With the desire to elevate the social experience through libations, Ricardo became one of Holland's most well-known bartenders. He is not only what some would call a mixologist, but a bartender with a passion to advance the profession of catering cocktails.
In 2002 he opened The Fabulous Shaker Boys, and they have successfully poured their way to the top as the leader in international hospitality and bartending, catering more than 400 events annually. Ricardo also designs the cocktail menus of all citizenM hotels, and his expert mixologists from The Fabulous Shaker Boys carefully train each Ambassador to shake the best cocktails.
In 2012, Ricardo opened The Butcher within the Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam. What appears to be an upscale butcher shop is actually a very swanky burger bar, voted best burger in Amsterdam by Time Out Magazine. Now, wait. What happened to the cocktail entrepreneur? Why a burger bar? Because we're not just talking burgers here. To the untrained eye it's impossible to know there's a hidden cocktail bar just steps from the front door, where the sophistication and flash of The Fabulous Shaker Boys is hard at work. You'll find Sporkslede's passion for bartending - his candid appreciation for the art of liquor as a religion or lifestyle - in his very own speakeasy.
The Butcher: http://www.the-butcher.com/
The Fabulous Shakerboys: http://www.fabulousshakerboys.com/
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