Kikori Profile: Will Talbott of The Standard, Highline

Kikori Profile: Will Talbott of The Standard, Highline

September 2018

What was the inspiration behind this cocktail?

I wanted to make a tropical Manhattan. Essentially, something that could be enjoyed as a summer boozy cocktail as opposed to more fall/winter.

How do you think of new ideas for cocktails?

I definitely utilize the already impressive talent pool of mix-masters here in NYC. I’m always going to new cocktail bars for inspiration and ideas.

Where is your favorite spot in the city right now?

Mace, a wonderful cocktail bar in the East Village. They have an innovative, ground-breaking approach to their cocktail menu.

If you could guest bartend in any other city, where would you go?

Maybe Vegas?

Beach or City holiday?


Your current TV obsession?

Right now my wife and I are obsessed with The Keepers. It’s a documentary series currently streaming on Netflix.