Bartender Q&A: Jason Katsoulis of 3030 Ocean on Tequila and Milk and Mojitos

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For a little while there many restaurants served up great food and fantastic wine, but lacked in the mixology department.

Fortunately, we've moved on.

Beautifully prepared food deserves mind-blowing cocktails to start off the night. You'll find both at 3030 Ocean in the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. While newly returned Paula DaSilva cooks up a storm in the kitchen, head bartender Jason Katsoulis churns out a damned good drink out front.

We caught up with the amicable tender of bar to discuss tequila and milk (apparently, it's a thing), his strong aversion to mojitos (it's not for the reason that you think), and his favorite thing to drink after work (hint: he's got something in common with Ron Burgundy).

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Clean Plate Charlie: Where are you from?
Katsoulis: Haverhill, Massachusetts; been in South Florida since 2000, in the industry since 1998.

I knew I wanted to be a bartender when I realized I had a gift and a passion for creating new cocktails and that the money was really good! I used to love trying to figure out how a bartender mixed different flavors that worked so well together, so I decided to try my hand at it. It worked!

Favorite drink to make?
I love to make my Strawberry Basil Martini. It was the first drink that I made that actually got press coverage. I guess it is sentimental to me.

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3030 Ocean Restaurant

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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