal favourite because its versatile, and due to its clean, bright and simple taste. It gives me platform to try different twists with it.

What kind of a cocktail program do they have: Everyone needs a good side kick to start with and even here at Talisman, all our mixologists are trying different variations of spirits with different infusions like Rosemary, Thyme, Saffron , Bacon and many more.

Craziest thing a customer’s ever done: Getting a kiss from a female customer is not crazy at all. It comes in our job description, that we have to get used to getting kisses from Damsels, when prince charming like us, save them from distress. But for some guys this is all they want. So one of my regular customers learnt bartending so that he could save damsels in distress. 😉 You know what I Mean.

Best tip I’ve got: Bottle of Crystal

If a customer offers to buy me a drink, I’ll Definitely take it up, but would drink it after my working hours.

My favourite tool is Muddler

The best cure for a hangover is:  You come back to me and get a secret cocktail made by me.

I’d love to have a drink with PRS Oberoi

Best drink to order if someone’s on a date is Champagne is Old School. That will definitely work on a date. But let’s also not forget the Champagne cocktails that bartenders invent for special occasions like these. Champagne cocktails have a bit more love involved in making them, than just plain champagne. What you drink is what you become.