Artillery and Ambition
South Magazine: How long have you been bartending?
Ian Kesson: Right around eight years.
SM: What’s your favorite part about working at Artillery?
IK: I love working in a bar with such incredible history and having creative freedom with the drink list. We also get to meet a lot of interesting people, both locals and visitors alike.
SM: What’s your best bartending story?
IK: I have lots of stories, but they’re probably not appropriate to print! (Chuckles)
SM: What is your favorite drink to mix?
IK: Any of the classics. Drinks are getting ever more complex and creative which is great, but mastering the classics is my favorite.
SM: What is your favorite cocktail ingredient?
IK: Right now, mezcal.
SM: Do you have any special bartending skills?
IK: Have you seen the movie “Cocktail”?
SM: When you’re on the other side of the bar, what do you order?
IK: Anything interesting that I don’t see every day, especially with mezcal. I feel like I am constantly researching and observing when I’m out. ~ Cheers ~
Visit Ian at Artillery, 307 Bull St, Savannah, GA artillerybar.com