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Ivy Mix

Leyenda
Co-Owner and Head Bartender
New York
Ivy Mix is Co­Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan­Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long­time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin America.
With a long history of working in bars throughout the Americas, Ivy has been recognized by many within the culinary and cocktail industry as being one of the best bartenders in the country and in 2015 was named
A m e r i c a n B a r t e n d e r o f t h e Y e a r a t T a l e s o f t h e C o c k t a i l ’ s S p i r i t e d A w a r d s .

Ivy first served a drink when she traveled to Guatemala at 19 years old when studying at Bennington College. She lived and worked there for years, mixing in travels to Mexico to smuggle special mezcales and tequilas over the border.
Additionally, Ivy has inspired the nation to rethink women’s role behind the bar. She conceptualized and later, with Lynnette Marrero, co­founded S peed Rack ­ a national cocktail competition that creates a platform for female bartenders while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer related charities. So far they have raised over $350,000 for charity.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, July 18
 

10:00am CDT