Mimi Burnham, New York Brand Ambassador

Mimi Burnham, New York Brand Ambassador

Mimi Burnham
New York Brand Ambassador for The Perfect Purée

Bartender at Porchlight

Mimi Burnham is an award winning Crafted Cocktail Bartender who enjoys creating organic, seasonally fresh and classic cocktails. She is an active member of the New York City Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) and is continuously honing her craft. Regularly attending Master Classes for various spirits and wines, she is Master Certified in Bourbon, Champagne, Sherry, Single Malt Scotch, Whiskey (Irish and U.S.), Rhum, Amaro, Pisco, Brandy, Tequila, Vodka, and Gin. You can find Mimi bartending at “Porchlight Bar” in West Chelsea NYC, Danny Meyer’s (USHG) highly acclaimed standalone cocktail bar. She is a member of the opening crew.

Winning a coveted spot in the “Wild Turkey: Behind the Barrel” 2014 National contest, Mimi joined thirty Bartenders from across the country in this immersive experience on the craft of making bourbon from Wild Turkey legends, Jimmy and Eddie Russell, an unforgettable opportunity.

Mimi also represented the New York City Chapter of the USBG at “Portland Cocktail Week” in Oregon, October 2013, an educational seminar for trending markets within the spirits industry. With over two thousand attendees from across the country, she was one of 42 Bartenders chosen to showcase and received a full scholarship, courtesy of Tanqueray Gin, who sponsored Mimi with her original and highly acclaimed “Holly Go Lightly” cocktail (a chai and black assam tea leaf infused gin with sweet vermouth and citrus).

Focusing on the fine craft of the classic cocktail with a modern twist and providing a friendly atmosphere with excellent service is her signature. She has worked multiple venues with different styles of bartending – from fine dining in North East Queens, to Manhattan nightclubs, and not forgetting her initial start at a North Shore Yacht Club.

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