Tell us about yourself (or in this case, yourselves)!
We are the Suspender boys co-owners Tino & Aliosha. We have done beverage consulting and events for about a year now. Successfully! Catch us behind the bar at De Santos in the West Village on Friday and Saturday nights. We came to America from Germany and Russia to fulfill our dreams, using our passion for suspenders and cocktails to make it happen in NYC!
How did you get into bartending?
It’s the best way to make money and have fun in NYC when you’re young.
What is your favorite drink to make?
Bourbon on the rocks – because that’s what we drink. But from a mixology point of view, every Cocktail has its own value!
What is your least favorite?
Water without ice!
What’s the craziest thing a patron has ever said or done to you?
What happens at the bar stays at the bar.
Last but not least: spicy or sweet?