Welcome to a segment that I like to call “Shooting The Shot”. I ask our featured guests a series of questions. Some are just for “shots” & giggles.

Introducing our guest

Our first guest is a person that I admire, when it comes to mixology. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with him on a cocktail. We used goat cheese as our main ingredient. It was an awesome and challenging collab. He brings creativity and knowledge to our craft. Let’s Shoot The Shot with @Ramithemixologist

sketch of a Lion pour a cocktail into a martini glass

Getting the details

Billy Goat by Impeccable Gentleman
Billy Goat by Ramithemixologist
  • IG: What do you make a guest at your bar who is indecisive about what they want to drink?
  • R: Even indecisive guests have some preferences. I’ll ask a few questions before deciding. I would definitely not make something elaborate or complex, a simple and tasty cocktail that will match their likings.
  • IG: I couldn’t agree more
Hotdog in a taco shell
  • IG: Are hotdogs considered a type of taco?
  • R: Depends by what parameters you judge. In some cases yes, in some no.
  • IG: What is your favorite movie series of all time?
  • R: Terminator, especially 2
  • IG: Ah, yes. That one is my favorite from the series.
  • IG: When you go out to a bar, what do you usually order?
  • R: Their signature cocktails, and if I don’t see anything interesting, a mint julep/amaretto sour.
  • IG: You can’t go wrong with either of those.
  • IG: Do you cook? If so, what is your favorite food to pair with a cocktail?
  • R: I do cook, traditionally speaking, you usually match what you drink to what you eat and not the other way around. However, with food I usually drink neat spirits.
  • IG: I’m unconventional at times.
  • IG: What did you want to be when you were a child?
  • R: Not when I was a child, but my first dream career was to be a rapper.
  • IG: Word? I did not see that coming.
  • IG: What has been one of most unusual ingredients that you have ever used, in a cocktail?
  • R: I made a lot of unique cocktails, I think the most unusual ingredient I used was asparagus. I mixed it with Irish cream and pears.
  • IG: Fascinating!
aspargus on a cutting board
  • IG: What advice can you give to people that are interested in getting into this industry, that you wish you would’ve known.
  • R:
    • Read a lot. Think about all other professionals in your life, they have to have a degree. There is no degree in mixology, it’s on you to learn.
    • Chances of one becoming solely a mixologist are slim. You’re a bartender first. That means you’re a host. Be a people person.
  • IG: I 100% agree with this message.
  • IG: Do you have a hobby outside of bartending?
  • R: Yes. I love listening to music, read, and work out.
  • IG: That’s awesome! Thank you for joining us.
Guest cheering by touching glasses together