Portrait: Ivan Arana, Best Confinement Tuto finalist

We interviewed bartender Ivan Arana, talked about his bartending career and how his video for the Best Confinement Tuto brought memories from his beginnings as a bartender.

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SPIRITS HUNTERS: 1. Where are you originally from?

Ivan Arana: Mexico


2 – How long have you been a bartender?

Bartender for 4 years.


3 – What brought you to the world of bartending / what inspired you to become a bartender?

Originally I started in high school making cocktails for my friends at the parties. Then it turned to being something I really love.


4 – What have you discovered about yourself being a bartender?

Patience and constance, I think bartending teaches this two values.


5 – How is the situation in your city/country regarding Covid?

People are still afraid to go out, and others just don’t care, so the situation is kind of complex.


6 – What inspired you to make the video you’ve sent us for the Confinement Bartender Contest?

I was inspired due to the situation and got my crafting brain to work on a recipe that would bring me back to my high school summer memories.


7 – Is your bar open today?

I don’t work at my previous bar anymore.


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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