Lucass Maraton : Sherrybutt (Paris)

Lucass is a bartender at Sherrybutt, Paris. He shows us 2 cocktails, one rum based and the other one is cognac based

Lucass introduce yourself
Hi I’m Lucass, and I’m a bartender at Sherrybutt, Paris. I’ve been here for 5 months. Before that I worked in London. At the beginning I used to work in luxurious establishments as waiter or chef and one day in Bordeaux at the gastronomic restaurant “le Chapon fin” I worked with a wine waiter, who was a fan of cognac. He shared his passion with me. From that moment I became a cognac fan too, and made my first step towards bartending. Firstly in a hotel, then to a speakeasy bar where I found what I was looking for, where everything is home made.

The classic you want to show us
Hanky Panky twisted with cognac
40ml cognac
15ml sweet vermouth
15ml byrrh
Barspoon fernet branca
Barspoon cacao luxardo
Twist of lime


The bar or party you dream of
A lively cocktail bar, in fact I prefer that to a quiet one, which is a paradox because I work in a quiet one most of the time. Cocktails shoud be fun, with loud music and a touch of craziness.

The spirit you like the most
As I explained before, I am a cognac fan, because I come from Bordeaux where I grew up whith cognac around me. When I mix it in drinks, I love its complexity, its sweet side and at the same time its power. It’s like a wine too when you use it as a dash. It’s a very complete product to use in a cocktail.

What makes a good cocktail and which product do you want to highlight at this moment
A good cocktail is just well balanced.
What I want to hightlight is not a spirit, even if it was obvious, but recently we’ve created a shrub of peach and aneth (syrup vinegar based) which produces a touch of rustic and freshness.

The signature cocktail you want to show us
Haitian Burns
Barspoon bénédictine
20ml vermouth del professor
Dash of Bobs orange and mandarin bitter
30ml clairin sajou (Rum)
10ml whisky Islay
Twist lime


Where do you think we need to go to interview another bartender?
In Paris Joseph Akhavan at Mabel (opening soon). Fabien at l’Entrée des artistes. In London Satan’s Whiskers, because I am classical in the way I make drinks and they have a menu very classic and simple, old school style. I love to go to Happiness Forgets, for its crazy side and of course Artesian, a real experience to live with Simone Caporale and his team.

See you next Monday the 3rd of November to discover another bartender


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