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Winning Bartender: Derek Bourgeois – Seattle, Washington

Winning Bartender: Derek Bourgeois – Seattle, Washington

What was the inspiration for your Lime Bite creation? I love margaritas. and Mexico. It just seemed like the right fit!

What is your favorite Captain Morgan cocktail? My invention, the Biteria.

What is the most important tool a bartender must have? Personality.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a bartender? Know your booze. Taste, smell, and mixing.

Tell us one thing about tending bar that we may not know. Its not as hard as it looks

How do you deal with overly intoxicated consumers? I don’t. The door man does….and thank goodness!


3/4 oz. Lime Bite
3/4 oz.  Damiana
Lime Wedges
Splash Simple Syrup
Splash Soda
Splash Sour
Salt (for rim)

Muddle lime. Add Lime Bite, Damiana and sour. Shake. Pour into salt rimmed glass and add a splash of soda.