Featured Grand Cayman Bartenders 2020

Best Bartenders 2020
Featured here are some of the hottest bartenders from Grand Cayman bars for 2020. Read on and learn some interesting facts about them and read their full interviews. Next time you see them in one of Cayman Islands bars, you will be able to surprise them with your inside knowledge!


Ela - Sharkeez

If you were a type of alcohol, what would you be and why?
Tequila - without a doubt! Everyone loves the confidence that comes with tequila. Fun, fearlessness and dancing all night long. Any occasion is immediately a party once tequila enters the room.

What’s the most important skill a bartender should have?
You can teach anyone how to make drinks, set up a bar and show up, but to separate a good bartender from a great bartender, you have to be able to connect with the person in front of you.

What's your favourite cockail to make and why?
A Cayman Mama! It's delicious, fruity and looks like a Cayman sunset. I haven't met one person who doesn't enjoy them.



Amba - The Ritz-Carlton

What's the best thing about being a bartender in Cayman?
The bar-tending community we have on Island is so connected and collaborative! It is so fun bouncing ideas off each other and watching everyone make amazing creations for the diverse collection of guests on the Island.

What is your favourite cocktail to make and why?
I love making Old Fashioneds! There are only three ingredients: spirit, sweetener and bitters. You can change one or all to make delicious new inventions. Rum, honey and plum bitters, tequila, agave, orange bitters - the combinations are endless!

What's the most important skill a bartender should have?
Genuine care and a love for what they do. We are welcoming people into our bars as we would our homes and being able to make them feel welcome and cared for should be our main goal.


Angela - The Wharf

What’s trending in the bar-tending world?
Local ingredients, vibrant colours and pure, clean flavours.

What’s the best thing about being a bartender in Cayman?
I love meeting new people on a daily basis, everyone is always so relaxed at our bar, probably because of the closeness to the water and beautiful sunsets. Can you ask for a better view?

You've just been dropped on a desserted Island - what three things have you brought along with you?
Knife, never-ending match and a bottle with a string to collect and store water.


Betty - The Lodge

What's your favourite cocktail to make and why?
The mojito! I'm from Cuba so it's my national drink. I make it with a Cayman flair - you'll have to come and visit me at The Lodge to see, first hand.



Elizabeth - Blue Rock

What's your favourite cocktail to make and why?
My favourite cocktail is a classic mojito. Thanks to the mint and lime juice, it's a very refreshing drink!

If you were an alcohol what would you be and why?
Wine. Good for the heart!

What's the best thing about being a bartender in Cayman?
Making friends and knowing the customers.




Chris - KARoo

You've just been dropped on a deserted Island. What three things have you brought along with you?
If you'd just dropped me on a desert island, you would find me with a fishing rod, a bottle of rum and a hammock. I'm sure I'd only look for help once the rum had run out. In fact, drop me to Little Cayman now and we'll see how I get on.

What is your favourite cocktail to make and why?
I'd probably say twists on classics and any drink that has an interactive side.

What's the best thing about being a bartender in Cayman?
The social aspect. No matter what day anyone's had, they come to your bar to pick themselves up for a good time. Making drinks is personal, much like cooking for someone, so when you get the right combination and you physically see them enjoy what you've made - it's a huge buzz!