Featured Mixologist James Slater

Featured Mixologist James Slater

Name: James Slater

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Nationality: Panama

Birthday: April 14

Sign: Aries

Where You Bartend: Knife Modern Steak House

How Many Years Bartending: 13 years

Favorite Cocktail: Negroni

Favorite Beer: Heineken

Favorite Shot: Jameson Irish Whiskey

Favorite Bar In The World To Have A Drink: The People’s Last Stand

James’ Own Signature Cocktail: Enigma




  • 3/4 oz. Angels Envy Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. Six Grapes Porto
  • 1/2 oz. Aperol
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1/2 bar spoon of Orange blossom water

Preparation: Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled mini cup glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Tools: Mixing glass, bar spoon, julep spoon.

History Behind the cocktail: The enigma began in the 1920s when the German military-using an ‘ENIGMA’ machine developed for the business market began to comunícate in unintelligible coded messages.