Our new series shines a lights on all of our awesome mixologists!
First up is David with our new barrel-aged negroni.
He is one of our beloved head bartenders and has been with us since 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 Day One! He isn’t known as a “liquid chef” for any old reason, whenever one of us is missing something in a cocktail, David will blurt out the perfect component that will pull it all together before we can blink!
David is a true professional in the restaurant industry with an eye for all of the little details, which is what truly sets him apart.
He is holding our 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶: Journeyman Distillery’s Bilberry Black Hearts Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, and orange bitters get mixed up and aged in our Journeyman charred oak barrel for at least three months. This process adds more layers of flavor and texture to this cocktail that you just can’t get anywhere else!
Second is Cate – another one of our head bartenders who has been with us from the start! We may have stolen Cate from the city of Chicago to come work with us, but she’s stolen all of our hearts here at Leeds as well. You can usually catch Cate wearing her boots in the back bar cranking out cocktails like nobody’s business. Her speed and precision when creating cocktails is unsurpassable – she makes hundreds of cocktails a shift! Cate assists in creating cocktails for the menu and is a true creative genius. She plays a big role in setting up the bar for success by batching a lot of our housemade syrups and other cocktail ingredients that we make fresh weekly.
She is holding our 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗿: The Real McCoy 3 yr. Aged Rum, plus our housemade Dragonfruit-mint syrup, fresh lime juice and sparkling water.