Annons:

Interview with Ásgeir Már Björnsson – Food and Beverage Manager Slippbarinn Reykjavik and Co-Founder at Reykjavik Bar Summit

Together with nine professional bartenders from the Nordic countries and one amateur I publish articles called I BAREN (IN THE BAR). The bartenders get to write about anything from their line of work and the business. They work in different cities around Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and have a varying background. This because you are going get exciting ideas and articles on different levels. Today I present Ásgeir Már Björnsson from Reykjavik, Iceland the tenth professional bartender.

Interview with Ásgeir Már Björnsson - Food and Beverage Manager Slippbarinn Reykjavik and Co-Founder at Reykjavik Bar Summit

Name: Ásgeir Már Björnsson

Years in the business: 15 years

Official Job Title: Food and Beverage Manager

Born: 1981

Currently resides: Reykjavik

Current work locations: Slippbarinn

How and why did you become a bartender and what other things are you passionate about besides bartending? 

Just happened. Besides bartending I like knitting and reading.

What do you drink when nobody see?

Orange juice

Which one is your favorite ingredient right now?

Vinegar and sour beer.

Describe your approach to making cocktails in one word and tell us why that defines your style.

Atmosphere, it´s all in the air.

Have you done any competitions? If yes, how does a competition like this help you career-wise and on a personal level?

I don’t do a lot of competitions. I did one, Absolute Invite and I met a lot of crazy nice people.

Where do you find inspiration to your cocktails?

Everywhere.

Which is the most common comment that you hear in your job as a bartender?

Where is the bathroom?

Of all the cocktails that you have been drinking during the years, which three pops up in your head and who made them for you?

– 21st Century by Andreas Nilson 

– 8th ball by Carl Wrangel 

– Don Lockwood by Oskar and Johan at Corner Club

Which 5 bars are your favorites around the world?

Candelaria, Paris

Barking Dog, Copenhagen

Dutch Kills, New York

Mikropolis, Copenhagen

Corner Club, Stockholm

CONTACT

Email: asgeirb@icehotels.is

Instagram: @slippbarinn

Facebook: /slippbarinn, /asgeir.m.bjornsson, /rvkbarsummit

Site: www.slippbarinn.is, www.reykjavikbarsummit.com

Read all the previous interviews

Read all the articles from IN THE BAR

Annons:

Här finns mer att läsa om