Miguel Jorquera - Blue Cilantro
What's your Hangover Cure?
More than a cure, I like the idea of preventing an awful hangover! Eat a few bananas (they are full of potassium) and of course, drink lots of water. Soda water with a dash of Angostura Bitters can calm an upset stomach as well.
What’s your signature cocktail
Pisco sour, traditional Chilean and Peruvian
aperitive,Pisco based,spirit obtain frome Muscate grapes and mixed
with lime juice, sugar, egg white and angostura bitters is not doubth my new
speciallity at Blue Cilantro I fusioned with local Mango and Scothbonnet pepper
syrup it blends very well with the flavours of our cuisine.
What brought you to Cayman and what made you stay
longer than you had intended?
The cruise industry
brought me to Cayman my fist time back in 2003 and I was amazed with the beauty
and the peaceful rhythm of local and tourists. I also loved the feeling of safety you have here - it's like
no other island on the caribbean.
Then last year I
got the fantastic opportunity to work with Chef Shetty
at his restaurant so I decided to establish myself in the Cayman Islands.
Funniest Bartending Experience?
Monaco Grand Prix, the Ferrari Team chartered the Seabourn Legend cruiseship and dock
as a floating hotel.The opening Gala night Surprise artist was Boy George and
at the end of the night came to my counter and ask for a bottle of the best
tequila of the house. Long story short, we all ended up drinking and doing shots at
the pantry bar till wee hours! Posting pictures in all the social media outlets!
Have you every spotted a celebrity at your bar?
At the same charter cruise, I had the opportunity to
serve Will Smith and Fernando Alonso, F1 driver from Ferrari team. Mr. Alonso and I chatted in
spanish, and I recommended to him a Special Lemon Drop Martini. Of course, 10 minutes later, the rest of the party want to try same cocktail! So
Lemon Drop was the drink of the night! Great experience and Mr. Alonso is an excellent gentleman.