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Doctor Cocktail
Doctor Cocktail

In June 2020 guests can enjoy drinks and tips from Nicolas Medicamento aka Doctor Cocktail. We catch up in advance to find out a little bit more....

Where does the term Dr Cocktail come from?

I was jokingly called Mr Medicine due to my surname and the moniker Dr Cocktail started to stick and has since become my business name.

And what is your focus with Dr Cocktail?

When I set up the business my focus has been on continuing to provide that luxury style of service that I developed during my time in five-star hotels but in a more accessible environment.

When I worked at The Savoy a lot of guests would ask me how can you recreate these drinks at home but with a lot of them you couldn't because a lot of our ingredients were bespoke and so now I try to make interesting drinks but with commonly available ingredients.

You mention the Savoy could you tell me about your hospitality career?

I was literally born in hospitality, we had a family restaurant business and so growing up I did everything from cooking to waiting tables. I then moved on into Michelin style restaurants and then to continue my training through the Italian Bartenders Association and started working in hotel bars.

Prior to moving to London, I was at the Borgo Egnazia in Puglia which is a luxury resort and then I moved to London I went straight to The Savoy and spent three years there.

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What makes a great cocktail experience?

To really enjoy a drink I think it helps to really know a lot about the ingredients, I think a good bartender will be a really good listener and can understand to their guest's needs. The drink needs to look delicious in the glass, the flavour needs to go down really well but for me, it is the service that will really complete the experience.

The most important for me when serving is the guest experience and the conversation that I have with the guests. I think the freshness of ingredients is important and in particular I am interested in well being and healthy cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails and creating drinks with a positive nutritional value.

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When I set up the business my focus has been on continuing to provide that luxury style of service that I developed during my time in five-star hotels but in a more accessible environment.

When I was at The Savoy a lot of guests would ask how you can recreate the drink at home but you couldn't because a lot of our ingredients were bespoke and so now I try to make interesting drinks but with commonly available ingredients.

Catch Doctor Cocktail at Cocktails in the City on June 18 - 19th at Bedford Square Gardens. Visit the website at www.doctorcocktailltd.com

Posted on May 28, 2021 Category Events