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Ty Izquierdo

Ty Izquierdo started his exciting Bartender/Mixologist adventure while attending College at UCSB. Bartending at several college bars on State Street, he soon became a community favorite and was  named Best Downtown Bartender by The Santa Barbara Independent "Best Of" reader poll. He moved on to bartend in Los Angeles at The Conga Room (then owned by Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Smitts). The Conga Room at Universal City Walk recruited him as their Lead Bartender and Bar Manager, and that's where he won Best Mojito Recipe by incorporating lavender syrup into the Cuban classic rum cocktail.

He also served as Beverage Manager for Wolfgang Puck, oversaw high profile events (Emmy's, Grammy's and the Academy Awards), and was a Bar consultant/participant in an episode of Bar Rescue for Spike TV.

Ty has since combined his passion for acting with the Bar Industry by working directly with spirit brands. This year, he is proud to represent such a world renowned brand as Russian Standard and Zubrowka, and share his creativity at Tales of the Cocktail.

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