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Meet Our Trainer – Nicola Pietroluongo Junior

Nicola Pietroluongo Junior shares three of his favourite drinking spots in Brazil:

My name is…

Nicola Pietroluongo

I’m based in…


I’ve been bartending for…

Over 10 years

Happiness in a glass is…

Dry martini

I love working with…


Top tip…

”Style is everything!”


Bar Ponto

Bar Ponto is well renowned as a stylish, slick and sophisticated bar with an excellent food and drinks menu, first class customer service and a beautiful environment. The bar itself is decorated with a minimalistic approach. It also holds events and competitions, linking up with many different brands. This demonstrates the professional reputation it upholds within the industry. Bar Pronto’s drinks menu is complete with all of the classics, served to the highest of standards. The bar is famous for its classic cocktails created with the highest quality ingredients and mixed by experienced and knowledgeable bartenders. The atmosphere is really what transforms the bar into a lively fun spot and with the help of a fantastic live band it’s sure to get everyone moving!

Smash de Pepino


20ml Lime juice

20ml Splash of soda

Muddled cucumber

1 Mint sprig

(1.9 standard drinks* - 1.6 units per serve)

Method: Muddle cucumber in cocktail shaker. Add GORDONS™, lime juice and ice. Shake and strain into old-fashioned glass. Garnish with cucumber slice and mint sprig.

Drop by at…Rua Joaquim, Antunes, 248

Dial…+55 (11) 3061-3810

Find out more at…https://barbar.com.br

Like at…www.facebook.com/barbar.sp

Check out…www.instagram.com/bar_instagram/?ref=badge

Sub Astor

Sub Astor is an underground lounge which exudes character, charm and a touch of romance through its dark wooden and red leather interior and smooth jazz setting the tone. This venue is a secret among locals who wish to relax and unwind with a delicious cocktail in a stylish environment. And lucky for you, it’s the perfect time to visit Sub Astor as it has recently invented a new bar menu complete with an array of unique flavours and interesting mixes. They’ve also got a newly designed bar back that boasts a unique KETEL ONE™ bottle display. It has to be said that the bartenders strive to meet the customers every need providing exceptional service and adding to the overall experience of the bar. This hot spot is continuously featured in the ‘Best Bars in Town’ list and is your best bet if visiting São Paulo!

Breakfast Martini


15ml Orange liqueur

15ml Lemon juice

1 Bar spoon of orange jam

1 Orange peel

(1.9 standard drinks* - 1.6 units per serve)

Method: Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Drop by at…163, Vila Madalena, São Paulo

Dial…+5511 (11) 3815-1364 5

La Maison Est Tombée

La Maison Est Tombée is the perfect venue to host a night out with your friends promising a vibrant, buzzing and lively atmosphere each and every day of the week. This hot spot has some of the best live entertainment within São Paulo with a variety of different bands and artists playing regularly. La Maison will make you feel right at home with friendly and super helpful bar staff and a warm comfortable atmosphere set by the locals. If you are looking to try some authentic Brazilian cuisine, this bar will not disappoint. The venue offers some of the best food around, along with delicious snacks if you don’t fancy anything too substantial. This retro favourite is one of the coolest places in São Paulo and well worth a visit.

Pomme Martini


25ml Green apple liqueur

20ml Fresh green apple purée

1 Apple wedge

(2.0 standard drinks* - 1.6 units per serve)

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with an apple wedge.

Drop by at…Rua Jerônimo, de Veiga, 358

Dial…+5511 (11) 30712926

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(*One standard drink contains 8 grams of alcohol)