Female bartenders at the top of their game

8th March, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Tess Posthumus – co-founder of Flying Dutchmen Cocktails, Amsterdam

Dutch bartender Tess Posthumus fell in love with mixology after moving to Amsterdam from her hometown of Breda, where she worked in catering, events, restaurants and bars. In addition to studying at the University of Amsterdam, she joined the team at Door 79 in 2009.

In December last year, Posthumus held a soft launch for her new venue, launched with former Door 74 manager Timo Janse, called Flying Dutchmen Cocktails. The venue officially opened its doors this month.

A regular on the cocktail competition circuit, Posthumus has reached the Dutch National finals in Diageo World Class and was one of four Dutch winners in Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition.

She was also nominated for International Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards In 2016, and has written a cocktail book, called Cocktails met Tess.

One Response to “Female bartenders at the top of their game”

  1. Ellie says:

    Head Bartender of Savoy’s American Bar?

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