Julio Bermejo is the creator of the Tommy’s Margarita cocktail, one of only 16 cocktails that have been officially recognised as ‘New Era Drinks’ by the International Bartenders Association. Julio’s parents, Tommy and Elmy, founded Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco in 1965. Under Julio’s influence, Tommy’s moved towards a singular focus on 100 percent agave tequilas, as opposed to what are known as mixto tequilas, in which distillers supplement the agave with cheaper sugars. This crusade brought global recognition for Tommy’s as the world’s leading tequila bar, honoured six times in The World’s 50 Best Bars list since 2000.
SEMPLICITY CUTS TO THE SOULS
In this course you’ll learn from the king of simplicity — even though his cocktails are anything but simple.
Julio will talk about his family heritage, Mexican hospitality, and the importance of choosing the right ingredients.
Oh and, there’s some serious tequila talk as well.