Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

On the Back Bar: A Bartender Podcast for The Drinks Trade

Apr 27, 2020

In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Ivy Mix, the head bartender and owner of Leyenda, a cocktail bar in Brooklyn, New York.

She is the co-founder of Speed Rack, a competition created by and for female bartenders that benefits breast cancer research and awareness, and she has won a number of awards including being named "American Bartender of the Year" at the 2015 Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards.

With the upcoming release of her new book, 'Spirits of Latin America', I had the pleasure to talk to Ivy to understand the story behind writing it. Spread over 256 pages with over 100 stunning photos, the book is separated into three sections agave, sugarcane, and grape. We talk about her love of South America, how her award-winning Brooklyn bar Leyenda is coping with the crisis, and also how Ivy is fighting for a stabilization fund to support the restaurant and bar trade in the states. 


Contact info & resources: 


Insta: ivymix


PREORDER: Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture and Cocktails, with 70 Recipes from Leyenda and Beyond

Skillshare: Ivy Mix 

independent restaurant coalition 


Speed Rack


Join our community on Facebook! Beverage Network

This podcast relies on our listeners to keep the show going!

If you could support us by joining our Patreon it would really help this podcast grow.

Patreon is a platform where you can support the podcast with a small monthly donation. This funding will help with all manner of things to equipment costs, editing and even getting some hard to reach people to sit down with me.

Or you can just buy me a coffee to say thanks with the link below! :)                


If you love our show would you please consider leaving us a review on iTunes or giving us 5 stars? It will really make a difference and help the podcast in the future.

Head over to our website

Contact me at