Owner – Imbibe Cigar Bar, Albuquerque, NM
Kate has become a leader in the cocktail movement in New Mexico, mentoring bartenders and founding a USBG chapter as well as a LUPEC chapter in her home state. She enjoys writing a regular column on mixology trends and spirits for Local iQ Magazine. Kate has consulted for and opened over 17 restaurants and bars during her career.
In addition, Kate’s cocktail programs have received a multitude of both local and national awards and she loves to compete. She has competed in regional and national bartending competitions winning a multitude of championships. She has appeared as an expert consultant for Spike TV’s Bar Rescue.
Kate now works as head consultant for world-famous mixologist Tobin Ellis of BarMagic of Las Vegas. She continues to research her craft, compete in national competitions, and enjoys spending time behind the stick at her bar in Albuquerque, Imbibe.
All of this has not only led Kate to be a Domaine de Canton Featured Tastemaker, but she is also a judge for the 5th Annual Domaine de Canton Global Bartender of the Year Competition Finals taking place this June. Kate – we salute your spark for life, your enthusiasm for a good cocktail, your passion for the industry and, most of all, your original recipe for the Ginger Repeat.