Talking to Megs Miller and about her career is a colourful tale of world travels and inspiring community projects. From a stint at the creative village, Potato Head in Indonesia to Beverage consultancy in Columbia, its fair to say she has an impressive background in the trade.
In recent years she has been a Tequila advocate from her her roles as Altos tequila and Tahona Society Ambassador. The Tahona society was set up to “create a global network of bartenders in different cities, all over the world, who are passionate about tequila.”
Through Meg’s passion for the industry, alongside competition founder Dre Massa, the competition aimed to be different by giving back to the industry by addressing the larger concerns in the industry.
The competition was born with entrants from 16 countries having to submit not a cocktail recipe but a business plan focussing on one of four categories: bartender welfare, upcycling and recycling, waste reduction, or sustaining the environment.
The lucky winning entries were flown out the Guadalajara in Mexico for a once in a lifetime experience to visit the Olmeca Altos distillery. There they were greeted by industry and business experts to work on their presentations and financial plans for their pitch to win the grand $50,000 prize to help bring their project to life.
Now, with the backing of her long time career friendship with Dre Massa, she has her own establishment in the heart of London, named Fam Bar with a homage to her peers in the industry and a neighborhood venue feel in Mayfair.
Fam bar has a great location surround by the shopping and top restaurants behind the likes of Selfridges and Oxford street. the 50 cover venue whips up classic cocktail and homely munch with a friendly and relaxed vibe.
Vinyl records line the walls for you to choose for the spin with tunes ranging from Michael Jackson to Tom Jones! The orangey hued walls and comfort food the likes of ‘bacon and cheese toasties really give you that sense of being in someone’s home.
Talking to Megs ‘On the Back Bar’ podcast we learned that her team are like a family and they host regular family orientated activities. Once a week a member of the team has to cook a homemade meal for everyone and they often take day trips to visit suppliers they work with around the city of London.
One of these suppliers they recently visited is Bermondsey street bees. Megs sources many kinds of honey from this award-winning Artisan producer, to use in her drinks. including this cocktail, The Sticky Fingers.
A delicious whiskey and honey forward cocktail made by Megs Miller of Fam bar.
50ml Aberfeldy 12yr
20ml House Citrus
20ml Raw Honey Cut (2:1, 2 parts honey and 1 part water)
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