Mixologist of the Month: Andrea Alario @ Barolo Lounge

One of the hottest spots on the strip isn’t a club – it’s a lounge, attached to one of the island’s favorite restaurants: Edoardo’s. Barolo Lounge is where the social crowd can relax, laugh, drink a little, dance a lot, and generally partake in the delights of the night.

The bar is very accommodating and well stocked, with expert mixologists creating cocktails that meet the expectations of the most discerning divas and divos.

andrea-alarioAndrea Alario is the man behind the mixology at Barolo. Originally from Italy, he started bartending when he was just 16 years old. He felt that this kind of job was what he needed in order to fulfil his dream of traveling … but then it became so much more. “It became my passion, and it still is,” he says.

After visiting various countries, Andrea came to Cayman and started working exclusively at Barolo in June 2015.

If you’ve not visited Barolo, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a great Happy Hour location, and is an excellent choice for intimate gatherings like birthdays or anniversary celebrations. The room is warm and inviting with a terrific vibe on the weekends. Get there early to grab a seat with a good vantage point, then just sit back and people-watch all night.

Andrea looks forward to welcoming you to his bar, and mixing you a cocktail using skills he’s been honing for over 15 years. He could also double as the marketing person for the place.

“I love it here! I work for (and with) really great people,” he enthuses. “Everyone loves Barolo!”

 

irish-sundayThe Irish Sunday

  • 2 ounces Tullamore Dew Whiskey
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 clove
  • Dash of aperol
  • Fresh almonds muddled

Shake all the ingredients together and double strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon peel and a clove.

 

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