Nico de Soto

Nicolas-de-Soto-621x340Nico de Soto visited 55 countries and worked in 8 of them. Parisian born and raised, he has made a lasting impression on the cocktail community around the world. He first began bartending in Paris in 2005 where he was trained in the art of classic cocktails. In 2007, he moved to Australia and began work in Melbourne, where he spent a year crafting libations. He then returned to Paris, working in China Club and became bar manager at Mama Shelter before joining Paris’ most respected cocktail bars, the Experimental Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor. In 2010 he became the head mixologist of the Experimental Group, opening back to back the very successful Experimental Cocktail Clubs in London and New York, respectively nominated 3rd best bar in Europe 2012 at Cocktail Spirits Awards a nd top 4 finalists World’s Best New Bar in 2013 at Tales of Cocktails and 26th best cocktail bar in the world by Drinks International . His approach of drinks is inspired by cuisine, always trying to get new flavours, combinations and techniques. He was in 2013 named in the top 5 NYC most legendary bartenders by Grandlife. Recently behind the stick at 69 Colebrooke Row and Happiness Forgets, he’s working now on his own project that should come up before the end of the year.