The Master Blend: A Bartender Series – Aaron Michael Siak

Listen to The Master Blend: A Bartender Series – Aaron Michael Siak

This week, we’re continuing our Bartender Interview Series, The Master Blend – a collaboration with BERTOUX Brandy.

This week’s guest is Aaron Michael Siak, bar director at Bibo Ergo Sum in Los Angeles.

We spoke about Aaron’s career change at 29 from public accounting to fine dining, his discovery of craft cocktails at The Franklin Bar in Philadelphia, and his journey from Philly to LA.

This week’s featured cocktail is Siak’s BERTOUX Brandy cocktail currently being served at Bibo Ergo Sum: ‘TELLE ME ABOUT IT 

1 dash absinthe
2 dash orange bitters
4 dash Peychauds bitters
3/4 oz lime juice
1 oz celery syrup
1/2 tsp Hamilton Pimento Dram Liqueur
1 tsp Batavia arrack 
1/4 oz Uruapan Charanda Blanco Rum
1 1/2 oz BERTOUX Brandy 

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with tonic, and garnish with fresh mint.

All photographs taken by Eugene Lee

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