“They’re a very personal scrapbook”, Nathan Shearer says of his tattoos. “I got my first when I was 19. It was a small act of rebellion and a bold step into a new subculture. Since then they have become markers from travels around the world, with two from Smith Street in New York City but most from Soho in London. I have always admired the talent and craftsmanship of great tattoo artists”, he continued.
Born and raised in South Wales, Nathan had a long-standing interest in cocktails before he moved to London to study Computer Science at King’s College. The discovery of London’s social scene led on to what Nathan calls the “seductive bartender subculture” and the point of no return. He trained at the London Cocktail Club and with a well respected reputation he is now creating his own art at uber cool Callooh Callay in Shoreditch.
A great cocktail requires many things but “chief among them are trusted brands with consistent flavours and the use of fresh natural ingredients is a must. I won’t have anything artificial on the bar” says Nathan. “Right now, my favourite cocktail is a classic Mai Tai. Happy to make one for you anytime”, he concludes.
15ml Lime Juice
15ml Giffard Orgeat
25ml Bacardi Superior
25ml Appleton VX
10ml Goslings 151, floated on top.