Master mixologist Ektoras Binikos has been head mixologist at the 3-star restaurants Aureole and Oceana, and at the renowned Michael’s New York. Most recently, he was the mixologist and managing partner at the 2ndFloor on Clinton,an exclusive cocktail lounge on Manhattan's Lower East Side. His unique talents and managerial skills have ensured a solid track record of success for the past 3 years.
Binikos has always been at the forefront of mixology and has won numerous awards. He has created cocktails to raise funds for charity events as diverse as HURRICANE KATRINA, an NYC AIDS benefit for Rwandan children and THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. His cocktails have also helped fund the MILLAY COLONY OF THE ARTS in Austerlitz, NY, the SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS in Spencertown, NY, and the STEEL YARD ART COLONY in Rhode Island.
Binikos has been featured in several publications, including NY Magazine, Time Out NY, The Daily News, The San Francisco Chronicles, Wine Enthusiasts, Village Voice, Manhattan Magazine, and Paper Magazine.
Years of experience: 15
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Binikos strongly believes that mixology is alchemy, the mysterious process by which inspiration is transmuted into a liquid creation. It is the chemistry of the most subtle kind which gives the mixologist the ability to transform base spirits into noble elixirs of life.
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