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Winning Bartender: Jay Viti – Massachusetts

Winning Bartender: Jay Viti – Massachusetts

What was the inspiration for your Lime Bite creation? An old-fashioned Key Lime Pie.

What is your favorite Captain Morgan cocktail? Captain & Ginger with a splash of St. Germaine.

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

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a bartender? Concentrate on learning how to work behind a bar and multitask rather than learning what’s in every drink.

Tell us one thing about tending bar that we may not know. It’s a great way to get to know how people think and experiment socially.

How do you deal with overly intoxicated consumers? Tactfully. Drunk people are easily offended. Just be nice about it and it usually works out!


The Key Lime


1 oz Lime Bite
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Pear Nectar
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Splash of Lime Juice

Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Sugar martini glass rim. Strain into glass. Garnish with lime.