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Darnell Holguin

Biography

Darnell Holguin was from a young age exposed him to the hospitality that New York City had to offer. His first experience serving drinks was at the family-run theater when he was young, treating the bar as an extension of the stage. After meeting Duane Fernandez Jr., whose mentorship led him to get involved in mixology and the art of making proper cocktails, Holguin has worked at places such as Bathtub Gin, and The Fifty – before most recently becoming the beverage partner at Las’ Lap. Awards and accolades include: Bacardi Legacy U.S. east coast... READ MORE

Darnell Holguin was from a young age exposed him to the hospitality that New York City had to offer. His first experience serving drinks was at the family-run theater when he was young, treating the bar as an extension of the stage. After meeting Duane Fernandez Jr., whose mentorship led him to get involved in mixology and the art of making proper cocktails, Holguin has worked at places such as Bathtub Gin, and The Fifty – before most recently becoming the beverage partner at Las’ Lap. Awards and accolades include: Bacardi Legacy U.S. east coast – 2017, New international spirits competition judge – 2017,2018,2019, Bacardi Legacy Judge, Mexico, U.S. and Puerto Rico – 2017, 2018, 2019, Time Out New York’s Top 10 Bartenders – 2015

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