World's Greatest Hotel Bartenders
Marcovaldo DionysosSan Francisco
Hotel: The Westin St. Francis
Bar: The Clock Bar
Trained in Portland, Oregon, Dionysos was such a local legend that his defection to San Francisco 13 years ago sparked a tongue-in-cheek obit in the local alternative weekly. Now he’s a liquor fixture in this foodie city, one of the founding members of the local chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, and a self-admitted cocktail geek who’s accrued a collection of more than 300 vintage cocktail books.
Signature Cocktail: Chartreuse Swizzle
- 1 1/4 oz. green chartreuse
- 1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 3/4 oz. lime
Build in a tall glass, add crushed ice, and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig and nutmeg.