I had the pleasure of judging a cocktail comp on my last day in Montreal with local drinks aficionado, Fanny, at her bar school and kitchen, Atelier & Saveur. While all of the drinks I tried were excellent, top prize went to Eddy from Lab, for his Belvedere and mango take on a classic sour.
After many years behind the bar in New York City, from Odessa in the East Village and Back Room in the LES to Madam Geneva on the Bowery, I made the leap from bartender to brand ambassador. I'm now lucky enough to travel the world meeting bartenders (and whoever will listen really!) while spreading the good word of Belvedere Vodka.