Multi-awarded bartender Simone Caporale has also been confirmed as a guest mixologist for one night only on Tuesday 26th October from 7 – 9 pm. Simone will showcase The Art of Aperitivo at Quaglino’s in collaboration with London Cocktail Month, bringing a joyful evening of Aperitivo cocktails and live music.
Simone Caporale Bio
One of the most talked-about bartenders of the moment, Simone Caporale is internationally renowned for his distinctive personal style, service, and innovation, which includes impeccable attention to detail, playful presentation, and exceptional approach to hospitality.
Originally from Como, Italy, Simone rose to fame during his five years at Artesian at The Langham, London, where he is credited for reinventing the five-star hotel bar experience and leading the venue to win the title of World’s Best Bar four years in a row (2012 to 2015). Simone worked with his peer and mentor Alex Kratena to lead Artesian to new heights of international fame with a unique, playful approach to the highest-quality cocktails. Using techniques that were at the forefront of technological innovations, Simone pushed the boundaries of what a cocktail can and should do to create some of the most iconic cocktails serves.
In 2014, Simone worked with chef Jamie Oliver to launch DrinksTube. Already a celebrity within the bartending community, Simone became the face of bartending for thousands of consumers who watched the videos daily. Simone’s profile often also sees him commentating for a wide variety of trade and lifestyle publications in the UK and internationally.
Simone has worked extensively with a wide range of leading luxury brands including Peroni, Martini, and Disaronno, delivering masterclasses, menus, seminars, and training around the globe. Recent projects include the launch of P(OUR) Symposium, a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on educating up-and-coming peers within the drinks industry; the creation of Muyu, a range of modern liqueurs with Alex Kratena and Monica Berg; as well as the upcoming launch of Sips in Barcelona, a new venue in collaboration with Marc Alvarez.
Having been awarded numerous accolades of his own, including International Bartender of the Year 2014 at the prestigious Spirited Awards, Simone now travels the world working with high-profile projects and partners to bring his knowledge, expertise, and understanding to elevate the cocktail drinking experience.
In 2021, he joined forces with Luca Missaglia to launch Cocktail Concierge, a spirits brand-building agency that partnership with Amaro Santoni for growth and expansion.