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Lauren Mote

Bittered Sling Bitters
Co-Proprietor
Vancouver, Canada
Mixologist. Sommelier. Architect of potions, tonics and elixirs. Accomplished emcee, writer and cocktail judge. International spirits diplomat. Award-winning bar personality Lauren Mote wears many hats, but she’s perhaps best known as the co-proprietor of Bittered Sling— a wildly successful line of high-quality, small-batch cocktail and culinary bitters— and most recently the bar manager of the downtown Vancouver hotspot UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar.Named the 2015 ‘Bartender of the Year’ by both the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and Diageo World Class Canada, Mote is a well-respected speaker, educator, mentor and industry advocate, whose reach extends well beyond the bar. She has served as an Associate Director for the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association, has been an event partner and keynote speaker with Tales of the Cocktail® since 2011, and in 2016 Mote will be the first Canadian inducted into the “Dames Hall of Fame”, as well as nominated for “Best Bar Mentor” at the 10th annual Spirited Awards Ceremony.Mote is an in demand hospitality consultant and in the past 2 years has launched and redesigned bar programs at The Nash Restaurant & Off Cut Bar in Calgary, Vancouver’s Café Medina and Burdock & Co., and most recently collaborating as the Beverage Consultant for the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, specifically YEW seafood + bar. Mote is also the current Canadian Ambassador for Diageo World Class.


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