So, I’m Alexander James, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about how I got into mixology and the art of cocktail making. But before I do, let’s set the scene…
After a long, hard final year of university, I still had no idea about what I wanted to do, where I wanted to go or who I wanted to be! I had so many options but which was the right choice?
I moved back home and picked up a full time job at a local retail store to get some money together while I decided… and stumbled upon an opportunity, an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.
Teach in America on a Summer Camp
My time teaching in America was great. Before I arrived I thought teaching might be the career path for me but I was wrong. Although I loved working with children, the out of hours workload wasn’t for me.
After my time teaching on the east coast of America I explored the west and adventured to some of the best places I have ever seen. The land and lights of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, cities of L.A, San Francisco and San Diego to name a few. It was here where I picked up some small bar promotional jobs on beaches and helped collect glasses behind the bar. I’d like to say that it was here where it all started but it wasn’t.
After a month or so of saving some money, it was time to move on. I loved America and I will definitely visit again but it was time for my next career seeking adventure.